Schedules for Meeting
Monthly Teacher Research Meeting Agendas
September- Begin a research log. Discuss and reflect on the following:
What is teacher-research?
How do I find out about what interests me?
What are the expectations for this project?
How does one develop teacher-research questions?
How do I find my research questions?
What is my research question?
October- Begin the Data Collection
do I find out more about what interests me?
How am I looking at what I am curious about?
What is data?
What does it tell me?
How can I begin collecting data?
How do I revise my research question?
November- Continue and expand methods of data collection
data is emerging?
Where does the data lead me?
What else do I want to know?
How else can I be collecting data?
December- Begin the analysis
questions are emerging from the data
What is my research question now?
What does the data mean?
January- Complete major data collection
at data as a whole, what is my research question?
What do I think I have learned so far?
February- Wrap-up data collection and begin draft writing
March- Focus on your draft writing
What am I learning?
How can I best show what I have learned?
Are there gaps in my research?
April- Narrow your focus
are my findings?
What are the implications for further study or action?
May- Deadline draft due Share your draft with others- perhaps round table discussions with school faculty
Summer- Revise and prepare for possible publication
The outline was based on the Tentative Research Plans and Timeline Table found in MacLean, M. & Mohr, M. (1999). Teacher-Researchers at Work. Berkely, CA: National Writing Project, p. 25-26.