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Spycher, Pamela; Girard, Vanessa; Moua, Bao – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Among the many approaches proposed for closing opportunity and achievement gaps is supporting student's academic language development. Often, however, instructional approaches that are more familiar┬áto teachers, such as helping students learn new vocabulary, are prioritized over more complex and less familiar explorations into disciplinary…
Descriptors: Hmong People, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education
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Anderman, Eric M.; Koenka, Alison C. – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Academic cheating occurs frequently in schools. Cheating is a deliberative act, in that students make a conscious decision to engage in academic dishonesty. Students' achievement goals, which are malleable, often guide the ways that students make such decisions. Educators can incorporate various instructional practices and support academic…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Cheating, Student Behavior, Goal Orientation
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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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Haneda, Mari; Wells, Gordon – Theory Into Practice, 2012
In this article, we put forward 4 pedagogic principles that we consider to be particularly important in helping English language learners (ELLs) to succeed in school. These principles are: creating multiple and varied opportunities for ELLs to use the target language in both speech and writing, promoting high engagement by building on students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Classroom Techniques, English Language Learners
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Krechevsky, Mara; Rivard, Melissa; Burton, Fredrick R. – Theory Into Practice, 2010
This article describes the changing culture of a public school as members of its community explore new ways of being accountable to progressive ideals in an age of skills-based learning and standardized testing. Using documentation makes adult and student learning visible in and outside the classroom, supporting three forms of accountability: (a)…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Accountability, Reflective Teaching, Public Schools
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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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Volonino, Victoria; Zigmond, Naomi – Theory Into Practice, 2007
In recent years, special educators' roles and responsibilities have undergone significant transformations deriving from both internal and external sources. This article initially reviews some of the reform movements that have sought to bring research-based practices into the classroom, particularly for students considered exceptional or at-risk.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, Students
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Carter, Stephanie Power – Theory Into Practice, 2006
The article discusses a multiple literacies and traditional approach to literacy by drawing on the experiences of 2 African American young women in a high school English classroom. The article suggests that teachers who use a more traditional approach to literacy are more apt to view students of color as powerless, failing, struggling, and/or…
Descriptors: Literacy, African American Students, Females, High Schools
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Stevahn, Laurie – Theory Into Practice, 2004
All students can be taught how to manage conflicts constructively by integrating training into the existing school curriculum. This article describes a practical and effective approach to curriculum-integrated conflict resolution training that involves students in repeatedly using integrative negotiation and peer mediation procedures to resolve…
Descriptors: Peer Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods
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King, Martha – Theory Into Practice, 1977
Current methods of testing reading ability do not give a full indication of children's reading ability and comprehension and may diminish pleasure in reading. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Beginning Reading, Learning Processes, Reading
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Hosford, Philip L. – Theory into Practice, 1980
Teachers' attitudes, whether positive or negative, toward their subject and their work have an impact on student learning. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Interaction, Negative Attitudes, Student Reaction
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Smith, Linda H.; Renzulli, Joseph S. – Theory into Practice, 1984
To develop an educational program that works for every student, it is important to consider that learning style differences do exist and that learning style matching can positively affect achievement. Methods to help teachers assess student preferences are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Research, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development
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Slavin, Robert E. – Theory into Practice, 1999
Describes two reform models developed to promote cooperative learning and ensure student success: Success for All and Roots and Wings. The paper examines aspects of the Roots and Wings program, including Reading Wings, tutoring, early learning, MathWings, WorldLab, and family support. It also discusses how schools can adopt Success for All and how…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Walker, Emilie V. Siddle – Theory into Practice, 1992
Article investigates why process teaching fails to provide African-American students with access to literacy, delineating assumptions in process theory to explain some African-American students' failure to respond to process methods. Process discussions need to include the affective domain of teaching, particularly as it impedes African-American…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Access to Education, Black Students
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Tate, William F. – Theory into Practice, 1995
Presents an "Africentric" approach to mathematics education built on the thinking and realities of African American children. The article explains what constitutes a foreign pedagogy to African American students and describes a three-year collaborative project with a middle school teacher who has implemented a pedagogy of social change…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Afrocentrism, Black Students, Community Change
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