Established and managed by the Chalmer Davee Library, MINDS@UW-River Falls is designed to capture, store, index, distribute and preserve the intellectual output of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Content can include research articles, datasets, photographs, learning objects, theses, student projects, posters, conference papers, or other scholarly works produced by the students, staff and faculty of the University.

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  • The relationship between physical activity behavior and cardiovascular health among university employees 

    Hsieh, Hsien (2018-10-15)
    PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between physical activity behavior and cardiovascular health among university employees (N = 30). In addition, the research also attempted to explore and ...
  • Inspiring Environmental Literacy and Appreciation in an Urban Montessori Upper Elementary Classroom Without Easy Access to Nature 

    Bigelow, Mariah (2018-10-15)
    Environmental Education (EE) is often praised by educators as an ideal way to integrate academic curriculum, encourage the academic, emotional and social growth of students, and promote conservation of the natural ...
  • Goal Setting: Weekly Student Conferencing and the Effect on Work Completion in a Montessori Classroom 

    Peterson, Courtney (2018-10-15)
    As educators, teaching students to set attainable goals and to be responsible for the completion of these goals is a life skill that we need in our education system to help our children become successful leaders in the ...
  • The Effects of the Natural Environment and Classroom On-Task Behavior 

    Burow, Mitchel (2018-10-15)
    This Action Research Study is designed to evaluate the effect that brief exposure to the natural environment every day before class has on classroom on-task behavior. In comparative studies, nature has shown to have a ...
  • Education that Fosters Environmental Literacy 

    Forsyth, Deborah (2018-10-15)
    This study was conducted to examine the effects of exploratory play in nature combined with locally based, environmental education (EE), on the environmental literacy (EL) of students in a lower elementary Montessori ...
  • THE IMPACT OF CHOICE ON NORMALIZATION AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT 

    Beck, Luke (2018-10-15)
    Students in today’s traditional schools do not have many opportunities for choice in their learning. Learners can often be observed seated in their assigned seat, engaged in assigned work given to them by the adult in ...
  • Peer Mediation Through the Lens of Montessori: The Effects of Peer Mediation on Peer Interactions 

    Heim, Rachel (2018-10-15)
    Peer mediation is conflict resolution by youth, for youth. In a Montessori setting, students are given responsibility, freedom, and choice, often working without adult guidance. Peer mediation allows students to extend ...
  • Reflective Learning: Fostering Motivation, Metacognition, and Autonomy and Raising Language Learning Strategy Awareness 

    Soberg, Patrick (2018-10-15)
    This paper illustrates how reflective learning can enhance English language learners’ (ELLs) learning experiences by forming deeper personal connections to what they learn and how they learn. In particular, reflective ...
  • Multi-Word Verbs in Prerecorded Instructor Speech: A Corpus-Informed Study 

    Theyerl, Tyler (2018-10-15)
    Advances in corpus linguistics have contributed greatly to second language (L2) research and teaching. For example, evidence of high-frequency vocabulary in authentic language has been particularly useful for identifying ...
  • Commencement December, 2005 

    Unknown author (2018-05-16)
    Programs for commencement, honors day and other related campus events. Also included are addresses to graduating classes; scholarship information; programs for alumni, faculty, senior banquets and senior class plays; and ...
  • Commencement December, 2004 

    Unknown author (2018-05-16)
    Programs for commencement, honors day and other related campus events. Also included are addresses to graduating classes; scholarship information; programs for alumni, faculty, senior banquets and senior class plays; and ...
  • Commencement May, 2007 

    Unknown author (2018-05-16)
    Programs for commencement, honors day and other related campus events. Also included are addresses to graduating classes; scholarship information; programs for alumni, faculty, senior banquets and senior class plays; and ...
  • Commencement December, 2007 

    Unknown author (2018-05-16)
    Programs for commencement, honors day and other related campus events. Also included are addresses to graduating classes; scholarship information; programs for alumni, faculty, senior banquets and senior class plays; and ...
  • Commencement May, 2006 

    Unknown author (2018-05-16)
    Programs for commencement, honors day and other related campus events. Also included are addresses to graduating classes; scholarship information; programs for alumni, faculty, senior banquets and senior class plays; and ...
  • Commencement May, 2005 

    Unknown author (2018-05-16)
    Programs for commencement, honors day and other related campus events. Also included are addresses to graduating classes; scholarship information; programs for alumni, faculty, senior banquets and senior class plays; and ...
  • Commencement May, 2004 

    Unknown author (2018-05-16)
    Programs for commencement, honors day and other related campus events. Also included are addresses to graduating classes; scholarship information; programs for alumni, faculty, senior banquets and senior class plays; and ...
  • Commencement December, 2006 

    Unknown author (2018-05-16)
    Programs for commencement, honors day and other related campus events. Also included are addresses to graduating classes; scholarship information; programs for alumni, faculty, senior banquets and senior class plays; and ...
  • Teaching Academic Conversation to Improve Proficiency 

    Dougherty, Jo (2018-01-30)
    The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) require that all students, including English Language Learners (ELLs) be able to use academic language across all content areas. In order for this to occur, we need to provide ELLs ...
  • Teaching Pronunciation via Computer Technology: Principles and Best Practices 

    Alsuhaim, Ahmad (2018-01-04)
    This paper sheds light on the case of integrating computer technology to teach pronunciation to EFL learners, precisely, Arab learners. It explores different computer programs that have been discussed in the literature and ...
  • How to Structure Reader’s Workshop to Make Learning Visible to Both Teacher and Student 

    Filiatreaux, Addison (2017-11-29)
    This study focused on how to structure conferring during reader’s workshop. It took place in a Twin Cities suburb over the course of nine weeks in an 8th grade classroom. Students and staff were already familiar with ...

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