For our last week of discussion, we ask that you read chapter 6 which discusses publication. For this chapter, please feel free to leave your own thinking about the chapter or use one of the prompts listed below. Thank you!
Share your thinking about the chapter. You may want to consider one or more of the following prompts below:
General Prompts to post with each chapter:
Thank you for your participation thus far! We have enjoyed reading your thoughts about inquiry! For this week, we will discuss chapters four and five which focus on data. Please feel free to share your thinking about these chapters and/or use some of the prompts below.
Specific Chapter Prompts:
Share your thinking about the chapters. You may want to consider one or more of the following prompts below:
We look forward to reading your responses! Thank you!
For this week, we will continue our discussion about chapter 3 regarding research questions. Please feel free to post a response to Week 4 or add to a thread from discussions that occurred in the previous weeks.
Thank you for your participation!
For this week, we will explore chapter 3 which focuses on developing a question. Consider responding to one or more of the following prompts:
Chapter specific prompts:
Thank you for another great week of discussion about action research! This week's discussion will be focused on Chapter 2. Below you will find some specific and general prompts to help guide your thinking. These are only suggestions. We welcome your own thinking as well!
Specific prompts to the chapter to possibly consider:
Thank you for your participation thus far! We are looking forward to a continued collaborative discussion in which we share our thinking about the text.
For week 2, share your thinking about Chapter 1. After reading the chapter, consider responding to one or more of the following prompts or share your ideas with a general prompt.
Prompts specific to chapter 1:
Thank you again for your participation!
Please take a few moments to introduce yourself and share about your understanding and/or experiences with action research.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Janice & Meg
January 18 – February 29
Attention, attention! Read all about it - Action research and advancing English Language Arts! Join us for several weeks of a collegial conversation focused on English Language Arts and how to use inquiry to advance students’ learning. All educators are welcome - elementary, secondary, college level, and teacher educators.
We will provide a suggested schedule for responding to the chapters in the book, because some people find that helpful.
For others, it’s more appealing to read at their own pace and respond to points that stand out along the way. Either way is fine; this is meant to be an informal, collegial conversation. For the same reasons, we will include some suggestions for ideas to respond to, but any and all responses are welcome, whether they are specifically to the book, to connections from you own experience, or responses to another commenter. Please feel free to share your own thinking, use the general prompts, or reply to the specific prompts for each chapter. We look forward to hearing your thinking!
~ Janice and Meg
Thank you to all who participated or followed along in our book discussion. Please share any closing thoughts, takeaways, or related books for teachers or students. Also, we hope to see you at our Spring Literacy Conference on May 4th at St. Joe’s, where Lisa Lucas will be our keynote speaker. See details under ‘Meetings and Events: Spring Literacy Conference’.
Chapters 5, 6, & 7 offer a wide variety of strategies for eliminating distractions, focusing our attention, and making the most of positive, collaborative relationships. Lisa guides us through ways to apply these strategies to our personal and professional lives. What are some strategies that you are trying out or thinking about implementing with your family, colleagues, or students? For example, are you trying to cut down on multitasking or perfectionism? Are you finding ways to form more positive habits? Have you considered the Appreciative Interview in Chapter 7? Please share any ideas or adaptations that you are gaining from this book.