Objectively Measured Sedentary Behavior in Preschool Children: Comparison between Montessori and Traditional Preschools
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Objectively Measured Sedentary Behavior in Preschool Children: Comparison between Montessori and Traditional Preschools

This study found that Sedentary behavior was significantly lower among Montessori preschool children compared to those in traditional preschools.

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Observational Assessment of Literacy Development: The Use of Running Records in the Montessori Classroom
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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.

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Opportunity for Disadvantaged Students - Outcome Summary - Workshop - 2016 Conference
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Opportunity for Disadvantaged Students - Outcome Summary - Workshop - 2016 Conference

Workshop: “Current Montessori Research” - Presenters: Angela Murray, PhD, Michael Miller, PhD

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Overview of Research on Montessori Education: An Evidence-Based Curriculum
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Overview of Research on Montessori Education: An Evidence-Based Curriculum

The goal of action research is to generate knowledge that is specifically relevant to the local setting and successfully changes practice, while the goal of traditional research is to produce knowledge that can be generalized to the field. Learn about how to apply the basic principles of action research in Montessori classrooms here.

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Parent Involvement That Supports Children Academically and Promotes the Development of Independence
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Parent Involvement That Supports Children Academically and Promotes the Development of Independence

A teacher-researcher found that many parents were able to support their child’s academic success with an unfamiliar curriculum if they understood that their role was to provide accountability, support in time management,t and support in workload management.

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Parental and Familial Involvement in the School Community
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Parental and Familial Involvement in the School Community

Each community-building activity or parent communication in this small private Montessori children’s house school helped parents and families feel more connected to the school community.

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Parents’ Reasons for Sending Their Child to Montessori Schools (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018)
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Parents’ Reasons for Sending Their Child to Montessori Schools (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018)

Four reasons were determined to underly parents' reasons for choosing Montessori education: attraction to Montessori principles, perceived fit with the Montessori philosophy or school, anticipated outcomes, and attraction to the Montessori classroom. By Elisabeth Hiles

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Paving the Way for Successful Montessori Schools in the Public Sector: Tools for Guiding Teachers who are Introducing the Montessori Method - 2020 Conference
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Paving the Way for Successful Montessori Schools in the Public Sector: Tools for Guiding Teachers who are Introducing the Montessori Method - 2020 Conference

Paving the Way for Successful Montessori Schools in the Public Sector: Tools for Guiding Teachers who are Introducing the Montessori Method - 2020 Conference - Presenter: Barbara Caprara, PhD

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Perspectives on Montessori: Indigenous Inquiry, Teachers, Dialogue, & Sustainability
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Perspectives on Montessori: Indigenous Inquiry, Teachers, Dialogue, & Sustainability

This research aimed to deepen understanding about effective Montessori teachers and broaden the context of the topic by examining aligning Montessori theory with Indigenous theory and sustainability theory.

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Pilgrims and Guides: A Phenomenological Study of Montessori Teachers Guiding and Being Guided by Children in Public Montessori Schools
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Pilgrims and Guides: A Phenomenological Study of Montessori Teachers Guiding and Being Guided by Children in Public Montessori Schools

What are the experiences of Montessori teachers working in diverse, urban public schools? Three themes emerged regarding the Montessori transformation, good and meaningful work done by students, and boundaries of difference between Montessori teaching and state mandated tests.

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Place Attachment: Grade 2 Students' Special Places at their Schools
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Place Attachment: Grade 2 Students' Special Places at their Schools

This study sought to better understand the characteristics that make places in school special to Elementary students and enhance learning.

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Policy Reservations: Early Childhood Workforce Registries and Alternative Pedagogy Teacher Preparation
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Policy Reservations: Early Childhood Workforce Registries and Alternative Pedagogy Teacher Preparation

What is the role and relevance of alternative pedagogy teacher preparation to the professional development system, and where does it fit in the current policy landscape nationwide?

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