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Facilitator's Guide to The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research, Second Edition
Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Through Practitioner Inquiry



July 2008 | 56 pages | Corwin

Help educators transform their teaching practices through the power of practitioner inquiry!

Based on the second edition of the best-selling The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research, this guide gives staff developers the tools they need to facilitate book study groups, seminars, and professional development events focused on practitioner inquiry. An effective form of professional development, teacher inquiry has the potential to inform any aspect of classroom practice across subject areas and grade levels. For discussion topics that include differentiated instruction, working with English Learners, Response to Intervention, and more, this facilitator's resource makes it easy to lead participants through a step-by-step process that covers

  • Formulating a research question
  • Collaborating with others
  • Collecting data
  • Analyzing data
  • Writing and presenting classroom research
  • Assessing the quality of the work

The chapter-by-chapter study guide follows the same format as the companion book and features

  • Workshop activities
  • Discussion questions
  • Chapter summaries
  • Prompts for journal writing
  • Activity sheets
  • Sample agendas for multiple workshop settings
  • A workshop evaluation form

The Facilitator's Guide to The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research, Second Edition is ideal for staff developers or anyone leading professional training for groups of any size—pairs, small workshops, or large seminars.


 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
How to Use This Guide

 
Additional Resources for Facilitators

 
 
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: The Reflective Educator's Guide to Classroom Research: Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Through Practitioner Inquiry, Second Edition, by Nancy Fichtman Dana and Diane Yendol-Hoppey
 
Chapter 1. Teacher Inquiry Defined
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompt

 
Resources for Extending Your Learning

 
 
Chapter 2. The Start of Your Journey: Finding a Wondering
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompt

 
Resources for Extending Your Learning

 
 
Chapter 3. To Collaborate or Not to Collaborate: That Is the Question!
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompt

 
 
Chapter 4. Developing a Research Plan: Making Inquiry a Part of Your Teaching Practice
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompts

 
Resources for Extending Your Learning

 
 
Chapter 5. Finding Your Findings: Data Analysis
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompt

 
Resources for Extending Your Learning

 
 
Chapter 6. Extending Your Learning: The Inquiry Write-Up
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompt

 
Resources for Extending Your Learning

 
 
Chapter 7. Becoming the Best Teacher and Researcher You Can Be: Assessing the Quality of Your Own and Others' Inquiry
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompts

 
 
Chapter 8. The End of Your Journey: Making Your Inquiry Public
Summary

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing Prompt

 
 
Handouts
Handout 1: Twelve Interesting Quotes From Chapter 1

 
Handout 2: The Great Wondering Brainstorm

 
Handout 3: Passion Profiles

 
Handout 4: Seven Sentences That Capture How I Feel About Data Collection and Designing My Inquiry

 
Handout 5: Inquiry Brief Tuning Protocol—Six Steps to a Fine-Tuned Plan for Inquiry

 
Handout 6: Data Analysis Summary Sheet

 
Handout 7: Four A's Protocol

 
 
Sample Workshop Agendas: Half-Day Workshops, University Course Meetings, or Afterschool Meetings
 
Workshop Evaluation Form

We ended up designing the course as an online experience, and we needed electronic versions of our selected texts.

Dr Greg Sherman
Educational Studies Dept, Radford University
April 21, 2010

A useful little book which I am sure some of our BA Childhood Studies students will find helpful for their placement activities.

Miss Patricia Wallis
Education , Nottingham Trent University
April 20, 2010
Key features

Highlights for the facilitator include:

  • Chapter summaries
  • Discussion questions
  • Activities for small or large groups
  • Journal writing exercises
  • Resources for extending your learning

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ISBN: 9781412966542
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