A Comparison of Elementary Classroom Practices Based on Montessori Certification - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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A Comparison of Elementary Classroom Practices Based on Montessori Certification - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: A Comparison of Elementary Classroom Practices Based on Montessori Certification" - Presenters: Carolyn Daoust, Ph.D. & Angela Murray, Ph.D.

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A Comparison of the California Public School and Montessori Elementary Curriculums
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A Comparison of the California Public School and Montessori Elementary Curriculums

How does the Montessori Elementary curriculum compare to the California requirements in history-social science, science, math, and language arts, from a theoretical perspective?

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A Natural History of Repetition - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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A Natural History of Repetition - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "A Natural History of Repetition" - Presenters: Anne Jones, Peter Henzi & Louise Barrett - Video - https://youtu.be/AAdBgX1an_Y

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A Study of Montessori Education in South Carolina’s Public Schools - 2017 Conference
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A Study of Montessori Education in South Carolina’s Public Schools - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "A Study of Montessori Education in South Carolina’s Public Schools" - Presenters: Brooke Culclasure, Ph.D., David Fleming, Ph.D., Ginny Riga, Ph.D. - Video https://youtu.be/iNsVAhlsj_8

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Acquisition of English as a Second Language for Hispanic Immigrant Adults with Low Academic & Socioeconomic Levels in the U.S.A
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Acquisition of English as a Second Language for Hispanic Immigrant Adults with Low Academic & Socioeconomic Levels in the U.S.A

The objective of this research is to present an innovative curriculum design proposal for the learning of English as a second language in Hispanic immigrant adults with low academic and socioeconomic levels living in the Unites States of America by adapting the philosophy and some tools of the Montessori method.

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Action Research in Montessori Classrooms
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Action Research in Montessori Classrooms

The goal of action research is to generate knowledge that is specifically relevant to the local setting and successfully changes practice, while the goal of traditional research is to produce knowledge that can be generalized to the field. Learn about how to apply the basic principles of action research in Montessori classrooms here.

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Action Research in Montessori Classrooms - Workshop - 2017 Conference
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Action Research in Montessori Classrooms - Workshop - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "Action Research in Montessori Classrooms" - Presenters: Gay Ward, Melina Papadimitriou, Nancy Lindeman, Elizabeth Park, Syneva Barret - Video https://youtu.be/iNsVAhlsj_8

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Aligning Standards to Toddler and Early Childhood Montessori Practical Life and Sensorial Materials - Workshop - 2016 Conference
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Aligning Standards to Toddler and Early Childhood Montessori Practical Life and Sensorial Materials - Workshop - 2016 Conference

Workshop: “Aligning State Developmental Standards to Toddler and Early Childhood Montessori Practical Life and Sensorial Materials ” - Presenters: Amanda E. Fink and Erin Conway - https://youtu.be/veCMJobG6FE

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Aligning State Developmental Standards to Toddler and Early Childhood Montessori Practical Life and Sensorial Materials
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Aligning State Developmental Standards to Toddler and Early Childhood Montessori Practical Life and Sensorial Materials

Is it possible to develop a progress report aligning Montessori materials to child development benchmarks to increase parent understanding of materials and to give teachers a means of reporting growth that is systematic and consistent?

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An Examination of Implementation Practices in Montessori Early Childhood Education
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An Examination of Implementation Practices in Montessori Early Childhood Education

Discover what practices lead researchers to classify Early Childhood teachers as traditional, contemporary, blended, and explorative.

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Arts Integration in Montessori Mathematics
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Arts Integration in Montessori Mathematics

By incorporating art alongside math, this teacher as researcher found that Upper Elementary student engagement in mathematics increased over time as students became more confident in both their art and math skills.

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Assessing Collaboration: How Teachers in Montessori Public Schools Incorporate Collaborative Constructs for Students in Inclusion - Workshop - 2016 Conference
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Assessing Collaboration: How Teachers in Montessori Public Schools Incorporate Collaborative Constructs for Students in Inclusion - Workshop - 2016 Conference

Workshop: “Assessing Collaboration: How Teachers in Montessori Public Schools Incorporate Collaborative Constructs for Students in Inclusion ” - Presenter: Dr. Dena AuCoin - https://youtu.be/pM4czoOgl_M

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Assessment and Instructional Decision-Making in Montessori Early Childhood Classrooms
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Assessment and Instructional Decision-Making in Montessori Early Childhood Classrooms

Do Montessori teachers use observational assessment in an effective way? This research investigated assessment and decision-making strategies in Montessori Early Childhood classrooms.

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Assessment Practices Used by Montessori Teachers of Kindergarten through Sixth-Grade Students in the United States
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Assessment Practices Used by Montessori Teachers of Kindergarten through Sixth-Grade Students in the United States

Research on student evaluation practices used by Montessori Elementary teachers was gathered through questionnaires analyzed using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The dissertation illuminates important findings as well as suggestions for future research and teacher support.

