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May 2, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Would You Like to Contribute to My Ed Week Teacher Blog?

I’ve just published my annual invitation to readers to contribute responses to questions at my Education Week Teacher column.

Unlike what I usually do, I’ll just republish here what appears there:

As you know, this blog is set-up so readers send-in questions to me, and then I invite guests to contribution 300 or 400 word responses, as well as printing shorter reader comments.

I know a lot of educators and, in fact, have already begun to arrange guest responses for the forty questions I plan on tackling next school year.

However, there are a far greater number of talented educators who I do not know.

If you are an experienced educator and feel that you can write well, I’d love to invite you to write a 300 word response to one of those upcoming questions.

If you’re interested, please send me an email at lferlazzo@epe.org saying:

* Your name, what you teach, where you teach, and for how you’ve taught

* What areas of education where you think you are particularly qualified to give advice (ed tech, math, classroom management, etc.)

Two-to-four sentences would be sufficient.

Then, I’ll send you a question or questions to choose from in those areas and invite you to write a three hundred word response to it by July 15th.  I’ve done this activity for the past three years, and and have published all of the contributions I received as a result of my invitation (though I can’t offer a guarantee that I’ll publish what you write).

I would need to hear from you by May 15th or you need to be one of the first thirty educators responding to this request – whichever comes first.

Unfortunately, I can’t offer any financial compensation to contributors.

I look forward to hearing from you.

April 29, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Rural Schools may be the ‘Epicenters’ of Their Towns”

Rural Schools may be the ‘Epicenters’ of Their Towns is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Silvia Ibarra, Amanda Koonlaba, Jennifer Hesseltine, and Rita Platt share their experiences working in successful low-income rural districts.

Here are some excerpts:

April 27, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On Teaching As A Second Career

Teaching As a Second Career? Before You Take the Plunge… is the topic of my latest eight-minute BAM! Radio Show.

Jeri Asaro, Gladis Kersaint, Ph.D., and Denisse R. Thompson join me in the discussion, and they have also all contributed written commentaries to my Education Week Teacher column.

I’m adding it to All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions.

April 26, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“ELL Students ‘are no Strangers to the art of Argumentation'”

ELL Students ‘are no Strangers to the art of Argumentation’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, suggestions on teaching ELLs academic language are contributed by Julie Harris, Emily Phillips Galloway, Nonie Lesaux, John Spencer, Erik M. Francis, and Donna DeTommaso – Kleinert.

Here are some excerpts:

I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays.

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