Theses/Dissertations from 2004

Building community in the classroom through service learning, Scott Bauer

What is the impact of a webquest designed homework assignment on third grade students' understanding of the content presented and engagement in the homework process?, Ann Bellin

The impact of teaching emotional intelligence in the third grade classroom, Jennifer Bentley

Some program components and teaching strategies that promote the development of number sense and problem solving in mathematics for primary students, Ann L. Berne-Rannow

Regain my power: taking a chance on at-risk teenagers : helping them get back the personal control of their lives, Wyatt L. Bienfang

Parents' perspectives on effective early childhood special education home visits, Mary Beth Bloom

Creating community: a cooperative learning curriculum, Abigail E. Boehm

All-girls elective physical education course, Kerry Bogenreif

Implementation of interdisciplinary units in a middle school science setting, Julie Marie Bowers

Writing enrichment for third and fourth grade students, Carrie D. Brandt

Watercolor and word: living at the intersection of painting and poetry, an autoethnography, Bonnie Broitzman

How coaching high school baseball has changed in the last fifty years, Justin Brown

What are some practical strategies for differentiating the instruction of language arts in a first grade classroom?, Laura Anne Brown

Generation to generation: how do students' sense of responsibility adjust after experiencing intergenerational service-learning activities, Shelley R. Bunkowske

How proactive strategies/interventions impact the behaviors of a kindergartner with autism spectrum disorder, Kersten Janelle Buskirk

Implementation of the writer's workshop in the middle school classroom, Christin N. Carlson

Autism 101, Christy M. Carpenter-Meld

How can service learning be used to teaching ethical values to middle school students?, Valorie A. Carroll

Improving participation by Spanish-speaking parents in schools, Julie K. Ching

How to improve proficiency in the mathematical area of number sense, Jennifer Ann Claussen

Modifying the district's art curriculum for autistic children, Colleen R. Comeau

The use of audiobooks for struggling first grade readers, Toni Joan Cox

How do you get elementary learning disability students to read?, Lana Kay Crawford

What is the educational value of play in kindergarten?, Matthew Crosby

Integrating the six trait model in the primary classroom, Virginia Cummings

What lies ahead?: educating older adolescent English language learners with limited formal schooling, Marilynn E. Curtis

Multiple strategies for improving fluency in remedial and classroom situations, Kimberly S. Dabney

What is the alternative?: how stakeholder beliefs about the purpose of alternative education led to the development of a new charter school, Shannon Goodall Dahmes

Do African-American females in urban junior high schools demonstrate greater academic success when they wear uniforms?, Kelly Lynn Detzler

[Teaching writing in a language diverse first grade classroom, Megan Doerr

What factors do parents and early childhood educators need to consider as they nurture well-balanced children in the use of computer technology?, Kathy Jane Geidans Dow

How do student conversations about literature impact reading comprehension in the primary grades?, Kathleen M. Dunn

How can specific strategies used by the classroom teacher reduce anxiety in children?, Keri Eberspacher

Interpretation on the internet, enhancing distance learning, Scott R. Eckert

Using the six traits of writing within a poetry unit, Helen Edinger

What are effective strategies that work to nurture collaboration and self-direction in a sixth grade classroom?, Christopher A. Ellingson

Effective teacher talk for the struggling reader, Laurel Diann Engquist

A curriculum unit for the beginning of the school year, Kristin E. Erickson

The effects of reform mathematics curriculum on gifted fourth grade students, Rebecca Faatz

Motivating students with differentiated reading and language arts choices, Bonnie Lynn Fahning

Implementing a life skills program in an urban middle school setting, Cynthia Farmer

A question of time: a study into the most effective block lengths at an urban public middle school, Laura Fearing

Implementing a life skills program in an urban middle school setting, Kay Ferguson

Drawing comparisons between teaching French and teaching English in a public residential (level 6) E/BD classroom, Jessica B. Figenskau

How can I improve the student teacher experience for art education candidates?, Elizabeth Ford Fitzgibbons

Does community building create a respectful classroom?, Holly Zita Fournier

Reading comprehension instruction in a first grade classroom, Kathryn G. Fox

The recruitment and retention of the female athlete in high school track and field, Jon Freeman

Differentiating curriculum in the high school biology classroom: how does it impact student learning, Kerry M. Giesen