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Autonomous Motivation: Self-Determination Theory and the Montessori Method - Workshop - 2017 Conference
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Autonomous Motivation: Self-Determination Theory and the Montessori Method - Workshop - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "Autonomous Motivation: Self-Determination Theory (SDT) and the Montessori Method" - Presenter: Jack Eiford - Video https://youtu.be/pRi3b8R8oN0

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Becoming Montessorian: Voices from the Journey - Workshop - 2016 Conference
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Becoming Montessorian: Voices from the Journey - Workshop - 2016 Conference

Workshop: “Becoming Montessori: Voices from the Journey ” - Presenter: Sarah Pfenninger

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Benefits of Choice in a Montessori Classroom on Student’s Behavior and Focus
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Benefits of Choice in a Montessori Classroom on Student’s Behavior and Focus

Montessori Middle School students were presented with various choices throughout their math classes, which resulted in greater levels of engagement, improved completion rates, and self-reported increases in work quality.

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Benefits of Movement on a Montessori Classroom
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Benefits of Movement on a Montessori Classroom

When Early Childhood Montessori students were given the opportunity to take a movement break while working on a lesson, this teacher as researcher found her students' concentration levels increased and they focused for longer periods of time.

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Beyond Good Manners: Gratitude and Student Engagement in Lower Elementary
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Beyond Good Manners: Gratitude and Student Engagement in Lower Elementary

This action research found that younger Elementary students could be taught to recognize different aspects of beneficial exchanges and to express gratitude to an appropriate degree with positive effects on social-emotional development and student engagement.

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Bilingual Education in Early Montessori A Case study of two Schools - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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Bilingual Education in Early Montessori A Case study of two Schools - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "Bilingual Education in Early Montessori A Case study of two Schools" - Presenters: Seyedeh Mousavian, Jody Eberly, Ed. D., Arti Joshi, PhD. Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO7EMf1KopA

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Black and Latino Parents' Experience of Public Montessori Schools - Workshop - 2016 Conference
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Black and Latino Parents' Experience of Public Montessori Schools - Workshop - 2016 Conference

Workshop: “Black and Latino Parents' Experience of Public Montessori Schools” - Presenter: Mira Debs

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Breathing Room: Time and Attention Scarcity and the Place of Mindfulness in a Technology Rich Classroom
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Breathing Room: Time and Attention Scarcity and the Place of Mindfulness in a Technology Rich Classroom

This researcher examined whether mindfulness practices were compatible with a technology-rich classroom environment through exercises from a mindfulness app, a video, and teacher-guided sessions in an urban Montessori Middle School.

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Building Math Vocabulary and Math Operations Recognition in a Montessori E1 Classroom
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Building Math Vocabulary and Math Operations Recognition in a Montessori E1 Classroom

Implementing tools and systems to build math vocabulary and recognition of math operations in an environment prioritizing autonomy showed that many Lower Elementary students grew in their recognition of math symbols and equation nomenclature. They also demonstrated gains in their completion of math tasks.

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Challenges of Montessori Research
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Challenges of Montessori Research

Every stage of research, from outlining research questions to designing and executing the study and publishing results, requires careful consideration because of challenges created by the unique nature of Montessori education.

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Characteristics of Early Elementary Homework: Montessori and Traditional
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Characteristics of Early Elementary Homework: Montessori and Traditional

Comparing parents' perceptions of homework practices between Montessori and traditional classrooms showed no difference in the time spent doing homework or parental involvement. However, on average, Montessori children had choices in their homework twice as often as traditional children.

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Children Enter Montessori as First Graders Role of Executive Function in Adjustment - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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Children Enter Montessori as First Graders Role of Executive Function in Adjustment - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "Children Enter Montessori as First Graders Role of Executive Function in Adjustment" - Presenter: Tracey N. Sulak, PhD - Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdQTBR0RgM8

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Children's Effortful Control in a Montessori Classroom: Effects of Parenting and Purposeful Work
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Children's Effortful Control in a Montessori Classroom: Effects of Parenting and Purposeful Work

This experiment explored the impact of parenting style (authoritarianism, authoritativeness or permissiveness) and purposeful activity (engaging in a table-washing task) on effortful control (ability to override an impulsive response with a more positive response).

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Connecting children to nature in a Montessori primary environment
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Connecting children to nature in a Montessori primary environment

How did integrated nature exploration via a Montessori primary curriculum through daily outdoor exploration in or around the woods, seasonal nature-related activities, and more, impact children's connection to nature?

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Construction and Validation of Holistic Education School Evaluation Tool Using Montessori Erdkinder Principles
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Construction and Validation of Holistic Education School Evaluation Tool Using Montessori Erdkinder Principles

How can psychometric analysis be used to validate a school evaluation tool and how can it be used for Erdkinder environments?

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Creating a Math Talk Learning Community With Pre-Service Teachers: Preparation For Future Classroom Practice - Workshop - 2017 Conference
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Creating a Math Talk Learning Community With Pre-Service Teachers: Preparation For Future Classroom Practice - Workshop - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "Creating a Math Talk Learning Community With Pre-Service Teachers: Preparation For Future Classroom Practice" - Presenter: Laura L. Saylor, Ph.D.

