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researchED Toronto

10th November 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11th November 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Tom Bennett

researchED is coming to Canada with the first ever researchED conference and it’s in the downtown heart of Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Come and learn what the latest research tells us about the best ways to teach, lead schools, and help children learn. 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 Trinity College, University of Toronto.

Come and learn what the latest research tells us about the best ways to teach, lead schools, and help children learn.  Listen, learn and speak to the researchers, teachers and academics transforming the best research into teaching practice.  Network, get ideas, be challenged and ask questions at one of the most unique, stimulating and engaging events of the year. Join us as we bring researchED to a new audience in Canada.


Tom Bennett                                   Paul W. Bennett

Founder, researchED                    Chair, researchED Toronto

This event is made possible with assistance from the British Council.

Agenda and venue:

Day 1: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm  

Day 2: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Opening Night, November 10:

George Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto
15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON M5S 2C8

Conference Day, November 11:

George Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto
15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON M5S 2C8

Trinity College, Larkin Building, University of Toronto
6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1H8


On the initial list of speakers and workshop leaders, from the United Kingdom and Canada, are:

Tom Bennett, founder of researchED, author of Teacher Proof (2013), senior advisor to UK Government on Student Behaviour in Schools

Susan Douglas, Senior Advisor, Schools, The British Council, Eden Academy Trust, West London, UK.

Kate S. Ashford, founding teacher and deputy head at Michaela Community School

Dr Helen Drury, Author of Mastering Mathematics, and Director, Mastering Mathematics Institute, Oxford, UK

Martin Robinson, author of Trivium 21c, and education associate, Royal Society of Arts, London, UK

John Mighton, founder of Jump Math, and winner of the Ryerson Education Award 2016.

Harvey Bischof, President, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation

Stephen Hurley, founder of VoiceED Canada, senior consultant to Canadian Education Association

Dr. Stan Kutcher, expert in adolescent mental health, Sun Life Chair of Mental Health, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Dr. Stuart Shanker, distinguished professor emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology at York University and Founder/CEO of The MEHRIT Centre, Peterborough, Ontario

Paul W Bennett, founder of Schoolhouse Institute and Adjunct Professor of Education, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

Sachin Maharaj, Toronto high school teacher and education columnist, The Toronto Star

John C. Myers, Curriculum Instructor, History and Social Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto

Robert Craigen, Professor of Mathematics, University of Manitoba, and co-founder of Western Initiative for Strengthening Education in Mathematics (WISE Math)

Jamie Metsala, Research Chair in Literacy and Special Education, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS

Matthew Oldridge, Mathematics Teacher, Peel District School Board and well-known TED Talk Speaker on Engaging Students in Mathematics

Heather Cumming, Westmount Elementary School, Halifax, NS

Vera Franjic, High School English Teacher, Edmonton, AB, better known as Optimist Prime @polymathish

Michael Zwaagstra, Social Studies Teacher and Policy Research Fellow, Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Steinbach, Manitoba.

Andrew Campbell, Grade 5 teacher, Major Ballachey Public School and curator of “Looking Up” Blog,  Brantford, ON.

Ted Christou, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, and Editor, Canadian Journal of Education, Kingston, ON.

Nathalie Lemelin, Directrice du développement et de l’innovation pédagogiques, Collège de Montréal, Montreal, QC.

James R. Christopher, Head, Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School, North Vancouver, BC.


Martin Robinson

What is a Knowledge-Rich Curriculum?

Vera Franjic

How to use social media to drive your professional development

John Mighton

1. Extreme equality; 2. Problem solving for every student

Andrew Campbell

Two sessions

J. Mighton, S. Douglas, H. Bischof, M. Salvatori

Friday Opening Panel - Prospects for researchED in Canadian Education

Nathalie Lemelin

Beyond using technology – Transforming pedagogy and learning spaces

Tara Houle, Teresa Murray

A Comparative Analysis of Canadian Mathematics Curricula At the Elementary Level: Then & Now

Dr Stan Kutcher

Mental Health Literacy in Schools

Robert Craigen

When Mindfulness is a Problem

Alec Couros

Developing teachers’ critical literacies: What educators need to know in a “fake news” world

Helen Drury

How can we develop a love and deep understanding of mathematics?

Dr. Stuart Shanker

Why and how the theory of Self-Reg leads us to reframe leading issues in education

Jim Christopher

Universal Design for Learning: A Pathway to Inclusion

Theodore Christou

Exploring Educational History and Philosophy as a Way of Living

Daniel Ansari & Zach Hawes

Do students benefit when teachers learn more about the science of learning?

Michael Salvatori

Setting the Standard for Great Teaching: Ontario's enhanced teacher education program

Tracy Solomon, John Mighton

The Why and How of Acquiring Mathematical Fluency

Susan Douglas

Leadership Matters: The English School Leadership Landscape

John Myers

Helping Busy Teachers Make Sense of Research in Education

Katie Ashford

Creating a Great School Culture

Sachin Maharaj

"Teachers are trying to take over the schools!" - Teachers, media, public opinion, and their influence on education policy

Jamie Metsala

Research Informed Practice in the Early Literacy Classroom

Tom Bennett

Behaviour lessons from the best UK schools

Paul W Bennett, Heather Cumming

Inclusion and Class Composition: Moving from Theory to Research-Based Policy and Practice

Michael Zwaagstra

Content Knowledge is the Key to Learning

Matthew Oldridge

There is No True "Discovery" Math Learning, Or Is There?

T. Bennett, S. Hurley, Dr. Kutcher

Closing Panel - Student Behaviour and Mental Health: Where's the Crisis?


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10th November 2017 @ 7:00 pm
11th November 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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researchED Canada


George Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto
15 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C8 Canada
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