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I provide a range of free resources covering different areas of teaching and learning. These include The Starter Generator, Plenary producer and the AFL Toolkit. My premium resources focus mostly on stretch and challenge, as well as some on growth mindsets and a new set of books exclusively for teaching assistants, giving them all the tools they need to support learners in the classroom.

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I provide a range of free resources covering different areas of teaching and learning. These include The Starter Generator, Plenary producer and the AFL Toolkit. My premium resources focus mostly on stretch and challenge, as well as some on growth mindsets and a new set of books exclusively for teaching assistants, giving them all the tools they need to support learners in the classroom.
The TA's Pocket Guide Pack

The TA's Pocket Guide Pack

This bundle includes the first five books in my Teaching Assistants Pocket Guide Series: The TA’s Pocket Guide to Growth Mindsets The TA’s Pocket Guide to Questioning The TA’s Pocket Guide to Feedback The TA’s Pocket Guide to Differentiation The TA’s Pocket Guide to AFL Each book is around 100 pages, covers ten chapters and includes dozens of strategies and techniques you can use to support the learners you work with inside and outside the classroom. The bundle comes with a 20% discount! It’s like getting five books for the price of four.
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The TA's Pocket Guide to Growth Mindsets

The TA's Pocket Guide to Growth Mindsets

The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Growth Mindsets is the first book in my Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide series. What’s the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset? How do growth and fixed mindsets influence pupils’ attitudes to learning? And what can you do to help pupils move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset? In the Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Growth Mindsets join Mike Gershon, bestselling author and expert educator, as he takes you on a practical, down-to-earth tour of growth mindsets. Inside you’ll find the answers to all your questions about growth mindsets – as well as a host of practical strategies and techniques you can use to support learners and develop yourself professionally. This easy-to-use, expertly written guide is perfect for the busy teaching assistant who wants to help their pupils and improve their practice. Chapters Include: What is a growth mindset? How can you help learners build a growth mindset? What sort of language is good for promoting growth mindsets? How can you help learners to keep going when learning gets tough? What can you do to help learners see mistakes as a useful part of learning? Series Introduction: The ‘Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide’ series developed out of Mike’s desire to give teaching assistants across the country a set of practical, useful books they could call on to help them in their work. Having worked with teaching assistants throughout his teaching career and knowing full well the hugely positive impact they can have on learners in a whole variety of different classrooms, he thought it was high time there was a series of books dedicated to supporting them in their working lives. Each volume in the series focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning. Each one aims to give teaching assistants a quick, easy way into the topic, along with a wide range of practical strategies and techniques they can use to support, guide and develop the learners with whom they work. All of the books are designed to help teaching assistants. Each one goes out of its way to make their lives easier, and to help them develop professionally. But, crucially, the ultimate aim of each book is to give teaching assistants the tools they need to better support the learners they spend their time working with. The whole series is written with the classroom in mind. This is a collection practical of books for what is a practical job.
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The TA's Pocket Guide to Feedback

The TA's Pocket Guide to Feedback

The Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Feedback is the third book in my Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide series. Why does feedback matter? How can you make sure the feedback you give learners has the biggest impact possible? And what can you do to help your learners understand the value and power of feedback? In the Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Feedback join Mike Gershon, bestselling author and expert educator, as he takes you on a practical, down-to-earth tour of the subject. Inside you’ll find the answers to all your questions about feedback – as well as a host of practical strategies and techniques you can use to support learners and develop yourself professionally. This easy-to-use, expertly written guide is perfect for the busy teaching assistant who wants to help their pupils and improve their practice. Chapters Include: Why does feedback matter? What makes good feedback? Verbal Feedback Techniques Giving Written Feedback Feedback Troubleshooting Series Introduction: The ‘Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide’ series developed out of Mike’s desire to give teaching assistants across the country a set of practical, useful books they could call on to help them in their work. Having worked with teaching assistants throughout his teaching career and knowing full well the hugely positive impact they can have on learners in a whole variety of different classrooms, he thought it was high time there was a series of books dedicated to supporting them in their working lives. Each volume in the series focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning. Each one aims to give teaching assistants a quick, easy way into the topic, along with a wide range of practical strategies and techniques they can use to support, guide and develop the learners with whom they work. All of the books are designed to help teaching assistants. Each one goes out of its way to make their lives easier, and to help them develop professionally. But, crucially, the ultimate aim of each book is to give teaching assistants the tools they need to better support the learners they spend their time working with. The whole series is written with the classroom in mind. This is a collection practical of books for what is a practical job.
mikegershon
The TA's Pocket Guide Pack

