RE 5040 Fall 2011
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re: Research
Wed Dec 14, 2011 20:08

I really liked the inquiry based style the teacher maintained. It is important for teachers to be open to new ideas and implementing new techniques into their classes. This gives teachers the opportunity to explore new ides and be more thoughtful and thorough in their instructional practices.

I also liked how the teacher was very deliberate in documenting and evaluating the growth/levels of her students. The intentional journal and note taking procedures are important in really getting to know your students. It is interesting how teachers, as stated in the article, use a combination of factual knowledge,personal knowledge and intuition when deciding how to best meet the needs of each student. I think the "insider view" is very important - spending time observing and talking to each individual student.

I had not thought of myself as a research in the past either, but I agree that, as teachers, we do follow a set of steps that are part of the research method.

  • Research - Marlee Wright, Sun Dec 11 21:34
    I really liked the way Stremmel presented the role of the teacher as a questioner, as well as one who reflects and and then renews her practices in the classroom. I cannot even begin to imagine... more
    • re: Research - landersgl, Wed Dec 14 20:08
    • Re: Research - MaryBeth, Mon Dec 12 14:27
      I love your thoughts, Marlee. I agree that it is hard to imagine teaching without changing things up from year to year. As a parent, that is one of my bigger fears for my own children in their school ... more
    • RE: Research - Rachel Hicks, Mon Dec 12 07:25
      I agree with you Marlee, I could not imagine being a teacher that teaches the same thing the exact same way year in and year out. I would feel as though I was robbing my students of their education,... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011