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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Using Nontraditional Text for Socratic Dialogue In a Secondary Montessori Classroom
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Using Nontraditional Text for Socratic Dialogue In a Secondary Montessori Classroom

Action research with Montessori Middle School students demonstrated how works of music could successfully be used a text for a Socratic seminar and how Socratic seminars can be an effective technique for discussing music.

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Validity and Reliability of Early Childhood Normalization Instrument First Steps - 2019 Conference
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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

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Visual Literacy and Socratic Seminars in a Secondary Montessori Classroom
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Visual Literacy and Socratic Seminars in a Secondary Montessori Classroom

This action research study found that Middle School students' involvement in multiple scaffolding activities improved in their ability to become visually literate.

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What Does Research Say About Montessori Theory and Practice? - Workshop - 2017 Conference
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What Does Research Say About Montessori Theory and Practice? - Workshop - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "What Does Research Say About Montessori Theory and Practice?" - Presenters: Angela Murray, PhD, Katie Brown, PhD, Brooke Culclasure, PhD

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What Makes a School Montessori?
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What Makes a School Montessori?

Exploring what constitutes Montessori education from the perspective of parents and teachers led one teacher to focus on extending uninterrupted work time.

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What Makes Mathematics Manipulatives Effective? Lessons From Cognitive Science and Montessori Education
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What Makes Mathematics Manipulatives Effective? Lessons From Cognitive Science and Montessori Education

This article presents 4 general principles from cognitive science about ways that manipulatives promote math learning, and offers concrete examples of the application of these principles in Montessori practice.

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Working it out together: Teaching the steps of conflict resolution to preschoolers
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Working it out together: Teaching the steps of conflict resolution to preschoolers

A preschool teacher as researcher discovered that when the steps of conflict resolution were taught to preschool children, the number of conflicts resolved without teacher intervention increased, the frequency students sought teacher guidance to solve conflicts decreased, and the number of journal responses that included positive independent solutions to problems increased.

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