Beth Hartwell

  • Beth Hartwell has been writing for Teacher Toolkit since February 2017.
  • She writes a secondary perspective and is currently a lead practitioner of teaching and learning at a school in York with a specialism of teaching secondary Science.
  • She is currently teaching in a iPad school and is interested sharing T&L strategies using 1:1 technology.
  • You can read all of Beth’s blogs here; she tweets at @teachforlearn.
  • Contact Beth.


In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...