It took a great deal of time to work through the data and try to make sense of it. The survey data was complicated and I was very fortunate to be able to work with Sharon Jeroski. Sharon helped me look at the survey data in many different ways and then find the ways that best tell our story.
The case studies were fascinating and I read them over and over looking for themes. The themes soon became very evident. And so... the writing began. The report itself is 13 pages long and I hope to figure out how to attach it to the blog. But for now I will attach the final summary.
When I read this summary again -- I am really struck by the hard work, the creativity and the commitment of the teachers involved in this project. All of them tried new ideas, focused on students that desperately needed their attention and care, and shared their excitement and insights with all of us. I can say for sure that the kids benefited from being involved -- and I am quite sure that all of us adults did as well.