The TA's Pocket Guide Pack

This bundle includes the first five books in my Teaching Assistants Pocket Guide Series: The TA’s Pocket Guide to Growth Mindsets The TA’s Pocket Guide to Questioning The TA’s Pocket Guide to Feedback The TA’s Pocket Guide to Differentiation The TA’s Pocket Guide to AFL Each book is around 100 pages, covers ten chapters and includes dozens of strategies and techniques you can use to support the learners you work with inside and outside the classroom. The bundle comes with a 20% discount! It’s like getting five books for the price of four.
mikegershon
The TA's Pocket Guide to Growth Mindsets

The TA's Pocket Guide to Growth Mindsets

The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Growth Mindsets is the first book in my Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide series. What’s the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset? How do growth and fixed mindsets influence pupils’ attitudes to learning? And what can you do to help pupils move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset? In the Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Growth Mindsets join Mike Gershon, bestselling author and expert educator, as he takes you on a practical, down-to-earth tour of growth mindsets. Inside you’ll find the answers to all your questions about growth mindsets – as well as a host of practical strategies and techniques you can use to support learners and develop yourself professionally. This easy-to-use, expertly written guide is perfect for the busy teaching assistant who wants to help their pupils and improve their practice. Chapters Include: What is a growth mindset? How can you help learners build a growth mindset? What sort of language is good for promoting growth mindsets? How can you help learners to keep going when learning gets tough? What can you do to help learners see mistakes as a useful part of learning? Series Introduction: The ‘Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide’ series developed out of Mike’s desire to give teaching assistants across the country a set of practical, useful books they could call on to help them in their work. Having worked with teaching assistants throughout his teaching career and knowing full well the hugely positive impact they can have on learners in a whole variety of different classrooms, he thought it was high time there was a series of books dedicated to supporting them in their working lives. Each volume in the series focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning. Each one aims to give teaching assistants a quick, easy way into the topic, along with a wide range of practical strategies and techniques they can use to support, guide and develop the learners with whom they work. All of the books are designed to help teaching assistants. Each one goes out of its way to make their lives easier, and to help them develop professionally. But, crucially, the ultimate aim of each book is to give teaching assistants the tools they need to better support the learners they spend their time working with. The whole series is written with the classroom in mind. This is a collection practical of books for what is a practical job.
mikegershon
The TA's Pocket Guide to Questioning

The TA's Pocket Guide to Questioning

The Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Questioning is the second book in my Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide Series. What makes a good question? What can we do to raise the quality of the questions we ask in the classroom? And how can we ensure our questioning helps learners to learn as much as possible, and to think in creative and critical ways? In the Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Questioning join Mike Gershon, bestselling author and expert educator, as he takes you on a practical, down-to-earth tour of the subject. Inside you’ll find the answers to all your questions about questioning – as well as a host of practical strategies and techniques you can use to support learners and develop yourself professionally. This easy-to-use, expertly written guide is perfect for the busy teaching assistant who wants to help their pupils and improve their practice. Chapters Include: What’s in a question? Opening Up Learner Thinking Getting Past ‘I Don’t Know’ How to Get Better Responses Creative Questioning Techniques Series Introduction: The ‘Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide’ series developed out of Mike’s desire to give teaching assistants across the country a set of practical, useful books they could call on to help them in their work. Having worked with teaching assistants throughout his teaching career and knowing full well the hugely positive impact they can have on learners in a whole variety of different classrooms, he thought it was high time there was a series of books dedicated to supporting them in their working lives. Each volume in the series focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning. Each one aims to give teaching assistants a quick, easy way into the topic, along with a wide range of practical strategies and techniques they can use to support, guide and develop the learners with whom they work. All of the books are designed to help teaching assistants. Each one goes out of its way to make their lives easier, and to help them develop professionally. But, crucially, the ultimate aim of each book is to give teaching assistants the tools they need to better support the learners they spend their time working with. The whole series is written with the classroom in mind. This is a collection practical of books for what is a practical job.
mikegershon
The TA's Pocket Guide to AFL

