The following contains the results of a study from my action research project that seeks to better understand how my own teaching practices have changed over time. The study focuses on three research questions: How has my use of culturally relevant pedagogy changed over time? How has my use of evidence-based practices changed over time? And how has my use of scientific inquiry changed over time? This research does not seek to evaluate how well I made use of the concepts within these three categories, rather, to better understand how much they were utilized over time throughout the student teaching experience. The student teaching practice is meant to be a reflective time of growth and learning. The results showed a slight increase in the planning, implementation and use of culturally relevant pedagogy, evidence-based practices, and scientific inquiry. Ultimately, however, the conclusion reveals that there is a lot of learning left to do that I will carry with me well into my career as a teacher.

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Master of Arts in Teaching (initial licensure)

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Kenneth Carano

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Karla Hale



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