The Importance of Writing before Reading: How Montessori Materials and Curriculum Support this Learning Process
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The Importance of Writing before Reading: How Montessori Materials and Curriculum Support this Learning Process

In examining how Montessori supports students learning to read by using writing as a foundation, one teacher as researcher concluded the benefits include efficiency, effectiveness, and the way that it engages and motivates students by building their self-esteem. By Tahzeem Ryan

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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
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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. By Gena M. Gohr

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The Montessori Experiment in Rhode Island (1913-1940): Tracing Theory to Implementation over Twenty-Five Years (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2017)
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The Montessori Experiment in Rhode Island (1913-1940): Tracing Theory to Implementation over Twenty-Five Years (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2017)

Based on archival documents, this author explores the impact of Clara Craig who was the only participant in the first International Montessori Training Course in Rome, Italy, in 1913, to gain approval from the Rhode Island Board of Education to study the Montessori Method. By Susan Zoll

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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. By McKenna Richards

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The Montessori Model and Creativity (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2019)
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The Montessori Model and Creativity (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2019)

Prior research has demonstrated that the characteristics of school environments can impact the development of creativity in children. Thus, we explored the construct of creativity in the context of a Montessori environment. By David J. Fleming, Brooke Taylor Culclasure, Daniel Zhang

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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. by Elizabeth Harder

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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 Role of Self-Reflection in Faculty Evaluation - 2020 Conference
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The Role of Self-Reflection in Faculty Evaluation - 2020 Conference

The Role of Self-Reflection in Faculty Evaluation - 2020 Conference - Presenter: Nicole P. Torres

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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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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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