Research is a scary word to me. I should say…it USED to be a scary word to me until reading this book and taking this class.
It used to mean hours and hours of scouring library books and encyclopedias. Now, it is much more modern with computers, people, and other inventive ways to compile our work. This chapter explores the action research, which I am interested in.
Chapter 1-Becoming a Student Teacher-Action Researcher
Reason #1-Practioner Based
Done by teachers in their own classrooms! How exciting. We can be teaching, learning, and researching ALL AT ONCE!
Here are the 3 issues I see in today’s schools.
- Positive support from the teacher (PBIS)-there are many children coming in with issues that are beyond our control. We need to not lump them in with “that one is a high behavior..ect” until we get to the root of that behavior. It could be because he/she hasn’t eaten a solid meal in 3 days or has slept in the car…ect.
- The above leads into #2. We need more physical support. More bodies that are trained to help and just be there to support the kiddos. This includes the kiddos that may not often need extra support. We are with them most of their school life and they need to feel safe and secure.
- Communication. In the school I was just in, that seems to be lacking the most. I know from the minute I walk in to the minute I leave I am running. They ask me I have checked my email. I am not able to take a minute to sit down during my day to do that, so no. Not once did the principal stop me to ask how it was going. I know they are ALL busy, but gaps can not happen with communication. It causes mis communication and hard feelings.