Why do action research?

…5 benefits of doing action research in the classroom Teachers are constantly tinkering, creating, learning, and growing. Action research is a slightly formalized version of what skilled teachers do…

How to get started with action research

Research 101 Action Research springs from a state of mind: “By systematically studying my practice I can continuously improve and potentially inform others.” This inquiry stance underpins the major components…

Unpacking a great action research project

…A tale of research-driven change Last year two educators at Crossett Brook Middle School undertook an amazing action research project that directly improved their interactions with students. Mollie Burke-Bendzunas,…

Our Research Agenda

…we do here at the Tarrant Institute: the professional development we provide partner educators, the action research projects we help those educators undertake in their classrooms, the support we provide…

20 time in the middle school classroom

…Lessons learned from passion-based research Passion-based research goes by many different names; 20% Time and Genius Hour are just two different terms that describe school projects that center upon…

How do adverse childhood events affect student performance?

…Cognitive outcomes vs intersectional traumas We talk with legendary awesome stats guy Mark Olofson — now Dr. Legendary Awesome Stats Guy Mark Olofson — about his research into adverse…

Research and computer-based science inquiry

Research-fueled decision-making & teaching As a research fellow here at the Tarrant Institute, peer-reviewed research articles mediate my perception of reality. But as a science educator, I have been…

Revolutionize student research with Padlet

…she teaches students to conduct research. I love her story because it has something for everybody. In addition to practical and actionable advice for teachers who want to try to…

Brainstorming and Research in PBL

research. But the world of information is a vast wilderness fraught with danger: the danger of misinformation! Before we can research, we need to brainstorm: What do kids want to…

3 ways to use Google Forms to streamline your workflow

…For exit tickets, student support & action research Using Google Forms and Google Sheets together can streamline your process and make all your tasks feel just a little more…