Theses/Dissertations from 2006

How does participating in a brain-based classroom impact students' attitudes when learning another language?, Beth Marie Langhoff

Teacher talk, Beth M. Leighton

How can a grading system be developed that supports motivation for middle school student achievement in writing?, Tyler W. Livingston

Using physics education research to improve the level of effectiveness of non-lab time in the AP physics B classroom, Paul Lulai

Teaching reading strategies through the visual arts, Jennifer Lux

How can I support single parent families and their child to be successful in school, April Lynch

How does grade level retention affect students' academic, social, and emotional development?, Amy Mackedanz

Bye-bye tolerance, hello equity and social justice a critical analysis of factors necessary in creating and equity and social justice early childhood education program, Jill Sydney Madsen

Using a word wall to affect the sight word recognition of below average kindergarten readers in a summer school setting, Kelly Manly

What are the instructional strategies and the environmental conditions that nurture creativity in the fourth grade classroom?, Leslie McDonald

How does a new charter school define and develop effective parent-school relationships?, Annette M. McNamara

Natural gifts, Gloria Meulepas

Combining Kodály and Orff to create a first grade music curriculum, Elizabeth C. Meyer

Creating an effective social studies curriculum using thinking maps in a sixth grade classroom, Jason Meyer

Developing and maintaining self-esteem in young girls, Elizabeth A. Miller

First grade writers: a Saint Paul public school success story, Judith E. Mitzuk

Audiobooks and response journals: influencing English language learners' literacy learning, Marjorie J. Nelson

What strategies could be implemented to make the transition from middle school to high school more successful for our students?, Shad Nunn

Creating a professional learning community to support reading instruction, Catherine J. Paquay

The effects of using the scored discussion method in a high school science classroom, Tim Peper

What contributes to the loss of creativity in children and how can educators counteract that loss?, Karen L. Peterson-Kremer

How parents' ideas about parenting are affected by a responsive parenting class, Tara Peterson

Responses of content-area teachers to best-practice reading strategies, Cally E. Picker

Family involvement in character education, Anna C. Pletscher

Best practices for struggling readers in the primary grades, Joy L. Reno

Using music to enhance a fifth-grade classroom community, Jennifer Nan Sauke

Guiding principles for cross-cultural education of EFL teachers in Azerbaijan in new methods of teaching English and appropriate implementation of innovative practices in their context, Natalie Sawatsky

Exploring parent reaction to different communication strategies between home and school, Megan Schneider

Incorporating nonfiction texts into a primary balanced literacy program, Barbra A. Schochenmaier

Cross-generational high school social studies service learning curriculum and area learning centers, Adam C. Sheridan

Poverty and learning: a comparative study, Kristin M. Siskow

Empowering special education students, Rachelle R. Sjolie

Teachers of students of color and their beliefs about culturally responsive teaching, Sparkle Denee Smith

How do home-based education programs prepare high school students academically and socially for their adult lives?, Janis Dawn Soule

Integral elements of the preschool setting which foster positive child development, Maura Steblay

Essential homework considerations for math teachers, Karen Mary Steen

The contributing factors of cultural learning styles in the development of a multicultural classroom, Andrew M. Stoltzman

The effects of reader's theater in a first grade classroom, Stacy E. Sullwold

Independent investigations encourage gifted students for future productivity, Lori N. Sunde

Rising from poverty, Zoua F. Thao

The influence of causal factors related to student attendance at urban and suburban junior high and middle schools in the state of Minnesota, Vincent P. Trammel

Teaching social skills to urban students, Jessica Ubl

Reading activities: parents are essential in bringing reading into the daily lives of their children, Sher Unruh-Friesen

Does differentiation of instruction in my chemistry classroom increase success of more learners as measured by improved test scores and greater interest, Lisa D. Vanderlinden

Creativity and intrapersonal intelligence: a case study, Heidi Jo. Voz

Using mathematical writing in the primary classroom, Susan M. S. Webster

Strategies and purposes to consider when developing an elementary school based intervention focused on the benefits of healthy eating combined with physical activity, Vicky L. White

School stress and students of color, Mary Williams

A planning tool and framework for effective professional development for 21st century learning, Susan Lynelle Williams

Effective activities that enhance phonological awareness in a take home literacy program, Heidi M. Wold

What are the benefits and challenges of implementing recommended vocabulary strategies into a third grade classroom?, Kelly Zender

