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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Effects of Reviewing a School’s Mission and Vision on Teacher Stress, Erica J. Adams

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Filling the Gap: Phonological Awareness Activities for a Montessori Kindergarten, Shauna A. Aranas

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Cooperative Activities to Reduce Aggression in Young Children, Kristin R. Beardsly Schoenherr

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Developing Fluent First-Grade Readers Using Repeated Readings, Gina Bernhagen, Angela Fischer, and Jana Job

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T he Effects of Work Journals, Portfolios, and Cosmic Education on Intrinsic Motivation in an Upper Elementary Montessori Environment, Heather R. Brown

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Valorization of the Adolescent Personality, Maribeth Brown

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The Effects of Reading Fluency in the Elementary Montessori Classroom, Melissa R. Bullerman and Ashley M. Godinez

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Peer Tutoring and Cooperative Groups in the Dual Language Classroom, Cristina I. Celis

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The Effects of Purposeful Work, Structured Play, and Leadership Meetings on Aggressive and Destructive Behaviors, Hannah R. Cohen

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Mindfulness-Based Practice in an Elementary Classroom, Lauren M. Coiner

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Transition Strategies in Early Childhood Settings, Crystal P. Cunningham(Black)

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Finding Better Ways: Exploring techniques to support Native American and Low-income Students in a Middle School, Wade Curren, Julie Curren, Caitlin Draper, and Ben Schiermeister

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Increasing Number Sense through Mathematical Discourse in the Primary Classroom, Julie Danielowski

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Implementation of Self-regulation and Conflict Resolution Strategies through Conscious Discipline in an Early Childhood Classroom, Alyssa F. Dapolito

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The Effects of Character Education on Social-Emotional Behavior, Diane M. Dodds

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Parent Communication and Earthquake Safety, Damir Dzafic

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Work Conferences and Student Engagement, Hannah K. Ebner

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Peer Teaching and Social Interaction, Jacqueline A. Edman and Elsabet J. Roth

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Helping Third-Grade Students with Task Management in a Montessori Classroom, Jessica H. Fabel

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Mindfulness Intervention: Usefulness In Elementary Classrooms In Regards To Transitions And Collaboration, Jessie M. Filkins

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The Effects of Motivational Strategies to Increase Teachers’ Commitment and Enthusiasm, Donna A. Fiumara

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Close Reading Strategies for Difficult Text: The Effects on Comprehension and Analysis at the Secondary Level, Kimberly Goblirsch

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The Effects of Purposeful Physical Activity on Student Concentration in a Montessori Children’s House, Sheena M. Goerg

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Fostering Self-Sufficiency through Problem-Solving, Elizabeth G. Hamilton

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Grace in the Face of Conflict: Can Grace and Courtesy and Peace Curriculum Lessons create a Peaceful Classroom?, Baer A. Hanusz-Rajkowski

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Gender and Collaborative Writing, Anna F. Hertzog

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Music, Community, and Cooperation in a Lower Elementary Classroom, Heidi S. James

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The Effects of a Collaborative Team on Early Intervention in a Preschool, Tiffany L. James

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The Effect of Creativity in Nature, Jackie M. Ji

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Using Self-Monitoring to Increase Self-Regulation in Young Children, LaToya T. Jones

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Implementing Technology in the Primary Montessori Classroom, Mitzi R. Jones

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Vocabulary Instruction and Student Participation and Retention, Jenny A. Kading and Lisa J. Zuther

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Increasing Motivation to Improve Reading Comprehension, Katelyn Larson, Kelsey Ledger, and Ashley Mastel

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Grammar & Writing: Pedagogy Behind Student Achievement, Cheryl M. Louis

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Student Involvement in Gardens and Healthier Food Choices, Brittany Masters

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Purposeful Movement in an Early Childhood Classroom, Dana H. McCabe

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Using Technology to Aid in the Differentiation of Mathematics in a Sixth Grade Classroom, Abigail Morales

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The Effects of Meditative Activities for Primary-Aged Children, Vanessa I. Padua-Evans

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A Blended Learning Approach to Increasing Student Achievement in a Sixth Grade Mathematics Classroom Using Flipped Classroom with Tiered Activities, Krystal Peterson

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Parent Involvement in Kindergarten, Martine A. Reinhardt

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Communication and Conflict Resolution in Early Childhood, Alyssa K. Ringgenberg

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Teaching Academic Vocabulary in Mathematics to English Language Learners, Emily M. Sasse

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The Effects of Mindfulness Practices and Activities on Student Attention and Work Engagement in a Multi-age 4th to 6th grade Montessori Classroom, Jamie L. Schaub

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The Effects that Consistent Routines have on Transitions, Sarah L. Seiberlich

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Pants, Jacket, Hat, Boots & Mittens, Boots & Mittens: Toddlers’ acquisition of dressing skills and independence, Kimberly F. Stevenson

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Roleplaying to Develop Self Regulation, Baylen N. Wagner

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Effective Teacher Communication as a Bridge Between School and Home, Kimberly J. Walton

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T he Effects of Loose Parts and Nature-Based Play on Creativity in the Montessori Early Childhood (3-6 year old) Classroom, Leah C. Yavuz

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Effects of Directed Movement on Focus, Catherine A. Zoeckler

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Effects of Interactivity, Scaffolding and Modeling on Children’s Attention and Engagement During Read Aloud Time, Sara Agnello and Mary Yengle

