Entries by Joanne Smolka

Blog roundup #rED17

Here’s a roundup of blogs written about the researchED 2017 National Conference. If you’ve also written a blog and would like to have it posted here, let us know: support@researchED.org.uk. Teaching it real Last week I was lucky enough to attend the ResearchEd national conference in London. I have spent the last week mulling over […]

Raving about #rEDWash

Written by @polymathish Aside from not having a minute to spare during this hectic week to record my thoughts on my amazing experiences at #rEDWash, I needed some time to reflect on the brilliant sessions I attended. The researchED series of events is, bar none, the best PD I’ve ever attended. The ideas presented are challenging, […]

researchED Melbourne: High hopes for research down under

Tom Bennett explores what the recent EEF findings mean for teachers and research- and offers a researchED perspective The irony. So, I’m in the taxi on my way to researchED Melbourne, an event we’ve been planning almost since last year’s researchED Sydney in 2015. Jet-lag and host jitters are making stormy seas out of my […]

Northern Lights: researchED Scandinavia lands in Sweden

Tom Bennett writes from the land of long boats, snow and Lisbeth Salander about the latest international researchEd conference Centuries ago, Vikings rattled coastal Britain with battle-axes and hammers; it’s only fair that we get to do the same, only this time with lanyards. The researchED longship beached in Gothenburg this weekend for our latest […]

RISE: ‘Research Leads Improving Students’ Education’

Being the subject leader of English is one of the hardest jobs in a secondary school. Over three years ago, in that very role, I sat with my Headteacher, bemoaning how I was making massive decisions about a changing curriculum with little more than a hunch. Stressed and tired, I was frustrated by both the […]

researchED Maths and Science launches in 2016

researchED is proud to announce our first event dealing specifically with maths and sciences in education.  We’ve teamed up with Oxford University Press to build a day for everyone involved in these two key areas. researchED was started in 2013 in response to what I saw as a real hunger in the teaching profession for […]

Dutch Coven: researchED Amsterdam builds bridges

This piece was originally going to be puntastically subtitled ‘researchED Amsterdam is Gogh!’ until I actually checked and found that the phonemes match wasn’t quite as cute as I’d imagined. That illustrates a nice puzzle I’ve learned to expect since I started researchED in 2013: how do you dig up an idea from one soil […]