Theses/Dissertations from 2003

Manipulatives in mathematics, Sara L. Ertl

Journals, sketchbooks, visual diaries: how they can increase the self-awareness of high school art students, Kristina L. Ervin

Putting students first, Nancy Eull

Building comprehension in young readers, Sarah Evens

Using literacy centers in a kindergarten classroom, Tracy Farrell

Using phonological processing in the second grade classroom, Kristine Flanaghan

Methods advocated to assist elementary classroom teachers in overcoming resistance to utilizing differentiation for gifted students, Therese L. Frenette

Building positive classroom climate, Michael Frober

Building connections: improving memory and recall using strategies supported by brain research, Jennifer Lynn Swanson Fuglestad

Developing competitiveness and aggressiveness in female athletes, Irving Geary

Differentiation of the reading curriculum for the high achieving student in second grade, Judy A. Gentz

Third graders use the theory of multiple intelligences to learn multiplication, Amy Gillespie

Restoring values within our youth by Matthew Gonzalez., Matthew Gonzalez

Changes in Colombian higher education through my educational journey, Hader A. Guana Benitez

Stories of success: what I have learned from listening to girls in alternative education, Cheryl Gustafson

Math confidence: through girls' eyes, Mara Jane Hagedorn

Poetry sucks, a boy's story, James Hagg

What strategies promote at-risk students to transition successfully from a structured learning environment to an unstructured independent learning environment?, Mary Claire Hansen

Incorporating four teaching strategies into an already developed Minnesota history curriculum for a sixth grade social studies class, Lori A. Hanson

Differentiating instruction: making it happen in the secondary Spanish II classroom, Brian Edward Harapat

Discovering passionate readers: facilitating deeper comprehension with fourth and fifth grade multi-age students, Karla Jean Harding

Considerations for an academic writing program for advanced ESOL secondary students, Ellen G. Harford

A classroom blueprint for success, Maureen D. Hauck

How does active parent involvement positively affect the overall academic success of fifth grade students, Chris Hauer

Enriching a fifth grade social studies curriculum with active learning strategies, Deana Marie Haug

Active learning strategies' impact on learning and teaching, Carrie Haugen

Using technology to communicate more conveniently and efficiently with parents of elementary students, Erik Heieie

Developing an assistive technology framework for an early intervention program, Lisa Hambleton Heille

GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) and the Minnesota graduation standards, Melissa A. Hein

Comprehension strategies for struggling readers, Adriana Mae Henderson

Weight training manual, Tim Hickey

Math journals in the elementary classroom: benefits, challenges, and strategies, Jennifer Hodges-Harrison

Reading comprehension: the use of literature circles at the fourth grade level, Amy Lee Hohenecker

The essential elements of an effective interdisciplinary unit for middle school students, Jay Hohenstein

Autism 101, Barbra L. Hollom

Do clothes make the student?, Jessica Hosmer

Developing more respectful and responsible learners, Meredith Anne Huikko

Building positive classroom climate, Joseph Janssen

Teaching to think using think-alouds in the secondary ESL classroom, Meagan Anne Jasperson

Poetry in the primary Spanish immersion classroom, Nicole M. Jessen

Motivating struggling readers, Kristi Anne Joesting

Differentiating history instruction to make it interesting and challenging for students with varying abilities, Barry A. Johnson

The glue that holds us together: the personal and professional impact collegiality has on teacher stress and teacher burnout, Deborah Marie Johnson

How to ensure reading success for all learners (in a classroom using centers), Jason Dale Johnson

The transition from kindergarten to first grade: a case for parent-school collaboration, Jennifer Jean Johnson

Phonics quest: an intense program for struggling readers in the intermediate grades, Jill Kimberly Johnson

A quest: phonics intervention for intermediate students, Kristine Kathleen Johnson

The key components of successful parenting of adolescents and how middle schools can assist parents during their child's adolescent years, Justin L. Jones

Emotional intelligence in a fourth grade classroom, Pete Kautto

Hearing voices: poetry and chaos in a fifth grade classroom, Barry Joseph Kiel

Why am I drawn to the subjects that I teach?, Rose Marie Kinsley

Teaching emotional intelligence through literature to at-risk students, Aimee Klein

