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Vaughn, Margaret – Theory Into Practice, 2020
This culminating article synthesizes the collection of articles to discuss conceptualizations of student agency across contexts. Themes that exist across the collection of articles include agency as multidimensional, agency as a navigational tool, and agency as advocacy. In this concluding article, ideas from across the articles are presented to…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Advocacy, Classroom Techniques, Critical Theory
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Bertram Gallant, Tricia – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In 2008, I argued that a new approach to academic integrity in the 21st century was needed because the dominant approaches had been proven to be relatively ineffective (Bertram Gallant, 2008). This new approach, the teaching and learning approach, challenged educators to situate integrity practices within the goal of improving student learning, in…
Descriptors: Integrity, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Environment, Instructional Improvement
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Tatum, Holly; Schwartz, Beth M. – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Although there is evidence of cheating at all levels of education, institutions often do not implement or design integrity policies, such as honor codes, to prevent and adjudicate academic dishonesty. Further, faculty members rarely discuss academic integrity expectations or policies with their students. When cheating does occur, faculty members…
Descriptors: Integrity, Evidence Based Practice, Program Improvement, Ethics
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Gregory, A.; Ruzek, E.; Hafen, C. A.; Mikami, A. Y.; Allen, J. P.; Pianta, R. C. – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In the My Teaching Partner (MTP) program, coaches engage teachers in 6 to 9 coaching cycles across a school year. Guided by the program's theory, coaches help teachers reflect on the emotional, organizational, and instructional features of classrooms. MTP was originally developed for pre-K and early elementary classrooms (MTP Pre-K), but this…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Reddy, Linda A.; Dudek, Christopher M.; Lekwa, Adam – Theory Into Practice, 2017
This article describes the theory, key components, and empirical support for the Classroom Strategies Coaching (CSC) Model, a data-driven coaching approach that systematically integrates data from multiple observations to identify teacher practice needs and goals, design practice plans, and evaluate progress towards goals. The primary aim of the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Coaching (Performance), Models, Formative Evaluation
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Delale-O'Connor, Lori Ann; Alvarez, Adam J.; Murray, Ira E.; Milner, H. Richard, IV – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In this article, we focus on connections between and among teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, classroom management practices, and the cradle to prison pipeline. Drawing from Bandura's (1986) theorization of self-efficacy, we discuss how teachers' beliefs shape their classroom management practices and how these beliefs and practices can be essential…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Classroom Techniques, Influences
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Mein, Erika; Esquinca, Alberto – Theory Into Practice, 2017
In this article, we demonstrate ways in which teachers, working within the context of rapidly changing demographics in our country, can create inclusive classroom environments that promote the development of engineering literacies and identities, particularly among bilingual students. We draw on our experience working with two projects funded by…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Code Switching (Language), Role
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Johnston, Peter; Dozier, Cheryl; Smit, Julie – Theory Into Practice, 2016
For students to learn optimally, teachers must design classrooms that are responsive to the full range of student development. The teacher must be adaptive, but so must each student and the learning culture itself. In other words, adaptive teaching means constructing a responsive learning culture that accommodates and even capitalizes on diversity…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Instructional Innovation, Student Centered Curriculum
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Gibson, Sharan A.; Ross, Pamela – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Teachers' instructional practice is pedagogically vulnerable when not anchored within detailed and comprehensive observation and understanding of students' immediate responses during instruction. Professional noticing ability, then, is central to, and integrated within, teachers' ability to provide instruction appropriately adapted to students'…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Instructional Innovation
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Hoffman, James V.; Duffy, Gerald G. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
In this article, we explore the roots of thoughtfully adaptive teaching in reflection. Drawing on the conceptual work of Dewey and Schon, we examine reflective practice in teaching as a tool for resistance against institutional pressures to standardize teaching practices. We describe 2 programs of research related to this topic. One program of…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Reflection, Classroom Techniques
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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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Jiménez, Osvaldo – Theory Into Practice, 2015
With games captivating the minds of many children in the United States, educators may be interested in trying to introduce games into their classrooms. This article offers educators insights into how to understand and incorporate games that are inherently social, promoting effective discourse in their classrooms. Although educational games and…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Classroom Techniques, Group Discussion, Play
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Theoharis, George; Causton, Julie – Theory Into Practice, 2014
It is of great importance to maximize access to general education for all students with disabilities. This article focuses on how leaders create inclusive schools for all students--inclusive school reform. Inclusive school reform can result in all students with disabilities being placed into general education settings (including students with…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Leadership Role, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Theory Into Practice, 2014
In line with this issue's theme of "Critical Issues in STEM Schools," a supplemental list of annotated resources for classroom use is presented.
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Information Sources, Annotated Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques
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Kim, Youb; Yazdian, Lisa Sensale – Theory Into Practice, 2014
Our article focuses on using portfolio assessment to craft quality teaching. Extant research literature on portfolio assessment suggests that the primary purpose of assessment is to serve learning, and portfolio assessments facilitate the process of making linkages among assessment, curriculum, and student learning (Asp, 2000; Bergeron, Wermuth,…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Quality, State Standards
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