Tom Bennett

Independent behaviour advisor to the UK Department for Education, and founder of researchED
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Tom Bennett is the founder of researchED, a grass-roots organisation that raises research literacy in education. Since 2013 researchED has visited three continents and six countries, attracting thousands of followers. In 2015 he became the UK government’s school ‘Behaviour Czar’, advising on behaviour policy. He has written four books about teacher training, and in 2015 he was long listed as one of the world’s top teachers in the GEMS Global Teacher Prize. In the same year he made the Huffington Post’s ‘Top Ten Global Bloggers’ list. His online resources have been viewed over 1,200,000 times. He currently lives in London where he keeps bees and solves crimes that Scotland yard can’t crack.

Twitter: @tombennett71

Blog: http://behaviourguru.blogspot.co.uk

Archive

Auckland 2018

Evidence-informed behaviour: lessons from the best UK schools

Behaviour is one of the important factors in the success of students and staff, at a classroom and whole-school level. Yet in many school systems around the world, teachers frequently receive next to no formal training in this area, and school leaders often less. In this session, Tom Bennett summarises the findings of his latest report for the UK government into what makes an effective behaviour system, and how the best teachers and leaders created cultures where everyone had the best chance to flourish- as scholars and human beings. This session is aimed at educators of all levels, and seeks to explore how sharing what we do know about student behaviour can transform schools.

Ontario 2018

Evidence-informed behaviour: lessons from the best UK schools

Behaviour is one of the important factors in the success of students and staff, at a classroom and whole-school level. Yet in many school systems around the world, teachers frequently receive next to no formal training in this area, and school leaders often less. In this session, Tom Bennett summarises the findings of his latest report for the UK government into what makes an effective behaviour system, and how the best teachers and leaders created cultures where everyone had the best chance to flourish- as scholars and human beings. This session is aimed at educators of all levels, and seeks to explore how sharing what we do know about student behaviour can transform schools.

Leads Network Day, Haninge 2018

Session 1: Creating a culture: what evidence tells us about good behaviour in schools

Many teachers and school leaders have little training in how to run a room- or a school. The assumption is that we pick it up on the job. But this is a terribly unstructured and haphazard way to approach one of our most important functions: keeping children safe and building environments where they can flourish and learn. Tom shares what evidence can tell us about the well-run classroom and school.

Session 2: The future of education and evidence

Tom Bennett, founder of researchED, takes stock of how far the world has come in terms of evidence and education, drawing on his experiences of researchED around the globe. This session will deal with obstacles to the teaching profession becoming research informed, as well as offering hope for the future.

Amsterdam 2018

How do schools build a culture where all students can flourish? Lessons from the UK
In this sessio, Tom Bennett, founder of researchED will discuss his recent report for the UK Department of Education that outlined in summary what the most effective schools in the UK did in order to create an environment that scaffolded optimal behaviour and habits, both for learning and for life.

Toronto 2017

The story of researchED

New York 2017

How do schools build a culture where all students can flourish? Lessons from the UK
In this sessio, Tom Bennett, founder of researchED will discuss his recent report for the UK Department of Education that outlined in summary what the most effective schools in the UK did in order to create an environment that scaffolded optimal behaviour and habits, both for learning and for life.

Melbourne 2017 (ACE)

Are we training teachers well enough? Lessons in classroom management, and how to help teachers become classroom-ready

In 2015 Tom was commissioned by the UK Department for Education to investigate the current training offer for teachers training for the profession, and to suggest ways that this could be improved. His investigation revealed a serious training gap that spelled trouble for the thousands of teachers entering the system each year, and often led to underachievement in the classroom. This session will outline some of the conclusions that he and his working party reached about the core curriculum every teacher should be entitled to (the 3 Rs- routines, relationships, responses) as well as the best way to implement them.

Melbourne 2017

Creating a culture- lessons from the top UK schools on what works to build better behaviour

In this session, Tom Bennett will outline the findings from his recent report for the UK government into what effective schools do in order to create learning spaces where children can flourish as scholars and members of their communities. Drawing on case studies, broader research and the report ‘Creating a culture’, Tom will describe practical ways that classroom teachers and school leaders can pre-empt poor behaviour and nurture behaviour that leads to success on multiple levels.

researchED Scandinavia 2017

How do we improve behaviour, and what evidence do we have to help us?

Tom will discuss what evidence bases we have in behaviour management,  and the lessons learned from his recent report to the UK government on behaviour management in classrooms, and at a whole school level.

Leads Network Day, Haninge 2017

How can school and teachers become more research engaged?

In this session Tom will outline practical ways that both teachers and school leaders can engage with and use the best research to enhance how we lead, teach and nurture students. From research leads, to staff training, opportunities are everywhere.

Downloads

Session 1 Slides: Download

Session 2 Slides: Download

Developing behaviour management content for initial teacher training (ITT): Download

Moving towards an evidence informed teaching profession: A proposal for an Initial Teacher Training evidence and research curriculum: Download

Amsterdam 2017

How can school and teachers become more research engaged?

In this session Tom will outline practical ways that both teachers and school leaders can engage with and use the best research to enhance how we lead, teach and nurture students. From research leads, to staff training, opportunities are everywhere.

Washington DC 2016

Running a room: lessons from the UK behaviour review

In this session, UK government classroom behaviour advisor (or ‘Behaviour Tsar’ as the press dubbed him) will describe the key findings of the recent review into behaviour in UK schools, from teacher training to leadership, and discuss what strategies were found to be most successful and best evidenced.