Teacher as Researcher

A Timeless Classic

Who knew teaching students in the virtual environment would be so difficult?  The struggles range from getting students to turn on their cameras to trying to get them working in…

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Out With the Old and In With the New

A New Way to Think About Circles in the Math Classroom As a teacher, by nature, I am a reflective individual that is continuously improving my practice.  Many times, I…

Posted in Megan Kean, Motivation & Engagement, Peter Trapp, Teacher as Researcher | 1 Comment

Using Participation Checks to Promote Turn-Taking in Teams

During the 2019-2020 school year, my CPM Teacher Research Team decided to center our work around active listening and turn-taking. Most of our work ended up focusing more on turn-taking,…

Posted in Jennifer McCalla, Karen Kurcz, Mathematical Discourse, Motivation & Engagement, Sarah Shon, Student Self-Assessment & Metacognition, Study Team Improvement, Teacher as Researcher, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Using Sociograms to See Trends in Team Discussions

Our TRC team is conducting research on equal distribution of talk in teams.  Before the school year started, our team decided to use sociograms to collect data on equal talk. …

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The TRC 6.0 Experience

Walking into Phoenix, Arizona for the TRC meeting, I had no idea what to expect as this was my first year being a member of the TRC program. The only…

Posted in Pamela Propst, Teacher as Researcher | 2 Comments

Are You Willing to Be Real to Increase Equity and Access?

Take a moment and read the letter below that I received from a student this year.   Let that sink in a little bit.   There is a lot more…

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