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, excepting a 2-year career break in Poland. As such, he has had a full disclosure check, completed in Scotland.
Michael has taught in primary and secondary schools and presently works with a range of ages from primary to university students facing challenges with literacy, numeracy and maths.
He has designed learning experiences and sequences of learning for private businesses and the public sector.
Michael had led training on educational and technological topics for experienced and newly qualified teachers. He has completed the Microsoft Trainer Academy course and is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. He has recently been selected to co-host one of Microsoft’s monthly TweetMeets.
He 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.
Most recently, he has helped to launch Connected Educator Appreciation Day. This has now become a yearly event with monthly meet-ups from January to September. The connections made, and the learning experienced, will last a lifetime.