Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

March 4, 2014
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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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March 1, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Ways To Reduce Teacher Attrition In High Poverty Schools”

Ways To Reduce Teacher Attrition In High Poverty Schools is my latest post over at Education Week Teacher.

It’s the first in a three-part series on that topic. In today’s post, educators Angel Cintron and Paul Bruno share their thoughts.

Here are some excerpts:

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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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February 18, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Podcast: “How Can We Reduce Teacher Attrition at High-Poverty Schools?”

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My latest nine-minute BAM! podcast tackles the question “How can we reduce teacher attrition at high-poverty schools?”

My guests are Barnett Berry and Ilana Garon, who have both contributed a written response to a future column on this topic at my Education Week Teacher blog.

It’s a Part Two to my podcast from last week, which was on Why Precisely Do Teachers Leave High Poverty Schools?

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February 12, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Why Do Teachers Leave High-Poverty Schools?” Is My Latest Nine-Minute Podcast

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Why Do Teachers Leave High-Poverty Schools? is my latest nine-minute BAM! podcast, and it a pretty interesting one.

I interview teachers Paul Bruno and Angel L. Cintron Jr.

Note that, for some reason, BAM! placed it second-from-the-top instead of at the top just now. However, I just emailed them about the mistake so, by the time you read this they might have already moved it to the top of the page where it should be….

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February 10, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“The Maker Movement Can Give Students ‘A Story To Tell’”

The Maker Movement Can Give Students ‘A Story To Tell’ is Part Two in my Education Week Teacher series on The Maker Movement.

Today, Tanya Baker from The National Writing Project discusses implications The Maker Movement has for different content areas, National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau elaborates further on its connect to STEM, and Leslie Texas and Tammy Jones make a connection to Project-Based Learning.

Here are some excerpts:

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February 8, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“The Maker Movement Believes In ‘Kid Power’”

The Maker Movement Believes In ‘Kid Power’ is my latest post over at Education Week Teacher.

Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager have adapted a portion of their book, Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Education in the Classroom, into a piece for the post.

You might also be interested in The Best Resources For Learning About The “Maker Movement.”

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February 5, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“How Do We Help Our Students Become Better Readers?” Is My New Podcast — With Donalyn Miller!

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Check out my latest eight minute BAM! podcast, this time with Donalyn Miller, educator, author, and admired by all of us who teach reading.

Donalyn, and others, have contributed to an upcoming series at my Education Week Teacher column on teaching reading.

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February 2, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Check-Out My Weekly Eight-Minute Podcast If You Haven’t Already

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Classroom Q and A, the new BAM! weekly podcast I’m doing in conjunction with my Education Week teacher advice column, is getting a fair amount of attention.

Each one is about eight minutes, which is my usual attention span for a podcast, so they’re short, sweet, and informative, with great guests!

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January 28, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Newest 8-Minute Podcast: “What Are the Basics Every Teacher Should Know About the Maker Movement?”

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What Are the Basics Every Teacher Should Know About the Maker Movement? is the title of my latest eight-minute BAM! podcast.

My guests are Sylvia Martinez and Tanya Baker. Sylvia Martinez is co-author of “Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.” She works with schools worldwide to introduce Maker tools, technology. Tanya Baker has been the director of National Programs at the National Writing Project (NWP) since 2007.

They are both contributing an upcoming column in my Ed Week Teacher blog on the same topic.

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