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Title: Focus

Clearly state your focus here. Be clear and
concise, get at the issue My AR focus
was Provide a rationale explaining why the
issue was important to you. I chose this issue
Participants and Setting
Are clearly described
Literature Review
List each article in APA format. Tell how the
ideas from each article applies to your action
research focus. Use 2 - 3 bullets per article.
Literature Review
  • Dweck, C. (2002). Praise can be dangerous,
  • of Applied Psychology, 45, 89-99.
  • The article suggest that although rewards have
    been greatly used within education, research
    depicts that such reinforcements does not
    increase intrinsic motivation
  • Extrinsic rewards can have opposite effects
    than planned and can destroy intrinsic motivation
  • Dweck suggests teachers should hold high
    expectations for students behavior without
    extrinsic rewards

Data Collection Methods and Instruments
Clearly explain how you gathered your data (your
3 data collection methods), the procedures you
used and a rationale for your collection
methods. Insert sample questions from
interviews, questionnaires, or surveys - what
you saw in observations - what was in your field
notes If you used student work, journals, etc.
explain what was used. Any visual information is
helpful. The Triangulation Matrix page 73 in
Mills is helpful.
Student Survey
Students answered Likert item survey. Sample
questions were Do you like working by
yourself? Do you like working with the
students at your table? Do you like to buddy
buzz with the students at your table?
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Results/Findings from Your Analysis
Tell us what you found. Include
themes/ideas. Use stories, quotes, narratives,
etc. to make your project come alive. Percents
work, numbers who agree, etc. Concept maps work
well here (See Mills page 108).
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Intervention and Plan of Action
Restate your latest action research issue in form
of a question Present a one sentence statement
describing the goal of the intervention you
describe in your plan of action. Tell us about
your plan and give a rationale for each component
of your plan. Provide your ideas for
reflective monitoring and adjusting of your
proposed plan. Mills page 126 Steps to Action
might be a nice way to do this.