Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (MS)
Kimberly Rombach, Ph.D.
This action research study was implemented over a three-week period in a first-grade classroom, collecting qualitative and quantitative data. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of Morning Meetings and Closing Circles on a sense of community in an elementary classroom. Preliminary findings show an increase in student social interactions, positive learning environment, and a climate of belonging. This presentation will also provide information on Morning Meetings and Closing Circles as an intervention to combat social and emotional competencies lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ryan, Samantha, "Morning meeting and closing circles: a sense of community, positive learning environment, and increased social interactions in an elementary classroom" (2022). Master's Theses. 153.
Child Psychology Commons, Early Childhood Education Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Educational Methods Commons, Educational Sociology Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Mental and Social Health Commons