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Fuchs, Douglas; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Classroom research on adaptive teaching indicates few teachers modify instruction for at-risk students in a manner that benefits them. Responsiveness-To-Intervention, with its tiers of increasingly intensive instruction, represents an alternative approach to adaptive instruction that may prove more workable in today's schools.
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Systems Approach, Instructional Innovation, Classroom Research
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Pandya, Jessica Zacher – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In this article, I critique a component of the highly structured Open Court Reading curriculum designed to teach elementary children "inquiry and higher-order thinking" skills. The intended outcome of this component is, I argue, the production of critically literate and informed consumers of information. However, both the critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Curriculum, Inquiry
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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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Schussler, Deborah L. – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article explores how teachers manage classrooms to facilitate the intellectual engagement of disengaged students. The author proposes that teachers create an environment conducive to intellectual engagement when students perceive: (a) that there are opportunities for them to succeed, (b) that flexible avenues exist through which learning can…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research
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Freiberg, H. Jerome; Lamb, Stacey M. – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Public opinion trends over the last five decades show that lack of discipline continues to be one of America's top public educational concerns. This trend suggests that alternatives to the traditional model are urgently needed. In this traditional model of classroom management, based on behaviorism and still common in some areas, discipline is…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Classroom Environment, Student Centered Curriculum
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Woolfolk, Anita E. – Theory into Practice, 1985
This article examines major trends in research on the teaching process, emphasizing two models for studying classroom interactions--process-product and descriptive. Also discussed is interpersonal interaction as it is studied in social psychology. (CB)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction Process Analysis
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Wilkinson, Louise Cherry – Theory into Practice, 1985
Something significant can be learned by "listening-in" on children's conversations. Research has shown individual differences among students that may affect children's achievement. Teachers need to "listen-in" on children's conversations and "listen-for" what children are saying about how well they understand directions and activities. (CB)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Blumenfeld, Phyllis C.; Meece, Judith L. – Theory into Practice, 1985
Teachers are charged with training children to be good scholars and good citizens. In both domains of classroom life, the underlying process involves successful socialization into the student role. (CB)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Socialization
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Woolfolk, Anita E.; Galloway, Charles M. – Theory into Practice, 1985
Knowledge from research on nonverbal communication can serve to extend and expand current paradigms that guide the study of teaching. Even more important, attention to nonverbal research may enrich the conceptualization of teaching. (CB)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Nonverbal Communication
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Bremme, Donald W.; Erickson, Frederick – Theory Into Practice, 1977
Situational analysis of student-teacher and student-student interaction during a kindergarten/first grade social occasion provides information on verbal and nonverbal behavior forms, situational contexts, and tacit rules of classroom interaction. (MJB)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Interaction Process Analysis, Nonverbal Communication
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Rosenfeld, Lawrence B. – Theory Into Practice, 1977
Classroom environmental factors that promote or inhibit a climate facilitating learning are discussed, and general principles that may serve as a guide to developing effective classroom settings are presented. (MJB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Color Planning
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Harste, Jerome C. – Theory into Practice, 1989
This article examines classroom organizational patterns and the focus, content, and strategies of instruction to show that the basal reader, rather than reading comprehension, is what is being taught. A skills model of reading, the basal approach, does not reflect what readers do to make sense of text. (IAH)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research
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Smith, Louis M.; And Others – Theory into Practice, 1987
A follow-up study of the Kensington Elementary School (studied for educational innovations 15 years earlier) used ethnography, life history interviews of original faculty, and historical study of the school district to examine school identity. (CB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Research, Educational Change, Educational Environment
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Bargar, Robert – Theory Into Practice, 1974
Because activity in the classroom is the primary focus of educational research, and because teachers are critical about the dissemination and implementation of research products, developers must take into account the growth and development of instructional personnel. Educational development is a multidimensional, transactional phenomenon and must…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Change
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Stenhouse, Lawrence – Theory into Practice, 1983
The philosophy underlying a British project that helps teachers apply systematic inquiry to their own teaching is explained. An example of using the teacher-researcher approach to improve teaching in a humanities course is given. (PP)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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