After reading many blogs, I have decided that we all have the same idea about what action research means. Most importantly, we agree that it is the most beneficial research done by teachers because it deals with the problems from their classroom with their students. I have come to realize that action research is an ongoing research project. You will not necessarily solve all of your problems at first. You analyze your data and adjust your approach. You do this as many times as it takes to achieve success in your classroom.
I am excited about conducting this research project. However, I am still undecided about what I want to study. I am pretty sure it will do with problem-solving as that is what my math students struggle at the most. I am trying to figure out how to go about conducting the research. I plan to spend much of my time this upcoming week reviewing other action research projects done by math teachers. I hope that by the end of this week I will have something more concrete to share with you all.
Thank you to all of my fellow educators for your great ideas.