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Social Emotional Learning and Education

Publication: Montessori Insights

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Language: English

Doctoral Dissertation (Ph.D.)

Constructing Understandings: An Ethnographic Study of Young Children's Social Emotional Learnings in a Multiage Group

Available from: ProQuest - Dissertations and Theses

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Abstract/Notes: This ethnography drew on Vygotsky's (1986, 1978) sociocultural theory of development to understand social emotional learnings of young children. The unique K-8 span of circle group--coupled with intentional activities--provided the rich context for language and interactions between students. Examining a school with a mature philosophy and established practices highlighted the in-depth exploration of interactions in a multiage context. Young children depend on and are influenced by their context, linking to data collection methods appropriate for young children. Observations and fieldnotes of circle group interactions were aided by videotape which was utilized as a prompt during focus group interviews the following day (Graue & Walsh, 1995). Additional interviews with school personnel and parents explored perceptions pertaining to multiage groups and student experiences at the site. Artifact analysis included notebook entries by students who voiced concern and questions about what happened in school. Evidence of practicing nurturing relationships and exercising voice in circle group indicated multiage grouping complements the ideal of democratic practices in a school setting (Glickman, 1998; Goodlad, 1996; Parker, 1996). Students were active participants in democracy, believing that they had something to offer each other and the larger community. Circle group provided regular practice in expressing ideas and dealing with conflict. Intentional student-engaging activities were cooperative in nature, and open-ended, allowing all students to be participants. This wide span of ages and abilities enabled both--younger and older students--to be the capable one in circle group.

Language: English

Published: Laramie, Wyoming, 2009

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Effects of the Implementation of the Conscious Discipline Program on Social Emotional Learning in an Early Childhood Classroom

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: This study investigates the efficacy of Conscious Discipline’s teaching strategies to enrich social-emotional learning and establish a positive classroom climate in an early childhood Montessori classroom. Conscious Discipline is a written program, of instructional and behavioral strategies created by Dr. Becky Bailey (2011). The question throughout this research project was “Does teaching Conscious Discipline strategies enhance social-emotional learning in preschool aged children?” The study was conducted in a Montessori classroom, the participants being both boys and girls ranging in age from 3 to 4 years. For six weeks, Conscious Discipline strategies were being implemented on a day-to-day basis, when dealing with real-life incidents in the classroom, reading books purchased through Conscious Discipline and establishing a Safe Place. During this sixweek study data was gathered through observations, a pre-survey, and a standardized assessment, and analyzed to document the effects of Conscious Discipline. The data collected demonstrated an increase in social-emotional learning, an increase in the joy in teaching, a positive classroom climate, a decrease in aggressive acts, and an increase in student respect and responsibility in a social community.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2014

Book

Multifaceted Strategies for Social-Emotional Learning and Whole Learner Education

Available from: IGI Global

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Abstract/Notes: With the turmoil and conflict that has been present in recent times, it is imperative that new methods of teaching are explored in order to produce emotionally secure and connected individuals. Social-emotional learning and whole learner education has emerged as a strategy to ensure that students are actively engaged in learning, the school, and their community. It teaches them tactics that allow them to better manage their emotions, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. It is imperative that the whole learner is supported and encouraged to ensure proper mental health, academic achievement, and social responsibility of current and future generations. 'Multifaceted Strategies for Social-Emotional Learning and Whole Learner Education' is a critical research publication that supports teachers who wish to utilize these teaching theories to meet their students’ needs academically, socially, and emotionally and to ensure that they become lifelong learners. Highlighting topics such as adult learners, professional development, and culturally responsive education, this book is ideal for teachers, guidance counselors, researchers, academicians, and students who want to improve their understanding of learners and their social-emotional growth at various stages of learning, to find strategies that will assist in the development of any learner, and to find strategic models that promote lifelong learning.

