Date of Award
Action Research Project
Master of Arts in Education
Megan Olivia Hall
Education, Curriculum and Instruction
This action research project aims to measure the social and self-awareness of 6th grade math intervention students in a suburban school in central North Dakota from the end of January to the beginning of March 2023. This study focused on two methods to promote student-teacher relationships and build a classroom community. The two methods employed were Circles for whole group activities and Dialogue Journals for individual correspondence between students and teachers to build that relationship. Surveys were done before and after the six-week intervention to gauge student perceptions on their own emotions, academic, and social-emotional activities in school. Students were interviewed after the intervention to collect qualitative and quantitative data on their opinions about the activities in the intervention. This study concluded that students see the importance of Social Emotional Learning and enjoy building relationships. All schools and communities that play a role in the development of children need to take time to teach and practice Social Emotional Learning.
Mann, Karli. (2023). The Impact of Dialogue Journals and Circles on Social and Self-Awareness in 6th Grade. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/maed/512