In the It’s About Time department
ResearchED is a new movement that calls for education practices to be based on solid research. It began in England as a grass-roots, teacher-propelled movement, where it has gained significant influence, and last weekend hundreds of teachers gathered in New York for a ResearchED conference. Founder Tom Bennett has outstanding invites for conferences in Canada as well. more
In Canada, there are tens of thousands of teachers who are frustrated because their methods aren't working very well - yet they sense that their students could do so much better if only their teachers knew what to give them. Teachers are just so ready to embrace better teaching methods and materials.
According to Bennett, “Teachers want to re-empower themselves and re-professionalize themselves again from the ground up, and [are finding] the courage and the boldness to stop waiting for somebody to come along and fix the education system.”