This "Take Home Course" is an introduction to a simplified form of action research for the busy educator. Action research is a powerful tool to improve an individual's or a team's practice in any domain. ction research is especially relevant to the lives of educators as it focuses on practical issues. Often, these are issues or problems that educators have already identified within their setting. As educators face an increase in responsibilities, it is important that action research is worth the time invested in it. A good rule of thumb is that action research should save educators as much or more time than the time invested: If five hours are used to plan, conduct, and share the action research, it should save educators at least five hours of work in the future. Click on the image to download the pdf.