Research 101: Understanding Educational Research
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Research 101: Understanding Educational Research

You don’t have to have a PhD to be a discerning consumer of research! This article will help you to be a more critical reader of research related to Montessori education and give you the tools to implement the findings in your own work. By Angela Murray, Janet Bagby, and Tracey Sulak

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Right Where They Are Right Now: Formative Assessment in Montessori Lower Elementary Classrooms
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Right Where They Are Right Now: Formative Assessment in Montessori Lower Elementary Classrooms

Learn how Lower Elementary Montessori teachers know what their students know using formative and summative assessment. By Diana Smith Butler

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School-wide Reading Assessment in a Montessori Program
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School-wide Reading Assessment in a Montessori Program

This dissertation proposes tools for screening, progress monitoring, diagnosis, and program evaluation, including assessments from preschool through the upper elementary years, as well as professional opportunities for teachers to develop their skills in using and interpreting reading assessments. By Linda Stewart Zankowksy

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Science in a Cultural Context: Teachers as Cultural Brokers - 2019 Conference
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Science in a Cultural Context: Teachers as Cultural Brokers - 2019 Conference

Teachers began this project unsure about how to implement the kind of science curriculum they wanted, and their students did not see the value of “Western Science.” By Nanette Schonleber, Ivy K Kelling

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Self-Paced Individualized Learning
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Self-Paced Individualized Learning

Discover how a public Montessori Middle School in the upper Midwest transformed math learning for advanced algebra students. By Christine Highland

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Social Justice Education in an Urban Charter Montessori School (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2016)
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Social Justice Education in an Urban Charter Montessori School (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2016)

Check out a study that examined the extent to which Social Justice Education (SJE) principles were incorporated across the school community of a diverse Montessori charter school using an inductive, qualitative, case-study approach. By Kira Banks

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Social Mobility and Transferable Skills in public Conventional and Montessori schools - 2019 Conference
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Social Mobility and Transferable Skills in public Conventional and Montessori schools - 2019 Conference

Do alternative educational approaches such as the Montessori program provide greater opportunities for practicing transferable skills? By Iwona B. Franczak

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Special Education and Montessori Math
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Special Education and Montessori Math

Based on Maria Montessori's pioneering work in the education of children with special needs, Montessori education reflects current best practice for students with special needs in mathematics based on 5 major components of effective differentiated instruction. By Victoria Selden Zascavage, Ginger Kelley McKenzie, Angela K. Murray

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Students of Color and Public Montessori Schools: A Review of the Literature (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2017)
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Students of Color and Public Montessori Schools: A Review of the Literature (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2017)

In a summary of relevant literature authors conclude that Montessori education offers both opportunities and limitations for students of color in attending diverse schools, developing executive functions, achieving academically, accessing early childhood education and culturally responsive education, minimizing racially disproportionate discipline, and limiting overidentification for special education. By Mira Debs, Katie E. Brown

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Supporting Dual Language Learners, Exploring Large Group and Shared Reading Experiences
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Supporting Dual Language Learners, Exploring Large Group and Shared Reading Experiences

What can be learned from studying the inclusion of Russian-speaking students in an English-based Montessori preschool, particularly in the strategies used in large-group and shared-reading activities? By Christine Harris

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Supporting Narrative Writing Proficiency & Engagement in a Montessori UE Classroom
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Supporting Narrative Writing Proficiency & Engagement in a Montessori UE Classroom

This action research project set out to determine the effects of daily writing workshop lessons, including the 6+1 Traits of Writing vocabulary, on student writing proficiency and engagement. By Kirstin A. Nordhaus

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Survey of Parent Education Practices in Montessori Schools - Workshop - 2016 Conference
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Survey of Parent Education Practices in Montessori Schools - Workshop - 2016 Conference

Workshop: “A Preliminary Survey of Parent Education Practices in Montessori Schools” - Presenter: John Chattin-McNichols, Ph.D. - https://youtu.be/m5TudrkJ39g

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