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Teaching Resources by @TeacherToolkit

Teacher Toolkit, founded by educator, author and speaker Ross Morrison McGill - an award winning and experienced school leader; created the Most Influential Blog on Education in the UK. McGill was nominated for The Sunday Times 500 Most Influential People in the Britain 2015. Creator of @SLTchat and the #5MinPlan, in 2004, he was nominated for a Teaching Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in London and in 2013, he was shortlisted for TES Resources Contributor of the Year.

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Teacher Toolkit, founded by educator, author and speaker Ross Morrison McGill - an award winning and experienced school leader; created the Most Influential Blog on Education in the UK. McGill was nominated for The Sunday Times 500 Most Influential People in the Britain 2015. Creator of @SLTchat and the #5MinPlan, in 2004, he was nominated for a Teaching Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in London and in 2013, he was shortlisted for TES Resources Contributor of the Year.
The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

*Updated January 2018* - with 1-hour webinar tutorial to guide new users. Designed to reduce planning time and focus on key learning phases within a lesson. (Will still require thinking!) Lesson planning is a habit of thought, not a form filling exercise. Remember, watchdogs no longer require a lesson plan for lessons, but evidence of ‘a planned lesson!’ So, why use the 5 Minute Lesson Plan? Useful for coaching and mentoring NQTs; or with established colleagues for paired observations; designed to help teachers consider the cognitive processes required in lesson planning. “Stickability” = What will stick in students minds as they leave your lesson? What key point do you want them to remember? Now translated into 14 languages and available for free on Teacher Toolkit website.
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Pose Pause Pounce Bounce by @TeacherToolkit #PPPB

Pose Pause Pounce Bounce by @TeacherToolkit #PPPB

Move your lessons from Good to Outstanding with this AfL questioning technique for the classroom. This resource uses an adaptation from the characters of Winne the Pooh - & books ‘The Tao of Pooh é Te of Piglet’. PPPB asks teachers to reflect on their questioning technique as a Pooh character… Featured in The Guardian here: http://bit.ly/TLHjgW …. Please use the hashtag #PPPB when sharing via Twitter. Video examples welcome - send to @TeacherToolkit
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5 Resources for Every Teacher

5 Resources for Every Teacher

These are 5 of the best @TeacherToolkit resources every teacher needs to survive and thrive in the classroom ...
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The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

*Updated January 2018* - with 1-hour webinar tutorial to guide new users. Designed to reduce planning time and focus on key learning phases within a lesson. (Will still require thinking!) Lesson planning is a habit of thought, not a form filling exercise. Remember, watchdogs no longer require a lesson plan for lessons, but evidence of ‘a planned lesson!’ So, why use the 5 Minute Lesson Plan? Useful for coaching and mentoring NQTs; or with established colleagues for paired observations; designed to help teachers consider the cognitive processes required in lesson planning. “Stickability” = What will stick in students minds as they leave your lesson? What key point do you want them to remember? Now translated into 14 languages and available for free on Teacher Toolkit website.
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Targeted Questioning by @TeacherToolkit

Targeted Questioning by @TeacherToolkit

a) What questions you will ask your class? b) What individual questions will you target to Student A, B and C? c) This tailored questioning-template will allow you to plan questions for students working at various levels/grades. d) You could add or delete specific topic questions using this the template - or perhaps include this with my Pose Pause Pounce Bounce strategy? See here: (http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Pose-Pause-Pounce-Bounce-by-TeacherToolkit-6242203/) If you adapt this template, please share it with me. Thanks @TeacherToolkit
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5 Resources for Every Teacher

5 Resources for Every Teacher

These are 5 of the best @TeacherToolkit resources every teacher needs to survive and thrive in the classroom ...
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Middle Leaders Professional Standards Reflection Tool by @TeacherToolkit

