Author: Larry Ferlazzo

Three New Resources About Organizing For Social Change

  Here are some useful columns that have appeared over the past couple of days: Them’s Fightin’ Words: 10 Great Protest Songs is from The NY Times. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Protests In History. What Civil Rights History Can Teach Kavanaugh’s Critics is from The NY Times. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change. Three Lessons for Winning in November and Beyond: What union organizers can teach Democrats. is also from The NY Times. I’m adding it to the same list. Share...

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Guest Post: Teaching Social Studies To ELLs

Over the past few months, I’ve published several series of guest posts from teachers of English Language Learners: one on teaching math, another on ELLs and Special Needs, and the most recent one on teaching Science to ELLs. I also published a mini-series on evaluating foreign transcripts. Now, it’s time to talk about teaching Social Studies to ELLs. Today’s post by Kayla VanLeuvan is the author of the first post in this series.   Kayla VanLeuvan is a Civics and Economics teacher at Concord High School. She also works on a freshman intervention team that focuses on academic and behavioral support for the...

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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 2018 – So Far): With hymns and prayers, ex-APS educator reports for prison in cheating scandal is from The Atlanta Journal Constitution. I’m adding it to The Best Commentaries On The Atlanta Test-Cheating Verdict. What happens when you pay students to get ready for college? One state is about to find out, with help from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is from Chalkbeat. It won’t. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning...

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Ed Tech Digest

  Five years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech. You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2018 – So Far, as well as checking out all my edtech resources. Here are this week’s choices: Is Comprehension Better with Digital Text? is by Timothy Shanahan. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Which Is Best – Reading Digitally Or Reading Paper?...

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A Look Back: The Problem With “Bribing Students”

This blog has gotten many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here. I originally shared this post in 2010. In addition, since this original post, I’ve published Best Posts On “Motivating” Students. I also have written three books on helping students motivate themselves.   You might also be interested in my Washington Post column, Bribing Students: Another ‘Magical Solution” That Doesn’t Work Oe problem with this post...

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