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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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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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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