Mind the Gap, Episode 14 — Powerful Teaching for All With Patrice Bain
Patrice Bain, author of the new book A Parent’s Guide to Powerful Teaching is the guest on this episode. Patrice is an acclaimed educator, speaker, and author who spent 15 of her 25+ year teaching career working with cognitive scientists turning research into learning strategies.
In the interview, Patrice, Tom and Emma discuss the benefits of teachers understanding research and how it contributes to powerful classroom instruction. They discuss strategies that work for teachers of various experience levels, how educators and parents can best understand students’ progress in thinking and understanding, and more.
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About the participants:
Patrice M. Bain, Ed.S. is an educator, speaker and author. She was a finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year and a Fulbright Scholar in Russia. Her work has been featured in national and international webinars, podcasts, articles and press. She spent 15 of her 25+ years teaching career working with cognitive scientists turning research into learning strategies.
Bain was asked by the Department of Education to work with cognitive scientists to co-author Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning. In addition, Patrice co-authored Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning. She was one of two U.S. teachers on the working task group: Neuromyths vs. Neurotruths, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and National Commission on Education Research (NCER). She serves on the Educational Advisory Boards for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Deans for Impact.
Tom Sherrington has worked in schools as a teacher and leader for 30 years and is now a consultant specializing in teacher development and curriculum & assessment planning. His books include Teaching WalkThrus, Rosenshine’s Principles in Action and The Learning Rainforest Fieldbook. He regularly contributes to conferences and CPD sessions locally and nationally and is busy working in schools and colleges across the UK and around the world. Follow Tom on Twitter @teacherhead
Emma Turner joined Discovery Schools Academy Trust as the Research and CPD lead after 20 years in primary teaching. She is the founder of ‘NewEd – Joyful CPD for early career teachers,’ a not-for-profit approach to CPD to encourage positivity amongst the profession and help to retain teachers in post. Turner is author of Be More Toddler: A Leadership Education From Our Little Learners. Follow Emma on Twitter @emma_turner75