“We’re pedagogical activists who can change the future so hope, don't mope, reform, don't moan”
Dr Debra Kidd
There’s a fight going on. While some are advocating putting teaching in a box labelled ‘Do it like this!’ others, like Debbie, know there is much more to their learning than your teaching.

Through her experience teaching at reception to university level, her doctoral research and her own writing, her work teaching dilemma- and concept-led learning across the world and her role fighting the ‘deprofessionalising’ of teaching, Debbie demonstrates that teaching and learning is far more complex than some would have us believe. Whether she's creating theatre with international students or developing a love of reading with KS3, Debra's work places humanity at its heart along with the belief that education's role is to develop people with the wisdom to make the world a better place.

Still very much a down-to-earth practitioner, Debra has a knack for helping teachers understand in an uncomplicated way how complex the stuff going on in their classroom really is - and how this understanding makes what they do so much more rewarding.

Feedback from recent events include:

"Thank you so much for helping to make the AET HT's conference such a stimulating, enjoyable and valuable occasion this week. I am deeply grateful to you . The feedback was hugely positive and I am so grateful to you."

"On behalf of Ian Comfort and Academies Enterprise Trust, I would like to thank you enormously for your contribution to our annual conference. We especially appreciated your thoughts and reflections during the panel debate which resonated strongly with many delegates. Especial thanks to you for your keynote presentation on "Being the teacher you wanted to be". Your passion and drive for training and development of new entrants to the profession and the key drivers for the best teaching were particularly engaging. I know that many delegates were reflecting on key aspects of your presentation throughout the conference."
“Our obsession with measuring and certainty has driven us to a point of near despair and to moments of blind acceptance of the shiny and new” - Teaching: Notes from the Front Line

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  • Debra has been with Independent Thinking since January 2014 and is one of The 33

  • Debra's DBS number is 001474618168 issued 2nd February 2015

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Events

25th May 2017 - Making Assessment Work - London

The very idea of assessment is one that can strike terror into the hearts of teachers and pupils alike. This course is presented by a team of high profile, highly-rated speakers who are here to show you that assessment really can work, with the experience and ideas to prove it.

How to Teach Without Losing Your Soul

With Hywel Roberts and Dr Debra Kidd. This Event helps you to remember why you became a teacher.

Governor Event

Being a governor is an incredibly important task these days so we are delighted when we are asked to support them in their work in all sorts of schools around the country. Apart from ensuring the event is an entertaining and enjoyable one for all, especialy as it is so often on a rainy Saturday, we make sure our input is informative, relevant, up to date and guarantees all governors go back into their schools knowing what to look for, what to do and the rights sorts of questions to ask.

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