Tom Bennett is the founder of researchED, a grass-roots organisation that raises research literacy in education. Since 2013 researchED has visited three continents and six countries, attracting thousands of followers. In 2015 he became the UK government’s school ‘Behaviour Czar’, advising on behaviour policy. He has written four books about teacher training, and in 2015 he was long listed as one of the world’s top teachers in the GEMS Global Teacher Prize. In the same year he made the Huffington Post’s ‘Top Ten Global Bloggers’ list. His online resources have been viewed over 1,200,000 times. He currently lives in London where he keeps bees and solves crimes that Scotland yard can’t crack.
The Polite Revolution
Tom describes the growth of researchED and how teachers can transform the profession from the ground up by engaging with research methods.
A word from Tom Bennett:
It’s been an extraordinary year for researchED. We took the concept to New York, Sydney, and watched as it started to grow in new climates. And now, we’ve come together for our first conference in Amsterdam. I can’t tell you how proud this makes me; by that I mean proud of everyone who makes researchED happen: the volunteers, the speakers, the hosts, the sponsors and the attendees. researchED is a symptom of something more than just itself; it represents a new appetite from educators to empower themselves, and transform the way they learn about their own craft. It also represents a new model of teacher training, and I for one am thrilled to see where this is going. This conference reflects our aims: raising research literacy and driving new models of professional development. This conference also represents researchED growing internationally we’re proud that the Netherlands has joined us in what should really be a global conversation. I hope you have a fantastic day, and I hope it helps you have a few fantastic days because of it.
Tom Bennett Founder researchED