About @TeacherToolkit

Founded in 2008, yet largely hidden away from the world, Ross McGill created a simple Twitter account in 2010 to start sharing his blog posts and resources. Soon, the demand for his teaching and learning ideas spread rapidly across social media, reaching over 11 million people in every country around the world (except North Korea - there's a lesson in that fact). As a result, empowering all teachers to reduce their workload and become more effective in their work. With over 2,000 blog posts on the site dating back over 10 years, there is no aspect of school life untouched...

Ross' goal is simple. To make complex, classroom theory as practical and as accessible as possible for time-poor teachers.

 

 

Ross Morrison McGill

Mission

  1. To give teachers a professional platform from which to be heard
  2. To promote the teaching community by sharing ideas, research; to challenge policy, guidance and publications
  3. To provide teachers across the world with solutions to support their professional lives and working environments
  4. To offer support to others and the chance to publish their work with us, publishing resources we believe in, content that is up to date and inclusive, and although we receive income from advertising, we will never promote a company’s product that we do not believe will make a difference to teaching and learning. This ensures our website remains free CPD for teachers.

 

Our Team

Ross Morrison McGill

Ross Morrison McGill

Founder & CEO

  • Ross is the founder of @TeacherToolkit and founded the company in 2008 with a simple Twitter account.
  • Ross is an experienced senior teacher with a career-history spanning 25+ years working in state schools across London. He is also an award-winning teacher, author and blogger. He is frequently asked to speak at national conferences across the world and is asked to reflect on educational developments about education policy. In 2015, Ross was nominated for ‘500 Most Influential People in the Britain’ by Debrett’s for his influence on education.
  • He is currently training teachers and studying for his doctorate at Cambridge University.
  • You contact Ross here.
Jenni McGill

Jenni McGill

Managing Director

  • Jenni is co-director of TeacherToolkit and without her, none of this would have ever happened or would continue to.
  • She maintains a common-sense for all and adds capacity to deal with the 100s of work-related requests we receive each week from all over the world. Jenni is a former bridal-wear designer who has worked in state schools for 16 years as a head of design technology. She also curates her own sewing workshops for adults and children...
  • Contact Jenni.
Christabel Massoquai

Christabel Massoquai

Project Manager

  • Christabel has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018.
  • She has worked closely with Ross as part of teacher training work in and out of schools since 2016. She has a solid understanding of what CPD works in schools to ensure high-quality professional development for teachers. She is the first point of contact behind the scenes for all training and resource-management.
  • Contact Christabel.
Talah Kaddourah

Talah Kaddourah

Content Manager

  • Talah is a former student of Ross McGill and has been formally working with Teacher Toolkit since January 2018.
  • She recently joined the Teacher Toolkit team after achieving a first class honours from the University of Leeds in Digital Media, whilst continuing her further education in an MA in Political Communication at the same institution.
  • She is responsible for the marketing aspect of all social media channels and Talah’s main interests include communication, design, education and politics. Taah is interested in the importance of and lack of attention to the development of public speaking and non-verbal communication in young people. This interest was exemplified through her part in a joint scheme between the University of Leeds and Leeds City Council, delivering confidence and public speaking workshops to disadvantaged schools around West Yorkshire.
  • Contact Talah.
Joshua McGovern

Joshua McGovern

Podcast Producer

  • Joshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018 and is the production manager for our podcasts.
  • He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University and is a fellow collaborator on Iesha Small’s ‘Mindshackles‘ project – providing musical accompaniment to the personal stories ‘Documenting Depression Through Words and Photographs’ and is a former Station Manager of Crackers Radio in London. Aside from working with TT, he is a freelance podcast editor and music producer and is working for Dubzoo: a London-based startup that empowers music makers through daily insights on how to grow their fan base on social media.
  • Contact Joshua.
@TeacherToolkit

Here to help support teachers working in education. @TeacherToolkit is one of the most widely read education websites across the world and is consistently awarded the number one blog on education, in the UK!