With research readily available, why do educators continue to teach based on anecdotes and fads? In my 25 years of teaching, I had far too many students who had already internalized failure and given up–and they were eleven years old. Yet after teaching these very students how to learn, I saw them eager to share critical thinking and deep understanding. Because of research, we have the knowledge and the know-how to empower teachers and students. We now know how we can increase learning at all grade levels and all subjects. Let me show you how to incorporate research-based strategies and Powerful Teaching so your students internalize success.
Patrice M. Bain, Ed.S., educator, speaker and author. As finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year and Fulbright Scholar in Russia, she’s been featured in webinars, podcasts and press, including PBS NOVA and Scientific American. She spent 15 of her 25+ year teaching career. working with cognitive scientists turning research into learning strategies. Patrice co-authored Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning. She also co-authored: Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning, with the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Bain was one of two U.S. teachers on the working task group: Neuromyths vs. Neurotruths, sponsored by IES and NCER.