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Predmore, Carolyn; Kushner, Remigia; Anderson, Chris James – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2017
Classroom learning is a shared experience where ideas and concepts are shaped by the interactions between students and teachers. Different cultural backgrounds of the students compared to the teacher can increase misconceptions or confusion. Although the effective teacher may plan for a range of questions to promote classroom discussion, the more…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Culturally Relevant Education
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Varvisotis, Stathene; Matyo-Cepero, Jude; Ziebarth-Bovill, Jane – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2017
Anyone who has attended an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting for a student with special needs knows that this gathering of individuals has the potential to be extremely contentious and adversarial if not handled effectively. Often parents become overwhelmed by terminology that is foreign to them and may feel as though the only…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Meetings, Special Needs Students, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Anderson, Chris James – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2017
During a quantitative study with a correlational design, a sample of 42 graduate and post baccalaureate students from a Mid-Atlantic region college accessed a digital survey that combined the "Genos 360 EI Assessment-Concise Rater" with the "Inviting School Survey-Revised." Subsequent simple linear regression procedures found…
Descriptors: Correlation, Emotional Intelligence, Graduate Students, Student Surveys
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Monahan, Tony – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2017
A core component of invitational education is taking an intentionally inviting stance, whereby the teacher achieves and maintains an optimally inviting environment by intentionally practicing care, trust, respect, and optimism with students. These elements are rooted in the affective domain. Affective teaching involves the use of empathy. Humans…
Descriptors: Empathy, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Teacher Student Relationship
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Mark, Lauren K.; Nguyen, Thanh Truc T. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2017
More than ever, schools and families are embracing technology as positive aspects of creativity and collaboration. In a recent study, 78% of parents perceived technology as a constructive learning tool that has the potential to propel children toward highly successful lives and careers (Family Online Safety Institute, 2015). The increase in…
Descriptors: Internet, Safety, Information Security, Ethics
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Allen, Eva J.; FitzGerald, Anne Marie – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2017
The study investigates the perspectives of five educators on the influence of cultural care and invitational education (IE) through qualitative participatory action research (PAR). Invitational education is a theoretical framework that facilitates a positive learning environment and encourages individuals to reach their unlimited potential. Like…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Equal Education, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools
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Coffey, Debra; Elsawy, Ibrahim – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2017
This qualitative study explored the impact of participation in an inclusive post-secondary Academy's learning opportunities. The Academy intentionally utilized the Invitational Theory and Practice (ITP) framework. During the study, Academy mentors and faculty members highlighted their experiences and described the ways they created an…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Environment
Jacobs, Mary Ann – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2015
Can students teach their professors? The purpose of this study was to determine if students provided more immediate feedback to the professor on what engaged them and what distanced them in their learning and if the professor made changes to course delivery based on that feedback, would students become more engaged in their learning. In this…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Feedback (Response), Critical Incidents Method, Action Research
Fretz, Joan R. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2015
Understanding what motivates people to put forth effort, persevere in the face of obstacles, and choose their behaviors is key to creating an optimal learning environment--the type of school that policy makers desire, but are unknowingly sabotaging (Dweck, 2000). Many motivation and self-concept theories provide important insight with regard to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Change, Self Concept, Self Determination
Hansen, Barbara; White, Rae L. Harriott; Wilson, Vicki A. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2015
Nearly ten years ago, Park Street Intermediate School began the journey of instituting processes, policies, and programs intended to support the development of a learning environment based on trust, respect, optimism, caring, and intentionality as described in the literature of Invitational Education. The purpose of this case study is to trace the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Interviews
McKnight, Carolyn P.; Martin, Barbara N. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2015
This study was designed to examine off-campus centers and their administrators in creating an effective learning environment for adult learners using a new innovative leadership theory, invitational, which is a holistic approach that nurtures the belief everyone is intrinsically motivated and it is the leaders' responsibility to unleash their true…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Adult Students, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
Cain, Melissa A. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2015
One focus of "Invitational Theory and Practice" is creating positive environments that summon each individual to "develop intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally, and morally" (Purkey & Novak, 2008). Children's literature is a rich resource for teachers and parents to focus on emotional and moral development. This…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Values Education, Child Development
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Welch, Gabriela; Smith, Ken – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2014
This essay critically reviews the application of Invitational Education (IE) beyond classrooms and schools by examining the activities of an educational volunteer program (The Atherton Gardens Homework Support Program). The authors advocate that in order to have a meaningful effect, IE needs to be implemented along with principles of other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Educational Environment, Homework
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Robinson, Scott – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2014
This qualitative study reports on what was learned from two former teacher candidates, who engaged in self-affirmation writing exercises in an education seminar during their final semester in a teacher education program. Self-affirmations, as presented here, are brief psychological interventions designed to enhance the self-integrity of teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Self Esteem, Self Efficacy
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MacDonnell, Judith A. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2014
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have historically, and continue today to encounter barriers to accessing health services. This has been attributed to the well-documented heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia that shape all health and social institutions. In this paper, invitational theory offers insight into the…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Barriers, Access to Health Care, Sexual Identity
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