I conducted my first teacher research study in the spring of 2000 as a requirement for a class I was taking at Arizona State University. This one teacher research study has profoundly changed what I think about teaching. Teaching for me, has become a quest: a never-ending pursuit for those things that matter most to my students and me as we work together in my classes. This essay is my story of how I went from seeking the answer to a rather simple question about my teaching practice to pursuing teaching as a quest. It is a story that shows both the struggles and the rewards of a first time teacher researcher.
Dabisch, Denise I.
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