Theses/Dissertations from 2010

How Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligence can be used to differentiate Minnesota social studies curriculum at the K-3 level, Ann Moutrie

Rights-based education for children and community: a case study for orphan and conflict-affected children in Nepal, Beth Murphy

How can Lowenfeld's stages of drawing be used to implement new learning strategies for students with ASD?, Elizabeth A. Murphy

Instructional spelling strategies that promote third grade students' spelling development, Lindsey B. Neumann

What are the effective reading strategies a second grade teacher can employ to increase reading achievement and comprehension skills through effective questioning toward boys?, Candace Johnson Newman

Aerobic exercise and its effect on behaviors, feelings, and thoughts of third grade students, Kristin J. Nordvold

How homogeneous gender groupings affect students' attitudes toward, and performance in, mathematics, Carl Vincent Nowlin

Hmong second-generation girls, role models and identity, Sonja Olson

Creating a formative assessment curriculum for the middle school math classroom, Teresa M. Oyen

Incorporating cooperative learning strategies into a middle level technology education classroom, Chadd A. Perkins

Increasing adolescent readers ability to summarize expository text with specific feedback, Tracy Lynn Philstrom

How the technology of a smart board can be used to create a sequence of daily art lessons for 6th and 7th grade students, Kathryn L. Picha

Vocabulary instruction in the fourth grade social studies classroom, Megan M. P. Rafferty

Research supported instructional strategies to increase achievement for black elementary students in literacy, Christa A. Rebitzer

How can I create an 8th grade curriculum unit on personal narrative using ideas and theories about best practices in writing instruction?, Stephanie Reid

How has the literacy in a responsive classroom workshop, using active literacy, changed teacher practice during the elementary reading block?, Carolyn Rottman

How do effective teachers promote a culturally relevant mathematics curriculum?, Kelly G. Schleper

Finding effective reading methods, Laura Schmitz

How we build community in the Jaguar Core through advisory and service learning, Katie Therese Schneider

Formative assessment: does its use improve student achievement and improve teacher instruction in a high school math classroom?, Brian Douglas Sell

Effective strategies used to increase reading fluency and comprehension of third grade students, Melissa M. Severson

A differentiated curriculum for mathematically gifted seven and eight-year-olds, Meredith Edelle Shafer

The effects of improvisational music therapy techniques on nonverbal social communication behaviors in students with autism spectrum disorders, Kristie M. Shaffer

Grief education for teachers, Trista E. Sharkey

Transcending the textbook: creating curriculum for sixth graders to experience history, Sarah Sheets

Socratic circles in the English language learner's classroom, Anne Barbre Smarjesse

Why are our bands so white?, Diane Sollenberger

An inquiry project on the meaning of education for truant Hispanic students, Steve C. Sorenson

How can the use of effective instructional strategies increase motivation and levels of engagement with middle school reluctant readers?, Brent Stufft

Systematic reading interventions in kindergarten, Katherine Rieser Talafous

Utilizing visual supports to improve autonomy in children during unstructured classroom time, Kary L. Thelander

Evaluating the effectiveness of building level professional development: a stakeholder perspective, Dylan Thornborrow

Increasing student motivation and self-regulated learning in an at-risk math classroom, Katie Thunshelle

Effective research-based instructional strategies for teaching fractions, decimals, and percents to ten and eleven year olds, Michelle Thyren

Differences in the perceived professional development needs for secondary mathematics teachers, Thomas S. Totushek

Designing effective paraprofessional training for new and existing paraprofessionals, Cheri Lynn Tumberg

The true student-athlete, Bergen Gerrit T. Van

How the relationships of emerging reading and writing abilities influence NWEA assessment performance in kindergarten, Bergen Lindsay O'Connor Van

Active participation in the secondary language arts classroom, Andrew Waldron

What are the benefits of incorporating a scheduled read aloud plan in an upper elementary classroom?, Kristine Weber

How do classroom methodologies shift the attitudes of families of middle school language students regarding enrollment in world language courses past the required two years?, Rachel R. Welk

Personalized texts in the hands of a toddler: an in-depth observation, Chris Wettstein

Motivating & teaching emergent readers in an immersion classroom, Kimberly A. Wieber du Saire

How does family involvement at home affect a child's early literacy development in a preschool setting?, Audra Wilinski

Implementing book clubs in a fifth grade classroom in a way that students are empowered to lead future book clubs with others, Karla Wilke

Reducing the barriers to parent involvement, Amber C. Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

What effect does a positive learning community have on the motivation of students?, Chad Jeffrey Akerson

Developing and facilitating a cyber-bullying webquest curriculum for fourth grade students, Katie Atlas

What changes do teachers believe could affect summer learning loss, Nicholas N. Bakke

