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Running head: PEER REVIEWPeer ReviewStephanie NelsonEDU 694Dr. MillerJune 8, 2019
PEER REVIEWPeer ReviewPart One: Research Report AnalysisCitationMatos, N. (2014). The Effect of Teacher Interactions on Classroom Management in a Montessori Environment. Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website. Retrieved from TitleThe Effect of Teacher Interactions on Classroom Management in a Montessori EnvironmentResearch TopicThis research is intended to find the effects of teacher interactions on classroom control and management in a Montessori environment (Matos, 2014). Research ProblemThe problem addressed throughout the research study was that no matter how unique each teacher is there is always room for improvement when it comes to controlling and managing the classroom as a whole. No matter how the teacher interacts with the children it is important that they implement the Montessori philosophy into their classroom management techniques.Research PurposeThe purpose of this study is to implement a successful approach to teacher-student interactions that preserves the Montessori philosophy (Matos, 2014). Research Participants2
PEER REVIEWThe participants were the lead teachers of each classroom and select parents who have had two or more children in different classrooms (Matos, 2014). Research QuestionIn what ways do the interactions between the teacher and students (ages 2-6 years) impactclassroom control and management in a Montessori classroom?” and ”How to implement a successful approach to teacher interactions that preserves the Montessori philosophy?” (Matos, 2014). Literature ReviewThis particular study is based on how children react in different learning environments with teachers that present different teaching styles. This particular study talks about how the many different emotional and physical responses can influence the management and control of an entire classroom. Research DesignThroughout the four-week data collection process, the researcher used both Qualitative and Quantitative data collection in order to accumulate the needed information to perform the action research that was being done. The tools used to collect data were through observing and interviewing the teachers, surveying the parents, and analyzing the student's records and work samples. Through qualitative data collection, the researcher used observations and interviews with the teachers. During observations, the researcher used notes, journals, checklists, videos on actual teacher interactions and children's reactions (Matos, 2014). Then there were interviews with teachers regarding the effects of interactions, discipline, and classroom management, social and academic outcomes on the students altogether (Matos, 2014). The researcher also utilized the3
PEER REVIEWexisting documents that consisted of students work based on progress reports and work samples, and incident reports for the last two month that were provided by the school (Motas, 2014).

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