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Research Papers from 2019

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Effects of Mindfulness Strategies on Student Self-regulation Skills in Primary and Elementary Students, Kandace Alphonso, Saboohi Durrani, and Monika Sood

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The Impact of Self-Set Writing Goals on Student Engagement and Academic Outcomes in Middle School Special Education, Emily Alvarez

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The Impact of of Grace and Courtesy Lessons on Independence in Elementary Aged Children, Hayley Bahnemann

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Cross-Age Connections: The Effects of a Peer Mentoring Program on Students’ Connectedness to Self, Others and School, in Two Public Elementary Schools in the American West, Joy Baty and Lindsay Wilwol

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The Effect of Thinking Routines on 4th and 5th-grade Students’ Sense of Agency, Cyrena Beaumont and Kelsey Martin

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Mathematical Literacy: The Effects of Mathematics Journals on Student Understanding of Fractions in a Montessori Classroom, Eileen Bechler

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The Effects of Standards-Based Grading on Stakeholders Understanding of Student Mastery in Middle School Math, Lynn Cady

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Behavioral Effects of Outdoor Learning on Primary Students, Makena Cameron and Samantha McGue

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The Relationship Between Parent Education of Sleep and Routine & Classroom Behavior of Students at a Pee Dee Region Elementary School, Kristina Chandler and Jessica Webb

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The Relationship Between Anti-Bias Curriculum and Cultural Competency Among Middle School Students, Nicole Conyers

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The Impact of Second Step Implementation on Students’ Social-Emotional Skills in an Elementary School Setting, Sara M. Dewald, Brittany B. Ternes, and Megan R. Wald

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Breaking Gender Barriers Through Literature in the Elementary and Pre-School Classroom, Bonnie J. Frieden and Jenna G. Laffin

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The Impacts of Teaching Specific Engineering Group Processes to Cooperative Learning Groups in a Middle School STEM Classroom, Mollly Gareis

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The Impact of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy on the Academic Achievement of High School Students in an Alternative Art Class, Cory Kent Gierhart

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The Effect of Role Models and Real-World STEM Content on 6th Grade Student Learning and Interest in a STEM Career, Charles P. Huber

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The Effects of Outdoor Activity on Concentration, Rebecca Hyatt

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Effects of Social/Emotional Lessons in an Elementary Montessori Environment, Lauren L. Kolb

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The Effects of Coding Integration on Student Engagement and Academic Achievement in a 5th Grade Mathematics Class, Sinead Meehan

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You Don’t Need to Speak to be Heard: The Effects of Using American Sign Language with Hearing Lower Elementary Montessori Children, Rachel A. Murnane and Lisa M. Wolfe

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The Effects of Implementing Montessori at Home on Children’s Independence and Self-Regulation in a Montessori Classroom, Betty Namuddu, Emily Vance, and Victoria Litton

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Physical Activity Improving Executive Functioning Behaviors in Montessori Children Ages 3-12, Melissa Patten and Amanda Bodden

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Building Bridges: Using Community-Based Participatory Action Research to Examine Communication Between Somali Families and Teachers at a Suburban School in Minnesota, Ashley Quien

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The Effect of Guided Reading on Student’s Academic Achievement in First-Grade Classrooms, Mandy Sioringas and Nola Steier

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The Effects of Digital Games on Engagement and Motivation, Jamie L. Skala

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Effects of Mentorship on Empathy Development and Civility in an Upper School Community, Cassella M. Slater

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The Effects of Incorporating Coding on Student Experience and Understanding of Middle School Mathematical Concepts, Ashley Tewes

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The Effects of Songs on Hmong Vocabulary Acquisition, Julie Thao

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Building Self-Efficacy as a First Year Primary Montessori Teacher, Lucy Trower

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The Effectiveness of the Flipped Classroom on Homework and Student Achievement in a Secondary Mathematics Classroom, Adam Welch

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The Impact of Metacognitive Strategies on Fifth Grade Students' Reading Comprehension, Jessica Williams

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Anti-Bias Multicultural Education Using Children’s Literature, Rebecca Yates

Research Papers from 2018

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The Effect of Goal Setting and Student Self-Reflection on Motivation and On Task Behavior in the Upper Elementary Public Montessori Environment, Kelsey E. Alesch and Frances E. Niblack-Rickard

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The Effects of Collaborative Grouping on Student Engagement in Middle School Students, Jeanine M. Backer, Jaymeson L. Miller, and Shannon M. Timmer

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Confidence and Common Challenges: The Effects of Teaching Computational Thinking to Students Ages 10-16, Chris Belanger, Hannah Christenson, and Kathleen Lopac

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The Effects of Teaching Nonfiction Text Structure Reading Strategies and Thinking Maps on Writing Quality in Sixth-Grade ELA and Science Students, Kyle Bracchi and Stephan GrandPre

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What Effects Will Collaborative Art Have on Social Cohesion?, Nadine Clarke-Manning

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The Effects of Interactive Word Walls on English Language Learners’ Academic Vocabulary Acquisition, Jessica A. Curtis

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Effects of Storytelling on Emotional Development, Elizabeth Erickson

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Conflict Resolution with Grace and Courtesy Lessons, Natalie Friesen

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Effects of Pencil Grasp Exercises on Handwriting in Sixth Grade Resource Students, Karen Galloway

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Yoga Before Naptime, Natalie L. Henderson

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Using iPads to Increase Students’ Letters and Letter Sounds Knowledge, Jessica Isgett and Leslie Mann

