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A beginner’s guide to: Katharine Birbalsingh

Best known for: Birbalsingh shot to fame following a speech she delivered at the 2010 Conservative Party Conference. Her heated rhetoric drew a lot of abuse on social media, and the nature of her sentiment apparently led the governors of the school she was teaching at to 'discuss her position'. Birbalsingh ultimately resigned her post, and turned h...
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A beginner’s guide to: Doctor Martin Seligman

Best known for: The author of more than 250 scholarly publications and 20 books, Seligman started out being known for 'learned helplessness' a condition he discovered, which led humans and animals t behave helplessly in an unpleasant situation, even if they could change it. Since 2000, Seligman has become best known as the founder is perhaps best k...
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A beginner’s guide to Tony Wagner

Where does he work? Tony Wagner is a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute , an American think-tank that researches educational policy and practices, and advocates for evidence-based policymaking in education. Before this, he held a number of positions within Harvard University, including a stint as a...
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A beginner’s guide to Sir Michael Barber

Where does he work? Sir Michael Barber is the founder of Delivery Associations, a consulting agency that works with governments to support the welfare of citizens. He is also a globally recognised education expert, currently serving as a visiting professor at the Harvard School of Education and as chair of the Office for Students (OfS); a...
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A beginner’s guide to Sir Ken Robinson

Best known for: Sir Ken has the distinction of being the most-watched speaker on TED.com. To date, his four TED talks have been viewed over 52 million times, with his 2006 talk being the most viewed in TED's history. He is one of the world's leading advocates for the development of creativity and innovation in education. He argues that education pr...
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