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Thirty Words CPD in 30 Seconds by @TeacherToolkit

Thirty Words in 30 Seconds is a crowd-sourced project via Twitter, designed to provide free CPD advice for all teachers working in UK schools. You can download your free copy here on @TeacherToolkit and share it with colleagues right now!

This 180-page PDF document is designed as a CPD resource for teachers. Please use the hashtag #Thirty30.


In August 2014, @TeacherToolkit asked; what advice would you give to a fellow teacher, or someone starting out in the profession? The original post is here; Thirty Words, 30 Seconds by @TeacherToolkit. The only criteria stipulated, was that the advice was written in less than thirty words and could be shared in less than 30 seconds. Within 3 days, @TeacherToolkit had over 200 responses. You can download your copy below and find a complete list of contributing authors in the footer.

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is being observed and observing other teachers.” @TeacherToolkit.

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Thirty Words in 30 Seconds by @TeacherToolkit


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Contributing Authors:

Teachers that feature in this free e-book are listed below. Please could I take a moment to say thank you to everyone!

Twitter ID – Thirty Words in 30 Seconds CPD
@TeacherToolkit @eddiekayshun @LittleGirlGoth @sarah_gilo
@_singsun @EYFteach @LizBPattison @sgort100
@1julie @fabenglishteach @lukesow @SheinaWright
@al_ackof @finch_lj @macaroni_mum @simondis
@aliarmlee @food_teacher @markabedford @sisloan
@alice_mcennerney @fredaggle @matthewmoor3 @SJHG28
@amandasalt @geogjo @maxandtedteach @spedtools
@AndreaWoodfall @Gilotp39 @mdearden79 @SporterEdu
@AnnaLiseGordon @ginas_g @MFelstead13Mark @steacym
@annaloualton @Gymbosh @miss_mclarenf1 @Stephen_Logan
@AnneSturgess2 @HaganDr @missandersonpe @stephendrew72
@anniegottago @halo2me @missdenzil @stowdawn
@ashufflebotham @hannahlahmet @misshannahhist @Sullivan_scotty
@audrymaeve @HeadGeog @MissKnott12 @sunnyfieldsmrr
@awitheyman @hecticteacher @misslambert28 @TalkingDonkeyRE
@bakermaths @hesslelabour @MissLFrosty @tambotaylor
@beazeley @ianhirst101 @mr_n_wood @TammieMatos
@beccishaw @iansmason65 @mrlongdenextra @TandLteam_myton
@beingMissR @iantindal @mrsbuckle62 @teach2infinity
@Benita_Business @IC_Teaching @mrsmaciver @teacherstaples
@Benneypenyrheol @ideasclass @mrtmaths @theshortt
@berke_sarah @ieuanprice @MsHJS @thirtyways
@berthoudmelody @irisgoran @mthunder1 @thisiseducation
@bmos @iTeachRE @nades359 @travelgeordie
@bocks1 @jackjem @NickchesterUTD @treesy99
@brownkakatie @jamessmith192 @NickyCHawkins @trekkiep
@business_rt @jillberry102 @nicolajoyce4 @TrulyMands
@captainrobs @joanne_carrie @NorahColvin @walshsmile
@carmelhealth @JOHNMAYO @OlutiLola @WatsEd
@cazzwebbo @johnwilsonedu @orangeteacher @WellacreTL
@Celticdamien @JoPrestia @PairandShare @wilkinsonw10
@chriscaridi1 @k8lw @paulgarvey4 @echeadmaster
@classroomkites @karendodd3 @pcoutas
@clements_tom @Karengeorgedona @primary1teacher @gbremote
@cpd123abc @kcooney @principalGNSJS @DHSBProctor
@dave2004b @kelly_juliette @priteachmrsw @Lamb_heart_tea
@daveakasarah @kerrypulleyn @prufraser @LCCMagsTutor
@daverankin1 @kevinbilly18 @pruman21 @Maz Trow
@debhowells @kriah @purplehelljam @KCook_History
@donnapg15 @lagoyianni @ReynoldsBSGD @mizzy999
@DrewQuayle @LancingLearning @rkclancy @NickchesterUTD
@Dubai_Teachmeet @lancslassrach @rlj1981 @nowmrsbeattie
@e_howson @LCCTutorKim @robertsniomi @sarahtodd10
@eddiefalshaw @LesleyMunro4 @robinjmarsden @vickiteaches
@ eliz_wi @lisspeacock @ruthstimpson @Loo 9

Original contributions can be found here online.


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About @TeacherToolkit

Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit in 2010, a Twitter account which soon evolved into and rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on Twitter in the UK'. He is an award winning teacher and experienced school leader who curates one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK'; Onalytica ranks McGill's blog as one of the 'Top-50 Ed-Tech Brands on Education' across the world! In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in the Britain' by The Sunday Times and one of the most influential in the field of education. He is a former Teaching Award nominee for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in London' and has also written 3 books on teaching.


11 thoughts on “Thirty Words CPD in 30 Seconds by @TeacherToolkit

  1. TT this is a great resource thanks for putting it together. I love the range of advice that’s given by everyone.

    Just one typo I noticed on @markabedfords advice where there is a missing ‘they’ in the 30 words

    Posted by Mark | January 4, 2015, 11:47 AM
  2. Reblogged this on Stephen Logan.

    Posted by stephentlogan | January 4, 2015, 10:22 PM
  3. What does CPD stand for?

    Posted by vkbryan | January 14, 2015, 8:28 PM


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