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Empowering Educators: Harnessing Research to Transform Teaching

Welcome to a pivotal conversation about transforming education! I'm Matthew Courtney,  a dedicated advocate for bridging the gap between academic research and classroom practice. My recent TEDx talk, "Empowering Educators: Harnessing Research to Transform Teaching," delves into the critical need for evidence-based education and the role each one of us plays in this transformative process.


As educators, researchers, policy-makers, and passionate lifelong learners, we stand at the forefront of an educational revolution. This platform is more than just a space to watch a talk; it's a community for thought leaders, educators, and change-makers who believe in the power of research to reshape our educational landscape.


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  • Watch the Talk: Dive into the insights and stories that highlight the urgent need for evidence-based approaches in education.

  • Stay Informed: Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest updates, resources, and opportunities to collaborate.

  • Expand Your Impact: Discover how you can book me for speaking engagements, participate in my coaching programs, and explore knowledge brokering and online courses designed to empower educational professionals.

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Become a part of a growing community dedicated to revolutionizing education. Subscribe to "BeyondTheMean," our free monthly newsletter, where you'll receive insightful, curated content straight to your inbox.

Why Subscribe to BeyondTheMean?

  • Exclusive Content: Get first access to unique articles, case studies, and interviews that delve into the depths of educational research and its practical applications.

  • Latest Trends: Stay ahead in the field with updates on the latest trends, innovations, and evidence-based strategies in education.

  • Community Engagement: Join a network of educators, researchers, and thought leaders who share your passion for making a real difference in the classroom.

  • Free Resources: Gain access to a variety of free resources, including guides, toolkits, and webinars designed to enhance your teaching and leadership skills.


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Book Me as a Speaker

Transformative Insights for Your Next Event

Inspire and Educate with Evidence-Based Strategies


Are you looking for a speaker who can bring a fresh, evidence-based perspective to your educational event? I'm Matthew Courtney, an experienced educator and strategist specializing in evidence-based practices in education. My mission is to empower educators and leaders through insightful and engaging keynotes and workshops.

Why Choose Me for Your Next Conference or Event?

  • Dynamic Keynotes: My presentations blend historical insights with practical experiences, spotlighting the crucial role of evidence in educational decision-making.

  • Interactive and Engaging: I deliver interactive sessions that foster a dynamic environment, encouraging dialogue and practical understanding.

  • Expertise and Experience: With over a decade in the field, I bring a wealth of knowledge, having empowered educators and reshaped classroom dynamics.

  • Customized Content: Tailored to your event's needs, my sessions are designed to address the specific challenges and goals of your audience.

Let's Collaborate to Elevate Education


I'm passionate about driving change in education. If you're ready to inspire your audience with captivating, informative keynotes and workshops, let's connect. Together, we can create a transformative experience that champions evidence-based education.

Elevate Your Educational Impact:
Coaching and Consulting Services

As an experienced educator and policy expert, I offer specialized coaching and consulting services tailored to meet the unique needs of educational leaders and institutions. My services are designed to bridge the gap between research and practice, providing you with the tools and insights needed for evidence-based decision-making.

What I Offer:

  • Knowledge Brokering: Navigate the complex landscape of educational research with my guidance. I'll help you synthesize relevant data and insights, applying them effectively in your unique educational context.

  • Professional Learning: Engage in professional development tailored to your specific needs. My sessions focus on practical application of research in educational settings, empowering you to make informed decisions.

  • Personalized Approach: Whether it's curriculum selection, grant applications, or strategic decision-making, my services are customized to address your institution's specific challenges and goals.

  • Evidence-Informed Strategies: With my deep understanding of education policy and classroom dynamics, I provide insights and recommendations grounded in the latest educational research.

Ready to Transform Your Educational Practice?


Let's collaborate to enhance your leadership skills, refine your strategies, and improve student outcomes through evidence-based solutions. Contact me to start your journey toward educational excellence.

The Evidence Empowered Educators Online Course

Transform Your Approach with Evidence-Based Strategies


Elevate your educational leadership with the "Evidence Empowered Educators" online course. This comprehensive program is meticulously designed for forward-thinking school leaders, educators, and policymakers who are passionate about integrating data analysis, research utilization, and continuous improvement systems into their educational practice.


What the Course Offers:

  • Data Analysis Skills: Gain proficiency in interpreting educational data to inform decision-making.

  • Research Utilization: Learn how to integrate the latest educational research into your strategies and practices.

  • Continuous Improvement: Develop and implement effective systems for ongoing school improvement.

  • Practical and Engaging Learning: Each module offers actionable insights, equipping you with the tools to make a tangible impact in your educational environment.


Your Path to Evidence-Based Excellence:

  • Free Introductory Module: Start with an overview of the core principles of evidence-informed school improvement.

  • Premium Course Access: Delve deeper with in-depth coverage of advanced techniques, exclusive content, interactive knowledge checks, and extensive resources.

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