Checklists transformed transformed my work: I became more organised, more effective, more relaxed.  The changes I’d experienced were too good not to share with fellow teachers.  After a year writing, collecting, refining, editing, and proofing, Ticked Off is the result.9781785830105

I’ve explained why I wrote the book here, Sir Tim Brighouse has given his take on it here and I discuss how Atul Gawande inspired it here.

And now I have a handful of copies to give away.  Mr Brogan won the first round (see below); the second round offers you the chance to give a copy of Ticked Off to a colleague or friend:

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Just tweet who you want to give a copy to, and why they would find it useful by midnight on Saturday, 29th October, 2016 and include #tickedoff in the tweet.

Return to Twitter to enter the competition.


  1. Enter by tweeting who you want to give a copy to and the reason why.  You must include #tickedoff in your tweet (so I can find it).
  2. I will choose one deserving winner.
  3. One entry per person (to avoid violating Twitter’s terms of use).
  4. The competition runs from Wednesday 26th October to midnight Saturday, 29th October, 2016.
  5. The prize is a copy of Ticked Off, delivered free within the UK (I will also sign if I ever meet the winner in person & they bring it with them).
  6. The winner will be announced on this page (and on Twitter).


Competition 1: What do you most want to improve next year?
Thank you for all the entries to the competition, there were some fantastic goals and I wish everyone luck achieving them.  The winner was @brogan_mr with this:

Brogan goal

Competition 2: Who do you nominate and why?
Thanks again for the entries.  The winner was @RayGallagher1, nominated by @HDHSTandL.


Another competition soon – stay tuned!