Theses/Dissertations from 2004

Individual lifelong fitness for middle school students, Maria Menz

Social emotional learning and school success, Erin Metz

Using visual tools to increase understanding, Deborah A. Meyer

A social skills curriculum for preschool children with autism spectrum disorders, Jennifer Muller

Gender fairness in English curriculum and the grading of students' essays, Pamela Deanne Myhervold

Integrating active reading strategies into an eighth grade reading curriculum, Ann C. Neil

Reading culture: making literacy instruction culturally responsive to African American first graders, Angela Wright Newhouse

Improving parent involvement practices in my third grade classroom, Jessica G. Newman

Career transition in the borderlands: autobiographical reflections of a native Colombian teaching in America, Maria Carolina Olaya

Using student book groups with beginning level high school ESL students, Susan F. Oltman

Image and invention: a science curriculum for third/fourth grade students, Ann Oubaha

Designing a dance/theater methods course for pre-service, K-8 teachers, Jane Skinner Peck

How can teachers remain motivated and rejuvenated in their practice?, Penelope P. Pickard

Creating a writer's workshop that promotes confidence in young writers, Jennifer K. Ptacek

Meaningful individualized spelling: a curriculum, Caren Marie Putrah

Accelerated Math in the prealgebra classroom, Heather Marie Richins

All-girls elective physical education course, Richard Rignell

Differentiation in language arts, Tess Rizzardi

Guided reading: improving academic achievement and motivation in reading, Anne Rogalla

What are the best practices for implementing morning meeting in order to build community in the classroom?, Kimberly Rogers

A social curriculum and its impact, Renae Schuster

Does disciplined reflection guide students to make connections between literary characters and their lives?, Sandra Annette Sedivy

Successful implementation of differentiated curriculum in the mixed-ability classroom, Karen Shallbetter

Weaving the threads of the cable of habit: habits of mind theory and classroom community building, Kay Ann Shaw

Working with shy children in the elementary classroom, Cynthia Sherar

The strength of technology: structure, motivation, and organization in high school strength training, Jed Christopher Smith

From the frontline: a teacher's journey with racism, Julayne Lee Smith

H.E.E.T.E.: helping everyone and everything through excellence-building a successful character education program, Trent William Snyder

What is the importance of play in kindergarten?, Kathleen Marie Spilman

Using literature circles to increase fourth grade students' engagement in reading, Rebecca B. Steinberg

How can public housing policy help support parental involvement of elementary school children?, Shawn Stibbins

How can I create a learning environment where students feel safe and learn about their emotions through children's literature during the first six weeks of school?, Mari Evelyn Stohlmann

The benefits of service learning in the business classroom, Heather Stohs

Art and autism: two case studies of inclusion and adaptive strategies in the elementary classroom, Mary Sunderland

A training model to lay the foundation for long-term change in instructional practices, Beth Swenson

What instructional strategies accelerate the growth and promote the retention of vocabulary for English language learners in the elementary school?, Patricia L. Teskey

Effective strategies and interventions for students with autism spectrum disorders: an inservice plan for developing consistent programming, Michelle Tobey

Using multiple intelligence strategies to enhance literacy centers in a primary classroom, Lisa A. Tourville

Creating and implementing the components for writing workshop in first grade, Sharon Theresa Tupper

What little girls are made of: preventing relational aggression in girls, Natalie Beth Ulmer

The use of online discussion boards in advanced placement government: making the class about more than the AP test, John Unruh-Friesen

Creating mirrors for Hmong students: a Hmong unit for junior high students, May Lee Xiong

How will the implementation of the six traits improve writing in an intermediate classroom?, Ann Yule

Self regulation: a metacognitive intervention to re-engage resistant students in the science classroom, Jessica M. Yung

Strategies for working with students from poverty, Elizabeth L. Zirbes

Scheduling for student success, Debra Zisla

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

What is the value of play in a first grade classroom and how does it support the development of literacy?, Sara Marie Albers

Using formative assessment to modify and determine the next steps in elementary science instruction, Joseph Francis Alfano

How to create a caring community in the elementary classroom using character education, Jodi Altier

Teaching reading skills using choice books, Anne Alto

Incorporating a writer's workshop in the third grade classroom, Linda M. Amsterdam

