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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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June 13, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Response: The Role Of Arts Education In Schools”

Response: The Role Of Arts Education In Schools is my latest post over at Education Week Teacher.

There’s certainly been a lot of interest in this topic, and I’ve included many readers’ comments in this post.

In addition, I’m featuring guest responses from three educators — Virginia McEnerney, David Booth and Heather Wolpert-Gawron.

Here are some excerpts:

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June 10, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Radio Show Is On “How Is Globalization Changing How and What You Teach?”

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How Is Globalization Changing How and What You Teach? is the topic of my latest ten minute BAM! Radio Show. I’m joined by John Spencer and Diana Laufenberg. They are both contributors to an upcoming Ed Week column on the topic.

This is my last show until late August but, in the meantime, you’ll have plenty of time to catch-up on the twenty-one episodes I’ve recorded so far…

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June 9, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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‘Creating a Culture Where Students Want to Succeed’

‘Creating a Culture Where Students Want to Succeed’ is Part in my Ed Week series on creating a positive school culture.

Today’s post includes comments from Margaret A. Seale, Maurice J. Elias, Heather Wolpert-Gawron and Dr. Howie Knoff. I also share ideas contributed by readers.

Here are some excerpts:

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June 7, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Ways To Develop a Culture of Success in Schools”

Ways To Develop a Culture of Success in Schools is Part One in a series I’m publishing over at Education Week Teacher.

Educators Jeffrey Benson, Christopher Lehman, and Barbara Blackburn share their responses,and I contribute some of my own thoughts, too.

Here are excerpts:

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June 4, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Show: “How Can Teachers Meet the Common Core Requirement for Complex Reading?”

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How Can Teachers Meet the Common Core Requirement for Complex Reading? is the title of my new ten minute conversation with Amy Benjamin and Wendi Pillars at my BAM! Radio show.

It’s also a topic for my Ed Week column later this month.

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