Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

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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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May 28, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“What Are We Losing By Eliminating Arts From the Curriculum?” Is Topic Of My Latest BAM! Radio Program

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What Are We Losing By Eliminating Arts From the Curriculum? is the topic of my latest BAM! Radio program.

Virginia McEnerney and David Booth are my guests as we have a ten minute conversation.

They have also contributed written comments for an upcoming post at my Ed Week Teacher column….

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May 27, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“A Teacher-Counselor Partnership Is ‘Essential’ For Student Success”

A Teacher-Counselor Partnership Is ‘Essential’ For Student Success is Part Two in my Ed Week Teacher series on teacher-counselor partnerships.

Today’s post includes responses from Julie Hartline, the 2009 National Counselor Of The Year; and educator/authors Trish Hatch, Dr. Sherrel Bergmann and Dr. Judith Brough. In addition, I’ve included comments from readers.

Here are some excerpts:

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May 23, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Ways To Develop A Teacher – School Counselor Partnership”

Ways To Develop A Teacher – School Counselor Partnership is my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

Today’s post features suggestions from three exceptional educators on how to solidify the teacher/counselor partnership: Dean Vogel, counselor, teacher and President of the California Teachers Association (I am a proud member of CTA); Leticia Gallardo, who works at the school where I teach and who is the most amazing counselor I’ve ever seen; and Mindy Willard, the 2013 National Counselor Of The Year.

Here are some excerpts:

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May 21, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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How We Can Develop a Culture of Success in Schools Is Topic Of My New BAM! Radio Program

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What Can We Do to Develop a Culture of Success in Schools? is the title of my latest BAM! Radio program.

Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Chris Lehmann, and I have a ten minute conversation about the topic.

Look for their written contributions in a future post at my Ed Week blog.

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May 18, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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‘Help Students Be Organized By Being Organized Yourself’

‘Help Students Be Organized By Being Organized Yourself’ is Part Two in my Ed Week series on classroom organization.

This post highlights the thoughts of two teachers — Debbie Diller and Leslie Blauman — as well as comments from readers.

You might also be interested in Part One.

Here are excerpts from today’s post:

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May 12, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“School Leaders Must Focus On ‘Authentic Learning,’ Not ‘Test Prep’”

School Leaders Must Focus On ‘Authentic Learning,’ Not ‘Test Prep’ is my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

In Part One of this series, three educators — Anne Reeves, Justin Tarte, and PJ Caposey — shared their responses (I also contributed my own).  Today, Justin Baeder and Kelly Young (who I consider my mentor in education) contribute their answers.  I include comments from readers, too.

Here are some excerpts:

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May 9, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Administrators Must Make ‘Alliances With Students, Teachers & Parents’

Administrators Must Make ‘Alliances With Students, Teachers & Parents’ is my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

It includes guest responses from three educators — Anne Reeves, Justin Tarte, and PJ Caposey — as well as my own thoughts…

Here are some excerpts:

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