Designing and implementing differentiated curriculum for gifted students in a seventh grade social studies classroom, Kirsten Marit Amundson

Using Bloom's bags to enhance the reading curriculum, Mitchell Eric Anderson

Weaving recent best practices in teaching techniques into an established transition curriculum for young adults with special needs, Susan M. Anderson

The effects of adolescent depression in middle school students, Jacqueline Sue Andrews

Implementing a modified writer's workshop for grades 3-6, Julie Kay Andrle

Why some African Americans are choosing charter schools, Rosalind Bakion

Kindergarten and ESL: a collaborative model to scaffold oral language development : an ESL teacher's perspective, Mary Louise Bakken

Teaching respect through Holocaust education, Judy Bartel

Parent involvement, Kim Kay Behrendt

Emotional intelligence: implementing lessons for an elementary constructivist classroom, Elizabeth A. Bergdall

Positive coping strategies for children with ADD/ADHD, Erika Nicole Berg

Reading strategies: what are the most effective strategies for teaching primary elementary readers?, Tina Bergstrom

Understanding children's mathematical thinking: integrating everyday mathematics and cognitively guided instruction into a second grade classroom., Debra Jean Biddick

Investigations of reading comprehension strategies with middle school content area teachers, Debra Bieber

Teaching writing strategies by using primary and intermediate writing buddies, Alesha Blom

Teaching third grade writers, Barb Boekhoff

Differentiated instruction, its effect on gifted students' and their parents' perception of the educational experience in a sixth grade science class, Joan Marie Borchers

Implementation of guided reading in a third grade classroom, Angela Bossen

Is there a connection between extracurricular participation and academic achievement?, Corey Bowman

Book club: give them wings, Christine Bright-Sticha

Resiliency in children: what role do families, schools, or other institutions play in the resiliency of an individual?, Julie Marie Bronder

Integrating technology as part of an interdisciplinary unit to enhance my 7th grade language arts curriculum, Jennifer Elaine Buckley

Creating a modified reading workshop curriculum to effectively engage diverse middle school learners in the language arts classroom, Erin Burggraff

Promoting social and emotional learning in an educational setting, Jessica Rose Buskey

What is soulful teaching?: implications for the young adult English language learner and their educators, Michelle Elizabeth Campbell

Career development for junior high students with special needs, Robert Raymond Carrero

What is the best practice for teaching writing to second graders?, Jennifer L. Cavanaugh

A step up: creating a dance curriculum for higher education, Deborah Ann Choszczyk

Promoting self-advocacy skills for students with a learning disability, Angela D. Christen

How can I create a program to help middle school students make a successful transition from elementary to middle school, Nadine Christenson

Effective implementation of cooperative learning strategies in a secondary integrated math curriculum, Jenny L. Coates

What are some strategies or activities I can use to improve comprehension in an intermediate classroom?, Debra Cordes

Infrared thermography: computer aided training, Daniel S. Crofoot

Building classroom community through the morning meeting, Cara Croonquist

Making kindergarten a kinder garden: teaching children to care, Denise L. Dahl

Integrated thematic instruction, Susan Marie Riehm Denzer

Guided reading in action, Alicia Kay Detter

Creating an environment to promote and support resilience for students in an inner-city elementary school, Amber Ellen Dietz

Beyond keyboarding and games: how technology can enhance the writing skills of high-achieving fifth grade students, Sylvia B. Dobrovolny

Implementing an effective writing workshop that will enhance my second graders writing, Faye Dragich

The impact of parental involvement on eighth grade students' motivation to read, Heidi Dresser

Literacy centers, Cynthia Edling

I hate to read! : encouraging reluctant readers, Patricia Larson Ehlers

Managing writing conferences in a middle school writing workshop, Sara Lynn Eichten

Critical components of effective staff development for introducing a cluster model and differentiated instruction to K-6 classroom teachers, Grace Irene Ellefson

A problem-based peace education curriculum for urban junior high school students, Jill K. Elliott

Differentiating math to better meet the needs of students in a fifth grade classroom, Jeremy Engebretson

How can [I] foster emotional intelligence in my early-childhood classroom?, Melissa Engel

Modifications to a mainstream classroom to help a child in the autism spectrum to be successful, Mary E. Ericson