You can help teachers by facilitating their playing different roles in a group.
- Form groups with six teachers.
- Hand out strips of paper that define the role for each person in the group:
- Have each person read the same article about one research topic and highlight points based on their role.
- Have people report their findings to the others in their group from the role they are playing.
- Make sure someone is a recorder and gathers the information from the group to give to you.
- Research: focus on what the research reports.
- Learning: focus on what will be learned if research is implemented in their schools.
- Positive: focus on the positive aspects found in the research.
- Negative: focus on the challenges and obstacles found in the research.
- Reactions: focus on how others will react to the research (consider the teachers, students, board members, administrators and other community members).
- Understanding: focus on what stakeholders will need to know to understand the research.
Submitted by:Barbara Bray
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