42 Ideas For Teachers

@TeacherToolkitIn 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the ‘most followed teacher on social media in the UK’. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday… Read more about @TeacherToolkitHow can teachers keep one step ahead at work?When teachers manage to find space to think about the working week ahead, rarely do they have time to reflect deeply about their decisions, read any academic research, or discover what others are doing…I constantly think about how I can support other teachers to find solutions and work better.Despite a heavy workload, this year teachers will be focused on other issues which are far-from-normal. Rather than offering an opinion piece about working in schools during COVID-19, I thought it would be best to signpost a series of useful resources and academic papers that teachers could use for the year ahead.Ideas for new teachersManaging behaviour: The 7-step behaviour scriptDifferentiation: 10 teach to the top strategies, plus the myths associated with itWork smarter: 4 find and fix assessment techniquesAsk better questions, not more: Fermi questionsPreparing for the future: 10 tips for job interviewsTo support you on your journey? The perfect book…Guidance for middle leadersImproving students’ metacognition: The illusion of learning…The 7 principles of good feedback, plus a feedback planning sheetHow can all teachers get our young people to remember stuff? Make learning stickWhat type of leader are you?A resource for interview preparation: 232 school leadership questionsAre you rethinking how to work more effectively? Strategies to reduce workload for everyone…Strategic thinking for school leadersThe elements of great teaching: A peer-reviewed publicationThe 30-day teaching and learning planRebooting school CPD culture? A 9-point CPD planHow does a teacher get started with action research?A workload and wellbeing checklist for teachers and support staffAre you seeking a wider perspective? Insights from schools across the UK…Working online46 ideas: How to teach onlineWhat does the research suggest: Does [screen] size matter?Using Google classroom, advice and a beginner’s guidebookRemote teaching: What does the evidence suggest?How virtual schools go about teaching online – some have been teaching online for years…Advice and guidance from health education: 12 tips for teaching in a virtual environmentResources that are worth your timeThe 5-minute lesson plan, downloaded by over one million teachers8 cognitive ideas for the classroomCurriculum planning questions25 years of teaching and learning techniques, all in one placeWhat the research suggests about using verbal feedback in disadvantaged schoolsThe number one thing that improves all teachers…Academic researchUnderstanding research methodsHow effective schools apply education researchThe state of the teaching profession across EnglandAn important read about the myths associated with learning…Does performance management actually improve teachers?How COVID-19 is changing education: Insights from OECDProfessional development opportunitiesThe most important thing teachers should know: Learn more about memoryImproving the range of retrieval practice strategies you use, will make a differenceMeet with me online, after school hours to discuss teaching strategies – upcoming webinarsBenefit from my new website membership; once a month resources straight to your inboxThere are also podcasts, weekly resources, my newsletters and books plus,…if you’ve got this far and still want more? I’m happy to visit and work with your school.Wishing every teacher the very best for the academic year ahead. Keep up the amazing work that you do…Related

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