Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Education, Montessori

First Advisor

Sarah Streyle

Second Advisor

Sarah Hassebroek


Montessori Early Childhood


Children are at risk of becoming adults who are unable to live, work and thrive together within communities across the United States of America due to lack of respect for themselves, other humans and things in the world which goes along with social courtesies. The researcher was an early childhood education teacher who holds a Montessori certification. For six weeks, the participants in the study were able to focus on Grace and Courtesy lessons in which they participated by observing the teacher modeling care of self, care of others, and care of things with careful attention with, mindful movement, and language. The researcher used pre and post-questionnaires, observations, and questions prepared by the researcher to measure the impact of the Grace and Courtesy lessons. The intervention findings show that focusing on Grace and Courtesy led to a more peaceful learning community. Future research could focus more on the language that promotes a socially respectful environment, a more extended intervention period, and other data collection forms.