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.
Cohort 12 Class of 2014 Research Presentations:
Detective Work in a Hebrew Language Classroom
Conflict in the Classroom: Engaging Students while Maintaining Control
Moving Target: Reaching and Teaching My Physically Active Student
All the Right Moves: How to Lead Effective Interpretive Discussions
Don't Write Them Off: Helping Fifth Grade Writers Grow
One Boy's Journey: A Child Study
Disentangling Difficulties: Learning Disabilities and Second Language Acquisition
From Seed to Fruition: Cultivating Student Thinking in the Classroom
Putting the 'Social' in Social Studies
Cooperation or Chaos? Exploring Behavior Management
What Makes Warm Ups Work?