Middle Leaders Professional Standards Reflection Tool by @TeacherToolkit

These standards are intended as guidance to underpin best practice, whatever the particular job description of the middle leader or a senior leader. They are to be interpreted in the context of each individual and designed to be relevant to all, irrespective of length of service in post. This exercise should form part of a teacher’s personal self-review and professional development and should work alongside appraisal during stage 1 and stage 2 of the academic year.
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Teaching & Learning Newsletter Template by @TeacherToolkit

Teaching & Learning Newsletter Template by @TeacherToolkit

Here are a collection of Teaching and Learning newsletter templates - published to the whole-staff only - once a fortnight. Ideas are sourced from current school practice, staff-voice and online forums. Feel free to use them as a template to create your own. Contact me @TeacherToolkit
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Pose Pause Pounce Bounce by @TeacherToolkit #PPPB

Pose Pause Pounce Bounce by @TeacherToolkit #PPPB

Move your lessons from Good to Outstanding with this AfL questioning technique for the classroom. This resource uses an adaptation from the characters of Winne the Pooh - & books ‘The Tao of Pooh é Te of Piglet’. PPPB asks teachers to reflect on their questioning technique as a Pooh character… Featured in The Guardian here: http://bit.ly/TLHjgW …. Please use the hashtag #PPPB when sharing via Twitter. Video examples welcome - send to @TeacherToolkit
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The 5 Minute Interview Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Interview Plan by @TeacherToolkit

Written to help teachers find a job. Adapted using The (original) 5 Minute Lesson Plan template; The 5 Minute Interview Plan will allow you to focus on key aspects of job-hunting and application completion within a school context. 2 pages include the template & context. Version 1 published 8.3.13 by @TeacherToolkit
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Senior Leaders Professional Standards Reflection Tool by @TeacherToolkit

Senior Leaders Professional Standards Reflection Tool by @TeacherToolkit

These standards are intended as guidance to underpin best practice, whatever the particular job description of the senior leader. They are to be interpreted in the context of each individual and designed to be relevant to all irrespective of length of service in post. The standards can be used to: shape leaders own practice and professional development, within and beyond the school inform the appraisal of senior leaders support the recruitment and appointment of senior leaders provide a framework for training middle and senior leaders, aspiring to headship.
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Inspiring End of Term Assembly by @TeacherToolkit

Inspiring End of Term Assembly by @TeacherToolkit

This assembly can be adapted to suit any age, as well as the stage of the academic year. The assembly focuses on time; time-equivalent; population statistics and famous one-off events; people; disasters and celebrations. Essentially, what happens in your life-time. People featured are: Andy Murray; Fred Perry; Michael Jackson; Princess Diana; Jack Andraka; The Queen; NASA and Nelson Mandela.
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The #5MinPlan Marking by @TeacherToolkit

The #5MinPlan Marking by @TeacherToolkit

Designed for all teachers who teach any age group, at any level for all subjects. The 5 Minute Marking Plan is to be used as 'a guide&' to focus on what should/should not be marked. The plan takes into account, the latest guidance regarding student feedback; re-drafting and progress. It can also be used for one-off assessments or longer term schemes of work. The primary aim, is to aid the teacher to focus on targeted-marking, therefore reducing time spent marking classwork! Designed by @TeacherToolkit & @LeadingLearner #Tweet #5MinPlan examples to us.
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Observation Form  by @TeacherToolkit

Observation Form by @TeacherToolkit

*Update Nov 2017* I DO NOT ADVOCATE THE USE OF GRADED LESSONS - however, 12,500 schools in England still do. The template can be used for appraisal observations; staff training; interviews; coaching and mentoring; triads; mapping against new teacher standards.
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#5MinPlan Behave @TeacherToolkit @LeadingLearner