Effective strategies and interventions for students with autism spectrum disorders: an inservice plan working towards consistent programming, Deborah Greeley

Putting the community back in the student community involvement program (S.C.I.P.) at North Branch High School, John Gunderson

Putting together the pieces: making sense of elementary school mathematics, Sandra L. Harthan

Integrating the English language learner into the mathematics curriculum, Teresa Hartman-Lloyd

The other side of the desk: students' perspectives of quality teaching, Melissa Haugen

Differentiating my sixth grade social studies classroom with a group of mixed ability students, Jeanne M. Hawkinson

Integrating wireless laptops into the sixth grade curriculum, Kale Daniel Henry

How do I create differentiated tasks to meet the needs of all learners in a fourth and fifth grade elementary Spanish classroom?, Angela Anne Hoffmann

Helping proficient decoders increase comprehension, Rebecca Holk

Cultural diversity awareness: a curriculum design for Lutheran school 4th graders, Jacob D. Hollatz

Integrating wireless laptops into the sixth grade curriculum, Karl Donald Holle

Why do most American students think that being smart is not cool and how do we bring back the thirst for knowledge?, Patricia L. Hoveland

Reading is thinking: making connections through comprehension, Carol L. Huck

Teaching ideas and content in writing, Jon Jasken

Intergenerational service-learning and self-esteem development in primary students, Tracy M. Jasken

Academic honesty in the classroom: a proactive approach, Lisa Ann Jensen

What are some brain-based movement activities that contribute to learning in a kindergarten classroom?, Karen Jean Johnson

What supports are available in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, Thomas Johnson

Positive strategies for managing behaviors in the classroom, Marilyn Louise Kastner

The differentiated second grade math classroom: keeping both genders in mind, Guy Charles Kelm

Using the early numeracy interview to differentiate instruction for a second grade mathematics student, Kathryn Lee Kidd

Minnesota's profile of learning: is it a workable implementation of standards-based performance assessment?, Karen Noelle Schmidt Klinzing

Cross-curricular work: combining pre-calculus and physics in the high school, Corey Knighton

Morning meeting and the primary classroom, Kristin Kuehn

Easing the transition of new teachers through a high school induction program, Melissa J. Kyle

Recruiting and retaining female athletes in a high school track and field program, Michael Labine

How does the curriculum of local childcare centers reflect what current brain research says about learning?, Jennifer A. LaFrinier

Dual immersion programme sustainability beyond initial start-up grant, Gustavo M. Lanata

What strategies can improve instruction for students in the EBD resource classroom, Amy M. Land

Fostering creativity: keeping the passion alive, Anne Elizabeth Landreman

The paradox of education reform: the effect of implementing the Profile of Learning on teaching and learning in Minnesota, Dean Richard Larsen

What time management techniques do effective, efficient teachers use?, Laura L. Larson

Considerations in retaining the kindergarten child, Lori J. Larson

The educational and social benefits of student travel, Torrey Jae Lau

What are the factors that contribute to successful employment of adults with autism and how might these factors be incorporated into a special education high school curriculum?, Dawn M. Lewis-Rau

Meeting the needs of gifted students in a third grade reading curriculum, Elizabeth A. Lindberg

Using field trips to facilitate teaching and learning in science, Eric Lindberg

My desire to change, Timothy J. Lloyd

What teaching strategies will most effectively motivate students towards a love and desire for reading?, Lori Lobner

Individual lifelong fitness for middle school students, James Longstreet

Beyond policy creation: a critical examination of peer sexual harassment in schools, Carrie Lucking

Music and the brain, Julie K. Lund

What contributes to the enhancement of innovative thinking in a high school math classroom?, Delphine Luzney

Morning meeting and the primary classroom, Sara Macke

How do I market my art program effectively to my community?, Jonathan Maki

Prayer in public schools: responses from one school principal and seven clergy, Naphtali M. Makora

Does cued speech help deaf/hard of hearing students gain a higher level of reading skills?, Katherine C. Manlapas

What are some brain-based movement activities that contribute to learning in a kindergarten classroom?, Sharon K. Maus

Self-determination: teaching students to speak up for themselves, Ann Louise McGuire

The outcomes of teaching character education in a second grade classroom, Megan Shelley McKenzie

One teacher's efforts toward character education: a teacher toolbox, Janelle Kay. McNally