Thinking through Thinking Environments

I've known about Nancy Kline's Thinking Environments (TEs) for quite a lot of years, spanning back to my first learning technologist role in a further education college in 2010.  I have experienced both the traditional physical TE circle (I think this was during an Advanced Practitioner teacher development day) and the increasingly online versions.  From that initial experience the concept has lingered with me ever since, and have now found a purpose and opportunity to develop and facilitate them myself.  Casting back, I'm pretty sure I had Lou Mycroft, who to me is an 'OG' in all things TEs.  I just want to to take a moment to credit Lou.  As she continually inspires me and others through her passion and practice for this unique and highly important values-based approach.  Here is Lou and Kay Sidebottom's grounding publication 'Creating Spaces to Think in Further Education and Training (Thinking Environment)', which I have been referring to recently.  More valuable information and support is available on Lou's website in the Thinking Environment section:

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