To What Extent Do Parents of Montessori-Educated Children “Do Montessori” at Home? Preliminary Findings and Future Directions (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018)
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To What Extent Do Parents of Montessori-Educated Children “Do Montessori” at Home? Preliminary Findings and Future Directions (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018)

This study found that Montessori parents were knowledgeable about and valued Montessori methods, but varied in their parenting behaviors and choices at home, with some intentionally reinforcing Montessori principles and others behaving in ways that are inconsistent with a Montessori approach. By Jill K. Walls

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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. By Angela K. Murray

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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. By Timothy Cauller

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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. By Kevin Rathunde

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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. By Jennifer Wegwerth

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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. By Joan J. Mariani Gomes

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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. By Stephanie Bijoch

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Using Social Network Analysis to Evaluate Academic Assistance Networks in a Holistic Education Secondary School (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018)
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Using Social Network Analysis to Evaluate Academic Assistance Networks in a Holistic Education Secondary School (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018)

A pilot study discovered surprising findings about academic assistance relationships within a Montessori secondary school using a network survey examining social network data. By R. Renee Setari, Anthony Philip Setari

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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. By Tracey N. Sulak, Janet H. Bagby, Munube Yilmaz, & Crystal Collins

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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. By Kent Miller

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