John Dabell

  • Editor and writer: John has been writing for the Teacher Toolkit website since 2016.
  • He trained as a teacher 20 years ago, starting his career in London and then teaching in a range of schools in the Midlands.
  • In-between teaching jobs, he trained as an OfSTED inspector and worked as a national in-service provider, project manager, writer and editor.
  • He has taught across all Key Stages and writes at: www.johndabell.co.uk.
  • He has written many educational books and children’s books.
  • Contact John here.


@TeacherToolkit

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...