Teacher’s Survival Kit

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What book should you be reading in 2018?

For the past 6 months, I’ve had my ‘head down’ trying to finish writing my third book. I’m almost there(!) and this work builds upon years of planning and developing effective classroom ideas from the thousands of lessons I have observed and the tens of thousands of lessons I have taught.

The following extract is to support a ‘survival kit’ promotion – which includes a pencil-case, USB and set of MPT post-it notes – from Bloomsbury Publishing who have slashed the ‘opening offer price’ of my book, to just £9.99 (RRP £12.99)

Mark Plan Teach

Mark. Plan. Teach. shows how each stage of the teaching process informs the next, building a cyclical framework that underpins everything that teachers do. There are three things that every teacher must do: mark work, plan lessons and teach students well.

This brand new book from Ross Morrison McGill, aka @TeacherToolkit and bestselling author of 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Lessons and Teacher Toolkit, is packed full of practical ideas that will help teachers refine the key elements of their profession.


Mark. Plan. Teach. will enable all teachers to maximise the impact of their teaching and, in doing so, save time, reduce workload and take back control of the classroom. The ideas have been tried and tested and are supported by evidence that explains why they work, including current educational research and psychological insights from Dr Tim O’Brien, leading psychologist and Visiting Fellow at UCL Institute of Education.

With teachers’ workload at record levels and teacher recruitment and retention the number one issue in education, ideas that really work and will help teachers not only survive but thrive in the classroom are in demand. Every idea in Mark. Plan. Teach. can be implemented by all primary and secondary teachers at any stage of their career and will genuinely improve practice.

Pre-order this edition of Mark. Plan. Teach. for the special price of just £9.99 and receive a free marking and planning survival kit, including a neoprene ziplock case, memory stick and post-it notes. Offer exclusive to bloomsbury.com whilst stocks last.


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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