Could you sum up your educational philosophy in 140 characters?

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This post answers the second question from my TeacherToolkit Thinking page of Thunks. You can see my other top-Thunks here.

Thunk 2: Could you sum up your educational philosophy in 140 characters? Answer below.

Thunk 2

My answer:

I put students’ success at the heart of the community & consider praise the highest form of discipline.” (86)

How about you?


In 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 Times as a result of being most influential in the field of education. He remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing resources and ideas online as @TeacherToolkit, he has built this website (c2008) which has been described as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the UK Blog Awards (2018). Read more...

5 thoughts on “Could you sum up your educational philosophy in 140 characters?

  • 25th September 2012 at 9:40 pm

    All students, from all contexts, deserve the highest expectations and need to be given every opportunity: to achieve; to be successful; to be rewarded for their efforts.

  • 26th September 2012 at 4:07 am

    Wend your way between ever changing demands from on high and steer a steady course to do what you believe is right

  • 26th September 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Your greatest duty is to make your pupils love your subject. (Told to me by an AST when I was an NQT).

  • 29th September 2012 at 2:49 pm

    If you teach for understanding any exam they throw at them will be easy & “Miss, I love that you are so enthusiastic”

  • 13th October 2012 at 10:42 am

    All students want to do well. No one comes to school to fail.


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