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Research to Practice

How do you learn about research and best practices, and how do you translate, customize, and implement this knowledge in practice?  This group is designed to foster deep conversations about turning what we learn into what we do.

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Latest Activity: May 14, 2013

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Structured Reading Time in the Middle School Setting

What research exists on providing a daily or every-other-day period for students to read self-selected books.  At Mechanicsburg Middle School, we have had many discussions on increasing student…Continue

Started by Matthew Stern Nov 15, 2010.

Discussion Starter 4 Replies

Hi Folks,As a discussion starter, I pose the following questions:1. How can I make my student's thinking visible?2. How can I uncover student misconceptions and/or errors in reasoning?3. What…Continue

Started by Gregory Louie. Last reply by Gregory Louie Sep 21, 2009.

How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom 4 Replies

For those of you, who wish to join this discussion, the full text is available online at:…Continue

Started by Gregory Louie. Last reply by Gregory Louie Sep 13, 2009.

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Comment by Kim Lucas on October 20, 2011 at 5:30pm

Hi everyone,

 

In the next few weeks, we'll be seeing a few changes to the Educational and Action Research group.  Please feel free to continue conversations and even begin conversations that address some of the changes taking place!  Our first few changes include a new group name (Research to Practice) as well as a new group description. 

 

Over the next few weeks, we'll implement a few more new things--so stay tuned!

Comment by Gregory Louie on August 30, 2009 at 11:35pm
Hi All,

I'll be actively recruiting more members for the discussion over the next two weeks. I intend to build the critical mass of participants needed to sustain an interesting discussion.

In order to structure the discussion, let's plan to read around 25 pages from the first title, How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom. If we continue to read about 25 pages each week, we will finish the book in about 10 weeks.

Once we start, let's post our comments and questions to the group by Sunday evening of each week.
Comment by Debra Garcia on August 30, 2009 at 8:47pm
Thanks for the invite Greg. I had heard about the portal but hadn't joined. I will post responses soon.
Comment by Gregory Louie on August 30, 2009 at 7:17am
Hi Folks,

As a discussion starter, I pose the following questions:

1. How can I make my student's thinking visible?
2. How can I uncover student misconceptions and/or errors in reasoning?
3. What remedies/solution strategies can be applied for each specific misconception or error in reasoning?

These questions are intended to spur others. The goal is get a feel of the landscape and generate new questions that will deepen our discussion.
 

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