An excellent and comprehensive resource showing AfL techniques ready for use within the classroom. I am going to flag this resource [The AFL Toolkit] up during part 2 of our INSET on ‘What Makes Outstanding… AfL’ I found this last year, and was so grateful when I re-discovered it once again this morning! Thank you for all the hard work and time that went into preparing it.

Honestly, this [The AFL Toolkit] is a remarkable piece. Bravo!

Absolutely fantastic – I have used this [The AFL Toolkit] as the basis for discussion with my team and it has provided some excellent ideas and stimulation for a range of interesting lessons across a number of subject areas. I can’t thank you enough.

I work in a school with a large proportion of EAL learners and I have always struggled to engage them fully in classroom learning. This book [How to Teach EAL Students in the Classroom] has revolutionised both my understanding and my practice. It has a solid theoretical basis which helps you get to grips with the underlying principles of EAL teaching. At the same time, it has plenty of practical suggestions which I could take straight off the page and into the classroom. Gershon writes in a style that is interesting and easy to understand, and is coming from the perspective of what teachers need, rather than what academics think they want. I have shared it with other teachers in my school as this term’s school focus is on improving access for EAL learners – we’ve looked at lots of different resources and this is definitely one of the best.

Sally Wittrick

[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!


This book [How to use Differentiation in the Classroom] is ideal for the teacher who needs simple, quick solutions to differentiation. Plenty of excellent ideas phrased in a way that is easy to understand and try out! I am looking forward to giving these tips a go!


[How to use Differentiation in the Classroom is] Reasonably priced; [a] practical and easy to access resource on techniques for effective differentiation in the classroom. A useful book for any teacher wanting to stretch the most able and support a mixed ability class (which is – after all – any class).


‘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.


‘How to use Differentiation in the Classroom: The Complete Guide’ – This is a must-have book. Effective differentiation is a real challenge for all teachers, no matter how experienced – and yet it is critically important. Full of great, practical ideas, this book helps to navigate the issue. It is accessible, clear and well written – it has transformed my approach to teaching.

Mike Gershon