The Reflective Educator s Guide to Classroom Research

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412966566
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Updated with the latest information on professional learning communities, data collection methods, and more, this revised bestseller guides teachers through the teacher inquiry process.

The Reflective Educator s Guide to Classroom Research

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452285896
Format: PDF, ePub
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Transform your teaching practice with this powerful approach to professional growth! This updated bestseller gives prospective and practicing teachers everything they need to engage in the vital process of teacher inquiry. Featuring helpful exercises and step-by-step instructions, this how-to guide takes teachers through each stage of the process: formulating a research question, collaborating with others, collecting and analyzing data, writing and presenting classroom research, and assessing project quality. This revised edition includes: An updated section about professional learning communities The latest methods of collecting data, from digital photos to blogging Added examples from middle and high school settings

The Reflective Educator s Guide to Classroom Research

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483331997
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Harness the power of classroom data with the bestselling, updated guide to professional learning through inquiry and analysis. In this third edition of the renowned approach to teacher inquiry and data analysis, the authors add forward-thinking substance to their methods of formulating action research questions, collecting and analyzing data, and creating lasting solutions. In addition to illustrative real-life examples and practical exercises, new features include: An expanded data analysis chapter that introduces formative data analysis and its role in teacher research. Techniques for using inquiry to effectively implement Common Core State Standards. A brand-new chapter on ethical issues in teacher research.

Facilitator s Guide

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141296654X
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"Based on the best-selling The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research, Second Edition, this guide gives staff developers the tools they need to facilitate book study groups, seminars, and professional development events focused on practitioner inquiry. An effective form of professional development, teacher inquiry has the potential to inform any aspect of classroom practice across subject areas and grade levels. For discussion topics that include differentiated instruction, working with English language learners, Response to Intervention, this facilitator's resource makes it easy to lead participants through a step-by-step process that covers: formulating a research question; collaborating with others; collecting data; analyzing data; writing and presenting classroom research; and assessing the quality of the work."--BOOK JACKET.

The Reflective Educator s Guide to Professional Development

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452239258
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Powerful tools for facilitating teachers' professional development and optimizing school improvement efforts! Combining professional learning communities (PLCs) and action research, this step-by-step guide provides coaches, workshop leaders, and staff developers with strategies, activities, and tools to develop inquiry-oriented PLCs. The authors present essential elements of a healthy PLC, case studies of inquiry-based PLCs, and lessons learned for improving coaching practices. Sample projects and reflection prompts will help readers: Organize, assess, and maintain high-functioning, inquiry-oriented PLCs Facilitate the development of study questions Enable PLC members to develop, analyze, and share research results Lead successful renewal and reform efforts

Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research

Author: Cathy Caro-Bruce
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412936675
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Learn how to implement a sustainable school or district action research program that promotes educational equity, helps close the achievement gap, and strengthens instructional leadership.

Inquiry

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412992478
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This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic approach to districtwide professional development. Its award-winning inquiry model challenges participants to take control of their own learning.

Becoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning

Author: Christine C. Pappas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136861130
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Designed to facilitate teachers’ efforts to meet the actual challenges and dilemmas they face in their classrooms, Becoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning: provides background information and key concepts in teacher research covers the "how-to" strategies of the teacher research process from the initial proposal to writing up the report as publishable or presentable work illustrates a range of literacy topics and grade levels features twelve reports by teacher researchers who have gone through the process, and their candid remarks about how activities helped (or not) helps teachers understand how knowledge is constructed socially in their classrooms so that they can create instructional communities that promote all students’ learning. Addressing the importance of teacher research for better instruction, reform, and political action, this text emphasizes strategies teachers can use to support and strengthen their voices as they dialogue with others in the educational community, so that their ideas and perspectives may have an impact on educational practice both locally in their schools and districts and more broadly.

Inquiry as Stance

Author: Marilyn Cochran-Smith
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807749702
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In this long-awaited sequel to Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, two leaders in the field of practitioner research offer a radically different view of the relationship of knowledge and practice and of the role of practitioners in educational change. In their new book, the authors put forward the notion of inquiry as stance as a challenge to the current arrangements and outcomes of schools and other educational contexts. They call for practitioner researchers in local settings across the United States and across the world to ally their work with others, as part of larger social and intellectual movements for social change and social justice.

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

Author: Teresa Cremin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317800125
Format: PDF, ePub
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Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin.