Graduate School of Education - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Monthly Teacher Research Meeting Agendas

September- Begin a research log. Discuss and reflect on the following:

What is research?
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

How 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

What 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

What questions are emerging from the data
What is my research question now?
What does the data mean?


January- Complete major data collection

Looking 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

What 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


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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.