My Personal Research Journey


I have chosen the topic of behavior problems in young children as they relate to classroom behaviors and management. This is something that I work through on a daily basis with my own class and I also have a young child who is approaching school age and currently in a two-year-old preschool program. I felt that this would be the perfect topic for me to research on. Thus far, as I did a bit of research in order to help me decide on my topic and sub topics, I came across some websites and articles that I book marked for future reference but then our assignment on quality vs. non-quality research helped me to further narrow down the list. I found the assignment very helpful in my beginning research.

My subtopics for this research assignment are Autism, behavior disorders, and developmental behaviors. Please feel free to offer any advice or resources that you may have on this subject.

Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer!



About toteachistotouchlives

Hi. My name is Kristen Hammel and I am a first grade teacher in Maryland. I am in my fourth year of teaching and now beginning my Masters program in Early Childhood Education at Walden University. I am very excited for this new journey I am embarking on and am excited to share my experiences with you.

2 responses »

  1. Kristen,
    I think behavior problems are a great topic to research. You will find so many proven strategies that will work in your class. Several years ago, I read a book entitled “How to Be an Effective Teacher in the First Days of School authored by Harry Wong. I identified with this author because I felt like he was an expert who could identify what it feels like to be in a class room managing behaviors and reaching students. I have recommended a PowerPoint that outlines his book. I hope you can gather some information. Good Luck!

  2. Hi Kristen,
    I think I mentioned in my response to your discussion post that I attended a great in service on autism from the family perspective. The woman who did the inservice was from TEACCH, a university based program here in North Carolina that provides services for families affected by autism across the lifespan of the affected person. This is a wonderful program here in North Carolina. I would imagine that Maryland has something similar. If you haven’t checked it out already, the national autism association has a great website that provides local support groups and other information on autism.

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