The Quick 50 Series

The ‘Quick 50’ series developed out of Mike’s desire to provide teachers around the world with practical, inspiring and effective guides to important areas of classroom practice. Guides which provide teachers with strategies, activities and techniques they can drop into their teaching, helping to raise achievement and motivate learners.

Each book in the series focuses on a different aspect of classroom practice. Each one is overflowing with brilliant, practical strategies, techniques and activities – all of which are clearly explained and ready-to-use. In most cases, the ideas can be applied immediately, helping teachers not only to teach better but to save time as well.

The ‘Quick 50’ series meets the needs of the modern teacher, giving them the resources they require to be superb at what they do.


50 Quick Ways to Outstanding Teaching

50 Quick Ways to Outstanding Teaching provides you with everything you need to help students make brilliant progress. It gives you everything you need to make great learning happen. And it presents you with the strategies, activities and techniques you need to teach outstanding lessons.

Every entry in the book shows you how you can make your teaching consistently outstanding.

Every entry gives you an idea, strategy, activity or technique which is practical, straightforward and effective.

Every entry will help you to teach brilliant lessons over and over again. The emphasis is practical throughout – all the ideas can all be applied across the curriculum and you can use them with different age groups as well. Not only that, you and your students will quickly see outstanding progress being secured lesson after lesson.

This book is your one-stop shop for outstanding teaching.


50 Quick Ways to Motivate and Engage Your Students

50 Quick Ways to Motivate and Engage Your Students gives you the tools you need to plan and teach brilliant lessons which get students on board, get them interested and, as a result, get them learning.

This book sets out to answer the question of how we ensure our students remain engaged and motivated. It does so by providing fifty strategies, activities and techniques you can pick up and use in your teaching, straight away, with the minimum of fuss.

Every single one will help you to motivate and engage the pupils you teach.

Every single one will help you to make your lessons inspiring and stimulating.

Every single one will help you to secure great progress from all of your students.


50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Ideas

50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Ideas is a practical, inspiring and creative collection of fantastic teaching ideas which will help you to raise achievement, teach brilliant lessons and engage your students.

The book draws on Mike’s extensive knowledge and experience of teaching and learning to distil the essence of great classroom practice into fifty bite-sized, ready-to-use entries.

Here you will find inventive ways in which to teach, creative ways in which to help students learn and effective ways to secure progress and engagement.

Every idea is presented in a simple, easy-to-apply format. The ideas are appropriate for use across the curriculum and with different age groups. Each one will allow you to develop your teaching while helping your students to make fantastic progress.


50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Techniques

50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Techniques is a superb practical guide to the things any teacher can do in their classroom to raise achievement and teach fantastic lessons, day-after-day, week-after-week.

Drawing on his knowledge and experience of great classroom practice, Mike breaks down the essence of excellent teaching into fifty bite-sized entries. Each technique can be picked up and put to use straight away, helping you to develop and improve your teaching quickly and effectively.

The focus of the book is on the craft of teaching. Here, we look at how you can apply and develop your skills so as to ensure your teaching supports pupils, facilitates their learning and makes your classroom an unforgettable place in which to learn.

Every technique is presented in a simple, easy-to-apply format. Each one is appropriate for use across the curriculum and with different age groups. All the techniques will help you to become an even better teacher, raising achievement and setting new standards on a daily basis.


50 Quick and Easy Lesson Activities

50 Quick and Easy Lesson Activities presents you with everything you need to teach fantastic, engaging lessons which inspire your students and help them to make great progress. In this superb, practical guide you will find 50 lesson activities, all clearly explained and easy-to-use, all suitable for use across the curriculum and with different age groups.

Mike presents you with 50 of the best lesson activities, all of which are grounded in current best practice. Every activity offers you a route through which to secure progress, motivate your students and challenge their thinking.

Maybe you want a great discussion activity or an effective group work task? Perhaps a way to develop literacy skills or a task which will help students think critically?

Whatever you are after, this book holds the key to planning brilliant, creative lessons which allow pupils to realise their potential.


50 Quick Ways to Help your Students Secure A and B Grades at GCSE

50 Quick Ways to Help your Students Secure A and B Grades at GCSE gives you everything you need to help your pupils fulfil their potential. Practical and straightforward, the book distils teaching wisdom and proven research into 50 simple, effective strategies, activities and techniques appropriate for use across the curriculum.

Every entry focuses on a different idea, some of which connect together, all of which will help you to help your students achieve their potential. The emphasis throughout the book is on practical measures you can quickly and effectively employ in your classroom.

As teachers we know that we can never guarantee exam grades. However, with the ideas in this book on hand, you will be in a fantastic position to help your pupils, giving them all the support they need to secure the A and B grades which will unlock doors for them in sixth form, work and beyond.


