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Research Papers from 2022

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The Effects of Formative Feedback and Assessment Tools on Writing Proficiency and Motivation in Elementary Classrooms, Amy Anderson and Beth Horihan

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The Impact of Discourse on Math Learning in Upper Elementary, Dawn Anderson

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Efficacy of Community Building in Adult Online Learning Environments, Meghan Jennifer Gwin Anson M.Ed.

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The Relationship Between Teacher Use of Exclusionary Discipline and Using a Problem-Solving Approach to Conflict with Eighth Grade Students, Rachel Austin and Becki Zeidler

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The Effects of Guided Reading in a Primary Montessori Classroom, Taylor Bates, Mary Brocklesby, and Katie McGarrigle

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The Impact of the Establish-Maintain-Restore Method on Teacher-Student Relationships in the Secondary Classroom, Melissa Bauer

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The Relationship Between Multisensory Learning and Phonemic Awareness and Letter Identification in Kindergarten, Justine J. Beyer

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"What Are the Effects Of Parental Informational Nights/Parenting Classes on the Parent’s Understanding of the Montessori Method?", Mackenzie Brown and Kayla Gamble

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The Effects of Inquiry-Based Activities on Content Vocabulary Retention in 4th-Grade Science Students, Jillian Burns

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The Effects of Outdoor Education and Mindfulness Practices on Attention Issues of Third Graders, Elizabeth Carlson

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Improving Assessment Outcomes in Algebra and Functions Through Concrete Materials and Direct Instruction, Sandra Deacon and Courtney Pillers

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Examining the Impact of Student-Centered Teaching Practices on Ownership and Belonging in a Middle School Orchestra Classroom, Claire Dill

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The Effects of Scientific Inquiry Methodologies on Student Understanding of Evolution, Rachel Downing

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"Mindfulness Breathing in Support of Emotional Self-Regulation in a Montessori Upper Elementary Environment", Emily Farris

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Improving Student Concentration Through Caregiver Education, Arianna Fearing

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The Effects of Goal Setting and Self-Reflection on Student Work Completion and Work Habits in a Montessori Upper Elementary Environment, Kari F. Frentzel

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Impact of Student-Driven Mathematical Assessment on Learning Behaviors in Sixth Grade Students, Cheri R. Gardner

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A Prepared Environment At Home For One Adolescent: The Effect of Exercises of Practical Life on Self-Regulation of an Adolescent, Melissa Herrick Franzen

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The Effects of Daily Explicit Phonics Instruction on Reading Fluency in First Grade, Allison M. Johnson

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The Influence of Role-Play Scenarios and Mindful Reflection on a Small Group of Diverse Daycare Providers’ Responses to Classroom Situations, Charlene Kam

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The Effects of ENVoY on the Middle School Social Studies Classroom Behaviors, Christine Karst

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Gratitude and Work Conferences in the Upper Elementary Montessori Classroom, Karrie Kelly

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Parents Opinions Matter: The Impact of Incentives on Parent/Child Workshops within the Raising a Reader Program, Samantha Kennedy

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The Effect of Antiracist Children’s Literature on Developing Racial Awareness in Early Childhood, Brittany L.M. Ladd

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Mindfulness Breathing and Self-Regulation: The Effects of COVID-19 on Children, Savannah Lontz

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The Impact of Peer-Mediated Support on Social Interactions in a Middle School Inclusive Setting, Adam (AJ) J. Naatz

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The Effects of Leading with Empathy on Faculty Morale in a Montessori Setting, Andrea O'Brian

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Sealing the Cracks: An Examination of Using Special Education Accommodations in the General Education Classroom, Luke C. Olley

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The Effects of Cognitively Engaging Exercise on Children’s Executive Functioning, Emily E. Osborn

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The Impact of Explicit Phonemic Awareness Instruction in a Kindergarten Classroom, Jaclyn Partridge

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The Impact of Altering Physical and Human Components in Middle School Mathematics Classes on Assessment Performance, Raina Quinnell

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The Effect of a Culturally Diverse Art Curriculum on the Early Childhood Student’s Cultural Competency, Erin Reynolds

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The Impact of Read Aloud Summarizing Practice for English High School Students at an Online School, Samantha Savoie

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The Impact of Reflective Feedback Strategies on Learning Behaviors on Seventh-Grade Social Studies Students, James Seegebarth

