Ross Morrison McGill
McGill, one of the most followed teachers on Twitter, deputy headteacher and education blogger, says this book is aimed at new teachers doing their training, those new to the classroom, and to those who working towards or approaching the ‘elusive’ fifth year of teaching.
In it, he details strategies that can help any new teacher get to grips with the challenges of the job, to reduce their workload and to improve their resilience offering advice drawn from his own teaching experience and practice. The book includes humorous illustrations, photocopiable templates, a five-minute plan, QR codes to useful videos and flaps with a detachable bookmark.
McGill refers to what he terms ‘Vitruvian teaching’: effective teaching for long-term resilience, focusing specifically on a teacher's first five years of practice. He addresses this period, looking at resilience; surviving the initial NQT year; intelligence and refining teaching; when to innovate and take risks; when to collaborate, share and work with others once classroom practice is secure; and finally, moving towards middle leadership.
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