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Tom Sherrington, education consultant and author of The Learning Rainforest and Rosenshine's Principles in Action
Teach Like Nobody's Watching is a fabulous book. Practical, principled and inspiring, it exudes an authenticity that is all too rare. It's the voice of someone who actually walks the talk in the classroom every day - a popular and successful teacher with plenty of front-line wisdom to share. 

As ever, Mark's message is grounded and practical as well as principled, and it's great to see the effusive enthusiasm and no-nonsense pragmatism of his conference presentations shine through in his writing. Mark covers everything from delivering lessons to planning a curriculum and designing assessments, all from the perspective of making it efficient for the teacher and effective for the students. His recap-input-application-feedback model is so brilliantly simple and clear, as are the excellent key points and reflections for each chapter. I love the chapter on the department meeting - this is territory so often neglected and, here, Mark sets out a manifesto for change that I'm sure will inspire many teachers and leaders.

Finally, Mark's use of case studies from the likes of Stephen Adcock and Sam Gorse adds some interesting insights to the section on leadership. It is important to know that there are schools out there in which “teaching like nobody's watching” is already a reality - and after reading this book I'm certain that, as the word spreads, Mark will rally more teachers and leaders to follow this path.
Guest | 06/08/2019 01:00
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