Thursday, January 24, 2013

Action Research Week 2

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?"


  1. I know I didn't realize how narrow we had to get on our research. I hadn't thought just the extent of the research if it isn't narrow and specific nor had I thought about how it would be easy to lose focus and drift into other areas.

  2. I felt the same way after doing the readings and meeting with my site supervisor - I was able to think of additional possibilities for action research. What a great question you have for your project!