LMSVEF Grantee Research Proposal: Effects of mindfulness instruction on children’s cognitive and behavioral readiness for learning

LMSVEF Grantee Research Proposal: Effects of mindfulness instruction on children’s cognitive and behavioral readiness for learning

By Kathryn Eaton

Learning and practicing skills such as mindfulness and yoga may provide students with tools they need to self-regulate and manage the increasing demands placed upon them in the classroom. Incorporating mindfulness and yoga would provide the opportunity to reduce problems in school such as inattentiveness or acting out, while fostering skills for positive mental health. ..

Spring Valley, CA
LMSVEF Grantee Research Proposal: Utilizing Media as a Platform for Student Engagement

LMSVEF Grantee Research Proposal: Utilizing Media as a Platform for Student Engagement

By Ann Asaro; Jan Richards

There are various ways to increase student engagement. In this action research I will focus on media to find whether they can play important roles in student engagement through building relationships. Media, such as blogging and applications will be used to engage students in activities that challenge them to question, ponder, and persevere. Using media as a platform, venues and opportunities will be created for students …

La Mesa, CA
Engaging children and parents in Homework

Engaging children and parents in Homework

By Claire Dunn

The goal of this project was to re-write a whole school approach to homework to fully engage children and parents in this aspect of learning. Surveys completed by children and parents as part of this research project indicated dissatisfaction on both parts with the previous approach to homework. In school, we work hard to develop confident, independent learners who are able to reflect on their learning …

Doncaster, ENG, GB
LMSVEF Grantee Research Proposal: Comparing the effects of two different tap instructional strategies

LMSVEF Grantee Research Proposal: Comparing the effects of two different tap instructional strategies

By Madeline Tehan

The goal of this project is to compare the effectiveness of two tap-dancing strategies in middle-school students: a) whole group instruction followed by whole group practice and b) whole group instruction followed by independent practice. The effectiveness of the tap instructional strategies will be observed throughout the tap instruction units by comparing students’ learning behaviors and …

La Mesa, CA
Book Club

Book Club

By Caroline Askew

The goals of this action research were twofold: increase reading and decrease wasted funds on books that children do not want to read. A book club was held in the school library twice a week for six weeks. Student participants received weekly prizes as an incentive to come to meetings …

Windsor, MO, US