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The Impact of Implementing Virtual Science Notebooks on Student Science Achievement in a Primary Classroom, Emily Sherman

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The Effect of Morning Meetings on Positive Relationships and Negative Behaviors in Kindergarten Students, Kennedy Stace

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The Effect of Differentiation on Literacy Performance in Kindergarten, Madeline R. Stevens

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Self-Efficacy and Critical Race Theory: The Emotions and Identity of a Montessori Teacher, Marisa Tuffiash

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The Impact on School Progress of Building a Child's Self-efficacy at Home, Diana Wali Eddine

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The Impact of Mindfulness Activities on Teacher Stress and Student Behavior in a Second Grade Classroom, Michelle Wegrzyn

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What Evidence of Change Emerges When Students with Behavioral and Learning Challenges are Placed in an Early Childhood Montessori Environment in Rural China?, Jiao J. Zhang

Research Papers from 2021

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"Developing Creative Thinking with Intentional Teaching Practices in Academic Subjects for Early Childhood Classrooms", Rebecca Appleby

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Sustaining Teacher Resilience for Montessori Education, Rebecca Britt

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The Impact of Self-Set Educational Goals on Increasing Academic Performance in a Middle School Environment, Erin Brown and Alexandra Luthe

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The Effects of Student Constructed Formative Assessment in the Elementary Classroom, Jessica Burgwald

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The Impact of Creative Movement Presentations on Dance Participation and Student Attitudes Towards Dance in a Montessori Early Childhood Classroom, Laura Cefalu

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Effects of classroom talk lessons on student perceptions of collaborative group work in a remote, synchronous Montessori elementary learning environment, Amy Chionis

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The Impact of Extended Recess with Loose Parts Play on Montessori Primary Student Self-Regulation and On-Task Behaviour, Rossana Cogorno Maldonado

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The Effects of Professional Development on Collective Teacher Efficacy, Rachel Cordova

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The Effect of Using Literacy Assessment and Standards Based Teaching for Students with Cognitive Disabilities in Secondary Education, Annie Elias

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The Impact of Creative Movement Presentations on Dance Participation and Student Attitudes Towards Dance in a Montessori Early Childhood Classroom, Ruth Flowers

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The Effect of Control-Based Group Games on Self-Controlled Behavior in a Primary Montessori Classroom, Sophia Foreman

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Spanish Vocabulary Acquisition and Implementation: The Effect in a Mixed-aged Montessori Primary Classroom, Nadhira Hathotuwegama

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The Effects of Daily Read Alouds on Comprehension Acquisition in a Montessori Setting, Gina Hoffman

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The Effects of Reciprocal Teaching on Reading Comprehension in the Virtual Middle School English Classroom, Sydney Jones

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Supporting Self-Efficacy Toward Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Skills in Secondary Students, Amy Kienberger and Clara Raineri

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Proximity and Preparation: The Keys to Engagement in Secondary Montessori Literature Seminars, Metta M. King

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The Effects of Peer Collaboration on Students’ Writing Skills and Their Attitude Towards Writing in a Hybrid Montessori Classroom of Second and Third Grade Students., Preetha Kingsview

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The Effects of Simulation with Cooperative Learning Strategies in a College Sonography Lab, Christopher W. Kopp

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The Effects of Structured Student Interactions on Musical Ability in a High School Orchestra Setting, Kate E. Kowalkoski

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Fostering Emotion Regulation in Lower Elementary Children through Practical Life Exercises, Doris En-Chia Lin

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The Impact of Retrieval and Metacognitive Strategies on Student Outcomes in a Secondary Psychology Classroom, Brianne Lisson

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The Effects of Reading Strategies on EL Students while Transitioning into a Middle School Mainstream ELA Setting, Taylor Melius-Polzin

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Impacts of Early Childhood Professional Development on Educator Practice and Subsequent Student Experience in the Outdoor Environment, Hannah Mohr

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The Impact of Writing Strategies on Student Proficiency and Confidence Levels in an Advanced Placement Human Geography Course, Heather Murphy

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Effective Interventions to Support Struggling Readers in Upper Elementary Grades, Rebecca Nilsson

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The Impacts of Mastery Experiences, Vicarious Learning, and Role Models on Engineering Self-Efficacy in Middle School Students, Amanda Ostrem

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The Impact of Vigorous Physical Activity on Preschool and Kindergarten Children’s On-Task Behavior and Focus, Christine Phillips

