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Foster, James Lamar; Louis, Lawrence; Winston, Elizabeth – Theory Into Practice, 2022
This article examines the ways in which racist structures negatively affect students' social and emotional development and how social-emotional learning (SEL) may be a useful tool to push against racist structures to develop students socially and emotionally. We propose an ecological framework to examine how micro-, meso-, and macro-level…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Emotional Learning, School Districts, Guidelines
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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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Flint, Amy Seely; Jaggers, Wanda – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article describes the impact of asset-based pedagogies in elementary classrooms. Working with concepts such as culturally relevant/sustaining pedagogies, funds of knowledge, and Afro-centric praxis, it is possible to disrupt commonplace and pervasive assumptions about urban and diverse classroom spaces. Drawing from Grade 1 and Grade 4…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Background
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Flores, Tracey T.; Springer, Sandra – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Humanizing family engagement practices seek to foster the community cultural wealth and funds of knowledge to working with and for immigrant families and communities. In this manuscript we explore asset-based theories for working alongside families and communities in our schools, with a focus on classroom examples for involving parents and…
Descriptors: Cultural Maintenance, Family Involvement, Curriculum Development, Culturally Relevant Education
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Braden, Eliza G.; Gibson, Valente' – Theory Into Practice, 2021
The purpose of this article is to share specific methods employed to support preservice teachers as they engage in culturally sustaining nonfiction writing instruction with elementary children in an embedded methods course. First, we explore theories of culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogies. Next, we define culturally sustaining writing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Critical Theory
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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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Aguilera, Earl – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article uses a lens of procedural literacies to theorize youth practices of digital game-playing, modification, and creation as digital writing. The concept of procedurality describes the ways that videogames and other digital media are composed of systems of processes--computational or otherwise, which define these artifacts in form,…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Video Games, Writing (Composition), Programming
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Pandya, Jessica Zacher – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In this essay I view writing as a communicative practice, and ask how and in what ways teachers and students define the role of writing in relation to digital video composition. While there is much research on the importance of multimodal composition, and teachers are being encouraged to incorporate more digital making into their curricula, we…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Computer Uses in Education, Video Technology, Multimedia Materials
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Baquedano-López, Patricia – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In this article I introduce a framework that centers indigenous educational sovereignty in university-school partnerships. Developed from collaborative work with Indigenous Maya families who are migrants from Yucatan, Mexico, the framework operates from an understanding that Indigenous parents have knowledge that is important for their children to…
Descriptors: Immigrants, American Indian Students, College School Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Blair, Alissa; Haneda, Mari – Theory Into Practice, 2021
There is widespread consensus that parental involvement in their children's education contributes to the children's success at school. However, it is also recognized that non-dominant populations, particularly immigrant families, face language and cultural barriers, racism, poverty, and other obstacles to navigating school practices that many…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation
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Farinde-Wu, Abiola; Butler, Bettie Ray; Allen-Handy, Ayana – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Considering Black women's historic contributions and enduring legacy in education, their continual disproportionate underrepresentation in US public schools is severely problematic. The absence of Black women in many public schools nationally is disconcerting given their potential to improve school outcomes for students of Color. Despite this…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Robertson, Dana A.; Padesky, Lauren Breckenridge; Brock, Cynthia H. – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Thoughtfully planned professional development (PD) that fosters teacher agency has the potential to impact student agency in the literacy classroom. Drawing on a body of research with 82 teachers across multiple schools and clinical settings, this article first presents findings from a variety of PD contexts that are synthesized to highlight four…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Empowerment, Student Empowerment, Literacy
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Bailey, Alison L. – Theory Into Practice, 2020
This article addresses the importance of supporting specific language practices of emergent bilingual students in classroom settings that are tied to the development of disciplinary knowledge. The author focuses on explanatory talk support in teaching by contingent responding and encouraging children to make meaning of mathematics concepts and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Language Usage, Bilingual Students, Mathematical Concepts
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Moore, Jason; Schleppegrell, Mary – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, we show how close attention to language throughout a socio-scientific investigation supports upper elementary Arabic-speaking students to learn English while participating in valued disciplinary practices in science. Engagement in reading and writing with a focus on language also enables them to bring critical perspectives to the…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Elementary School Students, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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