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October 17, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Richard Rothstein: Why teacher quality can’t be only centerpiece of reform”

“Rothstein: Why teacher quality can’t be only centerpiece of reform” is a must-read piece by Richard Rothstein in the Washington Post.

I’m adding it to The Best Posts About The Appalling Teacher-Bashing Column Superintendents Wrote In The Washington Post.

December 28, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Excerpt From Great Richard Rothstein Book

I like education writer Richard Rothstein a lot, as you can see from some previous posts.

I just learned that an excerpt from his excellent book, Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform To Close The Black-White Achievement Gap. is available online.

I also included several quotes from his book in my own, Building Parent Engagement In Schools. I use his research to help reinforce why schools need to work with parents to respond to the major impediments to student achievement outside the schoolhouse walls.

Thanks to Susan Ohanian for the tip.

September 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2017 – So Far):

Is living in poverty really a ‘mind-set’? is by Richard Rothstein. It’s a good commentary on some remarks HUD Secretary Ben Carson made earlier this summer, which I previously talked about in NY Times Publishes Best Summary Of Why Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough….. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement.

Trump Administration Advances School Vouchers Despite Scant Evidence is from Scientific American. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea (& Other Commentaries On “Choice”).

Education by the Numbers is from The New York Times.  It provides a good overview of present ed stats. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get Reliable, Valid, Accessible & Useful Education Data.

A school where you can’t fail — it just takes you longer to learn is from The Hechinger Report.

Who Benefits From the Expansion of A.P. Classes? is from The New York Times.

May 29, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Ten Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2017 – So Far

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As regular readers know, I do a ten-minute weekly BAM! Radio show to accompany my Education Week Teacher columns. They’ve become quite popular, with over 65,000 downloads each month.

I thought readers might be interested in my choices for the best shows I’ve done in 2017 – So Far (from the last six months).

I’m adding this post to All Mid-Year 2017 “Best” Lists In One Place.

You can see all my shows at All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions.

You might also be interested in:

My Twelve Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2015

My Ten Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2016 – So Far.

My Ten Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2016 – Part Two

Here are My Ten Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2017 – So Far (they are not in any particular order):

Teaching Student to Transfer Learning to New Problems with Nancy Frey, PhD and Adeyemi Stembridge, PhD.

Five Ways to End the School Year Well with Pernille Ripp, Jeremy Adams and Al Gonzalez.

The Most Practical Ways to Get Students to Lead Their Learning with Yvette Jackson, Veronica McDermott, Rebecca Mieliwocki, and Gallit Zvi.

How I Handle the Toughest Teaching Moments with Cindi Rigsbee, Roxanna Elden and Robert Ward.

Great Uses and Misuses of Taxonomies in the Classroom with Meghan Everette, Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh, and Michael Fisher.

Using the First Language of English Language Learners with Melissa Eddington, Wendi Pillars, and Tracey Flores.

Encouraging Students to Set Their Own Goals with Dr. Sanée Bell, Rita Platt, and Kevin Parr.

What I Learned from My Most Difficult Teaching Moments with Lorena German and Tom Rademacher.

Protecting Good Education Ideas from Bad Implementation with Cathy Beck, Kathleen Neagle, and Dan Rothstein.

Four Ways Teachers Can Encourage Student Creativity with Lorena German, John Spencer, and Laura Gibbs.

BONUS NUMBER ELEVEN: Is Extending the School Day or Year Really a Good Idea? with Christine Brandt, Matthew A. Kraft and Barry Saide.

March 25, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Do’s & Don’ts of Implementing New Ideas in Education”

Do’s & Don’ts of Implementing New Ideas in Education is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Cathy Beck, Dr. Heidi Pace, Dan Rothstein, Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski, Jaime Aquino and Jeff Bradbury share their ideas on how to move good ideas to effective implementation.

Here are some excerpts:

February 9, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On “Protecting Good Education Ideas from Bad Implementation”

Protecting Good Education Ideas from Bad Implementation is the topic of my latest eight-minute BAM! Radio Show.

Cathy Beck, Kathleen Neagle, and Dan Rothstein join me in the discussion. They have also all contributed written commentaries to a future Education Week Teacher column.

I’m adding it to All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions.

October 3, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Metacognition is a ‘Catalyst for Action'”

Metacognition is a ‘Catalyst for Action’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column – part Two in a series on metacognition in the classroom.

In it, Dan Rothstein, Mark Estrada, Diane Friedlaender, Bena Kallick, Allison Zmuda, Donna Wilson, and Amy Benjamin answer the question, “What is metacognition and how do we teach it?”

Here are some excerpts:

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