Investigators of Practice
Investigators of Practice
The Byram Hills School District developed a pilot course in 2009 for tenured teachers as an option for professional learning and growth, overseen by the District's Evaluation Committee, to train teachers in a structured approach to collaborative inquiry, or classroom action research. "The truly successful teachers are those who constantly and systematically reflect on their actions and the consequences of those actions. This constant reflection results in the acquisition of new knowledge as it pertains to the teaching and learning process" (Mertler, 2009, p. 21).
The teachers and administrators participating in the course, now called, Investigators of Practice, select a focus
While teaching has been traditionally viewed as an isolated profession, Investigators of Practice
Enjoy the summaries of our investigations into our practice as educators. We hope you will find insights that stimulate your interest in becoming an investigator of your practice as well!
- Presentation to the Board of Education. December 9, 2014.
- Research study on the effectiveness of our action research course. August 2014.
"The single thing which makes any man happiest is the realization that he has worked up to the limits of his ability, his capacity
-- Neil Armstrong
SUMMARIES OF RESEARCH PROJECTS
|TITLE OF INQUIRY PROJECT||AUTHORS||DEPT / GRADE LEVEL||YEAR|
|Co-Teaching Methods||Laura Borneman|
|Classroom & Special |
Education / K-2
|Michael Chuney||Art / 9 - 12||2016|
|Co-teaching / 6||2016|
TITLE OF INQUIRY PROJECT
|SUMMARIES FROM 2016 - Coming Soon|
|Critiques Using ||Lila Horn|
|Coming soon...||Joanna Lewick||Social Studies/9-12||2016|
|Coming soon...||Barbara O'Connell||Mathematics/9-12||2016|
|The Effects of Computer vs. ||Kim Smith|
|Designing a Classroom to Meet the Needs of a Student in the 21st Century||Sheila St. Onge||Social Studies/6||2016|
|SUMMARIES FROM 2015|
- Any names of students mentioned in the summaries have been changed and specific details that might lead one to identify an individual have been altered.
- All summaries are the property of the Byram Hills School District.
- Feel free to contact the authors should you have any questions or comments.
|Title (Year)||Authors of Study|
|Why do students struggle at Byram Hills? A retrospective, analysis, and strategic plan (2014)||Christopher Borsari|
|An examination of student motivation at Byram Hills High School (2012)||Michael McGrath|
|Student anxiety and stress at Byram Hills High School (2011)||Kristina Wilson|
|Transition to Byram Hills High School (2011)||Gary McCarthy|
|An examination of student transformation at Byram Hills High School||Michael McGrath|
|Emotional presence||Michael McGrath|