The TA's Pocket Guide to AFL

The Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Assessment for Learning is the fifth book in my Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide Series. What exactly is assessment for learning and how does it work? Why should assessment for learning be an integral part of any teaching assistant’s practice? And what can you do to make sure assessment for learning has a positive impact on all your learners? In the Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Assessment for Learning join Mike Gershon, bestselling author and expert educator, as he takes you on a practical, down-to-earth tour of AFL. Inside you’ll find the answers to all your questions about Assessment for Learning – as well as a host of practical strategies and techniques you can use to support learners and develop yourself professionally. This easy-to-use, expertly written guide is perfect for the busy teaching assistant who wants to help their pupils and improve their practice. Chapters Include: What is assessment for learning and how does it work? Eliciting Information Opening Up Success Criteria Self-Assessment Peer-Assessment Series Introduction: The ‘Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide’ series developed out of Mike’s desire to give teaching assistants across the country a set of practical, useful books they could call on to help them in their work. Having worked with teaching assistants throughout his teaching career and knowing full well the hugely positive impact they can have on learners in a whole variety of different classrooms, he thought it was high time there was a series of books dedicated to supporting them in their working lives. Each volume in the series focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning. Each one aims to give teaching assistants a quick, easy way into the topic, along with a wide range of practical strategies and techniques they can use to support, guide and develop the learners with whom they work. All of the books are designed to help teaching assistants. Each one goes out of its way to make their lives easier, and to help them develop professionally. But, crucially, the ultimate aim of each book is to give teaching assistants the tools they need to better support the learners they spend their time working with. The whole series is written with the classroom in mind. This is a collection practical of books for what is a practical job.
mikegershon
The TA's Pocket Guide to Feedback

The TA's Pocket Guide to Feedback

The Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Feedback is the third book in my Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide series. Why does feedback matter? How can you make sure the feedback you give learners has the biggest impact possible? And what can you do to help your learners understand the value and power of feedback? In the Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Feedback join Mike Gershon, bestselling author and expert educator, as he takes you on a practical, down-to-earth tour of the subject. Inside you’ll find the answers to all your questions about feedback – as well as a host of practical strategies and techniques you can use to support learners and develop yourself professionally. This easy-to-use, expertly written guide is perfect for the busy teaching assistant who wants to help their pupils and improve their practice. Chapters Include: Why does feedback matter? What makes good feedback? Verbal Feedback Techniques Giving Written Feedback Feedback Troubleshooting Series Introduction: The ‘Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide’ series developed out of Mike’s desire to give teaching assistants across the country a set of practical, useful books they could call on to help them in their work. Having worked with teaching assistants throughout his teaching career and knowing full well the hugely positive impact they can have on learners in a whole variety of different classrooms, he thought it was high time there was a series of books dedicated to supporting them in their working lives. Each volume in the series focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning. Each one aims to give teaching assistants a quick, easy way into the topic, along with a wide range of practical strategies and techniques they can use to support, guide and develop the learners with whom they work. All of the books are designed to help teaching assistants. Each one goes out of its way to make their lives easier, and to help them develop professionally. But, crucially, the ultimate aim of each book is to give teaching assistants the tools they need to better support the learners they spend their time working with. The whole series is written with the classroom in mind. This is a collection practical of books for what is a practical job.
mikegershon
The TA's Pocket Guide to Differentiation

