RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Lori Vestal
response to Kara
Sun Dec 11, 2011 07:12

I agree with you Kara. But I feel that researching in my classroom has not only empowered my students, but has also empowered me to really know what level my students are at,what thier interests are and this information allows me to plan instruction based more on their needs and interests. Sometimes I think teachers are asked to implement techniques in their classroom without understanding why or how the techniques came about or why the procedures are even being required. By learning how to conduct research within our own classrooms we are able to better make this more of a routine and part of our daily instruction and the students not even realize what they are teaching us. I know that this project has also helped me become a more reflective teacher to help improve my classroom procedures, especially when it comes to selecting books that interest my students to get them reading.

  • What I've Learned - Kara Scott, Fri Dec 9 16:39
    Teacher as research has given me the opportunity to work with my students and preform research within my classroom. As stated in the article we did follow the same approach as the “Cycle of Teacher... more
    • Reply to Kara - Sarah Hutson, Sun Dec 11 11:32
      I felt the same way about our study. It is amazing how after reading the article, I realized that our study fell into place. I am so glad that I got the opportunity to work with you this semester. I... more
    • response to Kara - Lori Vestal, Sun Dec 11 07:12
    • response to what you learned - tonya isenhour, Fri Dec 9 17:29
      Kara, I agree with you and the article. Teachers should always be conducting research in our classrooms as teachers. You stated that well and the process at which we should do our research! Very nice.
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RE 5040 Fall 2011