Ross Morrison McGill, aka @TeacherToolkit believes that becoming a teacher is one of the best decisions you will ever make, but after more than two decades in the classroom, he knows that it is not an easy journey!
Packed with countless anecdotes, from disastrous observations to marking in the broom cupboard, TE@CHER TOOLKIT is a compendium of teaching strategies and advice, which aims to motivate, comfort, amuse and above all reduce the workload of a new teacher. The book includes humorous illustrations, photocopiable templates, a new-look 5 minute plan and QR codes to useful videos. This limited edition hardback version will be an invaluable addition to your school CPD library or a long-lasting bible to keep with you throughout your teaching career.
As anyone who has followed him on Twitter knows, Ross is not afraid to share the highs and lows of his own successes and failures. He strives to share great teaching practice, to save you time and to ensure you are the best teacher you can be, whatever the new policy or framework. His eagerly-awaited new book continues in this vein and is a must-read for all new teachers.
Vitruvian teaching will help you survive your first five years:
Year 1: Be resilient (surviving your NQT year)
Year 2: Be intelligent (refining your teaching)
Year 3: Be innovative (take risks)
Year 4: Be collaborative (share and work with others now your classroom practice is secure)
Year 5: Be aspirational (moving towards middle leadership)
Start working towards Vitruvian today.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 502 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
@TeacherToolkit has a devoted following because of his pithy, incisive tweets, his ability to listen to people, and his eagle-eye for good teaching materials. Its combination of excellent, relevant advice for teachers, its brilliant presentation and Ross' diligence at responding to all queries on Twitter as well as the blog mean that it has become the "one-stop-shop" for many teachers to sort out their teaching problems and find out about the essential research they need to know about. * @wonderfrancis *
This is a book by a teacher still in the classroom after 20 years. Want to know how to survive? Read this book; it's fizzing with ideas. * Ty Goddard, Co-founder of the Education Foundation *