Energized British Teacher Research Movement Coming to Canada

For Immediate Release

4 August 2017

Energized British Teacher Research Movement Coming to Canada

Toronto –  Since September 2013 a British grassroots teacher organization has attracted droves of teachers to conferences in the U.K., Australia, Scandinavia, and the European Union. Next stop on this truly unique “British education revolution” is Canada.

Founder of the U.K. researchED movement, Tom Bennett, will be the headliner of the first researchED conference to be held in Canada on November 10 and 11, 2017 at the University of Toronto Schools, the original Lab School for Ontario’s College of Education, now part of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.   

“We believe that the teaching profession is poised and ripe for change,” says Tom Bennett. “It should be a change where teachers and schools are guided by the best evidence available, not just the latest theories. That’s what propels our new, teacher-led organization.”

Working with researchED UK, a Canadian organizing committee chaired by Halifax-based educator Paul W. Bennett, has assembled some of the brightest thinkers and teacher-researchers from the UK and right across Canada.

The initial list of more than two dozen speakers includes Britain’s “Learning Spy” David Didau, UTS principal Rosemary Evans, OSSTF president Harvey Bischof, founder of JUMP Math John Mighton, teen mental health expert Stan Kutcher, self-regulation advocate Stuart Shanker, Institute for Child Study director Clare Kosnik, and VoicED Canada founder Stephen Hurley.

“Come and learn what the latest research tells us about the best ways to teach, lead schools, and help children learn,” says researchED Toronto Chair Bennett.  “Having attended researchED conferences in the U.K. and the U.S., I came away completely energized by the excitement generated by teachers and researchers passionate about putting the best research into practice in our schools.”

ResearchED Toronto aims to attract a brand-new audience of teachers, policy researchers, and education reformers and is now open for registration.  For the Friday November 10 evening program and the full Saturday November 11 day conference, tickets are $60.00 per person, priced to be affordable for most teachers. To reserve a place, simply register at https://researched.org.uk/event/researched-toronto/

For comment or further information, contact Paul W. Bennett, Chair, researchED Toronto at (902) 233-2414 (M) or director@schoolhouseconsulting.ca  Interviews with researchED founder Tom Bennett can also be arranged through contactus@workingoutwhatworks.com