Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

August 29, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: Make [School] Work Meaningful

Rethinking Work is the headline of a column in today’s New York Times. It reviews a substantial amount of research in discussion life in the workplace.

However, it’s easy to replace the work “employee” everywhere in the article with the word “student.”

I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On Student Engagement.

Here’s an excerpt:

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August 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Two Quotes Of The Day: School Closures, Reform & Desegregation

Class Notes is a new New Yorker article about the closing of Jamaica High School in New York City, and the broader picture of school reform.

Here are two important quotes from it:

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The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More

The Best Posts & Articles On The Impact Of School Closures — Suggest More!

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August 23, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: Sacramento Bee Realizes “Teaching Bashing” Affects Shortage

The Sacramento Bee, which has editorially supported the teacher-bashing efforts of Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee in the past, appears to have had a change of heart.

A teacher pipeline in need of repair is the title of their editorial appearing this morning focusing on our state’s teacher shortage.

Here’s how it ends:

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I’m adding it to The Best Articles & Posts About The “Teacher Shortage.”

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August 12, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: The Importance Of Teachers

Frank Bruni wrote a New York Times column this morning that pretty much summarizes good policy changes that could be made to enhance the attractiveness of the teaching profession: higher salaries, a career ladder, a career ladder, a voice in policy decisions and more.

Here’s how he ends it:

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I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions.

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August 9, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: Albert Einstein On “Flow”

I have written a lot about the concept of “flow” and try to apply it in my classroom. You can see an excerpt from my book chapter about it, Help Your Students Get Into the Learning Flowas well as check out The Best Resources For Learning About “Flow.”

I recently read a letter that Albert Einstein wrote to his then eleven-year-old son where, though he doesn’t use the word “flow,” he definitely understands its importance.

Here’s an excerpt:

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August 8, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: What Helps & Hurts Motivation?

It Pays to Give Thanks at the Office is a useful article in today’s Wall Street Journal.

Here’s an excerpt:

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It goes on to say:

Financial incentives can actually have a negative impact. You need to start with a fair salary, but being given direct payoffs for performance can undermine the intrinsic and personal motivations that make us want to give our all.

I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students.

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August 5, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: Teaching Social Emotional Learning Skills Is Not Enough

Teaching grit, wanting to quit: A Year of Chaos Tests Veteran Preschool Teachers is a special feature from St. Louis Today that was shared on Twitter by Katie Osgood.

The article demonstrates that Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough and exposes that those who advocate a “Let Them Eat Character!” perspective on SEL are not doing our students, their families, or their teachers any service.

SEL has its place, and also has to be kept in its place.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

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