I have been working hard to prepare for data collection and analysis this week. First off, I have been pouring over my new Brain Gym teacher’s edition book and I have been working hard to select the activities that will improve the focus and engagement if students. In addition to preparation for implementation, I also spent this week recording my students to collect comparison data. I have five engagement percentages for my students in the 10 minute period I will be collecting data for over the next few weeks after we begin doing Brain Gym activities. This practice has not only been helpful for comparison purposes, but I have also gotten used to the method I will be using to observe my students and to collect data. I have been recording each day’s observations on an individual observation data form. Additionally, my students have become used to seeing my computer recording them, and don’t really questions its presence anymore.
I have all my data collecting forms ready, the observation sheets, the surveys, and the focus group questions ready. I have become familiar with my data collection methods and I am prepared to begin Brain Gym implementation on Monday. I have already gotten my research proposal approved and I am ready to get my project going!