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Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Effects of Community Building Music on Transition Time in an Early Childhood Montessori Classroom

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this action research study was to determine how community building music would affect the transition time in a primary Montessori classroom. The researchers were two female preschool teachers in public Montessori schools. The participants, aged three to six years old, were involved in a daily clean-up time, which took place before the study began. The teachers added a music intervention for four weeks to see if the dynamics of clean-up time would change. The teachers documented the research study using qualitative and quantitative data tools. The data tools included student surveys, teacher journals, a timer log, and a classroom tracker sheet. The intervention findings showed an overall decrease in the amount of time students took to clean up and an increase in happiness and community involvement in the classroom. Future researchers should consider the pre and post student survey be completed on an individual basis. Additionally, increase the length of baseline data collection and intervention.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2020

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

Community and Collaboration: The Effects of Participation in an Online Leadership Cohort on the Self-Efficacy of School Leaders

Available from: St. Catherine University

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Abstract/Notes: This action research project was conducted to see if participation in an online leadership cohort would affect the self-efficacy of school leaders. Using an online platform, seven Montessori heads of schools from the United States gathered to discuss topics of greatest importance to them. The schools represented were public, private, non-profit, proprietary and charter. The heads of schools ranged in experience from 3 to 33 years. They met once a week, for four weeks, for an hour each session to discuss four topics most relevant to the group, as determined by their suggestions. Data was collected using pre and post intervention self-assessments and surveys, as well as field notes, observation records, and tally sheets taken during the four leadership cohort sessions. The researcher facilitated the group and guided the conversations with prompts and continued questions. The heads of school asked questions of each other, offered answers, and shared resources. The intervention was shown to increase the self-efficacy of some participants, decrease the self-efficacy of some participants, and not affect the self-efficacy of others. However, the participants all reported feelings of gratitude for the opportunity to come together, citing community and collaboration as the most positive rewards.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2020

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

Efficacy of Community Building in Adult Online Learning Environments

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research, Montessori method of education - Study and teaching, Montessori method of education - Teacher training

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Abstract/Notes: This qualitative research study was conducted during synchronous class sessions with adult learners enrolled in an online Montessori teacher education program. The aim was to determine which techniques were being used to facilitate adult learning in an online learning environment. The research collected data through data tools designed to record the observed behaviors of participants engaged in online synchronous class sessions. The data revealed the use of learning techniques beneficial to developing self-confidence, community building, and knowledge acquisition by utilizing qualitative and quantitative research methods. This study can serve as a framework for future research projects focusing on adult learning methods and techniques that will positively impact adult learners’ experience in online learning environments. This study provided evidence that supports techniques that focus on supporting and encouraging adult learners to build self-confidence while cultivating a supportive community of learners. Overall, having synchronous class sessions appear to be beneficial to the building of community, self-confidence of the adult learners, and worthwhile use of time to evaluate the effectiveness of learning in online environments. Synchronous class sessions, accompanied by asynchronous activities of adult learners, are a very effective way of educating future teachers in the Montessori method.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2022

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Activities for Building Community and Cooperation, Ideas for Filling Spare Moments, Just Plain Silliness, Fun Songs

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 29, no. 3

Pages: insert

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Language: English

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Classroom Community for Learning [Summary of presentation by Betty Litsey and Julie Carnes at 2000 summer conference]

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 33, no. 1

Pages: 2–8

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Language: English

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Defining Community [Summary of presentationh by Gladys Strauss-Peterson at 2000 summer conference]

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 33, no. 2

Pages: 5–7

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Language: English

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Community, Purpose, and Responsibility in the 9-12 Class: A Framework for Building Montessori Culture

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 39, no. 2

Pages: 3–5

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Language: English

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Montessori Adolescents and Community-Engaged Work: Inherited Projects at Colegio Montessori de Tepotzlán

Available from: Association Montessori Internationale

Publication: AMI Journal (2013-), vol. 2020

Pages: 218-221

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Language: English

ISSN: 2215-1249, 2772-7319

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Montessori Schools and COMSOC (The Ministry of Community and Social Services in Ontario)

Publication: CCMA Net [Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators], vol. 1, no. 1

Pages: 2

Americas, Canada, North America

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Language: English

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Question and Answer: The Importance and Role of Food in the Montessori Infant Community

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 2004, no. 1

Pages: 39–42

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

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