Benjamin Riley

Founder & Executive Director, Deans for Impact
Speaking at

Washington

National Conference

Sessions

National Conference

The (Emerging) Science of Teacher Expertise

Deans for Impact is developing a new publication that will summarise principles from the emerging science of expertise and as developed through purposeful or deliberate practice, and connect these principles to concrete approaches to improving teaching. In this working session, we will explore together the ways in which deliberate- practice principles map to instructional practice — and where they do not. The conversation will draw upon research pioneered by Anders Ericsson, author of Peak: Secrets of the New Science of Expertise and will help guide the structure of our forthcoming publication.

Washington

The Emerging Science of Teacher Expertise – Session will explore the role of deliberate practice in developing and improving teaching skill.

Bio

Prior to founding Deans for Impact, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to improve teacher preparation, Ben conducted research on the New Zealand education system, worked as the policy director for a national education nonprofit, and served as deputy attorney general for the State of California. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and J.D. from the Yale Law School.