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Creating A Normalized Montessori Classroom
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Creating A Normalized Montessori Classroom

Learn how one public school Lower Elementary Montessori classroom, with more than half of the students new to Montessori, dealt with the challenges of creating a normalized environment

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Creating Play Spaces that Promote Motor Skill Development & Physical Fitness - 2016 Conference
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Creating Play Spaces that Promote Motor Skill Development & Physical Fitness - 2016 Conference

Creating Play Spaces that Promote Motor Skill Development & Physical Fitness - Presenters: Schweighardt and Paek - Video https://youtu.be/iYtXiBcUGkw

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Creativity in Montessori Adolescent Programs - Workshop - 2017 Conference
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Creativity in Montessori Adolescent Programs - Workshop - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "Creativity in Montessori Adolescent Programs" - Presenter: Katie Brown, Ph.D., & Phil Dosmann, M.Ed. - Video https://youtu.be/UH9oo_gfE_g

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Culturally Congruent Education and the Montessori Model: Perspectives from Hawaiian Culture-Based Educators
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Culturally Congruent Education and the Montessori Model: Perspectives from Hawaiian Culture-Based Educators

Some Hawaiian-language and culture-based educators perceive the Montessori Method as congruent with their goals and values. This dissertation aimed to understand why this is so and which salient features of the Montessori approach were most used.

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Culture, Craft, and Coherence: The Unexpected Vitality of Montessori Teacher Training
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Culture, Craft, and Coherence: The Unexpected Vitality of Montessori Teacher Training

This author presents Montessori as an illustrative alternative teacher education case study and traces the development of cultural and technical expertise among Montessori teacher educators in training.

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Current Montessori Research - Workshop - 2016 Conference
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Current Montessori Research - Workshop - 2016 Conference

Workshop: “Current Montessori Research” - Presenters: Angela Murray, PhD, Michael Miller, PhD

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Dealing with Diversity: Administrator, Teacher and Parent Perceptions of the Responsiveness of Montessori Schools to Racial and Ethnic Diversity
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Dealing with Diversity: Administrator, Teacher and Parent Perceptions of the Responsiveness of Montessori Schools to Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Critical Race Theory can provide a lens for understanding issues of anti-bias teaching practices, awareness of potential impact of classroom cultural differences on student performance, and differentiation of instruction for students of color to address cultural differences.

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Development of Executive Function in a Montessori Early Childhood Classroom - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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Development of Executive Function in a Montessori Early Childhood Classroom - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "Development of Executive Function in a Montessori Early Childhood Classroom " - Presenters: Drs. Tracey N. Sulak & Janet H. Bagby - Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U07pZ6kozow

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Discovering Early Experiences that Correlate to an Empowered and Flourishing Adulthood: An Ontological/Phenomenological Exploration - Workshop - 2017 Conference
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Discovering Early Experiences that Correlate to an Empowered and Flourishing Adulthood: An Ontological/Phenomenological Exploration - Workshop - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "Discovering Early Experiences that Correlate to an Empowered and Flourishing Adulthood: An Ontological/Phenomenological Exploration" - Presenter: AnaMaria Rivera, MBA, Ed.D(c) - Video https://youtu.be/A3xzzLVvSJs

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Displaying Children's Artwork
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Displaying Children's Artwork

Action research exploring how children’s artwork and visual displays should be used in a Montessori Primary classroom concludes that guides should continue to give freedom to the children about what they would like to display, thus creating more personalization in the classroom.

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Does Storytelling Affect Story Writing in a Lower Elementary Classroom
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Does Storytelling Affect Story Writing in a Lower Elementary Classroom

This action research project explored the impact of a storytelling intervention for Lower Elementary students and found an increase in time engaged in writing and length of stories as well as acceleration in writing improvement.

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Does Working with Sets Contribute to Conservation of Number for Young Children
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Does Working with Sets Contribute to Conservation of Number for Young Children

Can experience with specific materials that provide opportunities for working with sets accelerate conservation of number among Early Childhood Montessori students?

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Early Childhood Inclusion in a Public Montessori School: Access, Participation, and Supports
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Early Childhood Inclusion in a Public Montessori School: Access, Participation, and Supports

Supports and barriers to inclusion emerged from a case study investigating one public Montessori school's Early Childhood program.

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Early Childhood Montessori Students’ Attainment of Kindergarten Common CoreLanguage Standards: A Preliminary Examination - Workshop - 2017 Conference
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Early Childhood Montessori Students’ Attainment of Kindergarten Common CoreLanguage Standards: A Preliminary Examination - Workshop - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "Early Childhood Montessori Students’ Attainment of Kindergarten Common CoreLanguage Standards: A Preliminary Examination" - Presenters: Angela Murray, PhD, Carolyn Daoust, PhD, Anita Amos, PhD - Video https://youtu.be/bOne-yTRKi0

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Educators on Social Media: A Look Into What Montessori Teachers and Other Educators Believe About Intrinsic Motivation and Rewards
Effects of Online Collaborative Learning on Student Engagement and Academic Success
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Effects of Online Collaborative Learning on Student Engagement and Academic Success

Investigating Middle School science classrooms showed that collaborative online learning does benefit from scaffolding that supports collaborative planning and feedback from peers and teachers.

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Effects of Practical Life Activities on Executive Function Skills in Upper Elementary Montessori Students
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Effects of Practical Life Activities on Executive Function Skills in Upper Elementary Montessori Students

Learn how incorporating Practical Life activities like care of the classroom, sewing, knitting, and origami resulted in improvement in Upper Elementary students' self-regulation skills.

