chapter  6
Teacher Research, Professional Growth, and School Reform
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In a casual conversation during a teacher research meeting in Chicago, Tom Daniels commented on how teacher research meetings and especially the sustained opportunity to talk to other teachers helped him and his peers learn and grow:

In San Francisco, Phi Potestio, who was part of the same network as Daniels, explained how the more solitary act of doing research yielded similar benefits for him:

Sarah Warshauer Freedman University of California, Berkeley

By the end of the year, Potestio went even further: “I think [teacher research is] much more valuable than anything you learn in education school.” He continued by suggesting, “It would be nice to institute it so that training teachers, or even student teachers, are to some extent evaluating themselves this way” (M-CLASS San Francisco site meeting).