Teacher as Researcher SIG 126
SIG Purpose
The AERA Teacher as Researcher SIG is dedicated to supporting research done in schools by PreK-12 practitioners on their own practice.  While this work can be conducted in collaboration with other researchers, it should reflect equity of initiation, data collection, analysis and presentation, with teachers sharing primary credit and responsibility.  We are the only special interest group whose core purpose is the articulation and representation of classroom teachers' perspectives by the classroom teachers themselves. 

Message from SIG Chair


Welcome to AERA’s web page for the Teacher-as-Researcher SIG!

It’s our aim that the Teacher as Researcher SIG can be a place of sustained and positive learning in this time when high stakes testing has become the standard in classrooms across the country. This work is important because when teachers conduct research, we have the opportunity to grapple with dilemmas, try solutions, reflect on data, and generate understandings that have the potential to advance students’ learning.  Creating such places for inquiry is a vital step in improving the quality of our teaching and developing positive learning contexts for children. 

Our SIG is seeking a record number of submissions, presentations, members and curious guests.  Please encourage your colleagues and teacher friends to join our SIG, submit proposals, and attend our sessions at the Annual Meeting.  The 2015 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 16th through Monday, April 20th in Chicago, Illinois.

Please take a look at the new photo gallery, here, on our website for some highlights from the 2014 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, including a link to Cynthia Ballenger’s paper from our Business Meeting.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Chicago. 

Megan Blumenreich, EdD

Who We Are
Profile of Teacher as Researcher SIG #126 Members
SIG Officers


Structure & Government
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