Mike is the author of more than 40 books on teaching, learning and education, including numerous bestsellers. He has written over 100 guides covering different aspects of classroom practice and his work has been translated into Dutch, Welsh, Hebrew, Arabic and Chinese.
Mike’s online teaching resources are some of the most popular of all time, having been viewed and downloaded more than 4 million times by teachers in over 180 countries and territories. 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.
Through his online CPD platform – Effective Teaching and Learning – Mike provides schools and teachers with expert, practical training, covering areas such as feedback, metacognition, assessment for learning, differentiation and oracy. More than 1500 schools and 24,000 teachers have access to Mike’s materials, across the UK, Europe and Africa.
Some of Mike’s past clients include TES, Barclays Bank, WWF, The Education Endowment Foundation, The Key for School Leaders and The Welsh Government, as well as hundreds of schools and colleges. Mike is a BETT award winner alongside TES Institute, a BETT runner-up for his parental engagement platform, Help Your Child to Learn, and creator of the unique CPD platform Effective Teaching and Learning.Find out more
While Mike covers all aspects of teaching and learning and school improvement in his work, some of his specialist areas include differentiation, assessment for learning, stretch and challenge, metacognition, Bloom’s Taxonomy, feedback and marking, questioning, discussion and growth mindsets.
Mike started his teaching career in central London before setting up Gershon Learning Limited in 2014. He was educated at the universities of York and London, gaining degrees in History and Sociology, as well as a PGCE from the Institute of Education.