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Renninger, K. Ann; Hidi, Suzanne E. – Theory Into Practice, 2022
Educators have a critical stake in supporting the development of interest--as the presence of interest benefits sustained engagement and learning. Neuroscientific research has shown that interest is distinct from, but overlapping with, self-related information processing, the personally relevant connections that a learner makes to content (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Information Processing, Learner Engagement, Learning Motivation
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Bembenutty, Hefer – Theory Into Practice, 2022
To be academically successful, students need to delay gratification, sustain motivation, keep a high level of self-efficacy, and maintain an appropriate balance within their hot/cool cognitive-affective system. The cognitive-affective personality system includes 5 cognitive-affective mediating components (i.e., individuals' way of…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Delay of Gratification, Personality Traits
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Graham, Sandra; Taylor, April Z. – Theory Into Practice, 2022
Attribution theory is concerned with why outcomes occur such as "Why did I fail the exam?" or "Why are they picking on me?" (Weiner, 1986, 2018; see Graham, 2020 for a review). Although this article focuses on achievement, attributions are relevant to the social as well as the achievement domain. Both questions concern failure…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Intervention, Retraining, Student Motivation
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Archer, Amerah; Kumar, Revathy; Pilcher, Eric – Theory Into Practice, 2022
Recruiting and retaining students of color in colleges of education in predominately White institutions (PWIs) is a source of concern. Efforts to reverse this trend have proven unsuccessful. This article uses the Expectancy-Value-Cost motivational framework to understand three underlying cultural costs that negatively impact preservice teachers of…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Preservice Teachers, Racial Composition, Expectation
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Kearl, Benjamin – Theory Into Practice, 2022
This article disentangles social and emotional learning (SEL) into its 2 constitutive parts--sociality and emotionality through a backward mapping of the School Development Program (SDP) developed by James Comer. This article argues that Comer's school-level intervention is a process model for how to achieve SEL outcomes given its intentionality…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Blacks
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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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Gardner, Roberta Price; Osorio, Sandra L.; McCormack, Shashray – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Drawing from theories of culturally sustaining literacy practices, Black and Latinx Crit, and feminist theories, the authors explore emotional justice as a form of critical social emotional learning to counter the race-neutral emphasis of social and emotional learning focused on universal characteristics and academic aims. They argue that…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Justice, Social Emotional Learning, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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Smith, Anna; Hunt, Carolyn S. – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In this article, we take a close look at the authoritative discourses of digital writing development communicated through the US Common Core State Standards, inclusive of its marketing materials (e.g., website, supplemental documents, and videos). Digital writing is largely missing from the CCSS and its limited inclusion is predominantly in the…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Discourse Analysis
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de Roock, Roberto Santiago – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article argues that digital writing pedagogy needs to prepare students to deal with underlying oppressive realities within the range of everyday digital writing practices as opposed to simply focusing on affordances as unfettered opportunities. In particular, digital writing is increasingly mediated through digital apps and other interactive…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Writing (Composition), Racial Bias
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Sánchez Loza, Dinorah – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Affluent suburban high schools are often framed as success stories given their academic achievement outcomes including those on civic measures. Yet, more analyses are needed that interrogate how youth in these schools come to think and act politically. This article shifts the gaze onto these predominantly White schools to investigate the…
Descriptors: Advantaged, Suburban Schools, High Schools, Whites
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Olivos, Edward M. – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Parental satisfaction is often used "as one indicator of school success or one outcome of school effectiveness". However, the notion that it is possible to gauge minoritized parental satisfaction in schools without first understanding their educational beliefs and values about education and their knowledge about the US school system is…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Parent Attitudes, Immersion Programs, Hispanic American Students
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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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Morita-Mullaney, Trish – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Emergent Bilingual families interact with their children across their shared languages and resources, creating unique literacy activities. As a form of family engagement, teachers can observe these created literacies within Emergent Bilingual families, and attempt to transport such practices into classrooms. There is, however, a danger that the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Multiple Literacies, Family Relationship
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