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Impacts of Discourse on Algebra Achievement, Higher-Order Thinking, and Student Efficacy at the Secondary Level, Paige Roth

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How Gender Composition affects Collaborative Small Group Work and Female’s Attitudes towards STEM at the Upper-Elementary School Level, Karee Smith

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The Effects of Social-Emotional Learning Strategies on Promoting Positive Behavior on Elementary Students, Lauren Stang and Andrea Wells

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Improving Toddlers' Transition to a New Classroom: Using Attachment Theory, Yoonju Um

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The Effects of Multi-Sensory Structured Literacy Instruction on Promoting Word Recognition in Elementary Schools, Jennifer Veronen

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Becoming and Belonging: The Effect of the Lessons of Grace and Courtesy on Peer Reverence in a Montessori Primary Environment, Olivia Wieger

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The Impacts of Peer to Peer Collaboration on Science Self-Efficacy Among 8th-Grade Students, Erin Wilmes (Kaus) and Elizabeth Bohnert

Research Papers from 2020

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The Effect of Growth Mindset on Mathematical Performance in Algebra Support at Minnetonka Middle School East, Chelsie R. Anderson

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The Impacts of a Revised Handwriting Curriculum on Independent Letter Formation and Motivation in a Montessori 3-6 Classroom, Rebecca Junnila Baldini

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Literacy Approaches in Montessori 3-6: An Action Research Project, Margaret Beagle

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The Effects of Social-Emotional Learning and Teacher Relationships on Middle School Student Well-Being, Allison Beggs and Sara Olson

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Influence of Translanguaging Interventions on Writing in Elementary Immersion, Laura Blasena

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The Effects of Community Building Music on Transition Time in an Early Childhood Montessori Classroom, Rachel Branum and Brady Howard

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The Effects of Connecting Rituals on Verbal Conflicts in the Montessori Preschool Classroom, Dave Budish

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Self-Efficacy: A First-Generation American Educator Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Montessori Classroom, Esmeralda Cuevas

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The Relationship Between STEM Identity in Marginalized Groups and Engagement Strategies in 5th Grade Science Students, Leigh C. Danner

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The Impact of Integrated STEM Equipment on Student Learning and Efficacy in the Fourth Grade Science Classroom, Catherine Evans

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The Impact of Grace and Courtesy Lessons on Self-Regulation in a Toddler Montessori Environment, Catherine S. T. Greene

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The Impact of Nonviolent Communication in an Early Childhood Montessori Environment, Amanda Britt Hadsall Jakowich

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The Efficacy of Google Slides on Adult Learning Outcomes in a Montessori Teacher Training Center, Devon Harper

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Community and Collaboration: The Effects of Participation in an Online Leadership Cohort on the Self-Efficacy of School Leaders, Jennifer A. Harris

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The Impact of Read Aloud with Socratic Discussion on the Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills of the Elementary Student Submitted on May 21, 2020 in fulfillment of final requirements for the MAED degree Lesley Kirk Saint Catherine University St. Paul,, Lesley Kirk

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The Effects of Physical Movement Breaks Prior to Direct Reading Instruction of Kindergarten Aged Students, Brittney Klish and Katie Marisal

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Mindfulness and the Virtual School: Effects of Mindfulness Interventions in the Aftermath of Emotional Trauma and Isolation., Kulliki Kuningas

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Minecraft and Montessori: Connecting In-class and Remote Students During COVID-19 Restrictions, Dawn Lessoway

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Identifying Opportunities and Challenges of Using Prodigy Math in a Sixth Grade Math Classroom, Corryn Lyons

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The Effects of Physical Movement Breaks Prior to Direct Reading Instruction of Kindergarten Aged Students, Katie Mariscal

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The Effects of Discussion Groups on Teacher Confidence and Comfort-Level with Anti-Bias Education at a Private Urban Montessori School, Michael Sullivan McKiernan

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Pilot for Teacher Professional Development in the use of Total Participation Techniques, Patricia Mintz

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The Effects of Play-based Learning on Early Literacy Skills in Kindergarten, Katelyn Moore

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The Impact of a Social Justice-Oriented Mindfulness Practice on the Self-Efficacy of an Early Childhood Montessori Teacher, Quiana Myers-Vandrovec

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Effects of Mindfulness on Teacher Stress and Self-Efficacy, April Netz and Lauren Rom