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Master's Thesis

Importance of Studying Poetry in Lower Elementary Classroom

Available from: MINDS@UW River Falls

Elementary education, Elementary school students, Montessori method of education, Poetry

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Abstract/Notes: This project explores the importance of teaching and studying poetry in a lower elementary Montessori classroom. The purpose of the project is to examine students’ interest and involvement in reading, writing and memorizing poetry and gaining better insight into students’ knowledge and attitudes to this literature genre. The researcher compared involvement and interests of 20 students in one private elementary school in the Midwest. Both small-scale qualitative and quantitative data were collected, during an action research study that lasted seven weeks. The survey results were very promising about studying poetry on a lower elementary level and the rise of interest in this literature genre as well as the evidence offered by student work samples. In just a few weeks, the students’ attitudes and knowledge, and production of poetry significantly increased.

Language: English

Published: River Falls, Wisconsin, 2022

Article

Playing with Numbers

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 1974, no. 1/2

Pages: 9–10

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

Doctoral Dissertation (Ph.D.)

Studying Mentors and Mentoring from a Learner-Centered Perspective

Available from: ProQuest - Dissertations and Theses

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Abstract/Notes: Teacher candidates, while completing their student teaching internship, are part of an important teaching-and-learning triad. The other members of the triad, mentor teachers and university field instructors, provide essential support to teacher candidates throughout the student teaching internship experience (Yee, 1968). Recent research has examined the roles of mentor teachers and university field instructors. Not as much is understood, however, about the moments or experiences teacher candidates recognize as when they learned the most about teaching. With retirements increasing and as much as 50% leaving the field within the first five years of teaching (Shwartz & Dori, 2016), there is an urgency in studying, and hopefully improving, novice teacher support systems. In this dissertation, I explore the moments or experiences teacher candidates recognize as insightful and valuable from their student teaching experience, from the perspective of four recent student teachers. Using phenomenology as a method of inquiry (Giorgi, 1985), data were collected through phenomenological interviews of four teacher candidates after they completed a year-long student teaching internship. These interviews tell the story of teacher candidates becoming through learning (Hodkinson et al., 2008). Findings indicate that framing problems of practice within practical situations, situations that likely occur in an elementary classroom, positively influence teacher candidates’ learning. The practice of adaptative mentoring (van Ginkel et al., 2015) provides opportunities for mentor teachers to support teacher candidates as they learn about teaching practice, while also helping them with emotional and practical concerns. Ultimately, I argue that grounding mentoring in both the how and why of teaching, along with adapting to the individual needs of teacher candidates, provides supportive opportunities for teacher candidates’ learning.

Language: English

Published: Ypsilanti, Michigan, 2022

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

Roleplaying to Develop Self Regulation

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: This action research study investigated the use of child-led play in an after school club as a means to reduce peer conflict and increase cooperation. Prior literature suggests that children behave differently during imaginative play and exhibit greater natural behavior regulation when adult involvement is limited or removed. A small group of child participants, aged 9-14 years, were given materials necessary for a roleplaying game where players take on imaginary characters and cooperatively complete dangerous quests. One child acted as game leader, designing the adventure’s challenges and providing rules adjudication. The children attended six game sessions and completed questionnaires after each meeting. I recorded incidents of conflict between children and rated each game tables' self-management of disagreement. The children also provided verbal feedback in large group discussions. This study indicated that child conflict decreased over time while child awareness increased. Additionally, the children enjoyed their participation. The children who acted as game leaders experienced the greatest change in awareness, resulting in higher expectations of their fellow students. This study has convinced me to incorporate more child-led activity in curricular and extracurricular scenarios. The empathy and self-awareness that grew from leadership during free-play proved the children's good use of independence.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2016

Article

Playing with Meaning: Humour, Language Development and Imagination

Publication: AMI Journal (2013-), vol. 2014-2015

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Abstract/Notes: Carla Foster shows how the imagination facilitates evolutionary humour, which enriches language, and how linguistic humour introduces cognitive fluency—another characteristic of imagination, referring to the movement of the mind in all directions through space and time.

Language: English

ISSN: 2215-1249, 2772-7319

Article

Embodying the Montessori Challenge as a Totality: Understanding Refinement across the Planes of Education

Publication: AMI Journal (2013-), vol. 2017-2018

Pages: 13-17

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Language: English

ISSN: 2215-1249, 2772-7319

Article

A Flying Visit to the XXIV Indian Montessori Training Course, Delhi 1959-60

Available from: Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Archives)

Publication: Around the Child, vol. 5

Pages: 18-19

Asia, India, Indian Montessori Training Course (24th, Delhi, India, 1959-1960), South Asia, Trainings

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Language: English

ISSN: 0571-1142

Article

The Psychological Needs of the Pre-School Child and the Role of Pre-Primary Institutions in Satisfying Them

Publication: Around the Child, vol. 11

Pages: 15-19

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Language: English

ISSN: 0571-1142

Article

Laying the Foundation for Cosmic Education in the Child 3-6 Years

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 1997, no. 1

Pages: 15–23

Cosmic education, Patricia Fay Hilson - Writings

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

Article

The Undying Message of Maria Montessori

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 1969, no. 4

Pages: 2–3

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

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