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Increasing on-task learning

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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 ...