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Melissa Boyd
reflections
Sun Dec 7, 2014 15:33
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I have learned much from this research project. I started this project with a mindset that this type research was something I did in my classroom everyday, but soon realized that this was only partially correct. There was so much more to it. I became more mindful of how I was teaching and was very comfortable knowing that my actions were based on research that was shown to be effective. My instruction became more focused and purposeful. It was interesting to observe what my students were learning and how they were learning. I used collected data to make changes in my instruction and drive intervention.

I have already begun acting on what I have learned in this class. I realize how beneficial action research in the classroom can be for both teachers and students. This project has given me a tool to share research and interventions with my colleagues. I have shared my presentation during a grade level meeting. Having research and data solidified my presentation. We have discussed conducting research across our grade level in an effort to increase reading growth. Knowing how involved a research project can be, I think I would prefer to work in a partnership for instead of on my own.

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