Mary F. Rice

Mary F. Rice
University of New Mexico | UNM ·  Department of Language, Literacy, & Sociocultural Studies

Curriculum & Teaching, PhD

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Introduction
Mary F. Rice is an assistant professor in the Department of Language, Literacy, & Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico. Mary's research focuses on teacher work to promote literacies in online/digital environments.
Additional affiliations
January 2013 - August 2017
University of Kansas
Position
  • Researcher
August 2005 - present
Brigham Young University - Provo Main Campus
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  • TELL Instructor
August 2004 - January 2013
Brigham Young University - Provo Main Campus
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  • Researcher

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Students served under federal civil rights laws (i.e., IDEA, Section 504) are entitled to enroll in the full range of online learning environments and receive mandated services. Attending to these students' needs has presented challenges for educators in online schools, but research that would inform decision-making and planning has been scarce. Th...
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Teachers have been asked to do virtually everything—plan fantastic educational lessons, manage behavior, use technologies to engage and promote learning, assess and report to stakeholders, build strong relationships, advocate for students, keep family secrets, and more. However, as technologies have progressed and become more widely available, and...
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Since the 1980s, research about technological integration in education has relied on models that position teachers as inherently anxious and/or resistant. These models posit that the key to successful preparation and development is helping teachers accept that they must abandon their concerns and use these technologies regardless of personal and co...
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Children learn literacies as social practices in context. Increasingly, these contexts include technological tools. Moreover, children engage with psychosocial identity tasks that involve more than cognitive growth. With the rapid rise in digital personalisation, there is a need to consider ways to ensure that digital technologies attend to literac...
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We are approaching the 20‐month mark on the historic closure of school buildings and the move to remote instruction doe to the COVID‐19 pandemic. Public health directives currently allow options for remote, online, blended, and fully in‐person educational delivery in some parts of the world, but there is still a need for precautions and vigilance....
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Urban teachers experience national pressure regarding their ability to serve diverse learners and enact socially just practices. Many also face criticism when they place criticality at the forefront of their practice because of racism and misunderstandings about how literacy develops. There are also assumptions about technological availability in u...
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Thanks again for the wonderful class yesterday," the note from the classroom teacher read. "The students loved it and felt that it helped them reflect on where their writing comes from." This creative writing class of high school juniors was operating as a HyFlex-sometimes called concurrent , co-seating, or co-located learning space (Barbour, 2022;...
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The COVID-19 pandemic brought new tensions in determining how to enact representations of the professional and personal selves alongside digital technologies. In this paper, we explore those tensions as entangled enactments of agencies and identities related to simultaneous mothering and scholaring. Drawing on Barad's agential realist framework, ou...
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The purposes of this article are to link key elements of IDEA (2004) to pandemic-era guidance for students with disabilities in the United States. First, we discuss the practical challenges school leaders faced with minimal federal guidance during the earlier parts of the pandemic. Second, we share information about the on-going issues in meeting I...
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Designing Intersectional Online Education provides expansive yet accessible examples and discussion about the intentional creation of online teaching and learning experiences that critically center identity, social systems, and other important ideas in design and pedagogy. Instructors are increasingly tasked with designing their own online courses,...
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When school buildings closed in Spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers began instructing with online technologies. Schools in the United States remained obligated to provide all students access to learning under federal laws in these challenging circumstances. The purpose of this study was to learn from teachers of students with di...
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Students with disabilities and their parents face additional challenges in any educational environment, but little previous research maps these challenges in a online schools. The purpose of this study was to understand parent perceptions of IDEA implementation for children with disabilities during the transition to fully online schooling. Specific...
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With the large increase in online instruction, including remote instruction with online materials during the COVID-19 pandemic , there also was an increase in the use of instructional materials that were made to be displayed online or were digitized for online use. However, teachers have not had access to guidance about how to select and evaluate o...
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The purpose of this chapter is to explore choice-making as intellectual agency for students with disabilities who are also English learners. Using a qualitative case study design, we documented choices learners made during a unit about leadership and media influences leading up to World War II. Learners exercised agency over with whom to collaborat...
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The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic provided the opportunity for institutions of higher education (IHEs) increase their use of online instructional delivery models and tools. Instructional designers played a role in supporting instructors to make this transition. This support included professional learning opportunities in the form of workshops and...
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Assessing Critical Digital Literacies (CDL) requires teachers to consider both charac-teristics of critical digital literacies and assessment principles. To this end, I begin by justifying the need to intersect CDL with assessment. Then, I provide some historical context for traditional assessment in English Language Arts education, and I share my...
