Why do action research?

Here are 5 benefits of doing action research in the classroom 1. Action research powers professional growth Action research is a powerful form of teacher-driven professional development. In Action Research

How to get started with action research

an Action Research project, as captured in the table below: Plain Language Action Research Lingo What I will study Abstract and Research Question(s) Practice to be improved Rationale (and Literature…

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, speech…

Our Research Agenda

is out there, and to prioritize what needs to be done. The result of this effort is a new research agenda, which can help both teachers doing action research and…

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 personal…

How do adverse childhood events affect student performance?

Q: How did you come up with your research question? Olofson: That’s a really good question. I think I got to my research questions in a few different ways. I’ve…

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 unsure…

Revolutionize student research with Padlet

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 use…

Brainstorming and Research in PBL

entire research phase. The Research Phase Let’s launch! First, provide some supports: Teach and model note-taking and source-citing. How about some templates for that? Here are ones that work with…

3 ways to use Google Forms to streamline your workflow

Multiple teachers can input data and easily report out. 3. Action Research Action research has been a consistent vehicle for educators to engage in meaningful inquiry about a problem or…