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December 19, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“The Ten Best Classroom Q & A Posts Of 2014″

I’ve just posted The Ten Best Classroom Q & A Posts Of 2014 over at my Education Week Teacher column.

I thought readers might find them useful.

Here’s an excerpt from one of them:

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I’m adding it to All My 2014 “Best” Lists — So Far — In One Place.

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December 15, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Supporting Student Engagement By ‘Building Community’”

Supporting Student Engagement By ‘Building Community’ is the final installment in my four-part series on student engagement and includes guest responses from Jennifer Fredricks, Aubrie Rojee, April Baker, Beth Donofrio, and Louis Cozolino. In addition, I share comments from readers.

Here are some excerpts:

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December 13, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Student Engagement Is ‘The Act Of Being Invested In Learning’”

Student Engagement Is ‘The Act Of Being Invested In Learning’ is my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

Patricia Vitale-Reilly, Ken Halla, Zaretta Hammond, Barbara Blackburn and Heidi Weinmann share their thoughts in Part Three of this four-part series.

Here are some excerpts:

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December 10, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Common Core & English Language Learners Is Topic Of My Latest BAM! Radio Show

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How Can Teachers Meet Common Core English Standards With English Language Learners?
is the topic of my latest ten-minute BAM! Radio Show.

Maria Montalvo-Balbed, Debbie Zacarian and I discuss the subject, which will also be a theme of one of my upcoming columns in Education Week Teacher.

You might also be interested in The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.

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December 6, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“The Best Ways To Engage Students In Learning”

The Best Ways To Engage Students In Learning is the title of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Julie Thompson, Myron Dueck, Bryan Harris, and Debbie Silver share practical suggestions on increasing student engagement. This is the first post in a four-part series.

I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On Student Engagement.

Here are some excerpts:

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December 4, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Radio Show Features An Innovative Strategy For Teacher Evaluation

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Can We Evaluate Teachers Based on Factors Teachers Completely Control? is the title of my latest BAM! Radio Show.

It’s a ten-minute conversation I had with Ben Spielberg and Ted Appel, the principal of the school where I teach. Our talk focuses on the idea of measuring inputs — in other words, identifying what practices we know make up good teaching and evaluating educators on whether they are implementing those practices.

This show is a follow-up to my Education Week Teacher post, Using Teacher Evaluations ‘to Promote Growth.’

You can read more about this idea here and here.

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December 2, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“The ‘Secret Sauce’ Of Formative Assessment”

The ‘Secret Sauce’ Of Formative Assessment is the title of my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

This final post in a two-part series on formative assessment includes contributions from Libby Woodfin, Tony Frontier, Laura Cabrera and Alice Mercer.

Here are some excerpts:

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November 29, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Formative Assessments are ‘Powerful’”

Formative Assessments are ‘Powerful’ is the title of my latest Education Week Teacher post.

Today is the first post in a two-part series. Jennifer Serravallo, Andrew Miller, Daniel R. Venables, Brady E. Venables, and Larry Ainsworth are today’s contributors.

Here are some excerpts:

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November 23, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“‘Doing’ Geography Instead Of ‘Studying’ It”

‘Doing’ Geography Instead Of ‘Studying’ It is my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

In it, four educators share their thoughts on teaching geography: Kelly Young, from whom I’ve learned more about teaching than from anyone else; Elisabeth Johnson, who is the best social studies teacher I’ve ever seen; middle school educator Lisa Butler; and Matt Podbury, who teaches Geography at an International School in France.

Here are some excerpts:

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I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning & Teaching Geography.

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November 19, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Radio Show: “What Are the Myths and Misconceptions Around Formative Assessment?”

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What Are the Myths and Misconceptions Around Formative Assessment? is the title of my latest ten-minute BAM! Radio Show.

Well-known author and educator Nancy Frey is my guest on the show, and has also contributed a written response to an upcoming Ed Week column on the topic.

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November 18, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Teaching ‘Close Reading’ – Part Three”

Teaching ‘Close Reading’ – Part Three is my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

In this final post in my series on close reading, Kimberly Carraway, Katherine S. McKnight, Harvey F. Silver, Amy Benjamin, Nancy Boyles, Rita Platt — along with readers — share their thoughts.

Here are some excerpts:

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November 13, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Close Reading Can Be ‘Fun or Awful’”

Close Reading Can Be ‘Fun or Awful’ is my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

In addition to my own thoughts, you can read guest responses on the “what, why and how” of close reading from Christopher Lehman, Cris Tovani, Pernille Ripp, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. It’s Part One of a three-post series.

Here are some excerpts:

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November 11, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Show: “How Can We Help Students Appreciate the Value of Learning Geography?”

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How Can We Help Students Appreciate the Value of Learning Geography?
is the topic of my latest ten-minute BAM! Radio show.

Elisabeth Johnson, the best Social Studies teacher I’ve ever seen and Kelly Young, from whom I’ve learned more about teaching than from anyone else, are my guests.

It’s an upcoming topic in my Education Week Teacher column, and both Elisabeth and Kelly have contributed written commentaries that will be included there.

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