This booklet provides teachers with an outline on action research. On page 9, you can find a guide that helps you to plan your school year around a timeline for action research, with most successful practices for each month. This includes deciding on a question and gathering your wonderings in September to sharing your study with others in June.
An account of two teachers' reflections on action research in the classroom is described here. One teacher reflects on her experience in a first grade classroom, while the other recounts her experience in a third grade classroom. Each held a strong focus on students and the way they learned, as well as developed a significant increase in their teaching methods as a result.
Teachers can identify specific changes that can improve their lessons and utilize their own research that they observe in the classroom. Action research consists of: Identifying the problem and envisioning success, Developing a plan of action, Collecting data, analyzing data and forming conclusions, Modifying your theory and repeating the cycle, and finally Reporting the results.
A study was conducted to determine if action research helped improve student achievement once teachers evaluated and observed students needs and measured their progress. The conclusion of this article, on page 25 uncovered that students increased their comprehension of the vocabulary and allowed them to gain a better understanding of the concepts due to the action research project.
Continuing professional development programs focus on the teacher actively taking part in the observation and continuing improvement of student learning through action research, which allows teachers to reflect on data they have found to improve the quality of the lessons.