Perfection is a myth, but excellence is a habit by @TeacherToolkit

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Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit in 2010, and today, he is one of the 'most followed educators'on social media in the world. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the '500 Most Influential People in Britain' by The Sunday Times as a result of...
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‘Great teaching isn’t complicated, it’s about getting the simple things right.

says @TeacherToolkit in a recent interview.

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hosting from @OptimusEd who came to pick my brains at Greig City Academy. In this short article, I discuss driving innovation, raising standards and why it is important to encourage all teachers to become researchers.

I also question great teaching and highlight that there is no single-way to become a great teacher. That a dogmatic ideology, leader or any book certainly won’t give you the answers! What’s required for every teacher, is an ‘openness to drive improvement.’

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You can read the full interview by clicking the image below. There is NO pay wall.

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I am thrilled to announce that I will be speaking at Optimus Education’s inaugural Growing Excellence in Learning and Teaching event this November 2014. This conference is relevant because it will gather colleagues together to discuss excellent learning and teaching and what it may look like in the immediate future.

With the concept of the ‘Outstanding lesson’ now gone (in my opinion), it’s time to engage with the latest research and cascade evidence-based practice for effective learning and teaching into classrooms throughout our schools.

Download the full GrowEx programme here. and come and hear John Tomsett, Debra Kidd, Shaun Allison, Zoe Elder, Stephen Tierney and of course, yours truly, @TeacherToolkit.

If you book using ‘TeacherToolkit’ as the promotion code, you will receive a 20% discount. Bargain!

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