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March 8, 2014
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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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February 27, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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‘Reading Is Intensely Social’: An Interview With Jeffrey Wilhelm & Michael Smith

‘Reading Is Intensely Social’: An Interview With Jeffrey Wilhelm & Michael Smith is a new special post at my Education Week Teacher blog.

Educators Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith are co-authors of the new book, Reading Unbound.  This interview with them is a special follow-up to the three-part series on developing life-long readers that I published earlier this week.

Here’s an excerpt:

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February 18, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Podcast: “How Can We Reduce Teacher Attrition at High-Poverty Schools?”

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My latest nine-minute BAM! podcast tackles the question “How can we reduce teacher attrition at high-poverty schools?”

My guests are Barnett Berry and Ilana Garon, who have both contributed a written response to a future column on this topic at my Education Week Teacher blog.

It’s a Part Two to my podcast from last week, which was on Why Precisely Do Teachers Leave High Poverty Schools?

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February 12, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Why Do Teachers Leave High-Poverty Schools?” Is My Latest Nine-Minute Podcast

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Why Do Teachers Leave High-Poverty Schools? is my latest nine-minute BAM! podcast, and it a pretty interesting one.

I interview teachers Paul Bruno and Angel L. Cintron Jr.

Note that, for some reason, BAM! placed it second-from-the-top instead of at the top just now. However, I just emailed them about the mistake so, by the time you read this they might have already moved it to the top of the page where it should be….

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February 10, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“The Maker Movement Can Give Students ‘A Story To Tell’”

The Maker Movement Can Give Students ‘A Story To Tell’ is Part Two in my Education Week Teacher series on The Maker Movement.

Today, Tanya Baker from The National Writing Project discusses implications The Maker Movement has for different content areas, National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau elaborates further on its connect to STEM, and Leslie Texas and Tammy Jones make a connection to Project-Based Learning.

Here are some excerpts:

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February 8, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“The Maker Movement Believes In ‘Kid Power’”

The Maker Movement Believes In ‘Kid Power’ is my latest post over at Education Week Teacher.

Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager have adapted a portion of their book, Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Education in the Classroom, into a piece for the post.

You might also be interested in The Best Resources For Learning About The “Maker Movement.”

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