M.S. in Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Classroom environment; Second grade (Education)
Elementary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to determine how Morning Meeting and the integration of character education values in a second grade classroom can lead to a respectful classroom community. As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, teachers need to learn ways in which they can create a positive learning environment where all students feel accepted and respected. Participants of this study include 13 second grade students; seven boys and six girls. Participants took part in daily Morning Meetings for approximately 20 minutes a day for a period of six and a half weeks. Data was analyzed and interpreted through the coding and categorizing of student surveys, Student Response Journals, and recordings. Findings and conclusions are discussed.
Conlon, Alyssa, "How can morning meeting and character education foster a community of respect in a second grade classroom?" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 602.