How can literacy centers ensure success for all students, Gerald Michael Kliber

How can we promote gender equity in science, David Knutsen

What are the effects of using individual and group rewards in a fourth grade classroom?, Laura M. Knutson

High school mentor groups and the at risk student, Cynthia K. Koll

Learning social skills with Second Step violence prevention curriculum, Linda Jane Kuechle

Emergent writing in the kindergarten classroom, Marit Lang

Designing high school science labs for safety, John Logan LeCompte

Creating effective visual supports for students with autism spectrum disorder, MeLinda Leet

Inviting the gift of response: engagements for eliciting reader response, Catherine Anne Leslie

Visual literacy development: exploring connections between visual and verbal literacy skills in a middle-school setting, Robin Jeanne Rose Lindberg

Strategies and techniques to help manage a primary classroom with mainstreamed emotional and behavioral disorder students, Lana Kay Lindeman

Integrating the theories of multiple intelligences and emotional intelligence to develop an English for Academic Purposes curriculum for international graduate students, Carmen Teresa Lugo Leon

Reading comprehension: how can middle school teachers activate prior knowledge?, Gerry Lee Lukaska

Developing an assistive technology framework for an early intervention program, LeeAnn MacArthur

Reel education for educators, Cameron Mahlum

Survival arts: breaking things down into life-sized pieces, Laura Yost Manthey

Emergent literacy, Michelle M. Marlette

Can literature circles increase students' engagement of reading in a fifth grade classroom?, Matthew Albert Marohn

Integrating picture books and song picture books into the elementary music classroom to support the emergent literacy and musical development of first grade students, Anne Marie McCarthy

How to create a caring community in the elementary classroom using character education, Elizabeth McConnell-Schiller

Reading success: developing a reading program to meet the needs of children of poverty, Carrie McDaniel

Inspiring respectful student behavior in a public high school, Christa J. McGarry

The integration of community-building activities and science curriculum in an alternative high school setting, Katherine McMenomy

Adapting and implementing active learning strategies in a first grade classroom, Lori A. McNulty

What boys need to be emotionally successful in the classroom, Eleanor S. Meade

Multiple intelligences in learning centers, Kristi Midas

Effective classroom strategies for the ADHD/ADD student, Jennifer Mary Miller

Creating a comprehensive adolescent parenting program centered on resources, partnerships and relationships, Kerry Conroy Moberg

Promoting self-advocacy skills for students with a learning disability, Michelle A. Mortenson

How to create a caring community in the elementary classroom using character education, Krystie Muellner

Does looping foster academic, social, and emotional growth in children from the primary to intermediate grades?, Mehan R. Murray

Reading achievement in Spanish: study of first graders in native language literacy classrooms, Charlayne Myers

Developing environmental citizens in seventh grade life science, Sarah J. B. Neitz

Is adolescence the best time to teach multicultural education?, Amy M. Nelson

Manufacturing project 2002: an activity based curriculum project for a high school manufacturing class, Frandell M. Netteberg

Inviting possibilities: establishing a mathematical culture through immersion, demonstration and engagement, Jennifer J. Newburg

Improving student writing in both the social studies and English classes through the transference and reinforcement of writing skills, Richard Allen Newman

Implementing guided reading in a third grade classroom, Jennifer Nolby

Teaching writing strategies by using primary and intermediate writing buddies, Amy Nordlund

Differentiation: one size doesn't fit all, Jennifer L. Och

Dialogue journals: helping students become thoughtful, responsive readers, Donna Mae Ohlgren

Appropriate religious expression in the public school, Clayton Ohlin

Effective math instruction for struggling first grade students, Kathleen Oliver

Teaching reading skills using choice books, Alyssa Olson

The use of authentic assessment in a high school Spanish classroom, Donald Richard Olson

Effective teaching practices for kindergartner writers, Stephanie Lynn Royce Orth

Technology in the classroom: a positive achievement tool for students and teachers?, Jacquelynn Marie Parsley

The impact of increasing metacognitive awareness on urban learners' reading achievement, Angela Peckham