Practical Ideas Based On Research Evidence

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What have people been saying about my new book, Mark. Plan. Teach?

The publication date of my new book is getting closer! I am delighted and proud to share some more reviews of my book Mark. Plan. Teach with you. If you want to win a free signed copy, retweet this to win!


‘There is a reason Ross is the most followed British teacher on Twitter. He isn’t didactic or patronising. He doesn’t have a political agenda. He just wants to help educational professionals to be the very best they can be, using a combination of his personal experience and the wealth of expert voices at his disposal’.

Natasha Devon MBE, writer, campaigner and co-founder of Self-Esteem Team

‘We have to be critical of our own impact to reflect on what works for the young people in our care and what steps we can take as professionals in our actions and values to make what we do matter, be meaningful, manageable and motivating. A good reminder of the importance of evaluation and moderation of our marking and its impact on our pupils.’

Rehana Shanks, Headteacher, City of Edinburgh Council

Ross McGill’s Mark. Plan. Teach. goes straight to a teacher’s conundrum, how to be a better teacher and keep workload at sustainable levels. As ever it is informed by his ongoing teaching work and offers practical solutions for teachers. Effective feedback and good planning are at the core of great teaching, and ideas and tips in this book should help those struggling under the burdens of getting this done.’

Lord Jim Knight, Chief Education Adviser, TES


If you are thinking of buying a copy, remember delivery is faster from the publishers itself.

Every idea in Mark. Plan. Teach. can be implemented by all primary and secondary teachers at any stage of their career. 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. 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.

Reviews on the back cover are offered by Doug Lemov, Director of Uncommon Schools and author of Teach Like a Champion, and Ben Solly, principal of Uppingham Community College.


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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