I'm an athlete: but academics is my game, Tracy Batsell

What are the comprehension strategies one must focus on and what are the characteristics of an elementary reading curriculum that will enhance reading comprehension?, Amanda Jo Beale

Improving reading comprehension and motivation for middle school students, Rachel Bedell

Differentiated math instruction and students achievement and attitudes toward learning, Alison Beierman

Quantum learning with real world applicability facing a stagnant adolescent mathematics classroom, Ross S. Benson

How teaching test taking strategies to students with special needs impacts test taking confidence and performance, Daniel Travis Boyd

How teachers perceive their role in promoting physical health in schools, Julie A. Brown

My mission to find resources that will help build and sustain dignity and self esteem in young adolescent males with Down syndrome, Jean Busch

How can literature circles be integrated with an online learning environment in an elementary classroom, Kelly Campbell

What motivates students to take advanced placement (AP) classes and what strategies can school districts employ to appropriately recruit students to the program?, Rachel Casari

Effects of extracurricular activities on retention of career college students, Nichole Caulfield

Visual support strategies that special education teachers can use to increase the performance in students with autism spectrum disorders, Lynae Dahlum

The advancement of identification and service for the underrepresented culturally diverse students in gifted and talented programs, Melissa Damon

Sensory integration in the early childhood special education classroom, Joanna Determan

Using differentiation to support struggling students in a mixed-ability social studies classroom, Stephanie Drow

Using an online weblog to foster reflective practice and collaboration for middle school language arts teachers, Sandra Dunigan

What ways can an early childhood special education birth to three team effectively utilize a transdisciplinary team approach?, Janice M. Eastvold

Somali-American parents' perceptions of the relationship between early childhood education experiences and subsequent academic achievement, Farhiya Einte

The essential phonological awareness and oral language components in a kindergarten program especially for kids with limited literacy experiences, Angela M. Fatticci

Reading for lifelong learning, Kelly N. Fisher

Teacher stress, Andrea M. Fladeboe

How can schools guide kindergarten parents to be effectively involved in their child's education?, Karen P. Fogarty

Establishing a positive classroom community that is academically productive and emotionally supportive, Chris Foss

The direct instruction components: what are they are how are they implemented?, Sandra A. Frederixon

How high expectations equal high academic achievement, Leanna B. Frye

How elevated teacher expectations are transformative and how they can impact the perceptions of African American students in a way that can facilitate achievement for individual students of color, Margaret Renea Frye

What does it mean to be responsible for public education?, Nathan Gabel

How can elementary special education teachers use information on executive brain function to support their students' success in the classroom?, Julie M. Gloege

How can the explicit teaching of fluency strategies strengthen first grade readers?, Michelle Rae Goracke

Sober high schools: staff members' ability to meet the multifaceted mission, Megan Ann Graff

What are effective pathways to reinforce academics across the curriculum in morning meeting?, Beth M. Graham

What is the sense of belonging, hope, and goal orientation in graduates of project-based learning environments?, Hope A. Grover

A study of Minnesota private preschools using quality early learning indicators, JoAnne Williams Gustafson

How formative assessment can guide instruction and impact the reading comprehension of third grade students, Debra A. Hanson

Teaching the Civil War through multiple intelligences, Lori Hansson

Movement and music: brain-based strategies in the kindergarten classroom, Reyna Hartley

Visual support strategies that special education teachers can use to increase the performance in students with autism spectrum disorders, Jennifer Harves

How teaching writing strategies to emergent readers impacts their reading ability, Meg Hatton

Managing food allergies in the school setting, Ann Jensen Haugh

Action research as a professional development tool when implementing the play and learn curriculum, Kathleen D. Healy

What effects does music have on student performance level while participating in aerobic activities, Judd G. Helstrom

How systematic instruction of reading strategies in content area classes raises reading achievement levels, Shelly J. Hoard

Utilizing student learning strengths to enhance student learning and achievement, Sarah Hughes

I don't want to read! : how can reading motivation of elementary urban learners be enhanced by classroom practice?, Angela Marie Imdieke

How the explicit teaching of writing strategies affects English language learner's ability to develop ideas in writing, Alison Jamar-Doty

How teaching explicit word recognition strategies to intermediate special education students increases student reading abilities, Kari K. Jasper

What are the ways music in the classroom alter learning and enhance engagement for students with autism spectrum disorder?, Emily Jensen

How critical literacy can be explicitly taught in an upper elementary classroom, Katie E. Kersten

Building number sense in primary age students, Kate Ellen Kienow

Meeting the needs of an international education: how internationally minded students and global citizens describe their needs for a rewarding international education, Matthew T. King

Differentiation in reading workshop: how to begin, Jessica Kinsky