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December 15, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Policy Decisions Must Be ‘Done With’ Teachers, Not ‘Done To’ Them”

Policy Decisions Must Be ‘Done With’ Teachers, Not ‘Done To’ Them is the headline of my latest Education Week column.

Today’s post includes contributions from Randi Weingarten, Jody Spiro, Susan Ochshorn and Meghan Everette discussing how teachers can effectively engage in educational policy decisions. I’ve also included comments left by readers.

Here are some excerpts:

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I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change.

December 14, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Teaching Science To ELLs Is The Topic Of My New BAM! Radio Show

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Making Science More Approachable to English Language Learners is the title of my latest ten-minute BAM! Radio Show.

Alicia Johal, Maria Montalvo-Balbed, and Donna Bennett join me in the conversation. The three have also contributed written commentaries to one of my future Education Week Teacher columns on the same topic.

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

December 12, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“‘Writing A Letter Isn’t Enough’ To Affect Ed Policy”

‘Writing A Letter Isn’t Enough’ To Affect Ed Policy is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

Today’s guest responses come from Karen Baptiste, Eric C. Heins (President of the California Teachers Association), Mary Tedrow, and David Griffith.

Here are some excerpts:

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December 9, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Show Is On A Growth Mindset

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Three Classroom Myths and Misconceptions about the Growth Mindset is the title of my newest ten-minute BAM! Radio Show.

I’m joined by Eduardo Briceño who, along with several others, contributed a written commentary to one of my future Education Week Teacher columns on the topic.

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

December 5, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Strategies For Dealing With An ‘Awful’ Textbook”

Strategies For Dealing With An ‘Awful’ Textbook is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column, and I think it’s a particularly useful one.

Educators Mary Ann Zehr, Christopher Lehman, 2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples Kristina J. Doubet, Jessica A. Hockett, Kimberly Carraway, and Libby Woodfin share their suggestions on how we can deal with the challenge of being stuck with an awful textbook.

Here are some excerpts:

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I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death.

December 3, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ways Teachers Can Affect Ed Policy Is Topic Of My Latest BAM! Radio Show

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What Is the Sound of Education Without Teacher Voice? is the topic of my latest ten-minute BAM! Radio Show. I’m joined in the conversation by educator Karen Baptiste.

It will be a topic in one of my upcoming Education Week Teacher columns.

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