Why Educators must Do Research Educators require to conduct research in order to make efficient decisions regarding student learning and student achievement. Additionally, teachers should be reflective regarding their practice in order to make suitable changes and accommodations, especially for diverse student populations. Complete both parts of this assignment:
Part A: Read the given articles regarding being a reflective practitioner: "The Articulated Learning: An Approach to Guided Reflection and Assessment" "The Role of Reflection in Differentiated Instructional Process" by using information you gathered from the articles, give an analysis of the given problems: What does it mean to be a reflective practitioner? Why must teachers be reflective? How would you describe yourself in regard to being a reflective practitioner?
Part B: Give an evaluation of this problem from Barth (as cited in the Phelps, 2008): "How much are you prepared to risk of what is familiar, comfortable, safe and perhaps working well for you, in the name of better education for others?" Reflect on present practices and how you can be a reflective change agent. Think regarding the given problems:
How will you use research to enhance your practice in order to facilitate student achievement?
What two areas of practice in your educational environment do you think require researching and describe why?
You should comprise one scholarly resource in addition to the required articles.
The paper should be cited in proper APA formatting and must be three to four pages in length, in addition to the title and reference pages.