Teacher research is systematic intentional inquiry conducted on a matter of concern to the individual teacher-researcher and relevant to the profession more broadly. MAT students identify an interest of concern and begin to frame a question in December/January. Over the next several months, they refine the question, develop a plan for data collection, typically including an action component, and begin to collect data-- all the while carrying on their teaching responsibilities. For several more months, they continue to collect data, begin the process of data analysis, identify findings, frame conclusions, and pose questions for further inquiry. Finally all of the MAT students present their original research papers.
The research presentation is also the fourth and final Snapshots of Emerging Practice event. Read more about the Snapshots series.
Samples of Research Presentations:
Detective Work in a Hebrew Language Classroom
Watch Shiran's presentation here>>
Conflict in the Classroom: Engaging Students while Maintaining Control
Watch Sareet's presentation here>>
Moving Target: Reaching and Teaching My Physically Active Student
Watch Rachel's presentation here>>
Don't Write Them Off: Helping Fifth Grade Writers Grow
Disentangling Difficulties: Learning Disabilities and Second Language Acquisition
From Seed to Fruition: Cultivating Student Thinking in the Classroom
Watch Maria's presentation here>>
Cooperation or Chaos? Exploring Behavior Management
What Makes Warm Ups Work?
"Windows and Mirrors: Perspectives on Child Study"
Watch Jeremy's presentation>>
"Koreh ve'keef קורא וכיף: Exploring Routine and Adaptive Expertise"
Watch Jennie's presentation >>
"Hashem Echad ה' אחד : Exploring Students' Understanding of God"
Watch Dani's presentation>>
"Giving Children the Wings to Fly on Their Own"
Watch Merissa's presentation>>
"Why So Many Hands?: Insights from Student Questions after Directions"
Watch Josh's presentation>>
Rachel Shorr Deutsch
"Fostering Student Engagement in Learning Hebrew"
Watch Rachel's presentation>>
Avraham Wachs Cashman
"It's Not 'the Loudest and the Longest Wins': Examining Student Led Discussion"
Watch Avraham's presentation>>
“Wrap it Up: A Study of Transitions”
Watch Nitan's presentation>>
“Pick It Up: Teaching Responsibility”
Watch Cindy's presentation>>
"'I have a connection!' Teaching first graders to listen and respond to each other"
Watch Anne's presentation>>
"Maintaining focus in kindergarten discussions"
Watch Jessica's presentation>>
"Overcoming the language barrier: teaching science to an English Language Learner"
Watch Adina's presentation>>