About Mike Gershon
Mike Gershon is an expert educationalist whose knowledge of teaching and learning extends across the Key Stages and the curriculum. His online teaching tools have been viewed and downloaded more than 3.5 million times by teachers in over 180 countries and territories. They include the now famous Starter Generator, Plenary Producer and AFL Toolkit.
He is also the author of more than thirty books on teaching and learning, including numerous bestsellers covering categories such as outstanding teaching, assessment for learning, differentiation, questioning, growth mindsets and Bloom’s Taxonomy. He has also written more than 50 guides looking at different areas of classroom practice. All of Mike’s work is closely focused on the practicalities of pedagogy; teachers across the world return to his work because of its relevance to the classroom and the immediacy with which the ideas can be implemented.Find out more
Mike is the creator of two bestselling online courses, covering outstanding teaching and growth mindsets, in conjunction with the 2016 BETT award-winning TES Institute. These courses offer teachers the opportunity to train with Mike from anywhere in the world, at their own pace and at a time which suits them. You can find out more by clicking here.
Mike is also a trainer and educational consultant. He works with schools, colleges and universities in the United Kingdom and overseas to improve teaching and learning, raise achievement and share best practice. His training sessions are interactive, high-energy, practical and fun. They have gained plaudits from teachers old and new who have described Mike as a brilliant facilitator who gets right to the heart of what makes great learning happen.
A graduate of York University, with a Master’s Degree from the University of London and a PGCE from the Institute of Education, Mike previously taught at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds and Pimlico Academy in London.
Mike provides consultancy on educational matters to a wide range of organisations including schools, colleges, local authorities, charities and businesses. He specialises in the field of teaching and learning.
Mike is an expert trainer who works with schools, local authorities and universities throughout the United Kingdom. His sessions have been described as superb, inspirational and highly enjoyable.
This [The Bloom-Buster] makes questioning an art form and ultimately a learning experience. Thanks for sharing.
Honestly, this [The AFL Toolkit] is a remarkable piece. Bravo!
Oh! This [Plenaries on a Plate] is just genius!! My life, quite frankly, is complete!! Thank you 🙂
This [The Starter Generator] is such a brilliant resource! Thank you ever so much for uploading it. It will save so much time and make my lessons interesting too! I’m very grateful.
Superb [Plenaries on a Plate]! And so easy to use. Thank you very much for making my teaching a lot easier!
Absolutely fantastic [The Discussion Toolkit]. Have tried out some of these activities and seen a real improvement in the quality of talk which has lead into some quality writing. Thank you so much. I have also shared these with other members of staff and they have been ‘having a go’ with great results.
This [The EAL Toolkit] is going to be extremely useful for some of the students in my class who have EAL needs. Many thanks for producing a resource that I will be able to use for all of my EAL learners to help them acquire the English language. Great resource!!!
An incredibly versatile and flexible document [The Whole-Class Feedback Guide]. Is there room in Mike’s head for stuff that’s not teaching and learning (that’s a compliment)?
[How to use Discussion in the Classroom is] [a]n excellent, highly accessible guide to discussion in the classroom. I’ve been using discussion in my teaching for a long time, but I caught myself doing the same activities and felt I needed to freshen things up a bit, as much for my own sake as the students’. This book reminded me of techniques I had neglected, showed me some I’d never tried before, and reinforced my belief in the essential role played by discussion in the learning process. Highly recommended!
‘How to use Differentiation in the Classroom: The Complete Guide’ This book teems with excellent ideas. It is an essential guide for all teachers, and extends primary classroom good practice into high school. It’s a fantastic resource for both detailed planning and using as a quick “one off” lesson when called on to take a class at the last moment. Supply teachers , and I’ve been one, would find this incredibly helpful. It cuts to the heart of good teaching. And it’s easy to see how planning can be made effective and give students lessons with impact.