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As schools shut their buildings during the pandemic, accessing instruction and social interactions with classmates meant logging onto the internet, entering a learning management system (LMS) and/or video conferencing platform, and participating from a space outside of the school. This present-ed additional difficulties for all involved. After all,...
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An emerging research base has highlighted various roles and responsibilities that parents of students with disabilities accept when they enroll their children in online schools. Since finding and using online texts and using various programs and applications that require search and evaluation skills to do work are typical for online learning, it fo...
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The chapters in this book share examples of teachers and teacher educators using local knowledges to illustrate the practical of curriculum making (Schwab, 1969). Instead of painting a dark picture, the authors seek to illuminate spaces that “...promote practices which both expand and legitimize students’literacy toolkits”(Liz ́arraga & Guti ́errez...
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Universal design for learning (UDL) is a research-based framework intended to optimise student learning by including student choice of content, process, and product in design. The UDL model recommends presenting course content in multiple ways, providing students various options for engagement, and then facilitating choice in expressing knowledge a...
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Social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical to students' academic and personal success. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), SEL includes how to "understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and mak...
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Federal, state, and local governments all make and interpret policy in addition to individual districts and schools . There are also “folk policies”— traditions and expectations that feel like policy but are simply “the way we do it here.” These factors can cause teachers to view policy as either threatening or unimportant. At the same time, it is...
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On the heels of another online SITE conference (March 29-April 2, 2021), we stop to reflect on how much we have all learned as a result of living through a global pandemic. The need for teachers to be equipped with the necessary skills to teach at a distance is no longer a doubted claim. Critical are considerations of how we move forward, consideri...
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New times. Expanded worlds. Emerging possibilities. In Using Virtual Reality in English Language Arts Education, authors from multiple institutions across the United States and abroad share practical insights for teaching English language arts with virtual and augmented realities. These chapters draw on multiple theories and ideas to share perspect...
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In blended learning environments, adolescents need help locating and evaluating online information about immigration that reflects a panoply of views – particularly views that have been ignored in traditional texts. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into adolescents' engagement with online texts on the topic of immigration and associate...
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During the spring of 2020, Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) closed their buildings but continued to offer instruction through Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) procedures. While students and teaching faculty received much attention for their mutual under preparedness for remote learning using online tools, instructional designers at IHEs were...
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After publication of this work, we noted that we failed to include the complete list of all coauthors.
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In this teacher practitioner article, we share our experience presenting a humanities lesson in which students created a remix, or mashup, by combining contemporary fiction with historical documents. Theoretical underpinnings of this project included the work of linguists Kress and Van Leeuwen, who noted that texts are shaped by multiple recontextu...
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Inclusive education was always much more than sharing in-person space; moreover, in the present and in the future, what it means to share in-person space has changed radically. Instead, we have to focus on inclusion as a community-building effort and as a commitment to access to the subject matter and instructional materials for all. This special i...
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Ensuring accessibility is an important concern for students with disabilities in online learning environments, including virtual schools. Previous research suggests that there is widespread confusion about what constitutes accessibility when designing instructional materials and who should be in charge of ensuring materials are accessible. Also, ac...
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As the pandemic and its deleterious effects on access and equity that sup-port the already tenuous proposal of inclusion ensue, the editors of this spe-cial issue offer five articles. Two of these articles focus on blended settings, two focus on fully online learning, and one article shares information about an intervention. Each of these research...
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The pressure to enact a strong teacher education practice led me investigate strategies that would support teachers in doing their work with children and adolescents. One strategy that has garnered strong endorsement is instructor modeling. The practice of instructor modeling is presumed to be effective for developing myriad pedagogical skills in t...
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EDITORIAL FOR SPECIAL ISSUE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION. Web-based learning technologies have greatly expanded open, flexible, and distance educational environments. Alongside this growth, efforts need to be made to meet the needs of diverse learners and increase our capacity for diversity, in all of its forms. While it might be tempting to think that on...
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The purpose of this self-study of teacher education practice was to unpack what we have learned (so far) about gathering the documents about socially-charged issues that reverberate both through the past and into the future. We also wanted to explore the process of working to acknowledge diverse perspectives about the making of the atomic bomb and...
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Purpose Many teachers and students in the USA and various parts of the world are migrating some aspects of education online out of necessity. The purpose of this paper is to identify and describe strategies of the self-regulated learning (SRL) framework for K-12 students learning in online environments to support remote learning with online and dig...