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Empowering Adolescents: A Multiple Case Study of U.S. Montessori High Schools
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Empowering Adolescents: A Multiple Case Study of U.S. Montessori High Schools

Standards-based teaching methods occur frequently in Secondary education. This study posits that these methods negatively impact the development of important higher-level skills and investigates ways Montessori schools address all areas of development and foster 21st-century skills.

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Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Montessori Education - 2016 Conference
Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Education Pathways to Peace - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Education Pathways to Peace - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Education Pathways to Peace" - Presenters: Maria K. McKenna, Ph.D. & Julia A. McKenna - Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Atl_oRZ1pjU

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Evaluating a Montessori-Based Intervention for Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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Evaluating a Montessori-Based Intervention for Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "Evaluating a Montessori-Based Intervention for Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia" - Presenters: Kathleen M. Farfsing, Jennifer M. Kinney & Leah Janssen

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Evaluating an Assessment Tool for Montessori Fidelity Preliminary Findings II - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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Evaluating an Assessment Tool for Montessori Fidelity Preliminary Findings II - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "Evaluating an Assessment Tool for Montessori Fidelity Preliminary Findings II" - Presenters:Angela Murray, PhD & Carolyn Daoust, PhD

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Montessori Reading and Math Instruction for Third Grade African American Students in Urban Elementary Schools
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Montessori Reading and Math Instruction for Third Grade African American Students in Urban Elementary Schools

This study suggests that the Montessori Method can be an effective pedagogy for African-American students, particularly in reading, and makes recommendations for policy, practice, and future research.

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Evidence Based Social Skills Interventions for Young Children with Asperger’s Syndrome and the Montessori Educational Method: An Integrative Review
Examining the Literature on Authentic Montessori Practices: Multi-Age Groupings
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Examining the Literature on Authentic Montessori Practices: Multi-Age Groupings

Evidence of the benefits of mixed -ged classrooms can be organized into broad categories, including impact on children’s cognitive and social development as well as the pedagogical advantages it affords teachers.

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Executive Function and Creative Potential in Third Grade Montessori Students - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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Executive Function and Creative Potential in Third Grade Montessori Students - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "Executive Function and Creative Potential in Third Grade Montessori Students" - Presenters: Katie Brown, Ph.D., Phil Dosmann, M.Ed., & Katie Grabowski - Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4sU5GVxjx0&feature=youtu.be

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Expanding Access to Montessori Education: An Opportunity for Disadvantaged Students - Workshop - 2016 Conference
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Expanding Access to Montessori Education: An Opportunity for Disadvantaged Students - Workshop - 2016 Conference

Workshop: “Expanding Access to Montessori Education: An Opportunity for Disadvantaged Students” - Angela K. Murray, PhD

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Four Seventh Grade Students Who Qualify for Academic Intervention Services in Mathematics Learning Multi-Digit Multiplication with the Montessori Checkerboard
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Four Seventh Grade Students Who Qualify for Academic Intervention Services in Mathematics Learning Multi-Digit Multiplication with the Montessori Checkerboard

Montessori Math manipulatives showed promise in enhancing the learning, perceived knowledge, confidence, and enjoyment in solving multiplication problems among 7th- grade students who qualified for academic intervention services because of previous low state test scores in mathematics.

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From Boutique to Big Box: A Case Study Concerning Teacher Change Transitioning to a Public Montessori Elementary School
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From Boutique to Big Box: A Case Study Concerning Teacher Change Transitioning to a Public Montessori Elementary School

Balancing the dual curricula of Montessori and standards-based instruction results in challenges and successes, but some teachers in a short time felt they were able to effectively balance the 2 curricular mandates.

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Homework Policy in Montessori Schools: A Follow-up Study - Workshop - 2017 Conference
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Homework Policy in Montessori Schools: A Follow-up Study - Workshop - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "Homework Policy in Montessori Schools: A Follow-up Study" - Presenters: Tracey N. Sulak, PhD. & Janet H. Bagby, PhD. - Video https://youtu.be/DruxQ2cf-9s

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How Montessori Educators in the U.S. Address Culturally Responsive Education
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How Montessori Educators in the U.S. Address Culturally Responsive Education

In addition to investigating how Montessori educators in a public school setting address the pluralistic nature of their students’ cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds, this author outlines a plan of action to address challenges and improve pedagogy in light of these findings.

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Identifying Challenges to the Future of Public Montessori Elementary Schools
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Identifying Challenges to the Future of Public Montessori Elementary Schools

How has NCLB impacted Montessori public schools? This study surveyed Montessori public school leadership to better understand how these schools have adapted to this change.

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Implementing Autonomy Support: Insights from a Montessori Classroom
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Implementing Autonomy Support: Insights from a Montessori Classroom

Montessori education provides a case study for how autonomy supportive classrooms can be implemented, because Montessori education is based in helping each child attain self-mastery and independence.

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Implementing Service-Learning in Elementary E1 Montessori Setting
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Implementing Service-Learning in Elementary E1 Montessori Setting

The power of service learning: Connecting lower elementary students to their local community in a meaningful way while addressing real community needs and integrating academic to improve student engagement in school and learning.

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Implications for Peace: Montessori Elementary Education
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Implications for Peace: Montessori Elementary Education

Implications for peace in a Montessori classroom are examined through the environment, classrooms materials, and teacher experience of spiritual awareness.

