Living the Questions

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2012-02-28
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

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Author Biography

Ruth Shagoury (PhD, University of New Hampshire) is the Mary Stuart Rogers Professor of Education at Lewis Clark College. She works with students of all ages (from preschool through adult learning), teaching in classrooms as well as conducting workshop across the United States and Canada. Her current research is focused on language and literacy acquisition with diverse student populations. She is the author of several books, and her articles about literacy, research, and teaching have appeared in numerous journals. Brenda Power taught for many years at the University of Maine, before leaving in 2002 for full-time work as a senior editor for Stenhouse Publishers. She founded Choice Literacy, a multimedia professional development resource for teachers, in 2006.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Why Teacher Research?p. 1
Research Workshop
"Celebrating 'Things I Learned Last Week'"p. 9
Featured Teacher-Researchers
"Teaching and Researching Riffs"p. 12
"Process Versus Product"p. 15
Questions Evolvingp. 19
Research Workshops
"What's Coming Apart So It Can Come Back Together?"p. 26
"Strategies for Working Toward a Research Question"p. 30
Featured Teacher-Researchers
"Real Magic: Trusting the Voice of a Young Learner"p. 33
"Real Teachers Don't Always Succeed"p. 40
"You Get What You Ask For: The Art of Questioning"p. 45
"The Power of Wonder Questions"p. 49
Research Designsp. 53
Research Workshops
"Hanging Around"p. 72
"Testing the Water with Mini-Inquiry Projects"p. 74
Featured Teacher-Researchers
Research Plans of Michelle Schardt, Emily Gromko, Sarah Christenson, Christina Wallacep. 76
Harvesting Datap. 91
Research Workshop
"When to Write: Strategies to Find Time for Note Taking"p. 120
Featured Teacher-Researchers
"Middle School Readers' Mid-Year Surveys"p. 124
"Focusing on Student Talk"p. 127
"Assessment: Inside and Outside Views"p. 129
What Likes What? Data Analysisp. 135
Research Workshops
"Language Patterns; Reflecting with Transcripts and Wordle"p. 159
"The Draw a Reader Test: Informal Assessment Supporting Teacher Inquiry"p. 162
Featured Teacher-Researchers
"180-Degree Turn? Or Close to It?"p. 167
"Simple Truths"p. 169
Citing a Tea Bag: When Researchers Readp. 171
Research Workshops
"You're Invited"p. 178
"What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About…?"p. 185
Featured Teacher-Researchers
"Writing a Literature Review: Joining a Conversation in Progress."p. 180
Honest Labor: Writing Up Researchp. 187
Research Workshops
"Seeing What Is Not Seen: Another Reason for Writing Up Teacher Research"p. 200
"Making Deadlines"p. 204
Featured Teacher-Researchers
"5 Easy Steps for Starting a Blog"p. 205
Sustaining Research: Building and Extending Research Communitiesp. 209
Research Workshop
"A Secret Hidden in Plain Sight': Reflecting on Life Experiences"p. 223
Featured Teacher-Researchers
"The Anticipation Guide: A Tool for Study Group Leaders"p. 228
"To Fart or Not to Fart: Reflections on Boy Writers"p. 231
Epilogue: Why Not Teacher Research?p. 235
Appendix: Teacher-Research Designs
Bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 281
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