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Teachers Network Leadership Institute: Action Research: Our Teacher Research
TNLI MetLife Fellows explore education from their unique, classroom-based perspectives. Their action-research has focused on areas including: Curriculum implementation, classroom management, immigrant engagement and assessment. This page also provides links to their Action Research rubric and and Ideas and Guidelines document.
How To Do Action Research in Your Classroom: Lessons from the Teachers Network Leadership Institute
This booklet by Frances Rust and Christopher Clark consists of a series of exercises that guide you through exploring topics and issues important to you and your students. It suggests ways to practice writing, reflecting, analyzing data, and discussing your work with other educators.
Networks: An On-Line Journal for Teacher Research
Networks offers a place for sharing reports of action research, in which teachers at all levels, kindergarten to postgraduate, are reflecting on classroom practice through research ventures. It also provides space for discussion of other ways in which educational practitioners, alone or in collaboration, use inquiry as a tool to learn more about their work with the hope of eventually improving its effectiveness.
U.S. Department of Education: ED.gov
The home page features links to Do What Works to
learn about research-based practices, Practice Guides for Educators with recommendations on ways to organize instruction and address other common challenges, and Teaching Resources with lesson plans and primary documents. The Research tab leads you to Facts & Figures, Publications & Reports, and Best Practices.
ASCD: Learn. Teach. Lead.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. This site has a reading room in which you can view journals, book chapters, and newsletters. There are also curriculum handbooks and topic packs to explore. A search is available, to find documents on the website that might include these items.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
The home page of the NCTM includes sections on Research, News & Advocacy, Standards & Focal Points, and Lessons & Resources among many others. You also have a keyword search on the site.Remember to use quotes when searching for a phrase!
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
http://www.ncss.org - This site will give you limited information on the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. There is a lot of information that is limited to members only. The keyword search automatically puts a Boolean OR between your terms.
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
From the NSTA home page you will find information focused on particular grade levels from elementary to college. This page features science news, science video picks, and recent NSTA blog posts. There are also Teacher Resources which will lead you to the online journals. Some of these articles will be available online and some are restricted to members.
National Council of Teachers of English
You may sign up for a number of e-mail lists on different topics through the Teacher Talk link. The site also Teaching Ideas which can be searched even if you are not a member. Journals are restricted to the membership. The site also includes the NCTE / IRA Standards for the English Language Arts.
International Reading Association (IRA)
There are links to many online resources including lesson plans, reading lists and resources by topic.