I'm a learning scientist with the MIT Teaching Systems Lab interested in learning at scale, practice-based teacher education, and the future of learning in a networked world. I'm the author of Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can't Transform Education, forthcoming from Harvard University Press, and I'm the host of the TeachLab Podcast.

TeachLab is a podcast that investigates the art and craft of teaching. New episode every Thursday, starting January 16th, 2020.

Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can't Transform Education is my latest book trying to separate truth from hype, explaining what technology can—and can’t—do to transform our classrooms.

My Google Scholar page links to the latest reports and publications especially those resources and research developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to support educators and policy makers.

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This site is an ongoing experiment in creating a multimedia, academic C.V. to document my research, advocacy, and work with students and educators. It also archives as much of my writing as possible, including my original EdTechResearcher blog, which ran for several years at Education Week. 

"Fundamentally, I'm motivated by the belief that young people are tremendously capable, and we need to develop educational systems that tap their energy, creativity, drive and talent."

Justin Reich


Article Archives

Many of my original EdTechResearcher blogs, which ran for several years at Education Week.  You can find a list of publications also on my Google Scholar page.

December 28, 2016

In improving schools for students, it is more important to get one system right than it is to pick the one right system.

December 9, 2016

Video and ideas from the forthcoming Launching Innovation in Schools MOOC that explains four ways that school leaders can support innovation.

December 9, 2016

Schools that keep getting better are places where the adults love learning with one another and model that passion for students.

November 21, 2016

When teachers are interviewed about who has the most influence over their teaching practice, the number one answer is: "other teachers."

November 17, 2016

Using a Connected Courses infrastructure, Kim Jaxon makes epic learning experiences for 100 freshman comp students in one class.

December 4, 2015

We don't yet know how to design and distribute online learning experiences that target the students who need us most.

August 28, 2015

Great teachers find compelling questions, provide scaffolding that fades, assess students through performance, and care deeply about their students.

August 6, 2015

Insights from interviews with MOOC students offer new ideas for how activities within MOOC platforms can support learning outside those spaces.