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April 9, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Podcast Is Tragically Timely: “How Can We Help Students Handle Loss and Grief?”

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Tragically, my brand new BAM! podcast is very timely with today’s stabbings in Pennsylvania.

Mary Tedrow and Stephen Lazar join me in a ten minute conversation on How Can We Help Students Handle Loss and Grief?

You might also find these resources useful:

The Best Resources For Helping Students Deal With Grief

The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies

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March 29, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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‘Best Practices’ Are Practices That Work Best For Your Students

‘Best Practices’ Are Practices That Work Best For Your Students is the final post in my three-part Ed Week series on the five best practices teachers can use in the classroom.

Today’s post features contributions from Roxanna Elden, Barnett Berry and Pedro Noguera, along with comments from readers.

Here are some excerpts:

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March 26, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Podcast: What Are The Benefits & Challenges Of A One-To-One Program?

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My latest nine-minute BAM! Radio Podcast is on What Are the Real Benefits of a 1:1 Program? What Are the Biggest Challenges?

Educators Alice Barr and Troy Hicks share their thoughts, and they are also among contributors to one of my future Education Week columns on the topic.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “One-To-One” Laptop/Tablet Programs.

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March 22, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ask A Question, Any Question…

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My Classroom Q & A column over at Education Week Teacher continues to grow in popularity as it nears the end of its third year.

I’ve already begun collecting new questions for the next school year, so feel free to contribute on — either by leaving it in the comments section or by sending it to me using this contact form. As you probably know, a wide-ranging group of educators provide guest responses in the column to questions,

Let me know if I can use your name or if you prefer to be anonymous.

And if I select your question, you get to choose a free book from a variety of publishers!

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March 8, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Reducing Attrition In Urban Schools ‘By Listening To Our Teachers’

Reducing Attrition In Urban Schools ‘By Listening To Our Teachers’ is the last post in my Education Week Teacher three-part series on teacher attrition in high-poverty schools.

Today, Liam Goldrick and David Orphal are contributing responses, and I’m featuring many comments from readers, too. I also throw my “two cents” into the discussion.

Here are a couple of excerpts:

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March 4, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Radio Program: “What Are the Five Best Practices to Promote Better Student Learning?”

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The latest episode of my nine-minute BAM! Radio podcast is on What Are the Five Best Practices to Promote Better Student Learning?

My guests are Diana Laufenberg and National Teacher Of The Year Jeff Charbonneau. They have both contributed a written response to that question for one of my future Education Week Teacher columns.

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