Back a year ago, my supervising professor and I sat down to discuss my thesis topic. I really had no idea as to what I wanted to do and I can now say that my brain was not prepared at that time to answer that question.
So, she suggested a topic and I went with it. It was something I could easily observe in my school district. I didn't love the topic, but it had components that interested me. (At the time, I also didn't know I needed to love my topic...)
In my class last spring, I did my literature review as part of a class I was in. I had NO idea what I was doing or for that matter WHY I was doing it. I was given criteria and I followed them. (I was definitely playing the "schooling game.")
Here comes this semester... I'm taking a research methodology class... It explains WHY I did everything last semester and why I was wrong with a good portion of it. :/
So, I revised... and revised... and revised some more.
Tonight I sat down with my professor to talk about my topic - He asked me why I was passionate about my topic. I explained. Then he said, "So if your passion is technology and elementary school students, why are you going to observe high school students??"
I explained that it was because my students hadn't received the technology yet...
I told him everything I am doing this year to get them ready for it for next year... How most nights I don't sleep because I am up researching just trying to find any information I can about it.
He looked at me and smiled. "I think you have your research topic right there."
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