The Reflective Educator s Guide to Classroom Research

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483331997
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Reflective Educator s Guide to Classroom Research

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412966566
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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, Mobi
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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

Facilitator s Guide

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141296654X
Format: PDF
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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
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
Format: PDF, ePub
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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: 1452269300
Format: PDF
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Connect inquiry to improved teaching and learning across your district! Now that federal and state initiatives require school districts to provide job-embedded professional development, the next step is making it happen. This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a laser-like focus on both adult and student learning. This book’s inquiry model challenges educators and students to: Define questions they are passionate about exploring Collect and analyze data to inform their questions Share what they have learned through the process with others Collaborate to build on their results and improve student achievement

Studying Your Own School

Author: Gary L. Anderson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452238723
Format: PDF, Docs
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Extensively revised, this new edition provides the theoretical underpinnings of practitioner action research as well as the "how-to" information necessary for classroom application.

Managing Diverse Classrooms

Author: Carrie Rothstein-Fisch
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612556
Format: PDF, ePub
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How does the home culture of Latino immigrant students differ from the "mainstream" culture of U.S. schools? Why is it important for teachers to understand the differences? How can educators take advantage of students' cultural traits to improve classroom management, student performance, and school-parent relations? Carrie Rothstein-Fisch and Elise Trumbull answer these and many other questions by drawing on the experience and collective wisdom of teachers in the Bridging Cultures Project, a five-year action research study of elementary classrooms with high percentages of immigrant students. The authors present a simple framework for understanding cultural differences, comparing the "individualistic" culture that prevails in American education with the "collectivistic" culture that characterizes most of the world's population, including many of the Latino immigrant students in U.S. classrooms. At the heart of the book are teacher-developed strategies that capitalize on the cultural values that these students and their families offer, such as an emphasis on helping, sharing, and the success of the group. The strategies cover a wide spectrum of issues and concerns, including * Communication with families * Open house and parent-teacher conferences *Homework *Attendance * Learning in the content areas * Motivation and rewards * Classroom rules * Assessment and grading Managing Diverse Classrooms: How to Build on Students' Cultural Strengths presents both the research foundation and the practical perspectives of seasoned teachers whose classroom-tested approaches have produced positive results. With this valuable guide in hand, readers will have the insights and strategies they need to turn educational challenges into educational opportunities.

Digging Deeper Into Action Research

Author: Nancy Fichtman Dana
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452241953
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From framing your question to presenting your research, this is your go-to guide each time you embark on a new inquiry. Includes real-life vignettes, self-guided worksheets, and a DVD.