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Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers

Classroom management

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The Effects Of Relationship-Driven Classroom Management, Lisa M. Laasch May 2014

The Effects Of Relationship-Driven Classroom Management, Lisa M. Laasch

Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers

Abstract This study was initiated to determine the effects of relationship-driven classroom management on positive behaviors in the lower elementary classroom. The research was conducted in a rural public Montessori school. Students were carefully observed to determine behavioral norms. Next, they were invited to participate in a survey to establish their current perception of positive relationships within their school and particularly with myself as a guide. Subsequently, I conducted a family survey, recorded daily observation of positive behaviors, and collected samples of student work during the research period. Finally, I re-administered the students survey to determine if they believed their ...


Decreasing Off-Task Behaviors In An Elementary Classroom, Celia Bradley May 2014

Decreasing Off-Task Behaviors In An Elementary Classroom, Celia Bradley

Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers

Abstract The purpose of the research was to find which interventions (cognitive, humanistic, behavioral, social) are most effective in decreasing off-task behaviors in an elementary classroom. The research project took place in an upper elementary classroom. The class consists of sixteen fourth through sixth grade Montessori students in a public school setting. Fifty percent of these students are new to Montessori education. Twenty-five percent of the class is special needs students. The four sources of data used in this research included observation forms, self-assessment forms, a story-evaluation form, and class revision of community rules. The results showed a decrease in ...