Teacher researchers...

  • develop research questions based on their own curiosity about teaching and learning in their classrooms;

  • examine their underlying assumptions about teaching and learning;

  • systematically collect data from and with their students;

  • share and discuss their data and research methodology with fellow teacher researchers;

  • analyze and interpret their data with the support of their colleagues;

  • write about their research;

  • share their findings with students, colleagues, and members of the educational community;

  • discuss with colleagues the relationships among practice, theory, and research;

  • assume responsibility for their own professional growth.

Source: Fairfax County Public Schools, Office of Research and Policy Analysis