2007 Research
Sep 29th, 2012 by Frank LaBanca, Ed.D.

In 2006-2007, I completed my dissertation examining problem finding behaviors in highly productive science fair students. This week I had a chance to meet with my colleague and former advisor Marcy Delcourt to put some finishing touches on our major publication on the research.

Although I defended in 2008, this work never got published in a journal. I’ve presented it at numerous research and science teaching conferences and have incorporated the results in my teaching.

I am excited to finally be able to present to an international audience.

We’ll see how the reviews come!

Sep 6th, 2012 by Frank LaBanca, Ed.D.

I haven’t spent much time writing recently, but really want to start doing this more aggressively.  I’ve just turned 4o and have decided that I need to have a published book this year.  It will probably be self-published, but that’s just fine.

Part of envisioning yourself as a writer requires you to do it.  I need to write every day.  I plan to once again use the blog as a form of reflexivity.  That is what it was originally developed for as I wrote my dissertation.

So my plans are:

  • write and publish the book
  • complete and publish a research report with my colleague and supervisor Marcy Delcourt (my draft is to her, she needs to review and comment)
  • complete and publish a white paper on “blended learning” with my colleague Matthew
  • conceptualize, write and publish a paper on higher order thinking, 21st century skills, and creative thinking with my colleagues Jason and Chris

Writing, to me, is a very important professional responsibility.  We need to be able to share ideas, best practices, and evidence-based strategies.

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