RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Ruth Ann Timmons
Re: What I Learned
Sun Dec 11, 2011 14:16

Sarah, Our thoughts are similar about what teachers are always doing- questioning and making changes based on observations. Now we have a more formal format by which to present our findings to those outside our classroom, thanks to this course. I also agree that as teachers we aren't always given enough credit by others or ourselves. By working together and providing an inquiry supported argument for our choices, hopefully we can influence change for the better. It would be nice to be treated like knowledgeable professionals again and I think we are on our way!

  • What I Learned - atkinssh, Wed Dec 7 20:56
    There were many similarities between how my partner and I conducted our research and the way Stemmel described emperical research. Because our research included narratives and journal entries based... more
    • Re: What I Learned - Ruth Ann Timmons, Sun Dec 11 14:16
      • Reply to Ruth Ann - atkinssh, Mon Dec 12 22:18
        I think you're right. We teach children to advocate for themselves...we need to advocate for ourselves as teachers. There's a certain amount of "stuff" that we'll always be required to do by our... more
    • Reply to Atkinssh - Amanda Solesbee, Wed Dec 7 21:10
      Just as you realized the importance of teacher research and what it is, I also realized the same. My view on research was just to look something up and try applying it. I never thought there was a... more
      • Reply to Amanda - atkinssh, Wed Dec 7 21:33
        I completely agree with you about the value of a simple act of appreciation, like, saying "Thank you." Sometimes people forget what a sincere "Thank you" can do for a teacher. We certainly didn't go... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011