Tom Bennett (author)

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Tom Bennett
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OccupationAuthor, teacher
Years active2010-present
WebsiteTom Bennett's blog

Tom Bennett, raised in Glasgow, is best known for his online blog The Behaviour Guru of which spawned his first book, The Behaviour Guru: Behaviour Management Solutions for Teachers.[1]

Bennett is also a former nightclub manager on the Soho social scene which he did for eight years, which he entered into upon moving to London in his early adulthood. Following this, he trained as a teacher of both Religious Studies and Philosophy, which has come to form the basis of his writing after he became an online "Agony Uncle" for The Times Educational Supplement, which led to his first published work in 2010. Later that year, he was made School Teacher Fellow of Corpus Christi, the University of Cambridge.[2] He has also made numerous appearances on BBC Breakfast since 2010, discussing both his writing and work as a teacher.


The Behaviour Guru: Behaviour Management Solutions for Teachers (November 4, 2010), was chosen to be given out free to all new teachers joining the National Union of Teachers for three years [3]

Not Quite a Teacher: Target practice for beginning teachers (July 21, 2011)

Teacher: Mastering the Art and Craft of Teaching (Aug 2, 2012)

Teacher Proof: Why research in education doesn't always mean what it claims, and what you can do about it (July 12, 2013), registered as #1 on the Amazon Kindle downloads for education training book lists


ResearchED2013[4] is a national conference for teachers, researchers, and anyone interested in evidence-based education[5] at one event. Organised by Tom Bennett, the discussion focuses on ways in which educational research can be improved, and the way in which the different stakeholders can improve their relationships with one another. The speakers include Ben Goldacre, Sam Freedman, Fran Furedi, Professor Roberty Coe, Daniel Willingham, Dr Kevan Collins, Professor Becky Francis, David Weston, Amanda Spielman, Dr Rebecca Allen, Daisy Christodoulou, Chris Husbands, Brian Lightman, Laura McInerney, TM Sherrington' John Tomsett, Mary Whitehouse and many more. Held at Dulwich College, the plans are for this to become an annual event and a springboard for generating good practice in educational research.


  1. ^ Bennett, Tom (2010-11-04). The Behaviour Guru: Behaviour Management Solutions for Teachers. ISBN 9781441128607.
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