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Draw on and develop the skills of your own faculty to provide effective, job-embedded professional development (PD) that is based on proven strategies and cost-effective PD models.
Chapter 8: Teacher Inquiry/Action Research
Teacher Inquiry/Action Research
Very simply put, inquiry is a way for me to continue growing as a teacher. Before I became involved in action research, I'd gotten to the point where I'd go to an inservice and shut off my brain. Most of the teachers I know have been at the same place. If you have been around at all, you know that most inservices are the same cheese—just repackaged. Inquiry lets me choose my own growth and gives me tools to validate or jettison my ideas.
Action research is a superpower. Whether a teacher is just starting out or is a 30-year veteran, action research provides teachers with opportunities to explore changes in their practice as well as a ...