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Klee, Holly L.; Buehl, Michelle M.; Miller, Angela D. – Theory Into Practice, 2022
Mathematics educators often know the widespread nature of mathematics anxiety and may even be aware of the debilitating effect it can have on their students. Although educators may develop tricks or tools that seem to help, a comprehensive understanding of what students are experiencing and how the classroom environment can be adjusted to address…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Intervention, High School Students, College Students
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Randi, Judi; Corno, Lyn – Theory Into Practice, 2022
This article discusses the role of student motivation and learning experiences in online course environments at the post- secondary level. We offer guidance for instructors to design online experiences that encourage students to learn actively, allowing them to persist at academic goals and get the most out of the material. In discussing relevant…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Experience, Online Courses, College Students
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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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Monreal, Timothy; Floyd, Reina – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In this article, we expand the geographic narratives of Latinx teachers by first outlining how such teachers are desired to be a certain type of "cultural ambassador" in the US South, and second, how one teacher eschews this construction to instead center political agency and a democratic praxis toward racial justice. Whereas cultural…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Teachers, Teacher Role, Resistance (Psychology)
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Graves, Daren – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In order to position Black and Latinx youth to challenge racism and other dynamics of oppression, their education must be oriented toward equipping them with the requisite skills and sense of efficacy. This article makes an argument for teachers having to develop a reciprocal sense of authority rooted in their students' freedom in the face of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Power Structure, Racial Bias
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Brooks, Katie; Kandel-Cisco, Brooke; Bhathena, Catherine – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Transformative approaches are essential for teachers, researchers, and teacher educators to rethink their identities and roles and to position themselves as both collaborators with and learners from immigrant families and communities. In this article, we share how Transformational Theory and Critical Participatory Action Research (CPAR) creates…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Role, Role Perception, Attitude Change
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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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Reeve, Johnmarshall; Shin, Stephanie H. – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Agentic engagement represents students' constructive contribution into the flow of instruction they receive, as students express their interests and offer their input. It is a purposive, proactive, and reciprocal type of engagement that is integral to promoting important student outcomes (e.g., learning, achievement), but its essential purpose is…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Personal Autonomy, Teacher Role
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Massey, Dixie D.; Wall, Amanda – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, we consider how teacher educators can support the development of agency in teacher candidates. Using a sociocultural understanding of agency, we describe four promising practices for helping teacher candidates develop agency as individuals and as a collective. We consider helping teacher candidates develop their own professional…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Kibler, Amanda K.; Palacios, Natalia; Paulick, Judy; Hill, Tatiana – Theory Into Practice, 2020
This article synthesizes multiple studies that we have conducted on language and literacy practices among Latinx siblings at home, and identifies implications for teaching. Examples from micro-ethnographic discourse analyses provide rich vignettes of sibling interactions within Mexican and Central American immigrant households to illustrate how…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Environment, Siblings, Hispanic Americans
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Brochin, Carol – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article provides insights into what is possible when a bilingual teacher education program provides support for teachers who want to discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) topics in their classrooms. This study is set in Southern Arizona, a bilingual, multicultural community in predominantly Mexican American…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Homosexuality, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Pluralism
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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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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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Mendenhall, Mary; Bartlett, Lesley – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article examines students' experiences as resettled refugee and asylee students in international schools in New York City. Specifically, it looks at how teachers and school leaders provide critical academic and extracurricular support to facilitate students' adjustment to academic environments that differ markedly from those compared in their…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Refugees, Qualitative Research, Student Adjustment
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O'Dowd, Robert – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In content and language integrated learning (CLIL) contexts, online communication technologies have great potential for supporting the development of students' foreign language skills and intercultural competence, and for increasing understanding of subject matter. One effective way of engaging CLIL students in motivating and innovative online…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction, Course Content, Second Language Instruction
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