Thesis examples

In their second year, Apprentices analyze an element of their classroom practice and conduct action research, then write a thesis article on their process and findings. This work is of great value to the school and often contributes to their co-teachers' practice in lasting and meaningful ways. Examples of Apprentice theses from the 2014-16 ACT cohort can be downloaded here:

Oriana Connolly - Making it Better
Improving descriptive writing in young children through exposure, analysis, and repeated revision

Danielle Ito - Nature Journals
Making the case for taking children outside: the benefits of integrated outdoor learning

Elizabeth Thompson - Listen to Your Own Self, Inside
Literary discussion and problem solving in a K-1 classroom

Elsie McIver - "Why are they telling me this?"
Reading non-fiction for understanding in the early elementary grades

Cecca Wrobel - A Sensible Practice for Sense-Making
The simplicity for introducing a Number Talks routine for deepening quantitive reasoning