Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

January 9, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Get Organized Around Assets”

I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look.

Today, I’m highlighting an article I wrote for ASCD Educational Leadership a couple of years ago about teaching English Language Learners. It’s called Get Organized Around Assets.

Here’s an excerpt:

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January 8, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Why schools should not grade character traits”

I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look.

I wrote Why schools should not grade character traits for The Washington Post nearly three years ago.

Here’s an excerpt:

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January 7, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Five Questions That Will Improve Your Teaching”

I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look.

I wrote Five Questions That Will Improve Your Teaching for Education Week Teacher nearly three years ago.

Here’s an excerpt:

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January 6, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Involvement Or Engagement?”

I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look.

Today, I’m highlighting an article I wrote for ASCD Educational Leadership on parent engagement that built on work I wrote about in one of my books. It was published in 2009, and was titled Involvement Or Engagement?

Here’s an excerpt:

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By the way, parent engagement will be the topic of a three-part series I’m writing for Education Week Teacher this week.

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January 5, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “The Michigan Fish Test and school reform”

I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look.

Today, I’m highlighting a piece I wrote for The Washington Post about three years ago titled The Michigan Fish Test and school reform.

Here’s an excerpt:

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January 5, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do”

I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look.

Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do is an article I wrote for ASCD Educational Leadership in October, 2012. ASCD stopped listing their most popular articles in September of last year, but for the eleven months up to that point, this article was the most popular one on their site. It’s probably been the most popular article I’ve written for anybody.

Here’s an excerpt:

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January 4, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: The Best Post I’ve Ever Written…

I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look.

Videotaping teachers the right way (not the Gates way) is a piece I wrote for The Washington Post, and I continue to believe it’s the best thing I’ve ever written.

Let me know what you think…

Here’s an excerpt:

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January 2, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives “Helping Students Motivate Themselves”

I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look.

Today, I’m highlighting an excerpt from my book, Helping Students Motivate Themselves, that appeared in Education Week nearly three years ago. That piece, too, was titled Helping Students Motivate Themselves.

Here’s an excerpt:

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January 2, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Let’s Do Less ‘Fire, Ready, Aim’”

I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look.

Today, I’m sharing an article I wrote for The Huffington Post over three years ago where I take issue with advice from Seth Grodin where he basically says that if you have an idea you want to try, and it meets some resistance, you should just do it, “cause a ruckus and work things out later.”

My piece is titled Let’s Do Less ‘Fire, Ready, Aim.’

Here’s an excerpt:

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January 1, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “What Do School Reform Technocrats and Failed Urban Renewal Schemes Have in Common?”

I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look.

Today, I’m highlighting a piece I wrote in The Huffington Post over three years ago, What Do School Reform Technocrats and Failed Urban Renewal Schemes Have in Common?

Here’s an excerpt:

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December 31, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives – “Bribing students: Another ‘magical solution’ that doesn’t work”

I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look.

Today, I’m highlighting a piece I wrote for The Washington Post a couple of years ago titled Bribing students: Another ‘magical solution’ that doesn’t work.

Here’s an excerpt:

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December 30, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Being ‘Transactional’ Versus Being ‘Transformational’ in Schools”

I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look.

Today, I’m highlighting a piece I wrote for The Huffington Post three years ago, Being ‘Transactional’ Versus Being ‘Transformational’ in Schools. In it, I discuss how both community organizers, political scientists and education researchers use the terms “transactional” and “transformation” and what they both might look like for teachers and students.

Here’s an excerpt:

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December 29, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “The best kind of teacher evaluation”

I’ve recently re-started an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles I’ve shared in previous years that I think might be worth a second look.

Today, I’d like to point out the first piece I wrote for The Washington Post and which was quite popular, The best kind of teacher evaluation.

Here’s an excerpt, which is a quote from a 2010 study from The U.S. Department of Education:

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December 28, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “English Language Learners and the Power of Personal Stories”

I’m going to re-start an effort I’ve tried to do previously by regularly highlighting previous posts and articles that I think might be worth a second look. After all, I’ve published over 13,000 posts and articles over the past seven years, so there are a lot to choose from!

Today, I’ve decided to share an article I wrote for The New York Times Learning Network a few years ago called English Language Learners and the Power of Personal Stories.

Here’s an excerpt:

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August 19, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Look Back…

March 23, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Look Back…

February 20, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Look Back…

January 26, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Look Back…..

December 29, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Look Back…

November 26, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Look Back….