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10 Minute Teacher Podcast

Produced by Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher, LLC

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Jan 28, 2021

In today's episode, Ross McGill, shares his powerful 5 minute lesson plan format that the UK Department of Education has listed as a best practice for teacher effectiveness and time savings. His tips will save you some valuable time. Teachers can spend hours typing up and writing a lesson plan that takes just 30 or 45 minutes to share! Ross McGill gives us a better way.

See: The 5 Minute Lesson Plan to download resources and watch more about how to follow this technique.

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Ross McGill - Bio as Submitted

Ross works with pupils, teachers and school leaders across the world, supporting teaching and learning, workload and mental health. A former deputy headteacher, he has been teaching for 27 years working in some of the most challenging secondary schools in London. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday Times as a result of being most influential in the field of education. He remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day...

Twitter: @TeacherToolkit