This week was a real eye opener for me. I did not ever consider how diverse the action research topics could possibly be. For instance, my narrow mind had only conceived a small handful of the potential categories. I was mainly focused on student behaviors and performance. Since I have not officially began my research, I may change my mind yet!
Next, I had a very beneficial experience with my mentor/supervisor. She assisted me in picking my topic by providing positive and negative feedback about each of my action research ideas. This allowed me to weigh out my options in a totally different light.
As of right now, I plan to do an action research project to answer the question, "How can a student with Oppositional defiance disorder be motivated in the classroom?"