A Happy Teacher Looks Back Jim Parsons Jim Parsons is a storyteller. His book A Happy Teacher Looks Back includes a series of feel good stories about teaching and the influence of teachers on students. Many stories are humorous, and many touching. Jim’s philosophy is that happiness in teaching emerges, as Erik Erikson notes, from […]
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Engaging in Action Research: A Practical Guide to Teacher-Conducted Research for Educators and School Leaders Jim Parsons, Kurtis Hewson, Lorna Adrian, Nicole Day Visit Brush Education to learn more and to place an order. You don’t need a tweed jacket to be a researcher—in thousands of schools across North America, practising teachers conduct studies on best […]
Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model: Beliefs, Structures, and Processes to Transform How We Respond to the Needs of Students Kurtis Hewson, Lorna Hewson, and Jim Parsons Responding to the individual needs of students involves a cultural shift in schools and districts. A Collaborative Response Model is a school-wide framework that places inclusion at the core […]
Conducting Teacher Research Jim Parsons, Kurtis Hewson, Lorna Adrian, Nicole Day Part 2 of a two-part series, with chapters focusing on Project Management, Collecting Your Data, Analyzing Your Data, and Reporting Your Findings. Place an order ($5 + shipping and GST – every fifth book free) Read the Preface Parsons, J., Hewson, K., Adrian, L., & Day, […]
Preparing for Teacher Research Jim Parsons, Kurtis Hewson, Lorna Adrian, Nicole Day Part 1 of a two-part series, with chapters focusing on Introducing Educational Research, Planning Your Research Project, How to Write a Literature Review, and Designing a Research Methodology. Place an order ($5 + shipping and GST – every fifth book free) Read the […]
An article examining why assessments need to help flag students for professional dialogue, rather than allowing individual students to remain hidden in the aggregate. Hewson, K. & Parson, J. (2013, June). The children in the numbers: Why aggregate achievement goals miss the mark. Education 17 Canada, 53(3), 9-11.