Summer 8-8-2016



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Shelley Orr

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Linda Oberg

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Michelle Seiger


The research question addressed in this project was, what impact does movement have on student learning and engagement? It focused on the teaching strategies used by one teacher in a low income school setting. Students were enrolled in a court ordered treatment program with minimal opportunities for movement throughout the day. Primary and secondary analyses of various mediums including surveys, formative assessments, warm¬up questions, as well as behavior logs were collected and analyzed. This data was used to investigate changes in engagement, long term comprehension, and behavior, among other things. The teacher’s findings were then compared to the literature. The growth and successes are discussed, as are the areas for improvement in future studies with similar intent.

Research Methodology

Action Research, Field Study

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