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Davis, Susan J.; Lettis, Melissa B.; Mahfouz, Julia; Vaughn, Margaret – Theory Into Practice, 2022
When inequitable situations arise, principals with strong SEL skills have a clear understanding of social emotional learning implementation to support teachers and are prepared to expose implicit bias with difficult conversations that allow teachers to examine personal beliefs and behaviors. In this article, we outline how to support SEL learning…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Emotional Learning, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education
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DeMartino, Linsay; Fetman, Lisa; Tucker-White, DeAnne; Brown, Amanda – Theory Into Practice, 2022
Schools are adopting social emotional learning (SEL) programs, intending to provide students with intrapersonal and interpersonal skills to better prepare them for life. Transformative SEL is designed to promote the building of relationships between diverse students and educators to build more just schools and society. Because SEL models are…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Social Emotional Learning, Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Competence
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Wynter-Hoyte, Kamania; Thornton, Natasha Adams; Smith, Mukkaramah; Jones, Kaitlin – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Guided by Kalamu ya Salaam's Revolutionary Love poem, this article theorizes 3 tenets of revolutionary love in education: (a) self-examination, (b) interconnectedness, and (c) liberation. The authors, a teacher educator, educational consultant, inservice, and preservice teacher will conceptualize how they enact these tenets in teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, Educational Practices
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Kinard, Timothy; Gainer, Jesse; Valdez-Gainer, Nancy; Volk, Dinah; Long, Susi – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article examines the role of play-based early childhood programs in perpetuating or interrupting messages of white supremacy which murder the spirits of Black children while reinforcing a sense of entitlement in white children. We ask educators to consider what children's play might look like if pro-Black teaching and anti-racist teaching…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination
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Lees, Anna; Tropp Laman, Tasha; Calderón, Dolores – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Settler Colonialism is marked by the permanent move of mostly European settlers into other territories that requires the ongoing displacement and/or elimination of Indigenous peoples, the enslavement and dispossession of Indigenous peoples from Africa, and the individual ownership of land for capital gain. This displacement and elimination takes…
Descriptors: Land Settlement, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Indigenous Populations
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Brownell, Cassie J. – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Drawing from data generated in a third-grade classroom in the months following the 2016 US presidential election, this article zooms in on self-produced videos a child made of her writing process. Organized around 3 "takes" of the child's writing, the author provides readers a glimpse into (1) the child's composing in the videos, (2) a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Writing Processes, Video Technology
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Souto-Manning, Mariana; Lanza, Alison – Theory Into Practice, 2019
In this article, a teacher educator and a New York City elementary public school teacher share insights from a yearlong collaboration whereby they worked together to interrupt normative pedagogical practices regarding gender, sexuality, and interrelated identities within the context of a second-grade classroom. Bridging the typical disconnect…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Crawford, April; Zucker, Tricia; Van Horne, Bethanie; Landry, Susan – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Instructional coaching is becoming common in early childhood programs to provide individualized, job-embedded professional development. Yet relatively few studies have tried to "unpack" the coaching process and delineate the specific features of coaching that contribute to teacher change. In this article, we describe an evidence-based…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Formative Evaluation, School Readiness
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Lawrence, Ann M.; Crespo, Sandra – Theory Into Practice, 2016
We contend that the classroom-discourse routine of IRE/F (teacher initiation, student response, teacher evaluation/follow-up) is a genre of argumentation that is both collaborative and implicit because teachers and students cooperate during IRE/F exchanges not only to make and mirror knowledge claims but also to suppress justification for those…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Geometry
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Lucariello, Joan M.; Nastasi, Bonnie K.; Dwyer, Carol; Skiba, Russell; DeMarie, Darlene; Anderman, Eric M. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
This article describes an initiative undertaken by a coalition of psychologists (Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education) from the American Psychological Association (APA) to identify the top 20 principles from psychological science relevant to teaching and learning in the classroom. This article identifies these principles and their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education
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Flores, Roseanne L.; Curby, Timothy W.; Coleman, Hardin; Melo, Kristan – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Today with the rise in the number of 3- to 6-year-old children enrolled in center-based early childhood programs, and a focus on program quality, it becomes imperative for educators to have a better understanding of the role research plays in establishing high-quality programs as these programs provide much of the foundation that supports early…
Descriptors: Young Children, Educational Research, Educational Quality, Child Development
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Wohlwend, Karen E. – Theory Into Practice, 2015
This article examines the digital literacy practices that emerge when young children play together with digital apps on touchscreen devices. Children's collaborative composing with a digital puppetry app on a touchscreen--with many hands all busy dragging, resizing, and animating puppet characters, and many voices making sound effects, narrating,…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Young Children, Puppetry
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Rowsell, Jennifer; Harwood, Debra – Theory Into Practice, 2015
iPads are increasingly being put in the hands of children in schools and educational contexts, yet there continues to be larger questions about how they fit into the fabric of daily classroom life and what new stories will emerge (de Certeau, 1984, 1984/2000). In this article, we feature vignettes of data from a 2-year government-funded research…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Ethnography
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Vasquez, Vivian Maria – Theory Into Practice, 2015
Although technology is most often heralded an intrinsic efficiency, the process of using technology to create a text is full of opportunities to learn new information, create and distribute knowledge, and engage in identity work. This article explores how the production of 1 such technological text, a podcast, offered students opportunities to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Multimedia Materials, Hypermedia, Global Education
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Mantzicopoulos, Panayota; Patrick, Helen – Theory Into Practice, 2011
The authors draw from the research literature and from their work with the Scientific Literacy Project (SLP) in kindergarten classrooms to address the inclusion of science picture books in the curriculum. They describe features and functions of informational texts, discuss teachers' common concerns about providing young children with experiences…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Young Children, Kindergarten, Scientific Literacy
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