The TA's Pocket Guide to Differentiation

The Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Differentiation is the fourth book in my Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide Series. What is differentiation and how can teaching assistants personalise what they do in the classroom? How does differentiation affect learners? And what different things should teaching assistants do to ensure their differentiation has the best impact possible? In the Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide to Differentiation join Mike Gershon, bestselling author and expert educator, as he takes you on a practical, down-to-earth tour of the subject. Inside you’ll find the answers to all your questions about differentiation – as well as a host of practical strategies and techniques you can use to support learners and develop yourself professionally. This easy-to-use, expertly written guide is perfect for the busy teaching assistant who wants to help their pupils and improve their practice. Chapters Include: What is differentiation? Essential Techniques for Personalising Learning Scaffolding Strategies Differentiating Your Questions Increasing the Level of Challenge Series Introduction: The ‘Teaching Assistant’s Pocket Guide’ series developed out of Mike’s desire to give teaching assistants across the country a set of practical, useful books they could call on to help them in their work. Having worked with teaching assistants throughout his teaching career and knowing full well the hugely positive impact they can have on learners in a whole variety of different classrooms, he thought it was high time there was a series of books dedicated to supporting them in their working lives. Each volume in the series focuses on a different aspect of teaching and learning. Each one aims to give teaching assistants a quick, easy way into the topic, along with a wide range of practical strategies and techniques they can use to support, guide and develop the learners with whom they work. All of the books are designed to help teaching assistants. Each one goes out of its way to make their lives easier, and to help them develop professionally. But, crucially, the ultimate aim of each book is to give teaching assistants the tools they need to better support the learners they spend their time working with. The whole series is written with the classroom in mind. This is a collection practical of books for what is a practical job.
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The Plenary Producer. Ideas. KS2, KS3 (11-14)  PPT

The Plenary Producer. Ideas. KS2, KS3 (11-14) PPT

130 plenaries all in one place! Easy to navigate, the plenaries can be used in almost any subject and contain ideas for developing them as well as examples of their use. It will aid lesson planning and offer you and the students lots of variety. Enjoy!
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The Whole Class Feedback Guide

The Whole Class Feedback Guide

Included are 25 different strategies for eliciting feedback from an entire class of students. All the strategies are generic and can be used across the Key Stages and the curriculum.
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The Ethicist

The Ethicist

The Ethicist has 168 ethical questions covering all areas of the subject. Students select questions at random by clicking a button on the second slide. The Ethicist promises hours of ethical thinking around the biggest questions concerning morality!
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The GCSE Food Technology Stretch and Challenge Generator

The GCSE Food Technology Stretch and Challenge Generator

Never before has stretching and challenging the thinking of your students been so simple and so effective. With the GCSE Food Technology Stretch and Challenge Generator you can push the thinking of your students at the click of a button - no planning required! Containing over 100 challenge tasks and questions mapped to the curriculum, this fantastic tool will engage and excite your students as they get to select a challenge at random by clicking one of the icons on the fourth slide. Alternatively, why not use the tasks and questions as pre-planned extension activities? Simply drop them into your existing lessons and be certain that you are consistently differentiating for the most able. However you choose to use it, you can guarantee that the GCSE Food Technology Stretch and Challenge Generator will make pushing the thinking of your students easier than ever before. High challenge, great progress and big thinking will be a feature of every lesson you teach!
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The Key Stage Three Science Stretch and Challenge Grid

The Key Stage Three Science Stretch and Challenge Grid

The KS3 Science Stretch and Challenge Grid is one of the easiest ways to stretch and challenge the thinking of your students. The resource combines three separate grids. The first contains 25 subject-specific questions and tasks mapped to the curriculum. The second contains 25 challenging tasks applicable to any area of the curriculum. The third is blank, ready to edit. Simply print off one of the grids and give copies to your most-able students. You can then challenge them to complete tasks and questions during lessons or as part of their homework. Students can keep track by crossing off challenges as they complete them. The resource also comes with a set of badges students can collect and tick off as they finish each task or question. With the KS3 Science Stretch and Challenge Grid you will be stretching and challenging the thinking of your students every time you teach, saving time along the way!
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The GCSE Citizenship Question Generator

The GCSE Citizenship Question Generator

The GCSE Citizenship Question Generator presents 101 challenging questions mapped to the curriculum that students can select at random to discuss. You can use it as a starter activity, as a plenary, a revision tool or midway through a lesson to energise students and stretch their thinking. The toolkit is complete, self-contained and ready-to-use. Simply play from the fourth slide and invite students to pick a button at random. Each one reveals a different question which will get students thinking deeply about the subject. The GCSE Citizenship Question Generator will give your lessons a new dimension, motivating and engaging the students you teach!
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