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Adam Robbins

Adam Robbins is a head of department at a large comprehensive school. He oversees science and supports teacher development across the school. He is the managing editor at CogSciSci, a grassroots organisation aimed at bringing the findings of cognitive science to the classroom, and is often invited to talk on issues of teaching, learning and pastoral matters, speaking at events like the PiXL, researchED and ASE conferences.

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Alan Newland

Alan Newland spent 40 years as a teacher, lecturer, head teacher and advisor at the Department for Education and the General Teaching Council for England. He now writes and speaks on ethics and professional values in teaching, and presents lectures to hundreds of universities and school-centred initial teacher training (SCITTs) providers across the country. Alan also runs the award-winning social media network newteacherstalk.com.

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Alan Jervis
Alan Jervis taught in seven different high schools over a period of more than 28 years. He has delivered over 600 courses to teachers in Britain on brain based learning, delivering outstanding lessons, thinking skills, emotional intelligence and Assessment for Learning. He has also trained teachers in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.
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Alexandra Sabina Bender
Alexandra Sabina Bender is a seventh grade student in middle school and lives with her parents and sister Michelle in Connecticut. Observing first hand the hurt and destructive power of cliques, she wrote this book when she was 12 years old to teach understanding and tolerance to others. She is currently working on her third book.
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Alistair Smith

Alistair Smith is an internationally known consultant, author and trainer. He has spoken to tens of thousands of teachers across the world and has written a number of books including: The Brain's Behind It: New Knowledge about the Brain and Learning, Help Your Child to Succeed: The Essential Guide for Parents and Accelerated Learning: A User's Guide. He is the designated learning consultant to the Football Association. He is also the author of Learning to Learn in Practice (ISBN 9781845902872).

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Amanda Sara
Dr Amanda Sara is an author and educational consultant. Previously she was Principal Director of Academies (11 - 16) - Head of two London schools. In addition to her current role, she is also literacy consultant for The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.
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Amanda Lowe
Amanda Lowe has a blissful life. She should do, she's spent the last twenty years discovering how to experience it, legally. Her expertise is encapsulated in her first book so you can now experience bliss in your communications, family, relationships, workplace and many other aspects of life.
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Andrew Curran

Dr Andrew Curran is a practising paediatric neurologist and neurobiologist who is also committed to using his extraordinary knowledge of the workings of the human brain to make a difference in the educational experience of all young people. He has been involved with Manchester University's Department of Education, developing research ideas looking at the use of emotional literacy in our classrooms. More recently he has conducted work exploring the processing of reward in the human brain. He believes passionately in the importance of understanding the individual, connecting with them emotionally and leading them into self directed learning. His book, the Little Book of Big Stuff about the Brain (published by Crown House Publishing) is recognised as one of the leading books about understanding brain based learning and the importance of emotional literacy in our classrooms and in our lives. His latest book, Get Off the Sofa is a general health book aimed at anyone from 5 ' 85 who wants to understand their health more. He is a talented and internationally recognised presenter both to live audiences and on television where he was a main presenter on BBC3's Make My Body Younger. He is an associate of Independent Thinking Ltd.

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Andrew Day

Andrew has a background in language teaching and a degree in Philosophy and Social Anthropology, the combination of which have sparked his passionate curiosity into the part that language plays in the development of thinking. Having joined The Philosophy Foundation in 2009, Andrew quickly invested in their ethos, striving to encourage young people to think philosophically.

Read this article featuring Thoughtings on The Guardian Teacher Network.

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Andrew Bernard

Andrew `Bernie` Bernard is an entrepreneur, a TEDx Speaker, a director of both Innovative Enterprise and National Careers Week, and a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association. Bernie – as he prefers to be known – has, since 2006, worked with schools, businesses, charities, universities and colleges to help over 150,000 young people bring their future to life through enterprise and careers workshops.

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Andrew Hobbs
Andrew Hobbs was joint managing director of Schools of Tomorrow until March 2016. Andrew has almost 40 years' experience in education, working in schools and in policy development. He held a number of senior leadership roles before becoming a secondary head teacher. For the last ten years, Andrew has worked as a consultant and project manager, leading and managing change programmes and the reorganisation of schools. Andrew has particular expertise in change leadership and management, learning approaches to workforce and organisational development, and developing community cohesion.

Click here to watch the Leadership for Tomorrow video.
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Andy Tharby

Andy Tharby is a practising English teacher with over a decade's classroom experience at a secondary school in West Sussex. He is co-author of the award winning Making Every Lesson Count and the author of Making Every English Lesson Count. Andy is also interested in helping fellow teachers enhance their practice through engagement with research evidence.

Read Andy's guest blog post for The Times Educational Supplement.

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