5 Minutes of IMPACT

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I am looking to map “how far The 5 Minute Lesson Plan has traveled across the UK and across the world?”, by asking all users to log the postal address of their school to this Google Map document. After 42,000 downloads (as of 13.1.13) and hundreds of adaptations…I am confident that The 5 Minute Lesson Plan has benefited the teaching profession no-end.

Here is a link to the original post on my website.

More importantly, the evidence of the plan suggests that it has provided the following:

  • outstanding lessons.
  • teachers receiving positive feedback from observers.
  • reduced planning time.
  • happier teachers.
  • an online presence for collaborating lesson plans.
  • reflective practitioners.
  • planning templates translated into 3 languages.
  • and an additional The 5 Minute Lesson Plan Evaluation by @IanMcDaid.

The impact in classrooms around the world must have reached 100,000 students and has made a direct impact on 1000’s of lessons. I have no doubt! Designed to reduce planning time and focus on key learning phases within a lesson. Print and scribble your way to an ‘Outstanding’ lesson – download your planning template now on the TES www.bit.ly/5MinPlan

Pin your school now…


Please use THIS LINK add a pin to the map by clicking the EDIT button:
Red pin = – Secondary School (11-18 years)
Yellow pin = Primary School – (5-11 years)
Green pin = 6th form college.

I look forward to watching you all make this map grow….

Google 5 Min Plan 14.1.13
mapped across 5 countries as of 14.1.13


In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...

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