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Incorporating Gross Motor Movement Works into an Infant Environment - Workshop - 2017 Conference
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Incorporating Gross Motor Movement Works into an Infant Environment - Workshop - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "Incorporating Gross Motor Movement Works into an Infant Environment" - Presenter: Elyssa Boulet - Video https://youtu.be/LN9exdO3i-U

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Incorporating peace education into the school curriculum: Building empathy and self-worth while taking ownership over peace
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Incorporating peace education into the school curriculum: Building empathy and self-worth while taking ownership over peace

Findings from this small-scale qualitative study suggest that a peace program was positive in nature, and that students were able to build empathy for one another, support one another, and develop awareness for peace inside and outside of the classroom.

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Increasing Intrinsic Motivation and Reading Comprehension in Children
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Increasing Intrinsic Motivation and Reading Comprehension in Children

This teacher/researcher found that programs that engaged her students in book clubs and exposed them to literature genres through strategic displays enchanced their motivation.

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Influence of Great Lesson on Secondary English Language Arts Students’ Oral Narrative
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Influence of Great Lesson on Secondary English Language Arts Students’ Oral Narrative

When combining knowledge of narrative writing and informative writing to create their own Great Lesson on a topic related to the history of writing, student participants gained an understanding of narrative story telling through nonfiction research.

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Instructional Leadership Practices of Montessori
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Instructional Leadership Practices of Montessori

A dissertation reporting on the instructional leadership practices of Montessori public school principals as reported by 54 Montessori public school teachers. Findings were interpreted through the theories of transactional and transformational leadership.

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International education: The International Baccalaureate, Montessori and global citizenship
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International education: The International Baccalaureate, Montessori and global citizenship

How do Montessori and International Baccalaureate Secondary programs compare in the area of fostering global citizenship? Why do so few Montessori Secondary programs exist in general, and in the international schools community in particular?

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Intuitive and Intentional Change Agentry
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Intuitive and Intentional Change Agentry

This author presents reflections on her experiences of change agentry, specifically through her work in 4 small Elementary schools.

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Investigation of the Rise Evaluation System in Montessori Schools
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Investigation of the Rise Evaluation System in Montessori Schools

Is the RISE teacher-evaluation system (Research Intrastructure Self-Evaluation) an effective tool in non-traditional Montessori schools?

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Learning As Development: Reflections of Former Montessori Students
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Learning As Development: Reflections of Former Montessori Students

What are the effects of previous Montessori learning experiences (at least 6 years) on freshman college students?

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Learning from Apps and Objects The Human Touch - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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Learning from Apps and Objects The Human Touch - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "Learning from Apps and Objects The Human Touch" - Presenters: Sierra Eisen & Angeline S. Lillard

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Leveraging Research in Your Community - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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Leveraging Research in Your Community - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "Leveraging Research in Your Community" - Presenter: Angela Murray, PhD

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Making Peace: A Creative Thesis Project
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Making Peace: A Creative Thesis Project

This creative thesis project highlights the development of a book, Making Peace, which brings the notion of peace to light for children and includes an appendix written specifically for parents and teachers

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Manipulating Happiness: Maria Montessori
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Manipulating Happiness: Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori is nominated as a happiness enabler because fostering engagement through individual choice and harnessing intrinsic motivation is instrumental to her teaching method.

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Manipulatives in the Math Classroom
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Manipulatives in the Math Classroom

A Middle School math teacher found that manipulatives affected his students' ability to retain and use information on a test with real-world problems as compared to no manipulatives being used.

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Maria Montessori, John Dewey, and William H. Kilpatrick
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Maria Montessori, John Dewey, and William H. Kilpatrick

This author argues that there is a troubling gendered side to the story of Maria Montessori's initial warm reception and later cooling off in America, which still lingers and limits her contribution to educational theory.

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Mind Over Matter: Contributing Factors to Self-Efficacy in Montessori Teachers
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Mind Over Matter: Contributing Factors to Self-Efficacy in Montessori Teachers

Understanding factors that relate to self-efficacy in Montessori teachers can enhance the teacher-training experience though the analysis of early obstacles.

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Mindset and the Middle School Math Student
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Mindset and the Middle School Math Student

A teacher investigating the impact of mindset among Middle School math students found moderate correlations with growth mindset and higher control of error use, more time spent on a math app, and higher homework turn-in rates.

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Mission Driven Montessori Education Cultivating Place and Pedagogical Fidelity - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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Mission Driven Montessori Education Cultivating Place and Pedagogical Fidelity - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "Mission Driven Montessori Education Cultivating Place and Pedagogical Fidelity" - Presenters:Maria K. McKenna, Ph.D. &Daniel W. Driscoll, M.Div - Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRvUT8ThKEo

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Montessori & Social Justice: Overlap, Potential, and Areas for Growth - Workshop - 2017 Conference
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Montessori & Social Justice: Overlap, Potential, and Areas for Growth - Workshop - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "Montessori & Social Justice: Overlap, Potential, and Areas for Growth" - Presenter: Erin R. Trondson, M.S. - Video https://youtu.be/_mbk_8Ci9MA

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Montessori and Autism: An Interpretive Description Study
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Montessori and Autism: An Interpretive Description Study

A study exploring ways in which Montessori teachers adapt Montessori methods to support children on the autism spectrum.

