Clear: easily understood by your audience
Focused: narrow enough to allow you to address it in your assignment
Concise: expressed in the fewest possible words
Complex: Cannot be answered with yes or no. Is not a leading question
Open: open to research - should generate more questions
What is your topic? culturally-responsive teaching
Rephrase your topic as a question:
How does culturally-responsive teaching contribute to the creation of a safe learning environment?
Narrow your topic and consider 5-6 critical points to narrow your topic:
Start with a preliminary search. Consider popular sources (relevant websites news etc. to determine your interests. Revise your research question and your search strategy.
Consult the ATA for relevant reports
Consult the Canadian Education Association/ EdCan Network
Search COPA for information on safe classroom environments, bullying etc.