Cut through the waffle, reduce workload
During his mainstage presentation at the SSAT National Conference 2015, Ross Morrison McGill (@TeacherToolkit) raced through one-hundred-and-fifty slides in just forty minutes. Throughout, he gave answers to the question ‘How would you reduce the burden of marking, planning and teaching for teachers?’
This week, we’re sharing five short films taken from Ross’ presentation. They are:
- What is a good teacher?
- Do we really need lesson plans?
- Marking is broken
- How we cut out the marking frenzy
- Flying Start.
Each film will be posted with a transcription that includes relevant and useful links. We begin tomorrow morning (Monday 15th) with the first film – What is a good teacher?
Make sure you keep an eye out and let us know what you think on Twitter using the hashtag #SSATNC15.
Ross Morrison McGill is @TeacherToolkit, the ‘most followed teacher on Twitter in the UK’, an award winning deputy headteacher who writes the ‘most influential blog on education in the UK’ and one of the most widely read across the world. Once nominated for ‘500 Most Influential People in the Britain’ by The Sunday Times in 2015 and ranked one of the ‘Top-100 Brands in Education’ worldwide by Onalytica; McGill was nominated for ‘Teaching Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in London.’ He writes for Schools Week newspaper and for Guardian Education and is also the founder of @SLTchat and co-author of the #5MinPlan.
Ross’ school, Quintin Kynaston, is part of the SSAT network. Find out more about membership here.