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

Motivating middle school students with a physical fitness curriculum that works, Leslie Anderson

What strategies can support me to facilitate the move from teacher-centered to student-centered classroom practices, Marianne Anne Mlambe Banda

Multicultural arts education: a vehicle toward empathy in the humanities classroom, Rebecca A. Bauer

Best practice for newcomers in the intermediate grades, Jordana Bodmer-Drevecky

How can a basal-driven reading curriculum meet the needs of all learners in a fifth grade classroom?, Emily Margaret Borene

The effects of assistive technology on the written language skills of students with disabilities at the secondary level, Karen Elizabeth Bradford

Building a foreign language curriculum to encourage intercultural sensitivity in middle school students, Lenka Bragg

Effective course design: to teach paraprofessionals how to use Inspiration software to support the writing trait of organization, Mary Buhrt

How does modeling my own writing in writing workshop impact my first grade students?, Krista Carroll

How can I implement active learning strategies in a Taiwanese junior high school English class to increase learning efficient?, Shu-Fang Chang

Reading academy: an intervention program for struggling readers, Connie L. Chouinard

Increased incorporation of nonfiction in a first grade leveled reading program both at school and with their parents, Trish Cleary

Using the relationship between reading and writing to enrich the writing curriculum of fifth graders, Judith R. Cody

How does music enhance the learning of kindergarten students, Lezlie Schwartz Conroy

Coping with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in the classroom: some practical strategies, Andrea J. Cowell

How can a building blocks driven literacy curriculum be implemented at the kindergarten level?, Krista Nicolle Cox

The effects of high-stakes testing on students as they develop into citizens, Stephanie Davies

Acquiring high frequency words: a home/school collaboration, Mary Jo DeSmit

Self-esteem and adolescent girls, Tiffany Orloske Deziel

Defending the importance of health and physical education by integrating best practices into a model curriculum, Christopher Diemer

Developing a professional development conference for teachers in Honduras, Central America, Rosemarie Harriman DuBose

How do teacher relationships and learning environment affect special education learners?, Tara Marie Duden

Multiple intelligences in the life science classroom, Peter Bradford Eaton

Increased incorporation of nonfiction in a first grade leveled reading program both at school and with their parents, Darlene Eckart

Writer's workshop: an effective way to teach intermediate age children, Jennifer Lynn Engel

Guided reading: improving reading fluency, Colleen Farley

How can Layered Curriculum[superscript TM] be designed in a secondary computer technology course?, Lori Lynn Ford

Enhancing writers' workshop in a first grade classroom, Kari J. Fritsch

Put the lid down before exiting: the male elementary teaching experience : a self study, Christopher J. Funk

Improving the basic math and reading skills of kindergarten students with take home literacy bags, Pamela R. Gable

Differentiated lessons for family and consumer science, Nancy J. Gallman

Instructional strategies to support low cognitive ability primary grade students succeed in the regular classroom, Loretta Goulet

Using mentor texts during writing workshop to motivate sixth grade writers, Keri Gregersen

A classroom at your computer screen: online education : students' perceptions of their online experience, Kathryn Jane Guest

Converting high schools to small learning communities: the development of the ACE Academy, David E. Gundale

Fourth grade writers' workshop, Jim Gustafson

Educating school staff about the inclusion of students with severe disabilities, Shannon Hagness

Building community in the art classroom, Angela E. Heida

School roles in the facilitation of mentor teachers to positively impact new teachers' professionalism, Erin K. Heilman

Coming to America: a Hmong-American teacher's reflections on the challenges of a 3rd and 4th grade Hmong newcomer program, Cheng Y. Her

How can I craft a children's picture book that teaches parents the importance of early literacy while engaging their young children's interests?, Beth Votca Hersman

Establishing and maintaining a learning community in a second grade classroom, Joan Hillman

Practical supervision of paraeducators in the special education setting, Julie D. Hines

Differentiated reading instruction, Rosemary Cahill Hoch

A pilot study of an ergonomics information handbook, Sarah R. Hoverson

Engagement the elementary learner in self motivation and responsibility for his/her learning, Angela L. Husom

Using art as a medium to teach in the secondary Spanish classroom, Beth A. Izdepski

Can teacher's promote social skills in the inclusive preschool classroom?, Jean M. Jaeger

How can parents and teachers help emerging readers acquire phonics and phonemic awareness skills?, Mary Jakes