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Article

Changes to Blueprints for 3-6 Materials

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 2003, no. 2-3

Pages: 68

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Abstract/Notes: Geometry cabinet, spindle boxes, puzzle maps of continents

Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

Article

Changes to Blueprints: Arithmetic Materials

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 2004, no. 4

Pages: 39

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Abstract/Notes: Division charts

Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

Article

Revisiting Materials Revitalizes Math!

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 31, no. 3

Pages: 9

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Abstract/Notes: Reflections on 1999 refresher course

Language: English

Article

Jiang su sheng jiao yu hui meng tie suo li jiao ju yan jiu hui [Conference Record of the Montessori Teaching Materials Research Association of Jiangsu Education Association]

Publication: Chong Hua Educational Review, vol. 4, no. 5

Pages: 7-9

Asia, China, East Asia, Montessori method of education

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Language: Chinese

Article

Meng shi jiao ju dai yong pin de yan jiu [The Research on the Supplements of Montessori Teaching Materials]

Publication: Magazine of Alumni Association of Jiangsu Nr. 1 Female Normal School, vol. 3

Pages: 11-13

Asia, China, East Asia, Montessori method of education

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Language: Chinese

Master's Thesis

Supporting Evidence Based Writing in the Upper Elementary Montessori Classroom: The Interplay of the Dynamic Guide and Original Materials

Available from: MINDS@UW River Falls

Americas, Montessori method of education, North America, United States of America, Upper elementary, Writing - Instruction and study

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Abstract/Notes: This qualitative phenomenological study focuses on the development of evidence-based writing skills in the upper elementary Montessori (9–12-year-old) classroom. This study traced the lived experience in the classroom as students interacted with an original writing material and the teacher responded dynamically based on student needs by providing coaching, additional lessons based on student needs, and opportunities to revise work independently, with a partner, or with the teacher. The study measured the students’ metacognitive awareness of their confidence using the R.A.C.E. (Restate, Answer, Cite, Explain) strategy as a tool to successfully complete an evidence-based writing response. It also explored student retention of this writing skill four weeks after their work with an original material. Twenty-one students in a suburban upper elementary Montessori classroom housed at a 4K-6 elementary school in the Midwest participated in this study during their Montessori worktime over eight weeks from the beginning of February 2022 through mid-March 2022. Instruments included whole class discussion questions, pre-survey, ongoing teacher observations, a mid-study interview, post-survey, and a four-week post study writing sample. Results of the study supported the research design. Students showed awareness of their metacognitive process and reported that they felt more confident using the R.A.C.E. writing strategy. 10 out of 12 students (83%) showed positive trend lines in their data as they progressed through eight levels of material, even as the support built into the material decreased with each level.

Language: English

Published: River Falls, Wisconsin, 2022

Doctoral Dissertation

Seriation Skills in Three Year-Old Children: A Training Study Using Montessori Materials

Available from: ProQuest - Dissertations and Theses

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Language: English

Published: Houston, Texas, 1978

Doctoral Dissertation

An investigation into the theoretical concepts of Montessori to create an authentic framework for evaluating classroom materials

Available from: ProQuest - Dissertations and Theses

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Abstract/Notes: This study examined the written works of Maria Montessori to determine what she considered the foundational theories, principles, and themes of her teaching method. Fifteen themes were identified and condensed into a 26-item Activity Evaluation Checklist (AEC). The study population of 5 parents, 5 administrators, and 5 teachers used the AEC and observed 10 children performing 6 activities designed for the Montessori classroom, resulting in 90 observations. Using scores of 1 to 5 for each of the 26 items, the study results indicated an accuracy correlation between the AEC and the 6 Montessori activities of a minimum of 95%, thus demonstrating the effectiveness of the AEC as a tool to evaluate materials and activities designed for the Montessori classroom. The AEC can be used to determine how closely classroom materials and activities reflect Montessori's original principles. The AEC can also be used as a guide to create or adjust classroom materials and activities so they more accurately reflect Montessori's original principles.

Language: English

Published: Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2000

Doctoral Dissertation

Seriation Skills in Three-Year-Old Children: A Training Study Using Montessori Materials

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Language: English

Published: Houston, Texas, 1978

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

Instilling Reverence for Montessori Materials Through Rituals of Grace and Courtesy

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: This action research studied the impact of grace and courtesy lessons on the classroom environment. The study occurred in a private Montessori elementary (6-9 year old) classroom. Eighteen students received daily presentations of grace and courtesy lessons over a four-week period for a total of 20 lessons. Sources of data included photographs, environmental assessments, observations and student evaluations. The presenting of grace and courtesy lessons resulted in improved assessments of the classroom environment, decreased teacher intervention when material misuse was observed and an increase of positive teacher interaction. Students began to complete the entire process or ritual of a work in a Montessori classroom, from the preparation of the workspace to returning the material to its original place on the shelf. Grace and courtesy lessons have positively impacted the classroom environment and will continue to be presented often.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2015

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