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Vaughn, Margaret – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, research tracing the historical progression of agency within recent educational reforms and empirical research from a variety of classrooms (geographic regions and grade levels) is discussed to document the power of agency across contexts. This article aims to propose a collaborative way of thinking about student agency from…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Power Structure
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Dyson, Anne Haas – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, I adopt a practice theory consideration of student agency, that is, I consider students' power to act on their interests and intentions, on their own inclinations; this will-to-act-on-the-world is central to becoming an active, adaptive participant across the life span. As practice theorist Shery Ortner has explained, none of us…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Intention, Ethnography, Classroom Environment
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Avila, Antonieta – Theory Into Practice, 2019
If we are to engage more women and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students to study science, it is important to understand issues of identity and engagement in science. By utilizing identity texts to stimulate the development of scientific identities, practitioners can better understand the process of how young Latinas present and…
Descriptors: Scientists, Learner Engagement, Bilingual Education, Elementary School Students
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Skiba, Russ; Ormiston, Heather; Martinez, Sylvia; Cummings, Jack – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Psychological science has identified positive classroom management and climate building strategies as a key element in developing and maintaining effective learning environments. In this article, we review the literature that has identified effective strategies that build classroom climates to maximize student learning and minimize disruption. In…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior, Classroom Environment
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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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Herro, Danielle – Theory Into Practice, 2015
Because traditional schools struggle to effectively understand, implement, and sustain digital learning initiatives, innovating with digital media in classrooms is a difficult endeavor. Practitioners need examples to better understand conditions necessary to move forward with digital media and learning (DML) in schools. This article provides…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Turner, Jennifer D.; Danridge, Jocelyn C. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
Given the increasing demand for a well-educated American workforce, college and career readiness has become a significant educational priority. New educational initiatives, including the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, are being developed and implemented to prepare students for success in postsecondary education and the…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Acceleration (Education), Elementary School Students
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Klehr, Mary – Theory Into Practice, 2012
This article discusses how the underlying assumptions and practices of teacher research position it as a distinct form of educational inquiry, and identifies qualitative methodology as a central influence on the work. A discussion of some of the common conceptualizations and processes of PK-12 teacher research, the complex yet continually changing…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Ethics, Classroom Environment
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Anders, Allison – Theory Into Practice, 2012
This article represents one orientation to postcritical ethnography. Framing research with Burundian children and their teachers in a small city in Appalachia, the author shares the ways postcritical ethnography informed the process and representations of her work. After introducing postcritical ethnography and early beginnings to the research,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Refugees, Teacher Education
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Jang, Eun-Young; Jimenez, Robert T. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Studies on second language (L2) learners' strategies tended to characterize strategies as individual learners' cognitive predispositions or personality traits, leaving a critical question unanswered: Why do learners use different strategies in different contexts? From a sociocultural perspective, this article pursued this question by focusing on…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Language Skills
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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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Hetland, Lois; Cajolet, Sharron; Music, Louise – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article illustrates the effects of embedding a common language derived from research, conducted through Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, into teachers' documentations of classroom experiences. It suggests that documentation can be enhanced by using shared professional vocabularies that describe categories important in…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Documentation, Photography, Art Teachers
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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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Cizek, Gregory J. – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Reliability and validity are two characteristics that must be considered whenever information about student achievement is collected. However, those characteristics--and the methods for evaluating them--differ in large-scale testing and classroom testing contexts. This article presents the distinctions between reliability and validity in the two…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Validity, Measures (Individuals), Reliability
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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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