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Montessori and Creativity: The Impact of Montessori on Creative Potential - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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Montessori and Creativity: The Impact of Montessori on Creative Potential - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "Montessori and Creativity: The Impact of Montessori on Creative Potential" - Presenters: Brooke Culclasure, Ph.D. & David J. Fleming, Ph.D. - Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Efk8_K9U0

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Montessori and Reggio Together: Exploring Possibilities
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Montessori and Reggio Together: Exploring Possibilities

This thesis describes an exploration of the Reggio Emillia approach undertaken by a Montessori school. Specifically, the author explores the Reggio practices of documentation use, incorporation of an art studio, and collaborative projects.

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Montessori and the Mainstream: A Century of Reform on the Margins
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Montessori and the Mainstream: A Century of Reform on the Margins

This historical case study explores Montessori education as an enduring and ambitious educational reform movement, tracing its evolution over the past 100 years with sustained growth as well as efforts to modify the Method in order to reach a wider audience.

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Montessori Classrooms in Australia: An English as an International Language Perspective
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Montessori Classrooms in Australia: An English as an International Language Perspective

Modern language paradigms suggest that English should now be viewed as a pluricentric language with lingustic and cultural diversity. This research found that Montessori classrooms reflect this view and that the method is an international and multicultural education pedagogy.

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Montessori Core Beliefs and the Teachers Who Share Them
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Montessori Core Beliefs and the Teachers Who Share Them

Authors created and piloted a measure of Montessori core beliefs among Early Childhood teachers, identifying differences from teachers from other philosophies and finding that Montessori teachers were more likely to report child-centered beliefs.

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Montessori Curriculum in Minnesota and Wisconsin Public Montessori Elementary Schools
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Montessori Curriculum in Minnesota and Wisconsin Public Montessori Elementary Schools

Minnesota and Wisconsin Montessori educators expressed preference for overt, written curriculum documents and believe in consistency across class level curriculum content.

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Montessori Early Childhood Head Start Curricula
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Montessori Early Childhood Head Start Curricula

As QRIS becomes commonplace in publicly funded Early Childhood education, this author explores how a new California public school managed issues of compatibility with Montessori education.

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Montessori Education & Social Justice: Overlap, Potential, & Areas for Growth
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Montessori Education & Social Justice: Overlap, Potential, & Areas for Growth

Because of Montessori education's alignment to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, this paper attempts to unpack how well Montessori is serving poor students and students of color.

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Montessori Education and Learning in Living Systems
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Montessori Education and Learning in Living Systems

By exploring connections between learning in living systems, the new sciences, and Montessori education, this author integrates practicum experience and reflection with research and literature regarding Montessori education, systems theory, ecology, and more.

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Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 1996 – 2006
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Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 1996 – 2006

A decade of Montessori-related articles published in non-Montessori, peer-reviewed journals are summarized in this annotated bibliography.

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Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 2007 – 2009
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Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 2007 – 2009

This annotated bibliography includes 25-peer reviewed articles related to Montessori education and published 2007 – 2009 in non-Montessori journals.

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Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 2010 – 2013
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Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 2010 – 2013

The growing interest in Montessori is evident in the significant increase in the number of peer-reviewed articles published in non-Montessori journals from 2010 to 2013 compared to the previous 14 years.

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Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 2014 – 2017 (Part 1)
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Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 2014 – 2017 (Part 1)

The growing interest in Montessori is evident in the significant increase in the number of peer-reviewed articles published in non-Montessori journals from 2014 to 2017 compared to the previous 14 years.

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Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 2014 – 2017 (Part 2)
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Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 2014 – 2017 (Part 2)

The growing interest in Montessori is evident in the significant increase in the number of peer-reviewed articles published in non-Montessori journals from 2014 to 2017 compared to the previous 14 years.

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Montessori Elementary Philosophy Reflects Current Motivation Theories
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Montessori Elementary Philosophy Reflects Current Motivation Theories

Maria Montessori was a woman ahead of her time! Montessori Elementary practices resonate with current psychological research on the impact of autonomy, interest, competence, and relatedness on motivation.

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Montessori in the South Bronx: Considering Advantages for English Language Learners and Examining Tensions in the NYC’s First and Only Montessori Public School
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Montessori in the South Bronx: Considering Advantages for English Language Learners and Examining Tensions in the NYC’s First and Only Montessori Public School

While balancing the demands of New York State requirements and AMS standards, a public Montessori school in a low-performing district in NYC shows promise in developing English-language learners' English skills in a humanistic environment.

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Montessori Moments: Voices from the Field
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Montessori Moments: Voices from the Field

This paper gives voice to teachers through analyzing their vignettes about Montessori Moments they experienced, which crystallized critical issues about Montessori philosophy.

