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Summary

Bloomsbury presents Just Great Teaching by Ross Morrison McGill, read by Ross Morrison McGill.  

Ross Morrison McGill, best-selling author of Mark. Plan. Teach. and Teacher Toolkit, pinpoints the top 10 key issues that schools in Great Britain are facing today and provides strategies, ideas and techniques for how these issues can be tackled most effectively.  

We often talk about the challenges of teacher recruitment and retention, about new initiatives and political landscapes, but day in, day out, teachers and schools are delivering exceptional teaching, and most of it is invisible. Ross uncovers, celebrates, analyses and disseminates best practice in teaching. 

This is supported by case studies and research undertaken by Ross in 10 primary and secondary schools across Great Britain, including a pupil referral unit and private, state and grammar schools, as well as explanations from influential educationalists as to why and how these ideas work. 

Ross explores the issues of marking and assessment, planning, teaching and learning, teacher well-being, student mental health, behaviour and exclusions, SEND, curriculum, research-led practice and CPD.  

This book inspires listeners to open their eyes to how particular problems can be resolved and how other schools are already doing this effectively. It is packed with ideas and advice for all primary and secondary classroom teachers and school leaders keen to provide the best education they possibly can for our young people today.

©2019 Ross Morrison McGill (P)2019 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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Arrgghhh!

I will update this review when I've finished listening but the Pritti Patel style narration is driving me crazy.

Teachin'
Learnin'
Markin'
Plannin'

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School Leaderships' Friend

The book covers a lot of ground; the breadth of coverage comes with plenty of practical, low-cost-high-impact suggestions, grounded in contemporary pedagogical research.
It's great, and I'll be listening another one or two times to catalogue specific things I want to try out or research further.

The tone is sympathetic to teachers, but doesn't shy from the responsibilities of everyone, individually and institutionally.

It has helped me to reflect on my career to-date: reminding me of frankly embarrassing initiatives, but also helping me appreciate for the first time some of the better (in intention if not execution) initiatives. I feel both proud of our profession and motivated to improve.

This book is honest, practical, well researched and highly recommended.

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Very informative

Excellent, highly recommend it. Especially if you are busy reading the book. Some good tips.

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Just the book I needed for my NQT year

Ross' take on the challenges and solutions facing the education sector is refreshing and honest!
I really appreciated hearing the importance of teaching well-being placed alongside the needs of high quality teaching. I hope the ideas in this book around work load reduction continue so we can focus on what's most important which is the students in front of you.

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Brilliant book

Fantastic book that I would buy for all my staff if the budget allowed. The performance is terrible though. Ross has a terrible voice that makes this difficult to listen to. I can't believe his team allowed him to read it himself. Flat and nerdy, extremely grating. Brilliant content though and I bought the hard copy too.

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Excellent book however . . .

Must read for any educator. Physical book would allow review of specific sections when desired.

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must read for all teachers

invaluable for this trainee teacher, and the scientist in me appreciates how thoroughly researched and referenced it is. Ross is a titan of teaching and all teachers should follow his work

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