The influence of autonomy-supporting teacher strategies on intrinsic motivation in relation to pro-social behaviors in a Montessori primary classroom
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The influence of autonomy-supporting teacher strategies on intrinsic motivation in relation to pro-social behaviors in a Montessori primary classroom

Learn how this action researcher applied autonomy-supporting interventions such as acknowledging feelings, giving intrinsic rationales, using a peace table, conducting class meetings, and practicing teacher mindfulness to increase interest and independence among Early Childhood students.

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The Montessori Method and Minnesota academic standards in mathematics prioritized by Saint Paul Public Schools
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The Montessori Method and Minnesota academic standards in mathematics prioritized by Saint Paul Public Schools

Montessori materials in one classroom were aligned with district standards, and the researcher discovered that the Montessori method provided a solid foundation for number and operational skills but fell short of meeting geometry, measurement and algebra objectives.

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The Path to Normalization: Finding and Measuring the Essentials of the Montessori Method
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The Path to Normalization: Finding and Measuring the Essentials of the Montessori Method

Using behavioral qualities documented in writings by Maria Montessori and other experts, this action researcher developed simple and objective data collection methods to measure for evidence of normalization, and for its absence, in students at a primary-level classroom.

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The Real Thing: Preschoolers Prefer Actual Activities to Pretend Ones - Workshop - 2018 Conference - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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The Real Thing: Preschoolers Prefer Actual Activities to Pretend Ones - Workshop - 2018 Conference - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "The Real Thing: Preschoolers Prefer Actual Activities to Pretend Ones - Workshop - 2018 Conference" - Presenters: Jessica Taggart, Megan J. Heise, & Angeline S. Lillard

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The Social Effects Of Student-Selected Movement Activities In A Montessori Lower Elementary Class - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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The Social Effects Of Student-Selected Movement Activities In A Montessori Lower Elementary Class - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "The Social Effects Of Student-Selected Movement Activities In A Montessori Lower Elementary Class" - Presenter: Diana Haro Reynolds, M. Ed.

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Topics for Montessori Researchers
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Topics for Montessori Researchers

Are you looking for suggestions for topics to study that will benefit those both within and outside the Montessori community? This paper outlines ideas organized around 3 broad categories: Montessori theory, Montessori practice and Montessori outcomes.

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Toward an Improved Model of Education: Maria Montessori, Karl Popper, and the Evolutionary Epistemology of Human Learning
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Toward an Improved Model of Education: Maria Montessori, Karl Popper, and the Evolutionary Epistemology of Human Learning

Read how about Maria Montessori's work can be linked to Karl Popper’s evolutionary epistemology as a sound framework for improving educational systems based on naturalistic human learning.

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Transforming the Transformation: A post-intentional phenomenological exploration of Montessori teachers engaging in anti-bias and anti-racist teacher self-reflection - 2019 Conference
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Transforming the Transformation: A post-intentional phenomenological exploration of Montessori teachers engaging in anti-bias and anti-racist teacher self-reflection - 2019 Conference

Transforming the Transformation: A post-intentional phenomenological exploration of Montessori teachers engaging in anti-bias and anti-racist teacher self-reflection - Presenters: Olivia Christenson

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Understanding Optimal School Experience: Contributions From Montessori Education
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Understanding Optimal School Experience: Contributions From Montessori Education

This chapter outlines characteristics of Montessori Middle School education (freedom of choice, eliminating grades, learning by doing, deep concentration, prepared environments, habits of self-regulation, movement, aesthetic order, and the importance of nature) as they relate to various theoretical perspectives on education and development.

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Usefulness of Seminar Library to Influence Effective Socratic Seminars
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Usefulness of Seminar Library to Influence Effective Socratic Seminars

When Socratic seminars are incorporated into Montessori Middle School environments, teacher resources are crucial, so this action research investigated a seminar library created by and for teachers (including texts, questions, rubrics and other tools). In spite of teacher buy-in, challenges emerged in the library's use in the context of the day-to-day grind of teaching.

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Using a Creativity-Focused Science Program to Foster General Creativity in Young Children: A Teacher Action Research Study
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Using a Creativity-Focused Science Program to Foster General Creativity in Young Children: A Teacher Action Research Study

Creativity is linked to many critical learning skills and is important to foster during early childhood. This research studied if a creativity-focused science curriculum for kindergartners in a Montessori early learning center could increase creativity in students.

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Using Funds of Knowledge and Personal Books to Increase Student Engagement in Literacy - 2019 Conference
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Using Funds of Knowledge and Personal Books to Increase Student Engagement in Literacy - 2019 Conference

Using Funds of Knowledge and Personal Books to Increase Student Engagement in Literacy - Presenter: Jessica Rawlings - Video https://youtu.be/LR971MzKHLM

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