Theses/Dissertations from 2009

The essential elements to a successful guided reading program in kindergarten for linguistically advanced students, Leanna Denoma Koepp

Reading comprehension and memory recall with intermediate grade struggling learners, Julie Ann Kolodziejczyk

Using the theory of multiple intelligences to increase number sense in secondary students, Denise Foster Kotz

Teaching U.S. history through popular culture, William Kvebak

The gender gap: how can parents and educators work together to create success opportunities for males in the classroom?, Laura L. Lanik

What is an appropriate level of parental support for student-athletes that benefits all participants?, Reed Larson

Assessing self-awareness for high school students with autism spectrum disorders, Cynthia B. Loftsgard

What can teachers do to increase parental involvement in literacy?, Rachel A. Lucas

For the love of writing: development of an integrated fourth grade writing curriculum, Melissa Rae Machovsky

Emerging as an educational leader: my experiences in alternative education : an autoethnography, Dawn M. Madland

How does a ten-week physical education class improve cardiorespiratory endurance as measured by target heart rate monitors, Brooks Ray Marquardt

Financial implications of special education unfunded mandates, Tami J. Martin

How one leader promotes change successfully within his community, Kathryn A. Mattson

Mental health identification and referral system for secondary educators, Jeni Mavetz

Provocative pedagogy: deconstructing adolescents' misconceptions about sexuality with media literacy, Rebecca E. A. McCammon

The use of systems thinking in the implementation of professional learning communities, Kelly McConville

Criteria used in the selection of video media for classroom instruction, Brett E. Melton

Strengths-based learning goals and first graders' perceptions of academic abilities, Amy R. Mess

How does cognitively guided instruction affect high ability math students, Angela M. Michelson

Exploring concrete assessment strategies in art education and best practice art assessment, Colleen A. Kral Miller

Using Bloom's taxonomy to create higher level thinking skills in fifth grade mathematics, Shanna M. Miller

How does assessment based curriculum alter student participation, habits, behavior, and ultimately learning?, Sarah A. Miziorko

Important elements to consider when designing a proposal for a beginning band mentorship program for students who risk not succeeding, Susan M. Morrissey

Effectively transitioning students from elementary to junior high school, Sarah K. Mueller

How does implementing effective literacy practices into reader's workshop impact ELL students language development in a mainstream third grade classroom?, Elzbieta Murphy

What can parents do to help their teenagers avoid substance use/abuse?, Joan Murphy

Implementing literacy centers in a sixth grade reading and language arts block, Nicole Lynn Nehring

Music participation and benefits to adolescents, Adam R. Nelson

Using technology in mathematics to increase learning and motivation in middle level learners, Andrew Robert Nelson

Rallying to help sophomores transition into senior high, Angela A. Nelson

How can parents evaluate which kindergarten program is best for their child: full language immersion kindergarten, half-day kindergarten, or full day kindergarten?, Katherine S. Nelson

A reading curriculum utilizing graphic organizers to help remedial readers better understand informational texts, Barbara A. Ohnmacht

Educating parents of young children on the benefits of informational text to change read aloud habits, Lori O'Neil

How can a portfolio be used as an assessment tool in an elementary music classroom?, Sarah C. Oyler

Best practices of literature circles, Brooke M. Parmelee

Making connections: authentic assessment in middle school math, Margaret A. Pechacek

What effect does phonemic awareness have on the development of emergent kindergarten writers, Catherine Peck-Burley

Integrating into a predominantly white campus: students of color share their stories, Sharandra S. Pugh

Improving staff development for classroom teachers of gifted students, Christina Sobaski Ramsey

Reading for lifelong learning, Amber D. Rathmann

Modifying reader's workshop for first grade French immersion, Mary J. Rddad

Teaching problem-solving strategies to increase students' ability to appropriately problem solve throughout the day, Sara M. Rehnstrand

Differentiation in an alternative setting, Heather Ridler

Using a hybrid model for technology staff development training, Blaine W. Ristvedt

Do center-based language immersion schools or the school within a school model have higher assessment achievement results?, James Rohwer

Does student self-assessment have an effect on student motivation?, Jane Rotter

Professional development that supports early childhood teachers' implementation of standards-driven constructivist classrooms, Jenna M. Ruble

Would an alternative modular curriculum benefit students in my middle school technology education classroom, Ryan Rutten

How instruction in student-generated questioning enhances reading comprehension in elementary students, Stacy Lynn Rutten

Gradual release of responsibility model to foster student independence in reading, Lisa M. Schau

Technology as a tool for differentiation in the classroom, Erin Schiller

What is an effective research support curricular framework for physical science instruction that nurtures talent in high school students?, Bethany A. Schneider-Higgins