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Montessori Perspectives on Newcomer Socialization - Workshop - 2017 Conference
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Montessori Perspectives on Newcomer Socialization - Workshop - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "Montessori Perspectives on Newcomer Socialization" - Presenter: Holly Earnest, M.A. - Video https://youtu.be/JdipQOjpvAA

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Montessori Teacher Perceptions of Family Beliefs Regarding Young Children’s Learning - Workshop - 2016 Conference
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Montessori Teacher Perceptions of Family Beliefs Regarding Young Children’s Learning - Workshop - 2016 Conference

Workshop: “Montessori Teacher Perceptions of Family Beliefs Regarding Young Children’s Learning” - Presenter: Ann Epstein, Ph.D. - https://youtu.be/vz88MHve-Gw

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Movement by Design: Creating Outdoor Play Spaces that Promote Young Children’s Motor Skill Development and Physical Fitness- Workshop - 2016 Conference
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Movement by Design: Creating Outdoor Play Spaces that Promote Young Children’s Motor Skill Development and Physical Fitness- Workshop - 2016 Conference

Workshop: “Movement by Design: Creating Outdoor Play Spaces that Promote Young Children’s Motor Skill Development and Physical Fitness” - Presenter: Sherry L. Schweighardt, Ph.D. & Kiran Paek, M.F.A. - https://youtu.be/iYtXiBcUGkw

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Multiage Learning Environments in the Secondary Montessori Classroom
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Multiage Learning Environments in the Secondary Montessori Classroom

Despite the challenges of implementing a multiage learning environment in Middle School, this teacher researcher says benefits of peer learning, collaboration and development of leadership skills overshadow them with results evident in student engagement, work completion, participation in small groups, and student survey feedback.

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Now the Doors Are Open: Cross-Cultural Issues in Chinese Constructivist Education - Workshop - 2017 Conference
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Now the Doors Are Open: Cross-Cultural Issues in Chinese Constructivist Education - Workshop - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "Now the Doors Are Open: Cross-Cultural Issues in Chinese Constructivist Education" - Presenters: Jill Stansbury, M. A. and Bonnie Qian, M. A. - Video https://youtu.be/FU6ETV7f75I

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Objectively Measured Sedentary Behavior in Preschool Children: Comparison between Montessori and Traditional Preschools
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Objectively Measured Sedentary Behavior in Preschool Children: Comparison between Montessori and Traditional Preschools

This study found that Sedentary behavior was significantly lower among Montessori preschool children compared to those in traditional preschools.

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Observational Assessment of Literacy Development: The Use of Running Records in the Montessori Classroom
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Observational Assessment of Literacy Development: The Use of Running Records in the Montessori Classroom

The running record is an observational-based literacy assessment protocol that changed this author's beliefs and attitudes about literacy learning and how she taught and assessed literacy.

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Outcome Summary - Workshop - 2016 Conference
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Outcome Summary - Workshop - 2016 Conference

Workshop: “Current Montessori Research” - Presenters: Angela Murray, PhD, Michael Miller, PhD

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Overview of Research on Montessori Education: An Evidence-Based Curriculum
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Overview of Research on Montessori Education: An Evidence-Based Curriculum

The goal of action research is to generate knowledge that is specifically relevant to the local setting and successfully changes practice, while the goal of traditional research is to produce knowledge that can be generalized to the field. Learn about how to apply the basic principles of action research in Montessori classrooms here.

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Parent Involvement That Supports Children Academically and Promotes the Development of Independence
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Parent Involvement That Supports Children Academically and Promotes the Development of Independence

A teacher-researcher found that many parents were able to support their child’s academic success with an unfamiliar curriculum if they understood that their role was to provide accountability, support in time management,t and support in workload management.

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Parental and Familial Involvement in the School Community
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Parental and Familial Involvement in the School Community

Each community-building activity or parent communication in this small private Montessori children’s house school helped parents and families feel more connected to the school community.

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Perspectives on Montessori: Indigenous Inquiry, Teachers, Dialogue, & Sustainability
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Perspectives on Montessori: Indigenous Inquiry, Teachers, Dialogue, & Sustainability

This research aimed to deepen understanding about effective Montessori teachers and broaden the context of the topic by examining aligning Montessori theory with Indigenous theory and sustainability theory.

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Pilgrims and Guides: A Phenomenological Study of Montessori Teachers Guiding and Being Guided by Children in Public Montessori Schools
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Pilgrims and Guides: A Phenomenological Study of Montessori Teachers Guiding and Being Guided by Children in Public Montessori Schools

What are the experiences of Montessori teachers working in diverse, urban public schools? Three themes emerged regarding the Montessori transformation, good and meaningful work done by students, and boundaries of difference between Montessori teaching and state mandated tests.

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Place Attachment: Grade 2 Students' Special Places at their Schools
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Place Attachment: Grade 2 Students' Special Places at their Schools

This study sought to better understand the characteristics that make places in school special to Elementary students and enhance learning.

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Policy Reservations: Early Childhood Workforce Registries and Alternative Pedagogy Teacher Preparation
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Policy Reservations: Early Childhood Workforce Registries and Alternative Pedagogy Teacher Preparation

What is the role and relevance of alternative pedagogy teacher preparation to the professional development system, and where does it fit in the current policy landscape nationwide?

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Preparing the Environment for Independent Learning: Supporting Autonomy in the Montessori Classroom
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Preparing the Environment for Independent Learning: Supporting Autonomy in the Montessori Classroom

This action research study showed that students were inclined to follow up with work they had the most say in preparing, and by the end of the study reported greater confidence in choosing productive work and accessing tools to help them work independently.

