Christmas has come early for me this year.....today I have treated myself with a ticket for researchED2015!
I cannot tell you how excited I am!
But you might ask "What is a visiting primary languages teacher doing at this event???"
I got in touch with research about 2 years ago, when I read Tom Bennett's "Teacher Proof". It was a cathartic experience for me, I learnt a lot from it - I really wish I had read it at the start of my teaching career, it would have saved me quite a few headaches over planning the visual/auditory/kinesthetic components of my 3 part lessons:-).
Another favourite book of mine is "Why don't students like school?" by Daniel T. Willingham. It was a game changer in my teaching- I speak differently to my pupils because of what that book taught me.
So here I come researchED2015, I will teach more than 700 pupils in 6 schools from September, I really want to make the right impact and need to work out what works!
Tickets and more info : http://www.workingoutwhatworks.com/en-GB/Events/All%20Events/2015/09/rED-researchED-annual-2015