1st Edition

How to be Outstanding in the Classroom Raising achievement, securing progress and making learning happen

By Mike Gershon Copyright 2015
    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    Every teacher wants to be outstanding. But what does outstanding mean? And how do we stay outstanding if the goalposts move?

    In this book, bestselling author Mike Gershon presents you with everything you need to know to make outstanding learning happen in your classroom. It breaks down the nature of outstanding teaching so as to expose the underlying principles which hold true across the curriculum. Featuring advice on all the different elements that contribute to outstanding teaching and learning including assessment, differentiation, literacy, leadership and ensuring progress, it covers:

    • Cultivating the habits of outstanding learning
    • The role assessment plays in planning learning, securing progress and helping students to achieve great outcomes.
    • Leadership and your role as a leader
    • The communication that takes place in the classroom

    Firmly rooted in the day-to-day experiences of being in the classroom, the book clearly explains the why, the how and what to do if things go wrong! Packed full of clear, easy-to-implement strategies and ideas, it is the text you can call upon time and again in order to cultivate and sustain the habits, actions and thoughts of outstanding teaching.


     1. Introduction – Getting to Grips with Outstanding  2. Cultivating the Habits of Outstanding Teaching  3. Cultivating the Habits of Outstanding Learning  4. Assessment in the Round  5. Planning for Progress  6. Personalising the Journey  7. Understanding your own Expertise  8. Leading your Students  9. Unpicking Literacy  10. Explaining Ideas and Questioning Views  11. Conclusion



    Mike Gershon