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Brain Box Extra!


So you have The Brain Box! Congratulations… 


Here is your upgrade.. Brain Box 2.051uNyhqmWlL


Since writing the Brain Box, David and Tim have realised there is always more to say…  New ideas come along, technology develops and the challenges facing students (and teachers and parents) increase.  In Brain Box Extra! we will be uploading all new content to enhance your Brain Box experience.  Like a software update, this new material will make your learning faster, more efficient and equip you to do even more.


There were also things that were edited out of the original book – all good things – but there simply wasn’t room for it all.  Those things will find their way on here too.


If you’re a PARENT there is a section with posts to help you and if you work in TEACHING AND LEARNING you will find a section for you as well.


So whether you are a student, teacher, parent or just curious, Brain Box Extra will give you more.


Also wrapped into this section will be Blog Posts relating to the business arm of our work too.  You’ll find these posts in the COMMUNICATION section.

Don’t forget to check out the other books available from Independent Thinking Press and Crown House Publishing.





Help Me! I’m Stressed!

1st October 2015 | Tim Benton | Motivation, Parents

  Stress is a very real part of studying, whether for GCSEs or A Levels. Students worry they are going to fail. Students worry about workload and getting everything done. Students worry that they won’t be able to remember everything. Stress in itself is not a bad thing.  Some people need a bit of pressure […]

Brain Box in Parenting magazine.

28th September 2015 | Tim Benton | Revision

We didn’t get to be Editor’s pick in this magazine – but to be fair, Malala is more deserving, so fair enough, but it’s still nice to be included. Remember, even those teenagers in your life on the Naughty List should have a copy of The Brain Box in their stocking this Christmas!

Revise the Rugby Route!

14th September 2015 | David Hodgson | Motivation, Revision

  What can we learn from the Rugby World Cup about revising more effectively? By David H. The Rugby World Cup starts this Friday. The favourites are New Zealand. Have you seen their team run through the ‘haka’ before a match?  If not see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiKFYTFJ_kw Taking part in the haka helps the players access the right mood for the match they are about […]

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