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I would like to share five questions that I have found helpful for learning to work successfully with students—particularly students whose families recently moved to the United States from another place. These questions are based on the Inclusive Pedagogy Framework (Teemant, Smith, Pinnegar, & Egan, 2005). They are: 1. Who is the child? 2. What are...
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This study conceptualizes teacher attrition as a dynamic process of identity construction and interpretation in shifting professional knowledge landscapes, which attunes to both individual and contextual milieus. From this perspective, this narrative inquiry describes the attrition experiences of two Chinese beginning teachers after two years of em...
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We consider three framing devices: refugee literature, genre, and the comics medium. With each, we share relevant literature and the findings from a content analysis of the graphic novels through those frames. Because each of these graphic novels is doing different work and positioning displacement and displaced people in different ways, we pay clo...
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Thinking of joining the resistance? If so, the digital humanities are for you. In the introduction, the editors laud the contribution of media design professor David Carroll, who helped file the initial lawsuits against Cambridge Analytica for problematic data mining. Does it shock you that a humanities (make that digital humanities) scholar played...
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The rapid emergence and authorization of statewide, fully online, virtual charter schools has resulted in the need for states to identify potentially inequitable effects of disability service funding policies. • We describe state funding policies and the designation of responsibilities regarding the provision of special education services for stude...
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Purpose Principal preparation program pedagogy and course delivery are critical to principal candidates' preparedness to lead. Research around online program delivery, however, is relatively sparse. This study examined the extent to which university-based educational leadership programs offered fully online (FOL) pathways to the principalship, as w...
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As online education continues to grow, we need curriculum and training that prepares teachers for online course design and delivery. This is true at both the K-12 and higher education levels. One major challenge accompanying the growth in online education is that many teacher educators and K-12 teachers find themselves under pressure and underprepa...
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The online environment is an expansive educational context distinct from the traditional one. We problematize the current online teacher education landscape and make recommendations for practices that prepare and support teachers as online teachers, rather than teachers who periodically use Internet resources and digital devices for instruction. Re...
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TEACHING Exceptional Children At first, highlighting arts-based activities might seem strange as an avenue for supporting children with disabilities in their writing. In fact, some children might even be pulled away from classes like art to receive services in connection with their disabilities. However, arts-based texts are part of the lives of a...
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Almost 20 years ago, Pope and Golub (2000) published their seminal work on teaching with technology in English language arts (ELA) classrooms in Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Journal (CITE Journal). The purpose of this systematic literature review was to learn how subsequent research about ELA teaching with technology has...
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Editorials Honoring and extending our legacy as a bilingual state 3 Mary F. Rice $100 Tip Alfredo Celedón Luján, NCTE Vice President 7 Reflective Essay Gender still matters: Revising my thinking as a responsive curriculum maker 9 Michelle Jewett Perspective on Practice Diversity in humanity: Teaching diverse high school st...
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Metaphors are powerful windows to gain insight of EFL teachers' professional identity constructions. This study examined 33 Chinese EFL STs' self-generated metaphors about teaching pre-and post their student teaching. Before their teaching practicum experience, they were: 1) optimistic, but had naïve perceptions about their roles, 2) worried about...
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With increases in the number of students enrolling in virtual schools, increases in students with disabilities can also be expect-ed at virtual schools. Further, not all of these students enrolling in virtual schools will live with their biological parents. As students with disabilities move online, they continue to be protected under the Individua...
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Inclusive education has been touted as a strategy for providing educational opportunity in India, but little is known about whether and how Indian educators provide such opportunities. This study focused on Indian educators’ perceptions of inclusive practices in their own schools. A total of 160 teachers and 15 headteachers from randomly selected s...
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Ubiquity: The Journal of Literature, Literacy, and the Arts, Praxis Strand, Vol. 6 No. 1, Spring/Summer 2019, pp. TBD Ubiquity: http://ed-ubiquity.gsu.edu/wordpress/ ISSN: 2379-3007 This Praxis essay explores the idea of teaching with technologies that are embodied and therefore, reflect our identities. To illustrate, I share insights from my te...
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Metaphors are powerful windows to gain insight of EFL teachers' professional identity constructions. This study examined 33 Chinese EFL STs' self-generated metaphors about teaching pre-and post their student teaching. Before their teaching practicum experience, they were: 1) optimistic, but had naïve perceptions about their roles, 2) worried about...
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The purpose of this special themed issue is to provide a venue for scholars, researchers, instructional designers, and classroom teachers to engage with critical theories and diversity in open, flexible and technology-mediated distance learning environments. To provide the most opportunity for inclusion, we invite submissions that consider a wide v...
