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1 2006 Racquel Harrell Action Research Racquel Harrell Fairview Middle School Action Research, School Contact

2 2006 Racquel Harrell It is teachers who, in the end, will change the world of the school by understanding it -L. Stenhouse

3 2006 Racquel Harrell Are you growing tired of the following? Expensive trainings that claim to teach you every thing you ever wanted to know about something you never wanted to know. Professional consultants brought in to teach you concepts that one of your co-teachers or even you are actually capable of teaching or better yet, modeling. Not being able to really spend time learning how to enhance your own teaching instruction. For instance if you teach 6 th grade math, having the chance to learn more about…6 th grade math.

4 2006 Racquel Harrell If you agree with any of those then may I present:

5 2006 Racquel Harrell What is Action Research? First of all…Its not MANDATORY!!!! But invitational. If youre interested..youre invited! Also, AR is a tool that allows you the teacher to learn more about and enhance your own teaching! It is defined as: a process in which participants examine their own educational practice, systematically & carefully, using the technique of research.

6 2006 Racquel Harrell How can it work for you? You develop questions that you would like to answer specifically about your classroom (maybe you have a concern with a particular teaching method or your student results). For Example: My AR Question for 2006 was: In what ways will my students level of engagement increase when teaching grammar through writing?

7 2006 Racquel Harrell Sample AR Questions School Focus: Why is their a palpable lack of black parent participation within our school? Department Focus: Is outlining a chapter more effective than using flashcards or notebooks? Classroom Focus: How can I motivate my students in order to improve achievement?

8 2006 Racquel Harrell Whats Next? After you develop a question you simply: Research Collect Data Write about your findings Share your results

9 2006 Racquel Harrell More about Action Research Attend workshops at your school that are facilitated by your Action Research contact. You can earn up to 25 in-service points for completing an Action Research report! Contact your Action Research contact for more information.


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