Conduct research in your classroom and emphasize the theories and methodologies of critical qualitative research.
Explore existing theories, methodologies, and examples of teacher/action research as a way to create educational change.
Analyze your thinking and practices to support critically minded research in the nonlinear, recursive process of planning, action and reflection.
Understand and appreciate the role of “teacher as researcher” as an opportunity to challenge deficit views of teachers and students.
Develop your skills in the genre of research writing.
Some of the questions I had initially were:
The question I eventually decided upon was “What are two to three high-leverage, high-impact grammar instruction strategies that will boost content teachers’ confidence (excepting English Language Arts) in instructing emergent bilinguals when they do not have an ESL co-teacher?” the end goal being to improve the quality of and access to an education delivered primarily in English.
Since it would be a short study, I did not generalize strategies but rather specified that they should be high-leverage and high-impact. Secondary questions included: