Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 23, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New Radio Program: “How Can Administrators Help Support an Engaging Curriculum in the Classroom?”

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My new BAM! Radio program is on How Can Administrators Help Support an Engaging Curriculum in the Classroom?

Kelly Young (who I consider to be my primary mentor) and Anne Reeves are my guests in this nine-minute podcast.

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April 18, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Differentiating Lessons By “Content, Process or Product”

Differentiating Lessons By “Content, Process or Product” is my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

Today’s post features a “power-packed line-up” of guest responses, with Carol Tomlinson, Donalyn Miller and Jeff Charbonneau contributing responses.

Here are some excerpts:

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April 14, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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‘Simply Putting Tech In Front Of Students Won’t Engage Them’

‘Simply Putting Tech In Front Of Students Won’t Engage Them’ is Part Two in my Education Week Teacher series on implementing one-to-one computer programs in schools.

Today, Richard Byrne, Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher and Ben Stern contribute their ideas.

Here are some excerpts:

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April 12, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“One-To-One Technology ‘Is Really About Building Effective Relationships’”

One-To-One Technology ‘Is Really About Building Effective Relationships’ is the title of my new post at Education Week Teacher.

Alice Barr, Mark Pullen and Troy Hicks will share their suggestions on how to successfully implement a one-to-one technology program.

Here are some excerpts:

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April 9, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Podcast Is Tragically Timely: “How Can We Help Students Handle Loss and Grief?”

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Tragically, my brand new BAM! podcast is very timely with today’s stabbings in Pennsylvania.

Mary Tedrow and Stephen Lazar join me in a ten minute conversation on How Can We Help Students Handle Loss and Grief?

You might also find these resources useful:

The Best Resources For Helping Students Deal With Grief

The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies

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April 2, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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I Interview Carol Tomlinson In My New BAM! Podcast

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I interview Carol Tomlinson in my latest ten-minute BAM! Radio program on How Can We Differentiate Instruction More Effectively?

As most would agree, there is no one more knowledgeable on differentiation than Carol, and it was a privilege interviewing her.

Also look for her written contribution to a future column at my Education Week Teacher blog.

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March 29, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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‘Best Practices’ Are Practices That Work Best For Your Students

‘Best Practices’ Are Practices That Work Best For Your Students is the final post in my three-part Ed Week series on the five best practices teachers can use in the classroom.

Today’s post features contributions from Roxanna Elden, Barnett Berry and Pedro Noguera, along with comments from readers.

Here are some excerpts:

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March 26, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Podcast: What Are The Benefits & Challenges Of A One-To-One Program?

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My latest nine-minute BAM! Radio Podcast is on What Are the Real Benefits of a 1:1 Program? What Are the Biggest Challenges?

Educators Alice Barr and Troy Hicks share their thoughts, and they are also among contributors to one of my future Education Week columns on the topic.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “One-To-One” Laptop/Tablet Programs.

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March 24, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Great Teachers Focus On Connections & Relationships”

Great Teachers Focus On Connections & Relationships is my latest post over at Education Week Teacher.

Eric Jensen, Jason Flom, and PJ Caposey share their suggestions for five best practices that teachers can implement in the classroom. This is Part Two in a three-part series.

Here are some excerpts:

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March 22, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ask A Question, Any Question…

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My Classroom Q & A column over at Education Week Teacher continues to grow in popularity as it nears the end of its third year.

I’ve already begun collecting new questions for the next school year, so feel free to contribute on — either by leaving it in the comments section or by sending it to me using this contact form. As you probably know, a wide-ranging group of educators provide guest responses in the column to questions,

Let me know if I can use your name or if you prefer to be anonymous.

And if I select your question, you get to choose a free book from a variety of publishers!

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March 22, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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‘Start By Matching Student Interests, Then Build From There’

‘Start By Matching Student Interests, Then Build From There’ is my latest post at Education Week Teacher.

Educators Diana Laufenberg, Jeff Charbonneau, Ted Appel and special guest John Hattie share their suggestions for the five best teaching practices that educators can implement.

Here are some excerpts:

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March 19, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New Podcast: “How Can We Get All Students in Our Classes Thinking & Learning All the Time?

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How Can We Get All Students in Our Classes Thinking and Learning All the Time? is the topic of my latest nine-minute BAM! Radio podcast (it will also be a topic next month in my Education Week Teacher column).

My guests are Bill and Pérsida Himmele, and Jim Peterson.

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March 18, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“To Help ELLs, We Need To Understand ‘How Language Learning Works’”

To Help ELLs, We Need To Understand ‘How Language Learning Works’ is my latest post over at Education Week Teacher.

Today, staff from Stanford’s “Understanding Language,” Mary Cappellini and Paul Boyd-Batstone share their thoughts. I’ve also included comments from readers.

Here are some excerpts:

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