Browsing All posts tagged under »Teacher Research«

The Struggle of a Lifetime: Good Trouble

July 27, 2020


I will keep hope alive. There’s work to be done.

Educators Against Academic Excellence? Part 2

February 26, 2020


I thought that administrators would enthusiastically embrace practices that could eliminate the need for in-school suspensions and keep students in classes. I was wrong.

Educators Against Academic Excellence?

February 25, 2020


Why would it be desirable to see a young person begin engaging in college scholarship but undesirable for a teacher to continue engaging in university-based scholarship throughout their career? 

Celebrating Myself Like Walt Whitman

January 10, 2020


I was 30 and had just attempted suicide when my therapist helped me realize that my parents were never really going to be interested in me, let alone impressed w/ my achievements–that my achievements were mine and that I could enjoy them even if nobody else cared. (29 November 2019) The statement above is a […]

Gaining Ground: Reader Engagement

March 3, 2019


In my last post about teaching ELA12 readers, I wrote, “I hope that the urge for the social connection that is so strong in teens will inspire them join the circle of people talking about books.” I am seeing some success!  After two weeks of seeing only a handful of students complete the Signpost assignment […]

Celebrating Curiosity, Inviting Inquiry

January 23, 2019


What happens when I have the courage to invite my students to question every claim, even mine, and never stop asking, "What evidence supports this claim?"

Returning To Reading Research

July 26, 2018


I finally come back round to my reading research. Several months ago, I wrote: This is Part 1 of a Multi-Part Series on Reader’s Workshop in Senior ELA12. Future posts will narrate our journey through the unit, highlights and insights from the journey, and include explanations of how I model The Reading Life for my […]

Teacher Research 2018: Organizing Artifacts

July 9, 2018


5 July 2018 What happens when I sort and organize the documents from the past school year? What happens in my thinking? What emotional reactions do I have?   When walked upstairs yesterday morning, I was determined to get the job done, once and for all. It was ten o’clock, and I had a jam […]

Artifact Analysis: Daily Lesson Plans

June 19, 2017


One of the artifacts that has a lot of information in it is the document with my Daily Lesson plans. I make one Google document for each class for each trimester, and I project it on the screen each day, displaying the day’s learning goal, instructions, due dates, and announcements. I haven’t yet, but in […]

Photo Essay: Artifact Analysis

June 17, 2017


Artifact analysis is a big part of teacher research. As I was working on analyzing artifacts, I remembered that when I started doing teacher research, I wasn’t really sure what the term “artifact” meant. Since this series is in part a demonstration of the research process for teachers who are new to T-R, I thought […]