Language: English

Published: Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-79984-906-3

Master's Thesis

Impact of Social Emotional Learning in an Urban Public Montessori School

Available from: MINDS@UW River Falls

Americas, Montessori method of education, North America, Public Montessori, Social emotional learning, United States of America

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this study is to discover the impact a social-emotional learning program may have on an Upper Elementary Montessori Classroom. The study was motivated by the researcher’s experience of seeing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, online schooling and of local community unrest on the students. The design included first asking participants to take a survey for the purpose of obtaining baseline data on their emotion management and problemsolving skills. Next, the researcher implemented eight weeks of a social emotional established curriculum called, Second Step in an Upper Elementary Montessori classroom. Throughout the study, the researcher collected data on students’ struggles with solving problems independently with a basic quantitative instrument and using a qualitative narrative instrument. Finally at the close of the eight-week study, the students took a post-survey to determine if the program had an impact on the students’ ability to problem solve and manage their emotions. However, due to limitations of the study, the researcher could not draw specific conclusions yet the study did yield other benefits.

Language: English

Published: River Falls, Wisconsin, 2022

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

Montessori Parent Education: Supporting Early Childhood Independence through Social-Emotional Learning

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: This action research project evaluated how a one-time parent education session focused on emotional coaching and social-emotional learning affected children’s independence in a small, private Montessori preschool. During the five-week study, children’s task independence and self-management at home and school were assessed by parents and teacher, respectively. Parents reported greater confidence in supporting children’s independence and emotion regulation following the intervention. Both task independence and self-management levels were high at school. While task independence at school did not increase due to parent education, task independence increased at home. There was a trend toward increased self-management at home following intervention, and two of the five intervention group children also showed greater self-management at school. Results suggest that even in a school where parents are educated about the practical steps of supporting children’s independence, teaching parents how to support children emotionally has additional positive effects.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2023

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Early Social-Emotional Functioning and Public Health: The Relationship Between Kindergarten Social Competence and Future Wellness

Available from: American Public Health Association

Publication: American Journal of Public Health, vol. 105, no. 11

Pages: 2283-2290

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Abstract/Notes: We examined whether kindergarten teachers' ratings of children’s prosocial skills, an indicator of noncognitive ability at school entry, predict key adolescent and adult outcomes. Our goal was to determine unique associations over and above other important child, family, and contextual characteristics.Methods. Data came from the Fast Track study of low–socioeconomic status neighborhoods in 3 cities and 1 rural setting. We assessed associations between measured outcomes in kindergarten and outcomes 13 to 19 years later (1991–2000). Models included numerous control variables representing characteristics of the child, family, and context, enabling us to explore the unique contributions among predictors.Results. We found statistically significant associations between measured social-emotional skills in kindergarten and key young adult outcomes across multiple domains of education, employment, criminal activity, substance use, and mental health.Conclusions. A kindergarten measure of social-emotional skills may be useful for assessing whether children are at risk for deficits in noncognitive skills later in life and, thus, help identify those in need of early intervention. These results demonstrate the relevance of noncognitive skills in development for personal and public health outcomes.

Language: English

DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302630

ISSN: 0090-0036, 1541-0048

Article

The Thoughtful School: Social, Emotional, Ethical, and Cognitive Education as the Schoolwide Landscape for Learning

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 33, no. 1

Pages: 277–295

North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) - Periodicals

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

Doctoral Dissertation (Ed.D.)

The Power of Play: A Case Study on How Play-Based Learning Can Affect the Oral Language and the Social and Emotional Development of Students in the Kindergarten Classroom

Available from: ProQuest - Dissertations and Theses

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Abstract/Notes: With the passing of NCLB in 2001, pedagogy in the kindergarten classroom has changed exponentially. The requirement for a rigorous academic curriculum has replaced the play-based learning that used to be synonymous with the kindergarten classroom. Since the beginning of kindergarten, researchers have worked to prove the importance of play in the classroom and the role of the educator in these play-based learning scenarios. Many studies have found a correlation between play and child development, but this has not been enough to change the minds of educators and school districts across the United States. This qualitative case study explored teachers’ perceptions and classroom interactions during play through a triangulation of data including video recordings, interviews, and observations to explore the effect play might have on the social, emotional, and oral language development of kindergarten students in a district that is already implementing free play centers in the classroom. Varying beliefs among the educators and multiple scenarios of social, emotional, and oral language development skills being used by students during these free play sessions were explored. Key themes that emerged from the data included a range of understanding amongst the teachers, the need for regular professional development on how to implement play in the classroom, and the importance dramatic play has on social, emotional, and oral language development for kindergarten students.

Language: English

Published: Springfield, Missouri, 2022

Article

Social and Emotional Learning in Montessori Education

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 13, no. 1

Pages: 32–34

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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