Well, it’s been a few months and I think it’s a good time to check in on our New Year’s Resolutions! Hopefully those of you who were with us in January can make it again and give us an update about how it’s been going. I think my change had a good effect on my student evaluations, but we’ll see if their exam scores have improved!
Related to this, one of the things I really like about summer is the chance to kind of step back and get a bunch of crazy ideas for the next year (not to actually do them all, but just to think about problems and solutions). Action research is a good way to test your hypotheses and this article has a good framework for getting started: Four steps to conducting action research in the classroom. After our updates, we’ll brainstorm some of the issues we’re facing in our own classrooms and methods of researching them using Dr O’Byrne’s advice.
Hope to see you in the Fitting Room on 30 May at 8pm!