His ideas took off dramatically at breakneck speed in England at first, but then rapidly spread to an interest in other countries.
Here, Tom writes about the researchED conference in Washington. Describing lyrically the combination of both speakers and attendees - he captures the spirit of researchED as much as such spirit can be captured in words:
https://www.tes.com/us/news/breaking-vi ... -have-look
'researchED Washington: If teachers want children to succeed, they have to look at the evidence of what works'
'In teaching, no intervention has magical, universal efficacy. But if getting better at what we do is something that presses your buttons, then it is demonstrably true that we need to attempt some form of systematic approach to what we do in classrooms, corridors and assembly halls.'
Literacy provision is only one topic that is sometimes featured specifically via the researchED conferences - but so much else is based on teaching efficacy in a wider sense so also relevant to the topic of 'teaching' more generally.
I've established this thread to encourage people to investigate the researchED conferences - please note that many of the talks are filmed and/or the PowerPoint presentations provided - so it is well worth knowing about this important development in the field of teaching. After all, a researchED conference may be coming to your part of the world before much longer!