How will I apply what I learned from my data to teaching and learning in my classroom?
Since I am a PE teacher and reading intervention teacher, I can apply the observation and questioning piece to my classroom. I am constantly observing what kids are doing and how they are doing it. If I can come up with a simple rubric for certain skills that they need to have mastered I can better keep track of every person in the classroom. This will also serve as proof that every student in fact did learn/master that skill or strategy. For reading it might be a single focus for the day, where PE it might be several skills. Follow up questions at the end of our session is always beneficial, I just need to remember to squeeze them in every time. Sometimes you feel so rushed, but those are the times when you are reiterating what they should have learned.
How can others apply what I learned to their classrooms?
I could share my research with other teachers in my building so that they may explore science-based simulations as well. Maybe this will give other teachers some resources to use when starting a new lesson, or to introduce a new concept or piece of equipment. I know that if I need to go out and do all of the research I am less inclined to proceed with a new idea, but if I have some resources I feel like I have somewhere to start and that I am not doing nearly as much hunting. This doesn’t mean I do less hunting, it just makes me feel like I do less. Maybe others feel that same way, not wanting to reinvent the wheel but to have something they can go to for examples.