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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Supporting Conflict Resolution in an Early Childhood Montessori Environment, Megan C. Andrews

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The Affects of Nature Based Learning on Children’s Eco-centric Attitudes, Nicolette A. Bidell

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The Effect of Student-Led Conferencing at School and at Home on Goal-Setting, Goal-Fulfillment, Effort, Achievement, Intrinsic Motivation, and Satisfaction for Montessori Lower Elementary 3rd Year Students., Timothy David Blake Schwartz

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Storytelling and Emotional Response to Conflict, Angela K. Boris

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Will the YouCubed Math Program Improve Upper Elementary Students’ Mathematical Mindset?, Nancy A. Bradtmiller

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The Effects of Music and Visual Cues on Transition Time in a Multi-aged 3-5 Year Old Montessori Classroom, Jessica S. Brock

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Goal Setting and Choice on Student Motivation, Donna K. Dodge

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"Effects of Front-loading Vocabulary for English as a Second Language Learners, Mandy L. Downs

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Grace and Courtesy in Living with Conflict in the Montessori Children’s House, Katie J. Gregoire

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The Importance of Student Talk and Strategies for Promoting Classroom Conversations, Danelle Imbertson

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Montessori Parent Education: An Action Research Report, Sarah C. Irving

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Effects of Mentorship on Teacher Classroom Preparedness at the Secondary Level, Kent Janikula

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Does storytelling affect story writing in a Lower Elementary classroom?, Jennifer N. Johnson

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Effects of Grading on Student Learning and Alternative Assessment Strategies, Roxanna M. Krawczyk

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Building Peer Independence among Children, Sienna D. Kuhn

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The Effects of Montessori’s “Walking on the Line” Activity on Student Engagement and Concentration, Emily S. Leutgeb

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How Acts of Kindness Facilitate Prosocial Behaviors in an Early Childhood Montessori Classroom, April L. Malley

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Choice and Growth Mindset, Neysa B. Matt

Supporting Phonemic Awareness in a Montessori Children’s House, Molly G. McDermott

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Discovery Education Techbook Use as a Montessori Science Resource, Michelle S. Oliver

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Incorporation of Blogging in a Middle School Spanish Classroom, Teresa Petrin

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The Effect of Background Baroque Music on Work Accomplishment and Student Concentration on Days of Rapid Weather Changes., Dayani A. Pieri

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The Effects of Calming and Cardiovascular Movement Breaks on Mathematical Fact Fluency, Ross Tollgaard and Jennifer Cuchna

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The Effects of IXL Practice on Geometry and Fraction Achievement, Amanda Wood and Amy Hudspith

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Effects of Peace Education and Grace and Courtesy Education on Social Problem-Solving Skills and Social Awareness, Anna Aarre

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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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Grammar Instructional Strategies and Application, Brandon Becker and Jacob Westman

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

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The Effects of Mindfulness on Students’ Attention, Rose Bringus

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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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The Effects of Social Stories on the Problem Solving Skills of Preschoolers, Sara Cramer

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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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Increasing Student Learning through Arts Integration, Codi Feland, Kylie Petrik, and Jacob Larson

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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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The Effects of Technology on Students’ Retention of Letters and Sounds, Amanda Garcia

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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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Engaging All Students: Strategies to Promote Meaningful Learning and Increase Academic Performance, Heidi Haagenson and Casandra Schlangen

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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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Effective Strategies for Increasing Basic Math Fact Fluency, Laura Hoelscher

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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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The Effects of Inquiry Based Practices on Students Problem Solving Competence, Antonio Kuklok

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Project-Based Learning’s Effect on Students’ Understanding and Usage of the Engineering Design Process, Allison Larsen

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

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The Relationship Between Parental Involvement and Increasing First Grade Fluency Scores, McKenzie Larson and Kelly Ogren

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Beneficial Effects of Practical Life Activities and Normalization, Leah Linebarger

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

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Using Reader’s Theater During Small Group Reading Instruction to Increase Prosody Within a Second Grade Classroom of Title I, Tier II Students, Amanda Mahlum and Stacey Knudson

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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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The Effects of Sign Language on Second Language Acquisition, Itzel Mejia-Menendez

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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 Daily Art Activities on Attention in Elementary Students An Action Research Report By Marjan, Marjan Oghabi

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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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Digital Video as a Summative Assessment Tool, Meghann Peterson

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Mindfulness Activities in Teacher Spiritual Preparation, Suzette Quiros

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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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Schoology: The Adoption of a Learning Management System, Derek Schlager

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The Effects of Frequent Formative Assessment and Feedback on Summative Assessment, Matthew Schugel

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

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The Effects of Movement Interventions on Focus and Concentration in Toddler Montessori Classrooms, Munir Shivji

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Relevant Professional Development: Reflective of Adult Learning Styles, Polli E. Soholt

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Growth Mindset and the Makerspace Educational Environment, Lucas Steier and Alexandra W. Young

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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