Beyond Circle Singing: A Critical Participatory Action Research Approach to the Development of a Child-Directed Music Curriculum - 2019 Conference
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Beyond Circle Singing: A Critical Participatory Action Research Approach to the Development of a Child-Directed Music Curriculum - 2019 Conference

The purpose of this critical participatory action research study was to document Brooke’s work (in collaboration with Diana) to address a perceived learning inequity in her primary classroom by co-developing and implementing a curriculum that is child-directed and focused on sound exploration and music learning.

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Beyond Good Manners: Gratitude and Student Engagement in Lower Elementary
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Beyond Good Manners: Gratitude and Student Engagement in Lower Elementary

This action research found that younger Elementary students could be taught to recognize different aspects of beneficial exchanges and to express gratitude to an appropriate degree with positive effects on social-emotional development and student engagement.

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Bilingual Education in Early Montessori A Case study of two Schools - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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Bilingual Education in Early Montessori A Case study of two Schools - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "Bilingual Education in Early Montessori A Case study of two Schools" - Presenters: Seyedeh Mousavian, Jody Eberly, Ed. D., Arti Joshi, PhD. Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO7EMf1KopA

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Black and Latino Parents' Experience of Public Montessori Schools - Workshop - 2016 Conference
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Black and Latino Parents' Experience of Public Montessori Schools - Workshop - 2016 Conference

Workshop: “Black and Latino Parents' Experience of Public Montessori Schools” - Presenter: Mira Debs

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Book Review: Diverse Families, Desirable Schools: Public Montessori in the Era of School Choice
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Book Review: Diverse Families, Desirable Schools: Public Montessori in the Era of School Choice

Angela Murray, PhD, reviews Diverse Families, Desirable Schools: Public Montessori in the Era of School Choice

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Breathing Room: Time and Attention Scarcity and the Place of Mindfulness in a Technology Rich Classroom
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Breathing Room: Time and Attention Scarcity and the Place of Mindfulness in a Technology Rich Classroom

This researcher examined whether mindfulness practices were compatible with a technology-rich classroom environment through exercises from a mindfulness app, a video, and teacher-guided sessions in an urban Montessori Middle School.

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Building Math Vocabulary and Math Operations Recognition in a Montessori E1 Classroom
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Building Math Vocabulary and Math Operations Recognition in a Montessori E1 Classroom

Implementing tools and systems to build math vocabulary and recognition of math operations in an environment prioritizing autonomy showed that many Lower Elementary students grew in their recognition of math symbols and equation nomenclature. They also demonstrated gains in their completion of math tasks.

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Challenges of Montessori Research
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Challenges of Montessori Research

Every stage of research, from outlining research questions to designing and executing the study and publishing results, requires careful consideration because of challenges created by the unique nature of Montessori education.

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Characteristics of Early Elementary Homework: Montessori and Traditional
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Characteristics of Early Elementary Homework: Montessori and Traditional

Comparing parents' perceptions of homework practices between Montessori and traditional classrooms showed no difference in the time spent doing homework or parental involvement. However, on average, Montessori children had choices in their homework twice as often as traditional children.

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Children Enter Montessori as First Graders Role of Executive Function in Adjustment - Workshop - 2018 Conference
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Children Enter Montessori as First Graders Role of Executive Function in Adjustment - Workshop - 2018 Conference

Workshop: "Children Enter Montessori as First Graders Role of Executive Function in Adjustment" - Presenter: Tracey N. Sulak, PhD - Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdQTBR0RgM8

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Children’s Preference for Real Activities: Even Stronger in the Montessori Children’s House (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2018)
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Children’s Preference for Real Activities: Even Stronger in the Montessori Children’s House (Journal of Montessori Research, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2018)

4 to 6 year olds have shown a preference for real activities over pretend ones, and this preference is even stronger for children in Montessori programs. By Jessica Taggart, Eren Fukuda, Angeline Stoll Lillard

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Children's Effortful Control in a Montessori Classroom: Effects of Parenting and Purposeful Work
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Children's Effortful Control in a Montessori Classroom: Effects of Parenting and Purposeful Work

This experiment explored the impact of parenting style (authoritarianism, authoritativeness or permissiveness) and purposeful activity (engaging in a table-washing task) on effortful control (ability to override an impulsive response with a more positive response).

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