Michael has been involved in education for over 20 years. That seems ages, but time flies…
He found that trying ‘the new’ has encouraged growth and has always endeavoured to stay ahead of the curve.
He has worked in four countries and has worked with 19 different global standards for curriculum creation.
Michael was born in Edinburgh, Scotland but spent most of his learning years on the west coast of Canada. After finishing a five-year degree in education, he came back to the UK, first in England and then Scotland where he has been since 2000. As such, he has had a full disclosure check, completed in Scotland.
Michael has taught in primary and secondary schools. He presently works with a range of ages from primary to university students facing challenges with literacy, numeracy and maths. If you would like support for yourself, your children or the young people in your care, please reach out. Michael will work with you to support the learning journey until you no longer need him.
He has designed learning experiences and sequences of learning for private businesses and the public sector.
Michael has worked as an educational writer and editor, creating and checking lesson content and item questions for publishing companies, and a number of edtech companies. He has led policy and strategy as the Head of Education and has guided team members on the necessity of a strong education framework to support sales. Currently he is working as a learning content creator for Data Analysis for a leading apprenticeship provider.
As a final note, Michael helped to launch Connected Educator Appreciation Day. This became a yearly event with monthly meet-ups from January to September until COVID closed schools and made the process difficult for educators; we hope to restart our wonderful community one day because the connections made, and the learning experienced, will last a lifetime.
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