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…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

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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March 15, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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‘Respecting Assets That ELLs Bring To A School Community’

Response: ‘Respecting Assets That ELLs Bring To A School Community’ is my latest post over at Education Week Teacher.

Four educators — Karen Nemeth, Judie Haynes, David Deubelbeiss and Julie Goldman — provide suggestions on how we can better support English Language Learners in the classroom.

Here are some excerpts:

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March 8, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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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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March 3, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Practice Pronunciation With Tongue-Twisters AND Learn About Dinosaurs!

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Practice pronunciation with “tongue-twisters” and learn about the dinosaurs at the same time with my latest New York Times post for English Language Learners.

A student interactive and teaching ideas are included.

I’m adding this post to The Best Sites For Learning About Dinosaurs.

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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 25, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Podcast: “How Can We Better Support English Language Learners?”

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What Do We Need to Do to Better Support English Language Learners?
is the subject of my latest nine minute BAM! Radio podcast with guests Karen Nemeth, Ed.M. and Judie Haynes.

Karen and Judie are both contributors to an upcoming column at my Education Week Teacher blog on the same subject.

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February 19, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Reading Is a ‘Means to Bigger and Better Things’”

Reading Is a ‘Means to Bigger and Better Things’ is Part Two in my Education Week Teacher series on developing life-long readers.

Today, educators Kristi Mraz, Marjorie Martinelli, Kathy Barclay and Cindi Rigsbee contribute their thoughts.

Here’s are some excerpts:

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