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Creating A Normalized Montessori Classroom, Heather L. Somerton-Burkhardt May 2015

Creating A Normalized Montessori Classroom, Heather L. Somerton-Burkhardt

Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers

The purpose of this report is to describe the findings of a study on how the implementation of the Accelerated Reader Program, use of five different management strategies, as well as the introduction of routines and rituals affects students' ability to create a normalized 1st through 3rd grade Montessori classroom. The research was conducted with a lower elementary Montessori classroom within a public school setting. More than half of the students had never experienced a Montessori environment. The data collecting methods used were a summative assessment, tally sheets, field notes, attitude scale inquiries, and semi-structured conversations with the students. The ...