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Bagby, Janet; Sulak, Tracey – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2015
This article examines recent educational research on the effectiveness of homework in improving achievement. The definition we have chosen to use for homework is any assignment intended to be completed during nonschool hours.
Descriptors: Homework, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Assignments
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Howell, Leanne; Sulak, Tracey N.; Bagby, Janet; Diaz, Cathy; Thompson, LaNette W. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
Educational philosophy in elementary and secondary schools has often centered on creating a "product," full of content knowledge and basic skills (Bagby, 2002). However, no longer is academic achievement in the classroom considered the sole gauge of lifelong success. Meltzer (2010) suggested that the development of executive functioning skills…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Philosophy, Executive Function, Montessori Method
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Murray, Angela; Bagby, Janet; Sulak, Tracey – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2010
Currently, the Montessori community is increasing its focus on the importance of research. The purpose of this article is to provide some background for critical readers of research related to Montessori education and to provide the tools to implement these findings in one's own Montessori work. Research articles are generally organized in a way…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Montessori Method, Research Methodology, Publications
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Bagby, Janet; Sulak, Tracey – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
Problem solving allows students to use what they know to achieve a goal when no solution is apparent. Traditional educational models evolved from an earlier system, based on rote memorization and designed to produce employees for industry. The workforce of tomorrow must move beyond rote learning by both applying current knowledge and using…
Descriptors: Rote Learning, Prior Learning, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods