A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to meet with teacher researchers from across the country at a day-long preconference sponsored by the International Reading Association’s Teaching as a Researching Profession Special Interest Group and Teacher as Researcher Subcommittee. This is not the first time I have had the opportunity to connect with teacher researchers. In fact, I have been active with teacher research for over twenty years. Back in 1987 the idea of teacher research was radical. Imagine teachers researching their own practices and using their insights to talk back to policies and mandates that limit learning for children and their teachers. We believed that we were involved in important work and that our effects would be far reaching.
Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research: