Teacher research is an extension of good teaching, observing students closely, analysing their needs and adjusting the curriculum to fit the needs of all. In this completely updated second edition of their definitive work, Ruth Shagoury and Brenda Power present a framework for teacher research along with an extensive collection of narratives from teachers engaged in the process of designing and carrying out research projects to inform their instruction.
This edition includes a greater variety of short contributions from a wide range of teacher-researchers – novices and veterans from all backgrounds and parts of the United States – who speak to the growing diversity in today’s classrooms. Threaded throughout the chapters and narratives is a discussion of the emergence of digital tools and their effect on both teaching and the research process, along with an expanded number of research designs.
The book has three primary components:
Living the Questions will take you step-by-step through the process of designing, implementing and publishing your research. Along the way, it will introduce you to dozens of kindred spirits who are finding new passion for teaching by “living the questions” every day in their classrooms. You will be reminded of why you became a teacher yourself.