How instruction in Rebecca Sitton's spelling program affects the transfer of spelling knowledge to the editing skills of first and second graders, Carissa S. Schrick

How does a traditional suburban elementary school transition to a magnet school?: one school's journey, Melissa Eva Smith

How to engage boy learners in the classroom: practical applications in developing a fifth grade literature unit, Wenda Smock

Teaching history in the primary grades, Cassidy R. Steiner

How will implementing positive behavior strategies affect student behavior in first grade, Sarah S. Stephan

How compacting with extension activities in language arts affects the motivation of gifted readers, Emily J. Stoddart

Implementing a parent-component to the read-aloud curriculum in a fourth grade classroom, Kelly R. Stufft

Developing a differentiated British literature curriculum that meets of the needs of high school students, Kathryn M. Tabke

Effects of visuals on student transition behavior, Lynn M. Taunton

How can educators ensure academic achievement despite a lack of basic needs?, Carolyn Teichner

Environmental education in a K-1 classroom: What effect will integrating environmental education into the language arts writing curriculum have on primary students' environmental knowledge and their positive feelings towards nature?, Arlene J. Weistroffer

Using an online weblog to foster reflective practice and collaboration for middle school language arts teachers, Erica Joy Whitson

Implementing critical literacy strategies into an eighth grade remedial reading program, Gretchen A. Wibben

Research-based assessments to increase student learning in geography, Scott Wicklund

Does racial consciousness impact how teachers react to students in discipline situations?, Mandy Jean Wineberg

Making input comprehensible to primary students in a French immersion school, Kelsey L. Wolf

The use of inclusion with elementary learning disabled students, Sarah Ames Wright

Teaching children about learning disabilities, Paula Wurst

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

The influence of wall partitions on visitors' behaviors in science centers, Betsy K. Adamson

How instruction in critical thinking skills increases middle-level reading comprehension, Susan Kathleen Wilder Akre

Professional learning communities for novice teachers, Scott Ray Amundson

Virtual world webquests: principle elements of research supported learning experiences within virtual learning environments, Carl Anderson

Curriculum compacting as a method of increasing motivation in an underachieving, gifted student, Erik O. Anderson

Purposeful overseeing with educational rewards: cooperatively using a learning community of students, parents, coaches, and faculty, to enhance the student athlete's academic accomplishment in the classroom, Michael V. Anderson

Me myself and poetry: a writing poetry curriculum for middle school students, Erin Azer

Mindset and engagement: how engagement of at-risk high school students in school is related to their view of intelligence, Elizabeth H. Barnard

How does the implementation of culturally appropriate literature allow students to understand and discuss race at the elementary level?, Ruth A. Basant

How will integrating technology into my teaching affect my student's learning?, Chad Belling

Developing number sense in third grade students, Rebecca Berg

Helping kindergarten students develop literacy skills through balanced literacy and writing workshop, Kara Michelle Bickett

What are successful strategies to teach higher level mathematics to students with learning disabilities?, Anna Bonderson

How does a cross-grade tutoring program impact organization and homework completion of two disorganized sixth grade students, Julie A. Boom

Implementing guided reading in a second grade classroom to increase reading levels of English language learners, Miranda Lynn Boys

A disciplinary literacy approach to middle school mathematics, Tara M. Brash

Using jigsaw tasks to promote negotiation between first grade English language learners, Jane Bechtel Brown

How middle school students define effective teachers, Traci Brown

Popular music songwriting: a formal curriculum for the informally trained musician, Timothy D. Buzza

How to develop the ability to question to increase reading comprehension?, Carolyn Carlson

What are the research supported instructional strategies for teaching spelling in a first grade classroom?, Karla Justine Carroll

A look inside: perspectives on academic underachievement from inside an inner-city public high school, Stacy L. Casper

A fifth grade social studies curriculum that offers student choice in learning, Lindsay Alison Comstock

How can the implementation of smartmusic technology in the middle school orchestra classroom impact the motivation and skill development of the string learner?, Mary C. Conrad

Language anxiety, Michele Corrales

A write start: investigating a same gender classroom, Nicole K. Courneya

What academic changes are taking place in the United States, and more specifically, in Minnesota, in an effort to stay competitive in a global economy?, Gerard Coury

How can licensed school nurses increase teacher understanding of students diagnosed with a chronic illness?, Traci K. Cruikshank

The effect of research-based instruction on sixth-grade student spelling growth, Karen A. Dahl

Promoting and sustaining physical activity on a regular basis in elementary schools, Lance Dahl