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:
  • He has written many educational books and children’s books.
  • Contact John here.


Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit in 2010, a simple Twitter account which rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on Twitter in the UK'. He is an award winning teacher and an experienced school leader and as @TeacherToolkit, curated this website you are now reading as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in the Britain' by The Sunday Times and one of the most influential in the field of education. He is the only classroom teacher to feature. He is a former Teaching Award nominee for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in London' and has also written 3 books on teaching. Read more here.