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Hancock, Stephen D.; Showunmi, Victoria; Lewis, Chance – Theory Into Practice, 2020
It is evident that many Black women teachers (BWTs) are leaving the teaching profession due to mental and emotional health, professional and collegial relationships, as well as curricular and school culture. In this article, we use the story of Alicia to explore the instructional, professional, and emotional stress that many Black women teachers…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, African American Teachers, Labor Turnover, Mental Health
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O'Dowd, Robert – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In content and language integrated learning (CLIL) contexts, online communication technologies have great potential for supporting the development of students' foreign language skills and intercultural competence, and for increasing understanding of subject matter. One effective way of engaging CLIL students in motivating and innovative online…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction, Course Content, Second Language Instruction
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Dixson, Dante D.; Worrell, Frank C. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
In this article, we provide brief overviews of the definitions of formative and summative assessment and a few examples of types of formative and summative assessments that can be used in classroom contexts. We highlight the points that these two types of assessment are complementary and the differences between them are often in the way these…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Definitions, Student Evaluation
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Jiménez, Osvaldo – Theory Into Practice, 2015
With games captivating the minds of many children in the United States, educators may be interested in trying to introduce games into their classrooms. This article offers educators insights into how to understand and incorporate games that are inherently social, promoting effective discourse in their classrooms. Although educational games and…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Classroom Techniques, Group Discussion, Play
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Johnson, Angela Beumer – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Young adult literature (YAL) is one of the most engaging and effective tools to promote the goal of lifelong literacy for middle and high school students. This article addresses the stakes of exploring--or failing to explore--common perceptions and misperceptions of YAL. Readers' lives as family members, consumers, and students play roles in their…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Preservice Teachers, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Henderson, Shannon C.; Buskist, Connie – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Adolescents who struggle with reading most often encounter problems with comprehension, rather than the ability to read words. Comprehension is a dynamic process that requires the reader to use multiple strategies as meaning is constructed. To improve the reading comprehension of their students, teachers must be knowledgeable about what…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Reading Comprehension, Young Adults, Reading Ability
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Davis, Dennis S. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Many studies of comprehension strategies instruction rely on an internalization metaphor of strategy learning. In this view, strategies eventually enter students' heads after repeated interactions with teachers who introduce strategies and control how they are used. In this article, the author discusses the limitations of the internalization view…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Figurative Language, Cognitive Style, Grade 5
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Abbate-Vaughn, Jorgelina; Frechon, Olga; Wright, Brian L. – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article discusses the relevance of four dimensions of urban teaching: foci on relationships and shared authority, linking classroom content with student experience, incorporation of familiar and culturally compatible communication patterns, and development of counter narratives that challenge stereotypical conceptions of at-risk students and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Teacher Characteristics, Student Experience
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Berg, Jill Harrison – Theory Into Practice, 2010
Given the importance of quality teaching for student success, it is clear that every child needs to be able to receive instruction from a teacher who possesses the knowledge and skills for quality teaching--an accomplished teacher. It is less clear, however, how current teacher development policies and practices can ensure that all students will…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Professional Development
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Cook-Sather, Alison – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article describes a project that positions high school students as teacher educators within an undergraduate secondary certification program. A brief review of researchers' arguments for listening to students and a description of the project contextualize the perspectives of graduates of the program who teach or have taught in city schools.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Mader, Cynthia E. – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Person-centered instruction recognizes the importance of internal motivation in learning. It is difficult, however, for many teachers to hold on to their early visions of interacting in classrooms filled with internally motivated students. This may be due to escalating demands for test score accountability. It may be due to reliance on packaged…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Rewards, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research
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Walker, Joan M. T. – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Despite broad recognition that teaching excellence requires meeting students' intellectual and social needs, teachers struggle to manage--and learning theory struggles to explain--the interplay between the academic and social dimensions of classroom life. Drawing from research on parenting and child development, the author offers parenting style…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Learning Theories, Parenting Styles, Teacher Influence
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Schussler, Deborah L. – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article explores how teachers manage classrooms to facilitate the intellectual engagement of disengaged students. The author proposes that teachers create an environment conducive to intellectual engagement when students perceive: (a) that there are opportunities for them to succeed, (b) that flexible avenues exist through which learning can…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research
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Yonezawa, Susan; Jones, Makeba – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Educational reformers often partner with others to make change happen in their schools. But few reformers look to students as agents of change. In this article, the authors discuss how students are an often under-utilized, and yet crucial, educational partner. They share their student voice work in the San Diego Unified School District's high…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Change, High School Students, Change Strategies
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Corbett, Dick; Wilson, Bruce – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article briefly describes the central tenets of a program several low-income middle schools implemented to remove failure as a choice students could make in completing their assignments. Instead of doling out Fs for poor and nonexistent work, teachers devised a variety of options students had to follow to demonstrate eventual mastery of…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Grading, Student Reaction, Student Attitudes
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