Mentoring teachers to research their classrooms: a practical handbook

This free handbook is a step-by-step guide for mentors supporting teacher researchers.

The handbook offers insight, practical ideas and activities based on direct experience of classroom-based research in multiple contexts. Divided into two parts: Mentoring foundations and The process of teacher research, the 12 units can be used independently or altogether. With accompanying tasks and videos, the handbook is a useful resource to explore concepts like designing research questions and building research into routine teaching. 

The handbook facilitates reflection and includes references to additional resources. Use it individually or with peers to develop your skills in effectively supporting classroom-based research and enrich your professional development. 

The book will also be of use to school and educational leaders who are considering implementing teacher research and are looking for input and guidance on how to do this effectively.

See what the book reviewers say:

“This handbook is the first of its kind in that its content is directly aimed at providing practical guidance to teacher-mentors and suggests how to effectively develop oneself as a mentor to classroom-based teacher-researchers.” Dr Rhian Webb, Senior Lecturer in TESOL,University of South Wales, UK.

“This handbook will prove an invaluable resource to ELT departments wishing to encourage teachers to explore, understand and improve their classroom contexts.” Wayne Trotman, Teacher Educator, Izmir Katip Celebi University in Izmir, Turkey.

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Submitted by Zoya Pukha on Thu, 04/11/2024 - 07:13

Thank you so much for the webinar. It is really a great Know How to inspire teachers' researches. The handbook gives lots of tips. Even those teachers who consider that researches take aditional time besides our daily professional duties can conclude that all the observations that are written in our note - books worth much for our lifting up as teachers when students grow and succeed. We let our learners grow when we grow professionally .
Zoya Pukha

Submitted by Mohamed Al-Ghareeb on Tue, 01/09/2024 - 07:07

Mentors raise your confidence and problem-solving abilities. Along with developing leadership skills, having a mentor to advise and guide you can increase your confidence and help develop problem-solving skills. Regarding confidence, research has tied having a mentor to an overall increase in emotional health.

Submitted by mhandeni on Tue, 12/01/2020 - 12:47

Thank you very much for sharing this book. I am also thinking of conducting a study on the same in my country. I have a feeling that the majority of teachers do not research their own classrooms. I want to empower them by conducting a study. I would also appreciate your advice on this matter.

Best wishes

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