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Study-Conference AMI on Music and Language July 29th-August 12th 1961

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 1961, no. 1

Pages: 1–4

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

Peer Tutoring and Cooperative Groups in the Dual Language Classroom

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: How do we help children practice and retain the second language in a Dual Language program? We must find effective and fun ways, like Peer Tutoring and Cooperative Groups. This research was conducted with a group of 21 six and seven year olds in a Dual Language Immersion classroom in a Title 1 school. There was a mixture of boys and girls, Latinos, African-Americans and Caucasians. Data collection was done through surveys, observations, artifacts and narratives. The data showed that while these strategies did increase vocabulary, they did not inspire the children to speak more Spanish. They still reverted back to speaking in English. Based on my findings, students require more vocabulary and would benefit from more opportunities to practice it.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2016

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Language Chart

Publication: Communications (Association Montessori Internationale, 195?-2008), vol. 1960, no. 2

Pages: 14–15

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Language: English

ISSN: 0519-0959

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Helping the Child in the Conquest of the Written Language

Available from: Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Archives)

Publication: Around the Child, vol. 5

Pages: 7-12

Albert Max Joosten - Writings, Language acquisition

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Language: English

ISSN: 0571-1142

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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

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Becoming and Being the Foreign Language Specialist in Your Classroom [preview of presentation at 2001 summer conference]

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 33, no. 3

Pages: 7

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Language: English

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Language Material for Sentence Analysis

Publication: AMI Elementary Alumni Association Newsletter, vol. 28, no. 3

Pages: 7, insert

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Language: English

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

Increasing Student Motivation in a Foreign Language Classroom Through Mindfulness

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this study was to explore how mindfulness practices help increase motivation in high school students in a foreign language classroom. This study was conducted at a small school in an urban area in Texas. Nineteen students between the ninth and tenth grades were the participants in this research. The data collection included a pre and post motivational questionnaire that helped identify how motivated the students felt in the classroom. Data was collected on each participant through weekly self-assessments. The results of this action research showed that the implementation of mindfulness practices helped to increase the motivation of the students in the high school Spanish class. The action research project was conducted at the beginning of the second semester of the school year with a duration of four weeks.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2020

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

You Don’t Need to Speak to be Heard: The Effects of Using American Sign Language with Hearing Lower Elementary Montessori Children

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research, American Sign Language (ASL), Language acquisition, Lower elementary, Montessori method of education

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Abstract/Notes: Our research introduced the use of ASL signs with hearing elementary children and examined if this intervention affected the noise level produced in the classroom. The project was performed in two Montessori lower elementary classrooms (1st-3rd grade); one at a Maine private Montessori school, with 28 hearing children, and one at a Wisconsin public Montessori school, with 34 hearing children. In Wisconsin the researcher was a teacher in the classroom, in Maine the researcher was not. Data was measured using four tools: a decibel measuring app, observation form, tally sheet, and a structured discussion. In both classrooms, the change in noise level was minimal, decreasing by 2% overall. Qualitative results, however, indicate the project was worthwhile. The children responded positively to instructions given using ASL and their enthusiasm of learning signs justified the intervention. The intervention granted the children opportunities to discuss exceptionalities. We recognized the importance in such conversations and encouraged this dialogue.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2019

Master's Thesis (Action Research Report)

The Relationship Between Using Conceptual Language and the Depth of Student Understanding of Dynamic Addition and Multiplication in 4-9-Year-Old Montessori Students

Available from: St. Catherine University

Action research

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Abstract/Notes: This study aims to bring clarity to the relationship between procedural mathematical work and abstracted math learning when carrying in addition and multiplication. To explore this relationship, researchers employed both quantitative and qualitative data tools that unearthed the nuances within this specific process of math learning. Participants in the study included twenty-nine students from two different schools in different mixed age groups including ages three-to-six-years-old and six-to-nine-years-old. Students participated in a six-week intervention process, working on dynamic addition and multiplication using conceptual mathematical language to support the process. The findings indicate an overall two-point increase across learning variables post intervention. The conclusion of this study implores the broader educational community to revisit systemic, procedural math learning processes. In the future, we must question the finality of manipulatives and their place in the continuum of authentic math learning.

Language: English

Published: St. Paul, Minnesota, 2019

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