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A Toddler Mentor Program with Elementary Students to Improve the Development of Empathy, Michelle Aldrich

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Increasing Intrinsic Motivation and Reading Comprehension in Children, Lucy Amundson

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The Effects of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in the Elementary Classroom, Stephanie W. Beard, Katherine L. Moe, and Julie L. Wieczorek

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The Effects of Gender Grouping on Female Students’ Participation in Physical Education, Anthony Bender and Jill S. Litfin

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The Effects of Differentiated Mathematics Rotations on Basic Facts, Samantha Bold and Alison Kaubisch

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Improving Letter Name Knowledge in Primary Montessori, Melissa Sue Brodin

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Beyond Good Manners: Gratitude and Student Engagement in Lower Elementary, Vanessa Callaghan

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Cursive Handwriting with Kindergartners, Amy J. Carlson

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Aligning State Developmental Standards to Toddler and Early Childhood Montessori Practical Life and Sensorial Materials, Erin H. Conway and Amanda E. Fink

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Increasing Special Education Students’ Literacy Through the Use of Specific Assistive Technology, Elizabeth A. Davidson and Liana M. Lingofelt

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Effective and Efficient Parent-Teacher Communication, Germaine M. DiJohn

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The Effects of Physical Activity on Reading and Mathematics Achievement in an Elementary Classroom, Chelsey Earney, Emily A. Berg, and Jill M. Wallert

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The Efficacy of Classroom Management Software on Parent-Teacher Communication, Michelle L. Ellis

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The Effects of Choice on Reading Comprehension in 2nd-3rd Grade, Julie P. Fraumeni-McBride

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The Impact of Student Editing and Error-based Instruction on Writing in a Fourth-Grade Classroom, Erin T. Hinton

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Promoting Parent Involvement, Erin A. Hlavaty

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The Impact of a Flipped Classroom on Student Achievement in Mathematics, Science and Physical Education Classrooms, Paul Jundt, Kelly A. Moormann, Andrew M. Voorhees, and StaceyAnn Ziemann

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Character Education Using Literature and Discussions, Molly A. Leifeld

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Working It Out Together: Teaching the Steps of Conflict Resolution to Preschoolers, Krista M. Macsata

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The Impact of Creating Visual Arts on Reading Comprehension in Third Grade Students, Erica M. Mathieson

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Montessori Mathematics Curriculum and Lower Elementary Students Understanding of Length Measurement, Katherine L. McIntosh

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The Effects of a Peace Curriculum on Reducing and Resolving Conflicts among Children Ages 3-6 Years, Maria T. Morningstar

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Universal Response Methods, Kristen J. Nordstrom and Robert L. Mathis

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Accounting for Student Engagement Through Pre-Service Teacher Assessment, Kelsey C. Odell

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Student Perceptions and Experiences in Hybrid Courses, Diane Perry

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Success of English Language Learners: Barriers and Strategies, Brita Bostad R, Stephanie A. Cwikla, and Jacob L. Kienzle

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Use of High-Level Questioning to Increase Student Achievement in Reading, Amber A. Remark and Emily M. Ewing

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Absenteeism, Building Relationships, and Standards-Based Grading, Patricia M. Romaine and Heather M. Sinkler

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Communicating Effectively with Parents in the Montessori Environment, Lindsey A. Seril

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Creating A Normalized Montessori Classroom, Heather L. Somerton-Burkhardt

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Increasing Boys Engagement in Literature through Supplementary Texts, Jessica Spindler

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The Space Between the Notes: The Effects of Background Music on Student Focus, Duna L. Strachan

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The Effects of Integrating Mathematics into the Physical Education Setting, Steven D. Thompson and Jacqueline L. Robertson

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The Effects of Technology on Engagement and Retention Among Upper Elementary Montessori Students., Justin E. Tosco

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Instilling Reverence for Montessori Materials Through Rituals of Grace and Courtesy, Stephanie M. Van Fleet

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Public School Administrators and Montessori Education, Katy Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Effects of Using a Systematic Approach During Mathematical Instruction, Heather Arroyo

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Standards-Based Grading That Results in Grades Accurately Reflecting Students’ Knowledge, Danielle Asplund

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The SIOP Model as it Pertains to ELLs in a Mainstream 2nd Grade Classroom, Sydney Azure

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An Authentic Mathematics Problem Competition and Its Effect on the Performance of Advanced Sixth Grade Learners, Eric Bergerson

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Help Me Help Myself: The Role of Helper Flags as Tools for Self-Regulation, Lara G. Bergman

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Montessori in the Home and Connections to Parent Education, Barbara Bisceglia

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Decreasing Off-Task Behaviors in an Elementary Classroom, Celia Bradley

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How Does Parent Nutrition Education Change What Children Bring for Lunch?, Theresa A. Brandl

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The Effect of iReady Mathematics Intervention on Student Achievement for Students in Kindergarten & First Grade, Sarah Brilz, Whitney Fridley, Kristen Just, and Kim Stein

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Finding the Balance with Student Assessments, Zachary A. Calcutt and Crystal L. Helms

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The Effects of the Implementation of the Conscious Discipline Program on Social Emotional Learning in an Early Childhood Classroom, Ashly Chavez

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Paternal Involvement in Children’s Education Collaborative Investigation to Increase Father Interest, Nina A. Costello

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Bridging the Developmental Gap in the Montessori Toddler Classroom, Tama D'Angelo

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The Benefits of Collaborative Learning in the Elementary Classroom, Crystal Daugherty