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.
Mike works with schools, colleges, and governments in the UK and overseas. He provides high-quality training, school improvement services and consultancy on teaching and learning. He also works with businesses and charities who want to support teachers and learners, helping them to create bespoke online content. Mike’s 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.
Some of Mike’s past clients include TES, Barclays Bank, WWF, The Education Endowment Foundation, The Key for School Leaders and The Falkland Islands Government, as well as hundreds of schools and colleges. Through the BETT award-winning TES Institute platform for teachers, Mike has designed, presented and produced six bestselling online courses.
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.