TSL Education connects more than 47 million teachers and students globally

Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:00am EDT

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LONDON, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TSL Education today announced that its free
education resource-sharing websites www.tesconnect.com [http://www.tesconnect.com/],
www.tesindia.com [http://www.tesindia.com/] and www.sharemylesson.com
[http://www.sharemylesson.com/] now connect more than 47 million teachers and students
globally and are growing by more than 300,000 every week. 

These figures were obtained following extensive, detailed research by the company, which
involved responses from an unprecedented 275,000 teacher members of TES websites across
the world.

The company continues to extend its global reach following successful launches in the
United States with Share My Lesson and TES India in 2012, and with the announcement of
the launch of TES Australia in 2013. This also involves the company opening new offices
in Washington D.C, New Delhi and Sydney.

TES Connect has now become a huge global phenomenon approaching 150 million downloads of
its resources annually with members in 197 countries. In January 2013 alone, there were
14.5 million resources downloaded, with teachers increasingly visiting the site on a
daily basis to plan their lessons, and share ideas with teachers the world over. And
they are not just downloading resources - they are sharing them too, with over 580,000
free resources now available on the site.

Rajbir Nandhra, a science teacher from Wolverhampton, UK said, "I log on to TES at least
2-3 times a day. It's a very rare occasion when I have to go somewhere other than TES to
do research now." 

Brittney Green, a mathematics teacher from Columbus, Ohio in the USA explained: "The
reason I really like TES is because in my classroom I don't use textbooks. I find
textbooks don't understand the in-depth learning of every student. TES helps me develop
my own curriculum. This way I can teach my students in the best way possible to fit
their needs and make it fun and engaging at the same time."

Louise Rogers, CEO of TSL Education, said, "We passionately believe in equality of
access to the highest-quality teaching resources for every child. With more than 80
million professionals working in education, teaching is now the world's single-largest
profession. Despite its size and importance, teachers universally face common
constraints; limited budgets, dated materials, changing education requirements and
minimal support in the classroom. But teachers themselves are now taking action to
change this: in their millions, they are now sharing their resources and experiences
online, resulting in an unprecedented flow of freely accessible material. Teachers
across the world from rural India to inner-city Brazil can visit a TES website and have
access to hundreds of thousands of free resources created by teachers for teachers. We
are very proud to be at the centre of this global phenomenon and the fact we connect
more than 47 million teachers and students globally is a huge endorsement of our brand
and investments in education."

About TSL Education 

TSL Education exists to drive up standards of education by putting the right teachers in
the right jobs and giving them the tools to be the very best that they can be. Operating
under the belief that teachers are the single most important influence on a child's
education, TSL Education strives to pool the vast knowledge, experience and creativity
of teachers by giving them the ability to review and share the best resources to improve
lessons, saving teachers valuable prep time and maximising learning for all.

http://www.tsleducation.com/ [http://www.tsleducation.com/]

http://www.tesconnect.com/ [http://www.tesconnect.com/]

http://www.sharemylesson.com/ [http://www.sharemylesson.com/]

Press Contacts:

Carly Westerman, Brunswick Group 
+1 212 333 3810

Patrick Hayes, TSL Education 
+44 (0)7782 133399

TSL Education

Web site:  http://www.tsleducation.com/
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