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Wozolek, Boni – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article argues that chosen family structures are critical for LGBTQ+ youth of color. Further, it articulates the inherent sense of agency that is found in choosing a family--something that not only shapes young ways of being, knowing, and doing but impacts their ability to resist toxic cultural norms that all too often position students for…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Family Structure, Social Bias, School Role
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Cavagnetto, Andy R.; Hand, Brian; Premo, Joshua – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Science education reforms seek to increase student inquiry, peer collaboration, and making student thinking visible in order to better support science learning. Yet each of these ingredients assumes that students will choose to actively participate in various classroom activities. This article highlights key considerations to support agency -- or…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Science Education, Active Learning, Student Participation
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Colomer, Soria – Theory Into Practice, 2019
Latinx teachers have been positioned as both role models and agents of change in schooling communities that are often racially contentious. As members of both the Latinx community and the school community, Latinx teachers have the agency to (re)define storylines by either submitting to or resisting positioning acts. Storylines discussed in this…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Role, Hispanic American Students
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Meyer, Elizabeth J.; Quantz, Mary; Taylor, Catherine; Peter, Tracey – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article presents the findings from a national study on the experiences of educators with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) topics in elementary schools and recommendations for practice based in our experiences as classroom teachers and teacher educators. Using responses to open-ended questions that were part of a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Staley, Sara; Leonardi, Bethy – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article examines the complex, deeply personal processes that elementary educators engage as they learn to become inclusive practitioners of gender and sexual diversity (GSD). We complicate literature that highlights structural barriers and negative influences such as lack of administrative support and homophobic attitudes as key factors that…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Barriers, Social Bias
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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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Glover, Todd A. – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Given the importance of early reading performance as a foundational prerequisite for student achievement, schools have allocated significant attention over the past decade to training teachers to assess and monitor students' reading progress and to implement instruction or interventions targeting early reading skills (e.g., Fletcher & Vaughn,…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Models, Data, Response to Intervention
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Doucet, Fabienne – Theory Into Practice, 2017
A solid base of research evidence exists to show that teachers' assessments of children are impacted by their perceptions of those children. From the Pygmalion in the Classroom experiment which powerfully showed that teacher expectations of students impacted those students' performance, to more recent research on teachers' underrating of children…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Sustainability, Cultural Maintenance, Educational Environment
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Graham, Sandra – Theory Into Practice, 2016
This article provides an overview of current research on bullying (peer victimization, peer harassment) in school, with a focus on victims of such bullying. The 1st section provides a working definition of bullying and its many forms. The 2nd section describes some of the known consequences of being bullied for mental health, physical health, and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Mental Health, Physical Health
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Sheras, Peter L.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
Schools have a considerable influence on children's development, through proximal factors such as teachers and curriculum, but also through indirect effects of school policies. Although some policies and programs have the potential to increase stress and burden on students, educators, as well as the broader educational context, several programs…
Descriptors: School Policy, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Discipline
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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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Bosworth, Kris; Judkins, Maryann – Theory Into Practice, 2014
Preventing bullying requires a comprehensive approach that includes a focus on school climate. We review the climate features shown to reduce bullying, then illustrate how School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) applies these principles in practice. SWPBIS, grounded in multiple theories--behaviorism, social learning…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Bullying, Prevention, Behavior Modification
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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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Horsford, Sonya Douglass – Theory Into Practice, 2014
This article explains (a) why racial literacy--an understanding of the origins and function of race in US schools and society--is essential to the work of educational leaders, and (b) how educational leaders can improve their leadership through racial literacy. It introduces the concept of racial literacy as a first step to improving school…
Descriptors: Racial Factors, Literacy, Racial Differences, Administrator Role
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Hernandez, Frank; Fraynd, Donald J. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
The field of school-leadership preparation has recently been making a concerted effort to embed social justice issues into the curriculum experiences of aspiring principals. Although much of this effort has focused on the academic achievement among students who are poor, nonnative speakers of English, or non-White, very little attention has been…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Inclusion
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