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Starting Our Day the Room 119 Way: A Qualitative Study of an Elementary Classroom Community and its Alternative to Traditional Morning Work

dc.contributor.advisorSelden, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.authorDomire, Aimeeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-19T07:16:14Z
dc.date.available2010-02-19T07:16:14Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/10035
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the experiences of multicultural, Title I second-grade students as they experience a daily "Soft Landing," the time and space set aside for the first thirty minutes each morning for students to make choices about what activities to engage in. The portraiture methodology as outlined by Lawrence-Lightfoot and Davis (1997) establishes the framework for this narrative inquiry. I address four questions: What is "Soft Landing;" How do students choose to use their "Soft Landing" time and how do these choices change over time; What does "Soft Landing" mean to students; What have I learned about myself as a teacher during "Soft Landing?" By observing and interviewing nine second-grade students over three months, I learn that when children are in charge of their own learning and thinking, they actually know how to structure their academic lives without waiting for someone else to do it for them.en_US
dc.titleStarting Our Day the Room 119 Way: A Qualitative Study of an Elementary Classroom Community and its Alternative to Traditional Morning Worken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentEducation Policy, and Leadershipen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducation, Elementaryen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducation, Early Childhooden_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducation, Curriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledagencyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledclassroom communityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledimaginationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledplayen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledself-determinationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledstudent choiceen_US


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