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January 5, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Teaching ELLs That ‘Science is a Verb'”

Teaching ELLs That ‘Science is a Verb’ is my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Maria Grant, Diana Lapp, Judy Reinhartz, Lori Fulton, Brian Campbell and Laura Cabrera contribute their ideas on using the Next Generation of Science Standards with English Language Learners.

Here are some excerpts:

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I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners.

January 2, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Teaching Science to English Language Learners”

Teaching Science to English Language Learners is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Alicia Johal, Maria Montalvo-Balbed, Donna Barrett-Williams, Caleb Cheung, Laura Prival , Claudio Vargas and Ariane Huddleston share their suggestions on using the NGSS with English Language Learners.

Here are some excerpts:

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December 29, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Twelve Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2015

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As regular readers know, I do a ten-minute weekly BAM! Radio show to accompany my Education Week Teacher columns.

I thought readers might be interested in my choices for the best shows I’ve done in 2015.

I’m adding this list to All My 2015 “Best” Lists In One Place.

You can see all my shows at All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions.

Here are My Ten Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2015 (they’re numbered, but are not in any particular order):

1. Three Classroom Myths and Misconceptions about the Growth Mindset with Eduardo Briceño.

2. What Is Grit? Can Grit Be Taught? Who Is Responsible for Grit? with Ebony McGee, Kristi Mraz, Christine Hertz

3. Encouraging Other Teachers Who Work with English Language Learners with Sonia Nieto, Alicia Lopez

4. The Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Professional Development with Rick Wormeli

5. What Are the Differences Between Project-Based, Problem-Based and Inquiry Learning? with Jeff Wilhelm, Suzie Boss

6. Differentiated Instruction and Tracking Students: Is It Time to Reconsider? Laura Robb, Regie Routman

7. Effective Classroom Management: Do This, Not That with Pernille Ripp, Dr. Bryan Harris

8. How Can We Increase the Ranks of Teachers of Color? with Gloria Ladson-Billings

9. What Are the Myths and Misconceptions Around Formative Assessment? with Nancy Frey

10. Second Thoughts: Teacher Attire, Does it Really Matter? with Roxanna Elden, Renee Moore

11. Dissecting Grades: What Do They Mean, What Are They Worth? with Rick Wormeli

12. What Are the Habits of Lifelong Readers, How Do We Instill Them? with Donalyn Miller

December 29, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“The BEST Classroom Q & A Posts in 2015″

The BEST Classroom Q & A Posts in 2015 is the title of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

A few days ago, I posted a list of the ten most popular Classroom Q & A posts in 2015.

I’ve published many posts throughout the year, and some of the ones I think are best haven’t been up very long.  So, I thought it would be helpful if I a published a second list of posts that have been published during 2015 that I think have been particularly good.

I’m adding this post to All My 2015 “Best” Lists In One Place.

Here’s an excerpt from one of the posts I chose for the Ed Week Teacher “Best” list:

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December 26, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“The Ten Most Popular Classroom Q & A Posts in 2015″

I’ve just published The Ten Most Popular Classroom Q & A Posts in 2015 at my Education Week Teacher column.

I think it’s quite a list.

Here’s an excerpt from one of them:

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I’m adding it to A Collection Of The Best Education-Related “Most Popular” Lists For 2015.

December 21, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Applying a Growth Mindset in the Classroom”

Applying a Growth Mindset in the Classroom is the title of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

Today’s post includes contributions from David Yeager, Debbie Zacarian, Peter DeWitt, and Barbara Blackburn, along with comments from readers. They discuss the practical aspects of helping students develop a growth mindset.

Here are some excerpts:

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December 19, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“‘Growth Mindset Starts With Us, Not With Them'”

‘Growth Mindset Starts With Us, Not With Them’ is the first post in a two-part series at my Education Week Teacher column.

It features responses from Eduardo Briceño, Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz. They share their thoughts on how to implement a growth mindset in the classroom. I throw my two cents in, too.

Here are some excerpts:

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