Tag Archives: action research

Credit where credit is due on #PedagooFriday⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

You’re probably aware of our end-of-the-week hashtag #PedagooFriday.  The idea is to create a space on Twitter where teachers can share a positive experience from their classroom and, perhaps, develop a happier tone at the end of the week.  It’s been quite a week.  Nuff said. As this week’s Duty Moderator, I noticed that several […]

Teacher research – and why living in an odd numbered house matters⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

Too many years ago to mention, well around 2004-05, when working as a teacher of science, the teaching staff were all called to the hall – “for a quick chat” from the then head teacher. “ We’ve got to do something about the boy-girl difference in L2 outcomes”, announced the head. “Our boys underperform more […]

#5MinResearchPlan by @TeacherToolkit and @LeadingLearner⤴


The nature of Continuing Professional Development is changing in schools; from the one day course chosen from a booklet or website, to teachers engaging in their own action-research. This research may be undertaken as part of the National Professional Qualification for Senior/Middle Leader, or as part of an extended leadership programme – for example, the … Continue reading

Action Research – splash, ripple and growth⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

In Teaching Scotland’s Future (Donaldson, 2010)1, there are repeated references to the need for ‘research-informed teaching’ and ‘practice-based research’ to underpin a 21st teaching profession.  This post is an account of my engagement in both. My first action research project was an investigation into Vertical Groups, a new mixed age grouping practice that had been [...]