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Summer Plans


Now that the regular school year is over, I’m probably going to reduce the number of blog posts I write and “tweets” I send out on Twitter for the next couple of months.

I’ll still be producing stuff daily on both sites, including a few new “The Best…” lists and a report on the expanding home computer project.  Also,  look for a link to a “Teacher Magazine” article I’ve written on teachers making home visits as part of the Teacher Leaders Network Teaching Secrets series) and a post on What Do You Do When You Have A Few Minutes Left In Class?, which is part of my What Do You Do? series.

But I’ve got a few other things on my “plate” this summer, including:

Teaching Beginning English Language Learners for three weeks during summer school.

Launching a new blog, Engaging Parents In School, when my book (written with Lori Hammond) is published by Linworth Publishing sometime this summer (titled Building Parent Engagement In Schools).

Finishing-up my second book, also to be published by Linworth, which has a working title of Organizing To Teach And Learn: The Art of Teaching English Language Learners.

Preparing for a fall class that I’ll be teaching for the first time —  the International Baccalaureate’s Theory of Knowledge course.

Participating in some professional development the California Writing Project is doing with some of us at our school.

And last, but certainly not least, spending time with family and playing some basketball!

Feel free to share in the comments section what your summer plans might be…

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. New book?

  2. Larry,
    I hope you get all the time to play basketball that you want this summer. (By the way, I can’t believe Orlando blew that lead last night). I’m looking forward to your book. Will it be on Amazon or another online retailer?

    I’m planning to get a lot of fly fishing time this summer after NECC. I’m also working on a much expanded version of Twelve Essentials for Technology Integration which I will have done in time for the start of the next school year.

    Enjoy your summer.


  3. Larry,
    Enjoy your summer vacation! I’m not sure how you manage to do all that you do and if anyone deserves a summer break, it’s you!

    Thanks for all the great resources.

  4. I can’t wait for your new blog to come out. I hope to really engage parents in the students learning next year! Also, I have to say THANK YOU for all of the links you provide on your website! It has helped me create a useful and engaging page for my elementary students that I hope to utilize much more next year. You are GREAT!

  5. Larry, somehow I didn’t think you’d be sitting by the pool all summer. Best wishes for a fulfilling summer. Mary Ann Zehr

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