Tricia Taylor, founder of TailoredPractice, has been teaching and leading in schools in London and New York City for the past 20 years. With TailoredPractice, she now partners with the leadership at both secondary and primary schools to use mind, brain and education research to help maximise the impact of teaching and learning for students and create a climate and culture around perseverance and challenge.
As Lead Practitioner at Dunraven School, an “Outstanding” all-through 4-18 school in London, Tricia successfully designed and implemented a comprehensive initiative to embed growth mindset and cognitive science research at the school before then applying these strategies to other schools and organisations across Britain and abroad. Tricia has also conducted several years of literacy-based action research and now coaches teacher action research groups. She is an Associate Lecturer for English at Goldsmiths University in London for the School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT). Furthermore, Tricia works internationally as a Lead Consultant and Advisor for PowerTools, an educational and corporate consultancy firm based in New York City.
Previously, Tricia was director of a large creative arts faculty in a London secondary school and before that a leader at a high school in Brooklyn, New York, where she was given the Leadership Award for Community Action.
Tricia holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Journalism and a Master of Education. Tricia is also a fellow for the Royal Society of the Arts, where she co-ordinates the RSA Mindfulness Network and teaches an 8-week mindfulness course called Living and Working in a Dynamic World.
Tricia blogs at tailoredpractice.com/blog and is currently writing a research-based practical book for implementing mind, brain and education research into schools, illustrated by Oliver Caviligoi and published by John Catt Educational.
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