What is Teacher Research?
- Research to Practice: "Teacher Research: Getting Started" written by Brian Bardine for the Ohio Literacy Resource Center, Kent State University, briefly describes teacher research and provides suggestions for getting started.
- Fairfax Public School’s Office of Staff Development offers a Teacher Researcher Network. This section of the site explains what teacher researchers do.
- Action research is briefly described and readings related to teacher research are provided by the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory.
- George Mason University’s Graduate School of Education provides a comprehensive overview of the teacher research process. The Teacher & Action Research section of the site provides an overview of what teacher researchers do and outlines the process of conducting a teacher research project.
- Madison Metropolitan School District offers a detailed outline of the Classroom Action Research process through its professional development office. What is Action Research?, What do Teacher Researchers Do?, and Descriptors of Action Research provide an overview of teacher research.
- Jeff Wilhelm: You Gotta BE a Teacher-Researcher, by Ruth Devlin for the National Writing Project. Teacher-author Jeff Wilhelm finds that teachers can do their jobs “better and more efficiently and faster by becoming reflective practitioners who do teacher research.”
- ERIC as a Resource for the Teacher Researcher - ERIC Digest outlines salient characteristics of teacher-led research and its benefits. This overview is followed by discussion of selected resources for teacher researchers, which are available through the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC).