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From Boutique to Big Box: A Case Study Concerning Teacher Change Transitioning to a Public Montessori Elementary School
Balancing the dual curricula of Montessori and standards-based instruction results in challenges and successes, but some teachers in a short time felt they were able to effectively balance the 2 curricular mandates.
Validity and Reliability of Early Childhood Normalization Instrument First Steps - 2019 Conference
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Normalization Checklist. This Normalization Checklist was vetted by a group of Montessori experts for content validity and was utilized in a previous study but has not been studied thoroughly. By Tracey N. Sulak, Janet H. Bagby, Munube Yilmaz, & Crystal Collins
Intuitive and Intentional Change Agentry
This author presents reflections on her experiences of change agentry, specifically through her work in 4 small Elementary schools.
How Montessori Educators in the U.S. Address Culturally Responsive Education
In addition to investigating how Montessori educators in a public school setting address the pluralistic nature of their students’ cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds, this author outlines a plan of action to address challenges and improve pedagogy in light of these findings.
Making Peace: A Creative Thesis Project
This creative thesis project highlights the development of a book, Making Peace, which brings the notion of peace to light for children and includes an appendix written specifically for parents and teachers
Implications for Peace: Montessori Elementary Education
Implications for peace in a Montessori classroom are examined through the environment, classrooms materials, and teacher experience of spiritual awareness.
Creating Play Spaces that Promote Motor Skill Development & Physical Fitness - 2016 Conference
Creating Play Spaces that Promote Motor Skill Development & Physical Fitness - Presenters: Schweighardt and Paek - Video https://youtu.be/iYtXiBcUGkw
Observational Assessment of Literacy Development: The Use of Running Records in the Montessori Classroom
The running record is an observational-based literacy assessment protocol that changed this author's beliefs and attitudes about literacy learning and how she taught and assessed literacy.
Incorporating peace education into the school curriculum: Building empathy and self-worth while taking ownership over peace
Findings from this small-scale qualitative study suggest that a peace program was positive in nature, and that students were able to build empathy for one another, support one another, and develop awareness for peace inside and outside of the classroom.
Montessori as Metonymy: How Montessori Early Childhood Teachers Approach Race in the Classroom - 2020 Conference
Montessori as Metonymy: How Montessori Early Childhood Teachers Approach Race in the Classroom - 2020 Conference - Presenter: Teresa Ripple, EdD
Would Implementation of Core-Specific Yoga Poses Have an Impact on the Overall Core Strength of the Young Child? - 2020 Conference
Would Implementation of Core-Specific Yoga Poses Have an Impact on the Overall Core Strength of the Young Child? - 2020 Conference - Presenters: Jennifer Baker Powers & Jan Mallett, PhD
Complexity Theory: Exploring the Transformation of a Montessori Teacher - 2020 Conference
Complexity Theory: Exploring the Transformation of a Montessori Teacher - 2020 Conference - Presenter: Brandi Allen
Why I Teach: A Content Analysis of Eight Early Childhood Teacher Vignettes - 2020 Conference
Why I Teach: A Content Analysis of Eight Early Childhood Teacher Vignettes - 2020 Conference - Presenters: Josh Thompson, PhD, Karen Walker, EdD, & Vivien Geneser, PhD
Mindfulness and Nature: Impacts with Elementary Children in a Montessori School - 2020 Conference
Mindfulness and Nature: Impacts with Elementary Children in a Montessori School - 2020 Conference - Presenter: Elizabeth Hill
Increasing Intrinsic Motivation and Reading Comprehension in Children
This teacher/researcher found that programs that engaged her students in book clubs and exposed them to literature genres through strategic displays enchanced their motivation.