Part I: The Action Research Process
About This Book: Jackie Delong and Cheryl Black
Action Research for Professional Development: Jean McNiff (view at www.jeanmcniff.com)
Part II: Educational Change Fund Project
Diane Morgan: Educational Change Fund Project
Peggy Callaghan: How can I improve my practice in the use of a systematic phonics program to continue to provide stimulating opportunities for my experienced Senior Kindergarten children while keeping the Junior children engaged in the learning?
Kevin Haggith: Can reality-based programming be used to motivate students and parents to engage in the learning process thereby favourably affecting levels of achievement?
Anita Ricker: How can I more effectively teach my primary students to communicate their learning in math with greater confidence; namely to express that learning clearly, using pictures, numbers and words?
Sandie Fulford: How can I use electronic portfolios to create a reflective record of the highlights of my students' school year?
George Neeb: What can I do to improve students' reflective writing using electronic portfolios?
Sue Young: How can I help students to develop self-advocacy skills so their specific needs can be met or accommodated?
Jennifer Sztramko: How can I improve student learning through the implementation of several strategies related to reflective practice?
Julie White: How can I improve my math teaching practices and consequently my students ability to problem solve and communicate their learning in mathematics?
Part III: Learning Teams
Christine Stewart: Leading Learning Teams to Improve Teacher Practice --Learning With H.E.A.R.T.
Anne LaRoche: How do I effectively implement a Guided Reading programme in my classroom to improve individual student reading levels?
Marsha Lofthouse: How can I facilitate comunication between home and school by involving parents and children in home-based activities to further the success of my students?
Patricia Smith: How can I help parents to become knowledgeable and effective partners in their children's literacy development?
Jo-Ann Duns: How can I effectively implement Guided Reading into my classroom to increase individual reading levels?
Cheryl Lynn Boyko-Summerfield: How Do I Improve The Reading Levels Of All My JK/SK Students?
Part IV: Individual Projects
Deb Opersko: How Can I Increase Reading Ability Using Guided Reading Strategies?
Nancy Carroll: What can I do to help my students communicate better in math?
Janet Trull: The Parent Story
Jackie Delong and Heather Knill-Griesser: How do we integrate issues of power and ethics in valid explanations of our educative influence as a teacher-consultant and superintendent?
Cheryl Black: How can I improve my ability to balance my elementary school administrative role with my assigned teaching load to adequately meet the needs of other people as well as my own?