Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



First Advisor

Kristine Cook




The aim of this study was to determine if ENVoY is an effective classroom management tool to use in a 7th-grade social studies classroom. There was a need to reduce the amount of time spent on stopping unwanted classroom behaviors, such as blurting and being off task. This research was completed over a six-week period in a suburban school. Data was collected using four different methods and completed multiple times throughout the research period. Classroom observations were conducted and behaviors were tallied. Students completed self-assessments asking them to reflect on four different behavioral criteria. Data was also collected using teacher-student conferences as well as a teacher journal. It was determined that ENVoY can be an effective method of classroom management when implemented consistently. This determination has led to the continuation of the method in my classroom.