Mark. Plan. Teach.: Save time. Reduce workload. Impact learning.
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Ross McGill shares his 25 years of teaching and learning experience, research, trial and error; participation in studies and action research in schools as well as the experience of 18,000+ taught lessons and countless teacher observations.
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In Mark. Plan. Teach. 2.0, Ross Morrison McGill shares his vision to shape learning, our classrooms and school communities and gives us the tools that enable our journey to make change happen. Thank you for your experience and insight. McGillinsists that teaching boils down to three activitiesthatmustbeperformedwell–marking, planningandteaching. Here, heoffersten ideasto improvetheeffectiveness and efficiencyof each,withhelpful,accessible summaries of the researchunderpinninghisproposals.In 2012, Goldsmiths College (London) celebrated its 110th anniversary and represented every decade of its existence, representing the many who have passed through the education department; people who have gone on to serve education in various capacities, as well as society more widely. A few years ago, some of my students successfully nominated me for Boston College’s Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award, which I received in 2015. Yet, at the very same time of my nomination, I had one of my most difficult teaching moments ever.
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There are three things that every teacher must do: mark work, plan lessons and teach students well. With teachers’ workload at record levels and teacher recruitment and retention the number one issue in education, ideas that really work and will help teachers not only survive but thrive in the classroom are in demand. Every idea in Mark. Plan. Teach. can be implemented by all primary and secondary teachers at any stage of their career and will genuinely improve practice. The ideas have been tried and tested and are supported by evidence that explains why they work, including current educational research and psychological insights from Dr Tim O’Brien, leading psychologist and Visiting Fellow at UCL Institute of Education. Nobody does it better: in terms of providing practical, accessible, do-able, evidence-informed tips to improve teaching and learning, Teacher Toolkit is simply the best. I love the way what Ross has written is so accessible and yet so provoking. Giving teachers hints, tips and practical ideas on how they can improve their practice and, ultimately, raise learning outcomes for their pupils is what matters, and by focusing on this, Ross does the entire country a huge service.Ross qualified as a teacher with a BAEd in Design Technology with Secondary Education (QTS) from Goldsmiths College, University of Arts London (93-97). He gained a masters degree in Design Studies from Central St. Martins College, University of Arts London (2006). He is a former SSAT Design Technology Lead Practitioner and was recognised by The Teaching Awards in 2004. He supports the charity work of Survivors UK; Education Support UK; Bliss Charity and Tommy’s Baby. Finally,it is worth heedingthe valuehe attaches tomodelling as a mode of instruction. Live modelling–where teachers demonstrate exactly what is expected of students and articulate their own thoughts while doing so–is a valuable addition to any teacher’s toolkit,helpingto reinforce success criteria and identify challenges students are likely to encounter in completing a task. This header photo is an image taken from the very first public event I led, sharing ideas from Mark Plan Teach.