Theses/Dissertations from 2007

Interactive read aloud with accountable talk in kindergarten, Janet Isabelle McDowell

Effective active learning strategies: teaching measurement to seventh grade family and consumer science students, Jean Carol McGuire

Similar goals among Montessori educators who teach in different settings, Sarah Meier

Oral reading fluency instruction: views and habits of elementary teachers and strategies/resources for its use in the classroom, Cynthia Ann Misner

Training and support for secondary teachers to integrate literacy across disciplines, Katie Moe

Math parent guides: parent resources for the connected mathematics project curriculum, Ashley Murray

How the implementation of classroom libraries at the secondary level impacts students and staff, Laura R. Nagel

Designing a parent program to enable and sustain reading aloud at home, Traci L. Newhouse

Parent communication and involvement in low-income families, Meghan O'Brien

Integrating differentiation into an eighth grade thematic social studies unit on the civil war, Aaron Olivier

Developing a formative assessment professional development program that models best assessment practices, Jeffry M. Overlie

How can the teaching of vocabulary development in content areas improve comprehension for middle school readers?, Mary Paulson

Creating a curriculum that integrates social skills, character education and conflict resolution skills for kindergarteners, Melissa J. Pearson

What are recommended components of a guided reading lesson?, Sarah B. Pelinka

The role of phonics instruction in reading acquisition, Karen Leslie Peterson

What is a merit pay program/model that meets the needs of the primary stakeholders: the teachers?, Matthew J. Phelps

Does the implementation of sensory strategies increase on-task behaviors in learners with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?, Jennifer A. Polson

How experienced teachers build classroom community, Kristan Samelian Potter

I can see what I need to know : English as a second language students describe the impact of three active learning strategies on learning English grammar, Casey Dean Pufahl

Developing a writing assessment model for student improvement at the middle school level, Rachel M. Reger

Adolescent bullying, Melissa Leigh Rose

What is sensory integration and how does one incorporate it into an elementary autism spectrum program?, Margi Rychley

Impact on attitudes and beliefs about social justice of an interdisciplinary unit with that focus on middle school students at an area learning center, Britt Schachtele

Using read alouds to build community in a primary elementary classroom, Timothy R. Schochenmaier

Why do parents enroll their children in half-day kindergarten?, Anika Marit Sellmeyer

Teens teaching teens, Heather A. Servent

Teacher study groups: how middle school teachers self-assess a need for participation, Michelle Lea Geffre Shaffner

Teaching writing in a brain-friendly way, Joy Slater

Involving parents of early childhood special education students in their child's education through take home learning kits, Jennifer Lynn-Kavanagh Smith

Eating disorders: What are the obvious and hidden signs and symptoms, treatments and possible impacts of the three major types of eating disorders on a young female athlete's life?: What can I do as a coach to help?, Thomas Charles Smith

How rigor affects achievement and perception in high school, Lara Stauff

Increasing higher-level thinking through literature circle, Laura Steabner

How can I incorporate best practice reading strategies to support struggling middle school readers in comprehending nonfiction text?, Laura Jean Suckerman

Classroom management: recommended management techniques for a diverse classroom, Melissa Tapper

Best practices for turning disciplinary action into self-regulation in a K-5 school, Cheryl J. Stephani Thompson

Recommended practices for teaching foreign language to students with dyslexia, Elizabeth Ann Trout

Fundamental components of a play group model in an early childhood classroom with children with autism spectrum disorder, Amy VandenBerg

What are effective instructional strategies for developing leadership in gifted, elementary students through intercultural competence?, Erp Tina Louise Van

A case study analyzing Volunteers of America high school's relationship between American democratic ideals and the way this school functions: an analysis of possible broader implications for education in the public interest, Michael VanKeulen

The impact of whiteness on Native American students, Ryan Douglas Chun VanThorre

One teacher's professional change through implementation of interactive read alouds in an urban second grade classroom, Sarah B. Walbruch

The use of active learning stations to teach measurement in a middle school family and consumer science classroom, Lynn M. Walgren

Using parent reading workshops to enhance the amount and the quality of reading interactions with children, Kate Elizabeth Watson

Blogging in the classroom: engaging middle school students in learning, William Michael White

A case study of a co-teaching model of gifted education service, Kathryn Wiant

How does the explicit instruction of a multiple lens through literature affect reader response to text?, Sara Lea Wicht

Helping all students achieve their fullest potentials: developing a research-supported gifted education program at a small K-12 charter school, David Wood

Integrating technology to support English language learners: recommended practices for modifying multimedia lessons, Gao N. Xiong

Experiential learning and student creativity in a Chinese language class, Xingchun Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

