The Teacher Training Resource Bank (TTRB) is a TDA supported website containing access to over 6,000 research and evidence-based articles that support teacher educators, initial teacher trainees, support teachers, school based mentors, teachers and continued professional development.
The TTRB has become a one-stop shop incorporating the Behaviour4Learning (B4L), Multiverse (MV), Partnership Projects and Special Educational Needs (SEN) websites and it now attracts approximately 2.5 million page views per year.
What does the TTRB aim to do?
Since its official launch in 2006, the TTRB has consistently worked towards:
- making the initial teacher training (ITT) professional knowledge base more easily accessible
- referencing effective practices in all subject areas and across phases
- increasing the quality and range of ITT resources available
- raising the status of ITT research and knowledge
- providing a personalised support service for teacher educators and those training to teach
What makes the TTRB different?
All articles contain a short review which places the resources within the context of initial teacher education. This allows you to quickly assess if the article is relevant to you before investigating further.
All resources are quality assured through a rigorous process of academic scrutiny and are subject to strict inclusion criteria. The monitoring is undertaken by a team of expert teacher educators.
Through a simple registration process you are also able to:
- subscribe to the TTRB E-newsletter
- receive personal E-Librarian support
- create reading lists
- save relevant articles to your own area
- view a list of recently accessed articles
- email articles to friends
Independent evaluation of TTRB
The University of Leeds were commissioned by the TDA to evaluate the impact of the TTRB, B4L and MV sites. The various reports and final report can be viewed from the following links
What resources are available?
The types of resources on the TTRB include:
- practice related research
- specific pedagogical areas
- examples of effective training practices
- new initiatives, including internationally-developed examples
- media resources (including video clips and multimedia documentation)
- government policy and guidance
- teaching and learning materials
- historical documents
- a glossary of educational terms
Resources are linked to, and can be searched by: