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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...
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How can teachers reduce their workload and produce better-planned lessons?

Avoid the laborious paperwork! Use this framework to help remove any unnecessary bureaucracy placed upon you and your colleagues. Planning is a thought process, not a form-filling exercise.

On Saturday 17th April 2021, I was delighted to be the introductory keynote to the inaugural Teacher Tech Summit! Over 45,000 teachers signed up from over 100+ countries around the world, joined by thought-leaders and policymakers to reflect on the future of the edtech revolution.

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My keynote (after an opening technical glitch) focused on my popular 5-Minute Lesson Plan, downloaded over 2 million times on this website. It was a reminder that good teaching is always limited by the technology!

For the past fifteen years, I’ve been using the 5 Minute Lesson Plan to frame the process of planning on one page. It’s perfect for working smarter and definitely reduces workload.

In recent years, I have been reluctant to share the resource because it’s just something that sits on my website and something I have been familiar with for a very long time. However, I should always be mindful that there are thousands of new teachers who may not yet be aware of this very popular resource and are currently struggling with laborious lesson plans; working all over their weekends in order to prepare lessons.

Download the resource

In preparation for the event, I produced an updated planning template based on the original from pre-2010; keeping in mind the latest recommendations on curriculum thinking and cognitive science.

In the slide download, it’s all explained with teacher prompts and a template to use.

NEW 5 Minute Lesson Plan 2021 by @TeacherToolkit

Teacher and learning doesn’t have to be complicated; school leaders must translate complex ideas into pragmatic and easy-to-access resources for teachers.

If you’ve read this far, there are another 35 templates lurking here!


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