Blurred boundaries between ELL and LD, Azucena Andrade

Exploring parent involvement strategies for students with low oral language and literacy skills, Laura Angyal

How can a kindergarten curriculum be enhanced to improve phonemic awareness of English language learners and inner city student, Lisa Arcand

The direct and indirect effects of public education on character education and how teachers can improve it, Richard Patrick Axtman

The costs of success on the high-stakes standardized reading test in terms of standards based instruction in a high-minority, high poverty elementary school, Matthew Berg

How new students are affected by involvement in pre-existing art projects, Kimberley S. Boe

Facilitating the smooth transition to kindergarten, Thomas W. Brenny

Understanding how the Socratic method of learning affects critical reading in tenth grade students, David Brown

Sustained silent reading: changing habits of the aliterate, Sandy E. Burd

Building community in a looping classroom, Debra B. Cone

Building a learning community to help motivate low-achieving students, Karla L. Cummings

Using a word wall to affect the sight word recognition of below average kindergarten readers in a summer school setting, MaryAnn Curro

A reflective study on an integrated approach to spelling instruction, Gina Therese Czech

Parents as educational partners: a training manual for bilingual paraprofessionals and parents, Maria L. Gutierrez DeZurik

Using masks as tools to enhance intonation in fourth and fifth grade singers, Nancy Dolphin

You are cordially invited: a study of forming a literacy club through reading like a writer using organized inquiry with high-school students, Kathleen A. Dorholt

The impact of comprehension strategies incorporated into sustained silent reading on sixth grade students' reading achievement, James J. Eich

What motivates senior teachers to hold leadership positions, or what prevents teachers from doing so?, Terry F. Erickson

Participation in a writer's workshop impacts students' enjoyment of writing and increases their ability to articulate their thoughts, Connie Lorraine Evenson

Narrative inquiry as GLBT resource, Michael W. Fridgen

How can parents of children birth to kindergarten use read-alouds as a way to help their children be better prepared for school?, Suzanne Garding-Litke

Developing independent readers through guided reading strategies and techniques, Dara L. Gjersvik

Learning with laughter: integrating humor into the adult ESL classroom, Jane Elizabeth Gleason

Fitness for life, Kathleen A. Gohdes

Differentiation for student independence, Jeanne L. Greenwood


Who is the parent?: helping parentified children in the classroom, Samantha R. Gulon

Identifying early entrants for kindergarten: what should be considered?, Gaye Lynn Guyton

Senior projects: curriculum as capstone experiences for high school seniors, Sarah G. Hale

Motivating girls through participation in a single gender physical education class, Cali J. Harrier

The correlation between kindergarteners' oral vocabulary, academic achievement, and listening comprehension, Cynthia Jean Haugberg

Using the differentiated classroom with gifted students to develop independent learners, Kim Lori Haugrud

Honoring the past to promote character education and increase emotional intelligence, Rita Margherita Hayek

Reflections and experiences regarding methods and structure of the pedagogy of traditional African music as expressed in specific regions of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and sub-Saharan West Africa, Shai J. Hayo

How can I create a home to school collaborative model that will increase parental involvement?, Sara Heckel

Independent, sustainable, and meaningful kindergarten literacy centers, Karin L. Heil

Differences in articulation that native speakers of English identify when listening to my Spanish-accented English: do I say shibboleth or sibboleth?, Jose_ Antonio Herrera-Rami_rez

Seeing is remembering: the efficacy of using visual arts to teach secondary language arts for increased motivation, retention and student achievement, Claire Marie Hilgeman

Designing an effective bill of rights curriculum using the understanding by design framework, Steve Holt

How can I meet the academic and social needs of students of poverty?, Nicole Marie Hosek

Management structures in a democratic school: from teacher empowerment to teachers with power, Michael Huber

The importance of social skills education for special needs students, Diane L. Iverson

School volunteer mentoring programs in elementary schools, Michelle Jameson

What impact does a collaborative reading comprehension program have on emerging literacy skills of preschool students?, Jeannette E. Janson

How will morning meetings affect my first graders' C.A.R.E.S. skills?, Jaymie Lynn Jax

How can I effectively teach self-advocacy skills to secondary students with developmental cognitive disabilities?: curriculum design, Kristen Kay Johnson

Teaching principals: how do they perceive this unique educational position?, Robert Keech

How can read aloud be used to instruct informational text?, Amy E. Kettunen

Exploring reading aloud in an elementary classroom, Margaret M. Kiley

Promoting higher-order thinking through questioning techniques, Cathy Joy Kindem

The impact of cued speech on reading achievement of deaf and hard of hearing students, Miriam F. Klane

Building comprehension through explicit teaching of text features, Susan M. Kolstad-Onken