Progress Plain and Simple: What every teacher needs to know about improving pupil progress.

Introduction to Progress Plain and Simple.

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Feedback from customers

Rated 4.6/5* on Amazon, here are some reviews for the book posted in the Spring / Summer of 2020:

Progress Plain and Simple: University Tour
Average rating: 8.81 / 10

Really excited to have supported over 1500 trainee teachers nationally this year through the online and face-to-face training linked to my book – Progress Plain and Simple.

As a musician in my younger days, I loved going on tour and sharing my musicianship with audiences across the country. Now I get to do that as an educator and author, sharing my love of learning and teaching with the next generation of teachers! Here’s the tour in a nutshell:

Kingston University - September
Average rating: 8.3 / 10
“Thank you for the session, it was clear and easy to follow and offered some excellent insights into how to encourage students to reach their potential :)”
University of Greenwich - October
Average rating: 9.3 / 10
“What was really useful was the inclusion of accuracy, resilience and independent learning as measures of progress.”
London Metropolitan University - October
Average rating: 9.1 / 10
“Very informative, good pace and enough time to reflect after each section.”
Liverpool Hope University - November
Average rating: 9.25 / 10
“I am very interested in teaching SEND pupils and so resillience, etc. is a good way to see their progress as using academic strategies sometimes isn’t always efficient.”
St Mary's University - November
Average rating: 8.5 / 10

“really helpful to see and understand what progress actually is and how it can be measured / implemented.”

University of Hertfordshire - November
Average rating: 9 / 10
“Super useful session, worth every minute. Regarding the activities, I liked particularly the castles one (rearranging the order of teaching concepts about castles); I also liked going through the students´ grades. And also some of the slides were so beautiful and catchy (for ex: the “Progress over time” slide). Also the lecturer was very keen to answer to questions, and he gave recommendations of books about the topics covered, in case we want to explore these matters on a deeper extent. Thank you, it was great!”
University of East Anglia (UEA) - January
Average rating: 8.1 / 10
“The discussion on homework, and links to useful websites was really useful.”
Manchester Metropolitan University - February
Average rating: 8.9 / 10
“I really enjoyed this lecture, it has clarified some aspects of progress and has made me think about how small steps and progress needs to look in the classroom. I found it really interesting and refreshing to have a lecture by somebody who has such a vast experience in a school environment and can inform students on what progress looks like from teachers to headteachers and how to overcome challenges. Online lectures can sometimes feel flat and it’s hard to stay engaged, but I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your expertise and advice.”
Middlesex University - March
Average rating: 9 / 10
“Good generic review of progress, especially the final activity to reinforce the idea that what is important is justifying choices.”
Nottingham Trent University - May
Average rating: 8.5 / 10
“Developed understanding of the importance of differentiating between transmission of information and transference. The diagrams were very useful for my ongoing research project as a requirement of my teacher training.”
Leicester University - June
Average rating: 8.8 / 10

If you’re interested in including your school / college / university onto the tour (from the UK or internationally), or to find out more – just send me a short message of interest and we can take it from there.

Looking forward to a great year ahead for everyone – despite COVID!