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August 15, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Would You Like To Contribute To My Ed Week Column?

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As regular readers know, I write a popular teacher advice column for Education Week Teacher. Readers send-in questions, and then I invite guests to contribution 300 or 400 word responses and also print shorter reader comments.

I know a lot of educators and, in fact, have over 150 guest responses already — with more on the way — for the forty questions I plan on tackling this school year.

However, there is a far greater number of talented educators who I do not know.

If you are an experienced educator and feel that you can write well, I’d love to invite you to write a 300 word response to one of the upcoming questions.

You can leave a comment on this post (I’ll keep it private and not publish it) or send me an email at [email protected] saying:

* Your name, what you teach, where you teach, and for how you’ve taught

* What areas of education where you think you are particularly qualified to give advice (ed tech, math, classroom management, etc.)

Two-to-four sentences would be sufficient.

Then, I’d send you a question or questions to choose from in those areas and invite you to write a three hundred word response to it. There’s probably a ninety-five percent chance of me publishing it.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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August 6, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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‘Digital Leadership’: An Interview With Eric Sheninger

‘Digital Leadership’: An Interview With Eric Sheninger is my latest Education Week Teacher post.

For today’s author interview, Eric Sheninger offered to answer a few questions about his book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms For Changing Times.

Here are a couple of excerpts:

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August 2, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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All My Ed Week Posts On Starting A New School Year Well — In One Place!

Q & A Collections: Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year brings together all my Ed Week posts on how to start a new school year well.

Here’s an excerpt from one of them:

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I’m adding the post to The Best Resources For Planning The First Days Of School.

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July 30, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“‘Myths & Lies’ That Threaten Our Schools: An Interview With David Berliner & Gene Glass”

‘Myths & Lies’ That Threaten Our Schools: An Interview With David Berliner & Gene Glass is my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

In it, David C. Berliner and Gene V. Glass answer a few questions about their book, “50 Myths & Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools.”

Here are a couple of excerpts:

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July 28, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Race To The Top Has Been A ‘Fiasco’”

Race To The Top Has Been A ‘Fiasco’ is Part Two in my series on the Race To The Top program, which has just had its fifth anniversary.

Today, Barnett Berry, Ariel Sacks, John Thompson, Alice Mercer and David B. Cohen weigh in with their thoughts, and I include comments from readers, too.

Here are some excerpts:

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July 23, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Teaching Without Connecting is ‘Futile’: An Interview With Annette Breaux & Todd Whitaker”

Teaching Without Connecting is ‘Futile’: An Interview With Annette Breaux & Todd Whitaker is my new Education Week Teacher post.

In it, Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker agreed to answer a few questions about the new second edition of their popular book, Seven Simple Secrets: What the BEST Teachers Know and Do!

Here are some excerpts:

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July 10, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“‘Collaboration Is Crucial’: An Interview With Carmen Fariña & Laura Kotch”

In my latest Education Week Teacher post, I interview Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City schools, & Laura Kotch, its former Director of Professional Development and Curriculum, about the new edition of their book, A School Leader’s Guide to Excellence.

Here are some excerpts:

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July 4, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“‘There Are So Many Inspirational Teachers Out There’: An Interview With Meenoo Rami”

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‘There Are So Many Inspirational Teachers Out There’: An Interview With Meenoo Rami is my latest post over at Education Week Teacher.

This summer, I’ll be alternating between publishing thematic compilations of past posts and sharing interviews with authors of recent books I consider important and useful for us educators.

Meenoo Rami, a teacher at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia and the author of Thrive: 5 Ways To (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching, agreed to answer a few questions about her book.

Here are some excerpts:

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June 29, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Ways To Teach Globalization”

Ways To Teach Globalization is my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

Four educators — John T. Spencer, Diana Laufenberg, Jennifer D. Klein, and Jason Flom — have contributed responses in today’s post. In addition, I’ve included comments from readers and a few of my own ideas.

Here are some excerpts:

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June 23, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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‘Teachers Know A Lot About Scaffolding’ For Complex Texts

‘Teachers Know A Lot About Scaffolding’ For Complex Texts is my latest post over at Education Week Teacher.

It’s Part Two in a series on…scaffolding for complex texts.

Part One featured responses from three educators: Wendi Pillars, Amy Benjamin, and Christopher Lehman.

Today’s post includes three joint commentaries from Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher; Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan; and Aaron Brock and Jody Passanisi.

Here are some excerpts:

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June 20, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Teaching Complex Texts Requires ‘Getting To Know Your Students’

Teaching Complex Texts Requires ‘Getting To Know Your Students’ is my latest Education Week Teacher post.

Today’s post features responses from three educators: Wendi Pillars, Amy Benjamin, and Christopher Lehman. I’ll be posting Part Two in a few days, and will have plenty of space for comments from readers.

Here are some excerpts:

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