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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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Given, Heidi; Kuh, Lisa; LeeKeenan, Debbie; Mardell, Ben; Redditt, Susan; Twombly, Susan – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article considers how documentation as a professional development tool acts as a change agent for teachers and how collective engagement in the documentation process mediates the inherent tensions of working and learning in a group. Three groups of educators, at three distinct schools, used Reggio Emilia-inspired documentation as the…
Descriptors: School Culture, Change Agents, Educational Change, Reggio Emilia Approach
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Forman, George – Theory Into Practice, 2010
As currently written, early childhood learning standards have little discriminative power and create a mindset that children have skills, rather than minds. In order for behaviors to be compared across different programs, the behavioral indicators necessarily are written as often-cited skills rather than unique appropriations of intelligent…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Early Childhood Education, Documentation, Video Technology
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Turner, Terri; Wilson, Daniel Gray – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article presents the voices of three central thinkers in the documentation movement in a round-table discussion that explores the key questions regarding the definition of documentation, common misunderstandings of the strategy, lessons that have emerged over decades of documenting in various contexts, and puzzles that are emerging for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reggio Emilia Approach, Teaching Styles, Documentation
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Fiore, Lisa; Rosenquest, Barbara – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article identifies a critical tension within the traditional higher education setting--specifically teacher education classrooms. Using the metaphor of a journey, the authors describe pedagogy and practice using inspirations from the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Participation in a monthly inquiry group is the catalyst…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Figurative Language, Reggio Emilia Approach, Teacher Education
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Sutton, Rosemary E.; Mudrey-Camino, Renee; Knight, Catharine C. – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article describes a series of studies on teachers' attempts to modify the intensity and duration of their emotions, and how their emotions are expressed in the classroom. Among the important findings is that teachers practice emotion regulation because they believe it makes them more effective in management, discipline, and their…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Emotional Response, Middle School Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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