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February 23, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Dancing Guy: Why teachers should ignore his advice”

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.

One piece I wrote that received a fair mount of negative feedback was Dancing Guy: Why teachers should ignore his advice, which appeared in The Washington post.

Here’s an excerpt. Let me know what you think:

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February 17, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “What Does It Mean To Be A Good Citizen?”

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.

Last year, one of my New York Times posts for English Language Learners was titled “What Does It Mean To Be A Good Citizen?”

Here’s an excerpt:

Both-former-President

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February 12, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “How to give classrooms a mission”

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 highlight a piece I wrote for The Washington Post a few years ago titled How to give classrooms a mission.

Here’s an excerpt:

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February 10, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Getting English-Language Learners to Thrive”

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 featuring a piece I wrote for Education Week Teacher several years ago. It’s titled Getting English-Language Learners to Thrive.

Here’s an excerpt:

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February 10, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Home Visits and Hope for the Future”

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 co-authored with Carrie Rose, Director of the Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project. It appeared in ASCD Express a few years ago, and was titled Home Visits and Hope for the Future.

Here’s an excerpt:
The-most-important-tool

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February 8, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “4 concerns about Michelle Rhee”

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 short piece I wrote for The Washington Post three years ago titled 4 Concerns About Michelle Rhee.

Here’s an excerpt:

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February 2, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Developing Teacher Leadership for the Long Haul”

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 gave a keynote to last year’s K-12 Online Conference on developing leadership in learning, and I’ve embedded the video of it below.

I also wrote a piece for Education Week Teacher on the same topic. It was titled Developing Teacher Leadership for the Long Haul.

Here’s an excerpt:

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January 31, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Getting students to engage — not just comply”

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.

Getting students to engage — not just comply is a piece I wrote for The Washington Post last year.

It describes how I hold students accountable for reading at home.

Here’s an excerpt:

Ill-take-90-student

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January 25, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Cultivating A Positive Environment For Students”

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 highlight an excerpt form one of my books that appeared in Ed Week Teacher a year ago: Cultivating A Positive Environment For Students.

Here’s an excerpt from that excerpt:

One-hundred-years-ago

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January 24, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Five key strategies to get/keep kids engaged at school”

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 one of my books that The Washington Post published last year. It’s called Five key strategies to get/keep kids engaged at school.

Here’s a portion of it:

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January 21, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Five ways to get kids to want to read and write”

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 one of my books that The Washington Post published. The excerpt is titled Five ways to get kids to want to read and write.

Here’s an excerpt:

Helping-students-to

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January 20, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Why we can’t all get along over 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 revisiting a piece I wrote last year for The Washington Post on the importance of tension in organizing for change. It’s titled Why we can’t all get along over school reform.

Here’s an excerpt:

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January 18, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “What to do — and not do — for growing number of English Language Learners”

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.

What to do — and not do — for growing number of English Language Learners is a piece that my colleague Katie Hull Sypnieski and I wrote for The Washington Post.

Here’s an excerpt:

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January 17, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “What’s really wrong with ‘parent trigger’ laws”

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 in 2011 on so-called “parent trigger” laws. It’s titled What’s really wrong with ‘parent trigger’ laws.

Here’s an excerpt:

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January 16, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips”

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 one of my books that appeared at Edutopia awhile back. It’s titled Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips.

Here’s an excerpt:

Research-suggests-that

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January 13, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Merit pay and ‘loss aversion:’ Nonsense studies”

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 highlight a piece I wrote for The Washington Post about some appalling research done on students and teacher. It’s titled Merit pay and ‘loss aversion:’ Nonsense studies.

Here’s how I ended it:

I-wish-the-vast-majority

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January 13, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Teacher Eyes on the Wrong Prize?”

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 revisit an article I wrote for Education Week Teacher over three years ago. It’s titled Teacher Eyes on the Wrong Prize?

Here’s an excerpt:

Obviously-there-are

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January 12, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Cultivating a Positive Environment for Students”

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 one of my books that appeared in Education Week Teacher over a year ago. It was titled Cultivating a Positive Environment for Students.

Here’s an excerpt:

In-the-late-19th-century

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January 11, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Cultivating Student Leadership”

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 featuring an article I wrote for Education Week Teacher two years ago titled Cultivating Student Leadership.

Here’s an excerpt:

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January 10, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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From The Archives: “Shortcuts, School Reform and Private Foundations”

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 featuring a piece I wrote for The Huffington Post three years ago titled Shortcuts, School Reform and Private Foundations.

Here’s an excerpt:

The-root-of-the-word

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