Ok, so maybe it’s not a big secret, but I wanted you to be the one to find out first, or second, ok maybe thousand….who cares, the point is, you are here and you are eager to find out how YOU can learn to solve problems at your school. Whether you are a teacher, a principal, or the dean, you considered a leader in what you do, or at least SHOULD be considered as one. By becoming an action researcher, you will be able to solve your school’s (or classroom) issues with ease. I bet there are some things in your classroom that you’re dying to make better, especially for your students. Well, today is your lucky day, and tomorrow, and the day after, and a month from now….how ever long it takes to learn the process. All you have to do is follow 10 steps. OK, just a word of warning, here comes the “stuffy” explanation of the process, but I assure you, it will be quick.
I introduce you to the Action Research Paradigm Protocol (ARPP)………pay attention, it’s not AARP, health insurance for seniors, it’s A-R-P-P. To give you a better idea of what I mean, here is a diagram:
The Action Research Paradigm Protocol (ARPP) helps an individual to carry out action research by following specific steps in three main areas, a) planning for research and problem solving, implementing actions and measuring results, and evaluating and reflecting on results of actions.
I know, I know, it sounds/looks a bit intimidating, but don’t worry, we’ll take it one step at a time. For now, study the diagram and familiarize yourself with it, soon enough you will become best friends!