@TeacherToolkit Books

Having blogged on this website since 2008, Bloomsbury asked Ross Morrison McGill to write his first book, 100 Ideas – Outstanding Lessons (2013), selling 20,000+ copies as well as reaching the top-30 of all books on Amazon 3 months after publication. Ross' second book, Teacher Toolkit: helping you survive your first 5 years (2015) is popular with new teachers and was Ross' first bespoke volume of work with artists Jean Jullien and influencer, Polly Nor.

Ross' third book has reached international success and pre-printed copies sold out before publication date! Today, Mark Plan Teach (2017) has also sold over 20,000 copies across the world and has made Ross, Bloomsbury’s most successful education author, ever!

He has just published his fourth book...

Ross Morrison McGill

Ross' second book, Teacher Toolkit: helping you survive your first 5 years (2015) is popular with new teachers and was Ross' first bespoke volume of work with artists Jean Jullien and Polly Nor.

Ross' third book has reached international success and pre-printed copies sold out before publication date! Today, Mark Plan Teach (2017) has also sold over 16,000 copies (and counting) across the world and has made Ross, Bloomsbury’s most successful education author, ever!

You can search for all of his books on the resources page and receive a signed copy straight to your door.

Just Great Teaching

Top ten issues facing U.K. schools

We often talk about the challenges of teacher recruitment and retention, about new initiatives and political landscapes, but day in, day out, teachers and schools are delivering exceptional teaching and most of it is invisible. Ross uncovers, celebrates, analyses and disseminates best practice in teaching. This book shares Ross' experiences of working with schools at a system-level...

Mark. Plan. Teach

Psychologically and evidence based.

From Chile to Kenya and Edinburgh to East London, Mark Plan Teach is influencing the way many schools now approach teaching and learning. Cutting straight to the heart of teacher-workload, this book is full of provocative questions and range of classroom ideas and leadership strategies to demonstrate why teachers should do less, not more, to become truly effective.

Teacher Toolkit: Helping You Survive Your First Five Years

Mastering the basics for new teachers

Written to support teachers who are new to the teaching profession, Teacher Toolkit helps teachers get off to a good start with pragmatic and research-informed advice to help individuals thrive in a challenging role.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Lessons

100 pocket-sized Ideas for teachers

Ross’ first book, selling over 20,000 copies and reaching the top-30 on all books listed on Amazon in 2013. The 100 ideas book offers a range of ‘plug and play’ strategies for the busy classroom teacher.

Toxic Schools

How to avoid them and how to leave

This book shares five case studies from teachers who have identified toxic situations in the workplace and how day-to-day work environments impact on an individual's mental health and the pupils around them. Toxic Schools shines a light on school issues we would rather push under the carpet.

Hairdresser or Footballer: Bridging the gender gap in schools

How and why gender is an issue

This is a book for parents, teachers and leaders who wish to re-shape the gender narrative and rethink the strategies and ideas schools, organisations and the general public can offer to boys and girls. Challenging stereotypes and bias, ‘Hairdresser or Footballer?’ suggests we can start to do.

Ross Morrison McGill

Ross has already thought about his fifth book, but in the meantime is currently publishing his doctoral research on Research Gate. He has written for Schools Week and for The Guardian newspaper; view all his citation and publications in the press. Visit Amazon to see Ross' other books.