#5MinPlan Behave @TeacherToolkit @LeadingLearner

The #5MinBehaviourPlan by @LeadingLearner and @TeacherToolkit has been developed to help address the frustration that many teachers and staff, who work in schools, have with low-level disruption. The plan focuses on rules, routines, relationships and disciplinary interventions (rewards, sanctions and behaviour management strategies). A full blogpost is attached with the links above to explain the reasoning for this document. In the resource itself, there is a context to explain each section.
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Informal Learning Walk template by @TeacherToolkit

Informal Learning Walk template by @TeacherToolkit

A simple template for completing an informal lesson observation of other teachers. WWW - What Went Well? EBI - Even Better If... Can be used alongside the formal template. The hyperlink is below: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Learning-Walks-template-by-TeacherToolkit-6195088/
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12 Smart Steps to Reduce Workload: by @TeacherToolkit

12 Smart Steps to Reduce Workload: by @TeacherToolkit

Teachers’ workload is too high. Teaching has always been demanding, but why has the issue reached epidemic proportions? At a time when teacher recruitment and retention is under severe pressure, school leaders need to understand the issues, challenge their own thinking about their policies and be open-minded to new ways of working in schools. This resources considered what drivers have aligned to create this situation and what government, OfSTED, school leaders and teachers should be doing about it. During the session, we cover in detail the three areas which teachers raised as causing their biggest workload issues: marking, lesson preparation and resources and managing data.
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The 5 Minute Assembly Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Assembly Plan by @TeacherToolkit

Designed for experienced and new staff, to help focus on planning outstanding assemblies for students. Print out and scribble thoughts. Stickability = What should stick in students minds as they leave your assembly? (Inspired by @BinksNeateEvans tweets) Version 2 - modified to include 'Themes'. Contact me @TeacherToolkit
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The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - French

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - French

Designed to reduce planning time and focus on key learning phases within a lesson. Very useful for coaching and mentoring or with established colleagues for paired observations. Contact me @TeacherToolkit or @ICPJones for more information. www.bit.ly/5MinPlan. Full details here: http://teachertoolkit.me/the-5-minute-lesson-plan/ http://isabellejones.blogspot.com/ @icpjones
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The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - Spanish

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan - Spanish

Designed to reduce planning time and focus on key learning phases within a lesson. Very useful for coaching and mentoring or with established colleagues for paired observations. Contact me @TeacherToolkit or @Lisibo for more information. www.bit.ly/5MinPlan. Full details here: http://teachertoolkit.me/the-5-minute-lesson-plan/
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#Reciprocation by @TeacherToolkit

#Reciprocation by @TeacherToolkit

Product description: What you say, may not be heard and what you do, may not be seen. Therefore, how can you instil a feedback mechanism within your own classroom with the greatest of ease and with maximum influence? These 5 simple and effective classroom strategies offered in this presentation, each provide an insight into what I consider to be, the most influential factors for improving feedback in my own classroom practice over the past 20 years. The resource takes a look at how to use a 'reciprocal-feedback' process to move students forward and to consider how students are "measured” in the school/classroom.
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TakeAway Homework Template by @TeacherToolkit

TakeAway Homework Template by @TeacherToolkit

… scribble your way to differentiated, self-selecting and medium-term homework, with a choice! This template allows the user to create their own menu of homework. Don't forget to consider how you will assess over 15-20 different homeworks; it is essential to consider a time-frame for hand-in. More here: http://teachertoolkit.me/2014/01/28/takeawayhmk-is-unhomework/ Use the hashtag #TakeAwayHmk to find other great examples.
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10 Social Media Secrets by @TeacherToolkit

10 Social Media Secrets by @TeacherToolkit

"How can you grow your own organic social media audience?" This was a question presented at The BETT Show 2017. In this resource I share: 1. My social media journey from 2010: 2. Explain 'what works and what doesn't' in terms of social media analytics. 3. 10 Social Media Secrets for you to consider. This is not necessarily a resource for schools, but will either offer social media advice for teachers using social media personally and professionally, as well as offer tips for those who wish to consider using social media to connect with other professionals around the world.
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