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Teachers and students require a range of tools to engage with visual texts. Using The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown (2013) as an exemplar text, we outline four conceptions of visual literacy: rhetorical, instructional, industrial and visuo-spatial and discuss their use in our literacy education practice. In addition, we provide a brief mode...
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Online teacher education is experiencing significant growth worldwide. One of the major challenges accompanying this growth is that many teacher educators find themselves underprepared and under pressure to design online teacher education courses that reflect their beliefs about what constitutes high-quality teacher preparation practice. Further, t...
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In this article, I share some observations from my research about leadership support for bringing together technologies and literacies in rural secondary settings. I have been working with rural ELA teachers in many states in the west and Midwest for about four years. I have been excited and intrigued by the leadership support these teachers are pr...
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Almost 20 years ago, Pope and Golub (2000) published their seminal work on teaching with technology in English language arts (ELA) classrooms in Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Journal (CITE Journal). The purpose of this systematic literature review was to learn how subsequent research about ELA teaching with technology has...
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As blended programs continue to grow at the middle level, the importance of high-quality teaching cannot be overstated. The exponential growth in K-12 online learning opportunities has necessitated teacher education programs to prepare future educators to teach in online and blended learning environments (Archambault, 2011; Dawley, Rice, & Hinck, 2...
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As more students with disabilities in K-12 settings enroll in online courses, virtual schools and programs are working make courses accessible through stronger course design. When course designers approach the issue of accessibility, they must comply with legal requirements and mitigate the challenges many students with disabilities face for litera...
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Editorial 3 Times Like These Mary F. Rice Reflective Essay 7 On Being C Average Jennifer Jordán Schaller Perspectives on Practice 20 To Teach or Not to Teach … Shakespeare, that is. Breshaun Birene Joyner Looking Forward 27 Future Teachers of New Mexico Teaching Tip Promoting Linguistic Equity 32 Hani Albelihi
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These belief statements were developed in 2018 by the ELATE commission's Digital Literacies in Teacher Education commission. They offer a layered framework to support colleagues in their efforts to confidently and creatively explore networked, ubiquitous technologies in a way that deepens and expands the core principles of practice that have emerge...
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This is an entire Special Issues of the Journal of Online Learning Research. These articles were submitted and peer-reviewed and then subjected to 2 rounds of revision.
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Experts in course design, by contrast, have reported that they feel their work is to design a template of curriculum materials for a general population of students, but that teachers, parents, and on-site mentors must be the ones to individualize for students with special needs, even when other personalization features are embedded in the course (R...
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Students with disabilities who qualify for related services in a traditional school environment receive those services during the day as part of their regular routine. However, as more students with disabilities enter online learning environments, access to related services, especially therapies, have become more complicated to provide. The purpose...
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As online coursework become more popular, students with disabilities that need vocabulary support for reading comprehension will be among the increase in cyber school students. Researchers have some evidence that certain types of vocabulary support strategies are more efficacious for students with disabilities. The purpose of this article is determ...
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Most fully online school placement decisions are made by parents who have determined the traditional school is no longer meeting the needs of their child (Werrell, 2014). For parents of students with disabilities, a primary factor in selecting the fully online school was due to the social demands of the traditional brick-and-mortar building (Smith,...
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Online teacher professional development (oTPD) researchers have been concerned with design features, teacher change in practice, and student learning, as well as establishing guidelines for directing funding support. Even so, previous work suggests that high-quality instructional support for all SWD is still on the horizon. As a response to the nee...
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While the number of English Learners (ELs) in the United States is steadily growing in most states, teacher preparation for working with ELs is far from universal. It fact, it is contested terrain as to whether information about topics like Second Language Acquisition (SLA) are helpful generally, and if so, what theories teachers are willing to ado...
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Mobile technologies have shown great potential in various educational settings. Moreover, there is an emerging research base demonstrating how students view and interact with mobile devices to learn. As more of these technologies enter inclusive educational settings, an understanding of the extant research base for mobile learning (M-learning) and...
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INTRODUCTION. As online learning increases, making text comprehensible to all learners presents challenges online course designers and teachers. The purpose of this study was to determine the cohesion properties of text from English language arts courses from three large online learning vendors. METHODS. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was conducted t...
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Students with disabilities represent a growing number of learners receiving education in K-12 fully online learning programs. They are, unfortunately, also a large segment of the online learning population who are not experiencing success in these environments. In response, scholars have recommended increasing instruction in self-regulation skills...