I’m Dean of Learning Design at Ambition Institute, and author of ultraconcise books for teachers.

At Ambition, I oversee the design of our programmes for teachers and teacher educators. Programmes such as the Masters in Expert Teaching, Teacher Education Fellows, and the hot-off-the-shelf Early Career Teachers.

I live in Brighton with a couple of lovely kids and an incredible wife (author of the ace Making Every Maths Lesson Count and Head of Curriculum at Oak National), and am currently doing a PhD in Teacher Expertise at UCL IOE.

Find out more about me, and feel free to get in touch—like most folks, I’m pretty flat out, but I’ll help however I can.


The books.

Memorable Teaching

Memorable Teaching: Leveraging memory to build deep and durable learning in the classroom

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This book is for any educator who’s interested in understanding how learning works, and how to optimise teaching to make it happen. It pulls together the best available evidence from cognitive science and educational research into a concise and coherent set of actionable principles that can be used to improve your impact in the classroom. Check out what folks are saying about Memorable Teaching.


Motivated Teaching

Motivated Teaching: Harnessing the science of motivation to boost attention and effort in the classroom

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Buy on Amazon.com

This book is for teachers and school leaders interested in understanding how what motivation for learning is, how it works, and how to influence it. It pulls together the best available evidence and thinking—from behavioural economics, evolutionary psychology and human experience design—into a coherent set of actionable principles that can be used to drive improvement in the classroom. Check out what folks are saying about Motivated Teaching, and help yourself to some bonus resources (diagrams and links to further reading).


Lean Lesson Planning

Lean Lesson Planning: A practical approach to doing less and achieving more in the classroom

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Buy on Amazon.com

This book is for any teacher who’s interested in improving their lesson planning and practice. It outlines a set of mindsets and habits you can use to help you identify the most impactful parts of your teaching, and put them centre stage. It’s about doing less to achieve more. Check out what folks are saying about Lean Lesson Planning.


Expert TeachingExpert Teaching: What it is, and how to develop it (in ourselves and in others)

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Coming Summer 2022, this book is for teachers, school leaders and teacher educators interested in understanding what exactly teaching is, how it works, and how to get better at it. Expert teaching will provide a framework for what teachers need to know, describe how that knowledge can be organised for greatest effect, and outline a approach that can be used to help teachers improve in a systematic and efficient manner. Help yourself to these early bonus resources (links to relevant reading).


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