50 Quick Ways to Help Your Students Think, Learn and Use Their Brains Brilliantly

50 Quick Ways to Help Your Students Think, Learn and Use Their Brains Brilliantly is packed full of exciting, creative ideas you can use in your classroom to support, inspire and engage your students.

The emphasis throughout is highly practical, presenting you with fantastic strategies you can employ to help your pupils think, learn and use their brains brilliantly.

Each entry helps you to think creatively about how learning happens.

Each entry gives you a practical tool you can employ to stretch and challenge your students.

Each entry presents you with a means by which to bring out the very best in your students.

The book distils the essence of critical and creative thinking into 50 bite-sized chunks. Each entry is simple, effective and easy-to-use. This book is the perfect tool for every teacher who wants to get the very best out of their students.


50 Quick ways to perfect Behaviour Management

50 Quick Ways to Perfect Behaviour Management is all about the practical things you can do in the classroom to make sure behaviour in your lessons is always of the highest standard; focussed on learning; respectful; and the cornerstone of outstanding teaching.

Every entry in the book presents a different idea, strategy or technique. Some of these are connected. Some stand alone. All will help you to manage behaviour brilliantly. All will help you to get the very best out of your students so that you can unlock their potential and create a fantastic atmosphere for learning.

Mike has been sure to keep the emphasis practical throughout – all the ideas are easy to apply and based on extensive classroom experience. All of this adds up to give you an effective distillation of best practice.

This book is your one-stop-shop for perfect behaviour management.


50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Games

50 Quick and Brilliant Teaching Games is a superb collection of engaging and motivational teaching games any teacher can use in their classroom to raise achievement, teach fantastic lessons and energise their students.

Mike draws on his knowledge and experience of great classroom practice to present fifty bite-sized entries, each detailing a different fantastic teaching game. All the games can be picked up and used straight away, helping you to develop and improve your teaching quickly and effectively.

Every game is explained in a simple, easy-to-apply format.

Each one is appropriate for use across the curriculum and with different age groups.

All the games will help you to become an even better teacher, raising achievement and engaging your students on a daily basis.


50 Quick and Easy Ways to Outstanding Group Work

50 Quick and Easy Ways to Outstanding Group Work is a superb practical guide to achieving outstanding group work in your classroom. Made up of fifty separate entries, each detailing a different strategy, activity or technique, this book will help you to raise achievement, secure progress and cultivate a fantastic atmosphere for learning among your students.

The book is written by bestselling author and trainer Mike Gershon. Drawing on his knowledge and experience of great classroom practice, Mike presents a step-by-step guide to outstanding group work. The aim here is not just to give you a range of brilliant activities and strategies you can use. It is also to show you how to secure outstanding outcomes time-after-time.

Group work is an essential part of outstanding teaching. Mike is a passionate believer in the significant benefits it can bring to pupils, helping them to develop knowledge and increase their understanding while also building the essential soft skills of communication, team work and negotiation.

In this book he aims to take you on a journey that will make your group work consistently outstanding.


50 Quick and Easy Ways Leaders can Prepare for Ofsted

This is the one book every school leader needs to read before their school is inspected.

50 Quick and Easy Ways Leaders can Prepare for Ofsted gives you sound, practical advice on what you need to do to get ready for an inspection. Packed full of clear and concise advice and guidance, as well as links to relevant documents, websites and guides, this book offers a no-nonsense approach to Ofsted preparation.

Mike draws on his knowledge and experience of great classroom practice and the inspection process to present fifty bite-sized entries, each a different practical strategy, approach or technique. All the entries are straightforward and easy to apply. You can quickly assimilate the targeted information provided in each one and then make excellent use of this in your school.

Every entry is explained simply and concisely. All the strategies, approaches and techniques will help you to prepare yourself and your school for an inspection. They will make your life easier, as well as help you to ensure your school has the best possible chance of impressing the inspection team when they come in.


50 Quick and Easy Ways to Prepare for Ofsted

This is the one book every classroom teacher needs to read before their school is inspected.

50 Quick and Easy Ways to Prepare for Ofsted gives you sound, practical advice on what you need to do to get ready for an inspection. Packed full of clear and concise advice and guidance, as well as links to relevant documents, websites and guides, this book offers a no-nonsense approach to Ofsted preparation.

Every entry is presented in a simple and concise format. All the strategies, approaches and techniques will help you to prepare yourself, your teaching and your students. They will make your life easier, as well as help you to ensure you have the best possible chance of impressing the inspection team when they come in.

This is a book which will help you to make the best contribution possible to your school’s chances of success.


Mike Gershon