Growing independent, resilient and fulfilled students.
Equal Parts Education
Innovative and practical strategies to support the success of students and staff.
Equal Parts Education works in partnership with schools, teaching schools and universities to deliver training and coaching to staff and students that helps young people to become independent, resilient and fulfilled.
Equal Parts Education, in partnership with Reflective School Support, also delivers a turn around tutoring programme for students out of school across the Midlands.
Our passion is still the classroom and we can be found most days teaching across all phases, in mainstream, alternative and special.
what we offer
We grow independent, resilient & fulfilled staff and young people through a broad coaching & training offer including;
Let me take you through my behaviour ‘consistencies’; a practical and structured approach to behaviour that will help make school work for all students and allow them to fulfil their potential through strong relationships and mutual responsibility.
The training has a strong research base and incorporates a range of practical solution-focused behaviour strategies rooted in my ongoing classroom work across all phases and settings.
Find out how to turn the latest thinking on Mindset, resilience, performance and habits into practical school and classroom approaches that develop independent, resilient and successful students.
I present case studies and practical examples from my current work transforming the most disaffected and disengaged students into young people who engage positively with their education.
I deliver a practical teaching toolkit to challenge and engage with boys, whether they are simply underachieving or more seriously disengaged and confrontational. Based on my deep engagement with the research, extensive wider reading and daily work with the most disaffected boys, my training will bring many tried and tested approaches to help boys reconnect with school.
Many pupils are unsure about how best to revise and lack the motivation to do so. My training course gives teachers of any subject and school leaders hundreds of practical suggestions for helping make revision more fruitful, interesting and engaging. The course considers aspects of motivation and meta-cognition, as well as interesting and engaging techniques for helping pupils to take responsibility for their exam preparation. Now that final examinations have an increased importance in determining results it is essential that all schools have these strategies in their exam preparation toolkit.
This day long conference focuses on the essential skills that newly qualified teachers must secure to become the great teachers they want to be. The day covers Self Care; Great Lessons; Relationships with kids, staff, SLT & parents; Behaviour and Productivity. The session is positive, realistic and delivered with the aim of empowering and enthusing NQTs to maintain a love for The Best Job In The World.
Book me as a keynote speaker. I regularly speak at education events ranging from conference keynotes to teachmeets and workshops.
Main themes of my speeches include Be Teachable; Resilience; Be Better/Personal Growth; Second Chances; FAIL Big; The Cookie Jar.
I organise and host my own Speakers Event #BrewEd Staffs.
I have over 10 years of Thinking Skills (including P4C) teaching experience to students of all ages in a range of settings. I have successfully taught Critical Thinking up to GCE A level. I provide professional development support in all aspects of Dialogue Works Thinking Moves A – Z, including in-school training for teams of up to 25 teachers, train-the-trainer courses, coaching and mentoring.
The language of defecit ('lost', 'gaps' & 'behind') does little to motivate & will accentuate the worries of most young people.
There are many other more useful approaches to reconnect young people to lessons, school & themselves...just a few for starters...
Ive used these @dialoguewks resources all through lockdown with young people of all ages...something different and may help with engagement (as well as top quality #P4C thinking!!) https://t.co/1iUv8WDneI
HomeTalk 37 - The Sea 🌊🌊🌊 - https://t.co/RObhJ1T9XL
Thoughtful conversations for families and schools – sign up to receive weekly HomeTalk packs here - https://t.co/nzhAONkOJz
Morn #teacher5oclockclub! Plenty of teaching to keep me busy today plus bonus of #followthearrows #BookClub this evening for the next couple of chapters of @BreneBrown....Swapping notes on acting out emotionaly literate leadership at work...& in life! https://t.co/P8x0Ti71LT
"Thank you! I can use information from the course to build better relationships with pupils and have better behaviour management."
I have new strategies to use with my more difficult classes.
Mark has run his coaching turn-around programme with some of our most disengaged boys - sometimes one-to-one but also with groups from Key Stage 3 and 4. Mark is able to connect with these students and build a relationship that allows the students to take more responsibility for their education and start to build a better relationship with school.
Mark says in his profile 'student second chances a speciality'...we need everyone in education to be like Mark - this very good man deserves more followers!
Really relevant conversations about situations I am currently dealing with. Discussed useful strategies I can use in lessons. Thank You!
The NQT's really loved the conference day and felt that it was really productive. They were really inspired when they came back and I think that Mark really helped them in terms of giving them concrete ideas and things to try. There was a positive response from all of the NQT's. As you can imagine, sending 6 staff out was logistically challenging for us, but having this great feedback made it all worth while.
At the Uttoxeter Learning Trust we have regularly used Mark’s expertise and passion to deliver training. He has delivered sessions on Behaviour to new and experienced staff as well as delivering our annual NQT conference to new staff from across our Teaching School Alliance.
"I now have some insight into some different strategies I can use in the classroom about how to be more productive. Excellent session – highly relevant as an NQT!"
A very useful session. I have revisited my behaviour expectations with all my classes and see the importance of relationships. Praise and calls home, as suggested by mark, have had a big impact on some of the boys....I am trialling the Cookie Jar at home with my own 10 and 12 year old!
Evaluations on the training delivered by Mark are always very positive with participants readily connecting with his positive and engaging style and recognising the quality of the resources he shares and the practical classroom relevance of the training.
"This course helped me with positive behaviour management strategies and reminded me to keep encouraging students and, most importantly, remembering why I started teaching in the first place."
Outstanding INSET today by Mark. I highly recommend him.
Mark is very good at making our students feel secure and focused - we are very lucky to have his expertise!
Mark is a great guy, a genuine champion for kids who need a second chance...a considered and reflective professional...we are very excited to work closely with him.
I cannot thank you enough, Mark...amazing support during and beyond the time you worked with K. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful support for our son. He has changed his life so much for the better and most of that was down to you...
A good presenter...very useful and enjoyable session...a good foundation to underpin my behaviour strategy...some good reminders but plenty of new thinking.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the session – very informative! I have taken away new strategies to implement with different classes – particularly feedback."
I have seen the impact Mark has made through his scheme, for our school and importantly for the young people he works with - all the participants and their parents comment positively on the changes he has helped them to make.
"Mark’s training was just what we needed... his delivery was engaging, professional and positive and the content of his training provided just the right balance of theory and practical application that will allow us to start with a clear foundation for our approach to behaviour."
"This training has given me the chance to reflect on my practice and given me insights into how to proceed with challenges. I really enjoyed the session, thank you!"
A really great conference…I learned a lot! Mark was great, passionate and interesting.
Mark is very professional in his delivery - he brings a wealth of practical experience and current research to his events to ensure that all participants experience new learning and a deeper understanding.
Good practical advice, Mark answered all the questions asked…every question made to feel important and relevant.