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Effects of Collaboration on Elementary Teachers, Meghan M. Jackson

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The Impact of Using Seesaw Between Students, Parents, and Teacher in an Elementary Setting, Andrea Jarvis and Zachary Martin

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The Effects of Learner-Generated Multimodal Video on Student Laboratory Reflections in a High School Chemistry Classroom, Cassidy Javner

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The Effects of Digital Portfolios and Flipgrid on Student Engagement and Communication in a Connected Learning Secondary Visual Arts Classroom, Megan Johnson and Maia Skarphol

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Improving Teacher-Efficacy, Gillian K. Jones

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Impact of Responsive Classroom and PBIS on Behavior Choices in the Elementary Classroom, Allison Kalkman

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Making Feedback Stick: The Effects of Targeted, Verbal Formative Feedback Strategies on Writing Skill Acquisition for Secondary English Students, Sean Kern

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Scaffolding the Implementation of the Engineering Design Process within STEM Based Projects, Jeffrey Kohoutek and Chris Lyons

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The Effect of Seesaw Technology on Parent Engagement at Private Montessori Schools, Stephanie Kurnava and Jamie Sellhorn

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Social-Emotional Learning in Pre-Primary and Primary Education, Jillian R. Larson, Paige A. Larson, and Anna Marie C. Wiatros

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The Effect of Nature Work in a Primary-Aged Montessori Environment, Dorothy R. Lerma

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The Impact of Grace and Courtesy Instruction and Modeling on the Normalization of a Montessori Primary Classroom, Kara A. Mahan

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The Effects on Completion Rates and Comprehension using a Blended Flipped Classroom with Tiered Instruction in Accounting and Computer Applications High School Classroom, Shari Lynn McTaggart

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The Effect of Small, Flexible Grouping on Academic Achievement in the High School Social Studies Classroom, Chris Merrigan

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Read Like you are Talking to a Friend: The Effects of Using a Systematic Approach, Including Teacher Modeling, Repeated Reading, and Corrective Feedback on the Reading Fluency and Prosody of Students in a 6-9-year-old Public Montessori Classroom, Catherine E. Munro and Julie A. Foltmer

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The Effects of Connecting Rituals on Tantrums and Physical Conflicts, Julia E. Neumann

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Rest and Independence in the Daytime Nap, Maisah S. Outlaw

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The Effects of Purposeful Vocabulary Instruction, Kelsey Raasch

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Speaking to the Numbers: Impacts of Growth Mindset on Student Mathematics and Achievement, Sarah Rodriguez

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Nudging Parents Towards Parent Education Emails, Lauren P. Sitarz

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The Effect of Engaging in Food Prep on Willingness to Try New Food, Alyssa Stahl

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Montessori Family Education, Katharina Vidojevic

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The Effects of a Peer-Supported Mindfulness Practice on Teacher Stress Reduction, Dana Vitolo

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The Impact of Teacher Collaboration on the Implementation of Best Practices with a Learning Management System in a Public School Setting, Sarah Vycital, Nicholas Zwick, and Ross Nelson

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The Effect of Purposeful Movement in the Garden On Attention and Focus in the PrimaryMontessori Classroom, Linda Webb

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The Effects of Record-Keeping on Teacher Self-Efficacy and Student Self-Regulation in the Primary Montessori Classroom, Molly W. Wheeler

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Mindfulness and its Effects on Self-Regulation in a Lower Elementary Classroom, Jennifer Yenter

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Women in STEM: Female Role Models and Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies, Karl Zachmann

Research Papers from 2017

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

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Small Group Math Instruction in the Middle School Classroom, Jessica Balt

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Using Mindfulness to Self-Regulate in the Upper Elementary Classroom, Ashleigh L. Bartz

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The Impact of Implementing Core Curriculum in an Outdoor Classroom on Primary-Aged Students’ Academic Achievement, Meghan Best, Claire Dickinson, Courtney Hugstad-Vaa Leer, and Molly Kalina

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

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The Behavioral Effects of Learning Outdoors, Shannon Bjorge, Tracy Hannah, Peggy Rekstad, and Tara Pauly

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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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Movement Interventions for Appropriate and Coordinated Movement, Brianna N. Blasberg

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Storytelling and Emotional Response to Conflict, Angela K. Boris

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The Effects of Parent-Teacher Communication using Digital Tools in Early Elementary and Middle School Classrooms, NaTeal Bosch, Stephanie Bosch, Kylie Cline, Sarah Hochhalter, Aleksandra Rieland, Emily Takekawa, and Tanya Walther

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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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The Effect of Implementing Hess' Cognitive Rigor Matrix Within Fifth-Grade Independent Learning-Contracts Upon Student Engagement and Time-on-Task, Andrea Carlson

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The Effects of Using Computer and iPad Story-Writing Applications for Creative Writing with Kinder Year Students in a Montessori Early Childhood Program, Ruth Ann Christensen

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The Impact Of Creating A Positive Culture For Feedback Within The Secondary Career & Technical Education Classroom, Jennifer Denault, Kristine Hintz, and Kelsey Thielges

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The Effects of Pre-teaching Vocabulary, Along with Peer Collaboration, on Student Comprehension of Social Studies Texts at St. Cloud Tech High School, Molly Denne

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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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The Effects of Collaboration on Teacher Empowerment, Brittany Kay Feinauer

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The Effects of Technology on ELL Students Writing Fluency, Aristea Goundouvas

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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