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Public Knowledge of Montessori Education
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Public Knowledge of Montessori Education

This study suggests that the Montessori community can build on high awareness of the Montessori name but should work to educate the public regarding several aspects of Montessori education, particularly avoiding extrinsic rewards and practices to enhance concentration skills.

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Public Perceptions of Montessori Education
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Public Perceptions of Montessori Education

What does the public think of Montessori education? This research sought to understand perceptions of Montesori education held by the general public, including attitudes and demographic characteristics that are associated with those perceptions.

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Public school administrators and Montessori education
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Public school administrators and Montessori education

Can increasing knowledge of Montessori philosophy, practice, and outcomes increase support for a Montessori program among public school district administrators when they lead Montessori programs without any Montessori training?

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Reading & Math Achievement for Third Grade African American Students in Public Montessori Schools - Workshop - 2016 Conference
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Reading & Math Achievement for Third Grade African American Students in Public Montessori Schools - Workshop - 2016 Conference

Workshop: “Reading & Math Achievement for Third Grade African American Students in Public Montessori Schools” - Presenter: Katie E. Brown - https://youtu.be/7j8g9HQ3tjk

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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.

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Research Using AMS Archives
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Research Using AMS Archives

The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut houses the AMS Archives which is a valuable collection of primary source materials documenting an important part of the rich history of Montessori education. This White Paper provides some initial suggestions and guidance to help those interested in exploring these resources.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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Teacher Perspectives of Student Academic Decision-Making in Montessori Elementary Classes
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Teacher Perspectives of Student Academic Decision-Making in Montessori Elementary Classes

The Montessori Method is often known for offering free choice and decision making to young learners. This thesis is a study of the ways in which student choice is enacted in Montessori Elementary classrooms and explores obstacles that prevent this freedom.

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The Benefits of Individual, Paired and Group Lessons in a Montessori Children’s House
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The Benefits of Individual, Paired and Group Lessons in a Montessori Children’s House

Depending on the student, the lesson, and the guide, this author suggests there are different times when a teacher could benefit from the use of any of the 3: group, paired, or individual lessons in an Early Childhood classroom.

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The Characteristics of Problem-Solving Transfer in a Montessori Classroom
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The Characteristics of Problem-Solving Transfer in a Montessori Classroom

How are problem-solving skills developed in a Montessori Upper Elementary environment and how do those skills transfer to new situations?

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The Child and Nature: Re-Integrating the Whole
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The Child and Nature: Re-Integrating the Whole

Have you ever wondered about the changing relationship between the child and nature through time? This thesis also includes a lesson for young children and suggestions for re-integrating humankind with nature and the Universe.

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The Early Years: Evaluating Montessori Education
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The Early Years: Evaluating Montessori Education

This seminal work by Drs. Lillard and Else-Quest employs a robust research design to support the effectiveness of Montessori education, and launches a powerful body of work that continues to grow today.

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The Effect of Visual-Spatial Stimulation on Emergent Readers at Risk for Specific Learning Disability in Read
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The Effect of Visual-Spatial Stimulation on Emergent Readers at Risk for Specific Learning Disability in Read

After studying Montessori emergent readers' recognition of words written in a traditional flat font compared to the same words written in a 3-dimensional-appearing font, the authors suggest that students at risk for either a specific learning disability in reading or dyslexia may benefit from the use of 3-dimensional font.

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The Effects of a Peace Curriculum on Reducing and Resolving Conflicts among Children Ages 3-6 Years
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The Effects of a Peace Curriculum on Reducing and Resolving Conflicts among Children Ages 3-6 Years

Implementation of a peace curriculum in an Early Childhood classroom led to a clear reduction in the number of daily conflicts among the children and conflicts requiring little or no teacher involvement in the resolution.

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The Effects of Interactivity, Scaffolding and Modeling on Children’s Attention and Engagement During Read Aloud Time
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The Effects of Interactivity, Scaffolding and Modeling on Children’s Attention and Engagement During Read Aloud Time

Teacher researchers found support for their hypothesis that strategies like interactivity, scaffolding, and modeling enthusiasm would help to foster deeper connections, conversation, and literary skills when used during read-aloud time.

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The Effects of Teaching Cultural Awareness at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center - Workshop - 2017 Conference
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The Effects of Teaching Cultural Awareness at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center - Workshop - 2017 Conference

Workshop: "The Effects of Teaching Cultural Awareness at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center" - Presenter: Cara L. McCain - Video https://youtu.be/akEcPCDWC-Y

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The Effects of Technology on Engagement and Retention Among Upper Elementary Montessori Students
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The Effects of Technology on Engagement and Retention Among Upper Elementary Montessori Students

Discover how implementing technology produced results in the areas of student preference, increased engagement, and even an improvement in accuracy for one upper elementary classroom.

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The Impact of Montessori Public Elementary Experiences on High School Students - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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The Impact of Montessori Public Elementary Experiences on High School Students - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "The Impact of Montessori Public Elementary Experiences on High School Students" - Presenter: Erica H. Rice, Ph.D

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The Importance of Handwriting: How Montessori Didactic Materials Support Handwriting
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The Importance of Handwriting: How Montessori Didactic Materials Support Handwriting

Early Childhood classroom strategies resulted in growth in handwriting ability and self selection of handwriting works, while Montessori materials proved most effective when combined with a whole Montessori approach.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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 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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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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