The Work of Scholars Group
The Mills Scholars Group, in its thirteenth year, is a collaborative community of teachers who meet monthly to support each other in conducting research about their practice in classrooms and other educational settings. The purpose of their research is to better understand the complex workings of teaching and learning with the ultimate goal of improving practice and improving student outcomes. At the end of each research cycle, the Scholars share their findings with the broader educational community.
Mills Scholars develop their own questions for their inquiry. Some examples of Scholars’ questions include:
- How can I raise the level of mathematical discourse in my sixth grade classroom?
- How can I be a more effective science teacher for my high school African American male students?
- How do my second grade students view themselves as readers?
- How does my students’ word consciousness help them learn vocabulary?
- How does student self-assessment of learning targets and reflection about them affect motivation and attitudes towards learning?