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December 15, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: How Anti-Muslim Sentiment Is Affecting Kids

I’ve previously posted about the impact verbal attacks on Muslims are having on students (see Quote Of The Day: Attorney Journal Loretta Lynch On Anti-Muslim Bullying In Schools).

The Associated Press has just published a related story, In schools, on streets and TV, children feel Muslim backlash.

Here’s an excerpt:

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December 3, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: “Experts” Are Often Close-Minded

I don’t know of anyone in the education world (and, probably, outside of it) who wouldn’t benefit from reading the NPR article headlined Being Labeled An Expert May Contribute To Someone Being Closed-Minded.

Here’s an excerpt from the article, which summarizes a recently-completed study:

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December 3, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: Math & Constructivism

I would recommend that all teachers, and particularly math educators, read a recent article in The New Republic about Dan Meyer. It’s headlined The Man Who Will Save Math.

Here’s an excerpt:

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I’m adding this info to The Best Posts Questioning If Direct Instruction Is “Clearly Superior.”

November 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: “Rethinking the Way We Teach Thanksgiving”

Rethinking the Way We Teach Thanksgiving is the headline of today’s New York Times “Room For Debate” feature.

It shares five different perspectives, primarily from educators.

Here’s an excerpt from the piece written by Yatibaey Evans of the National Indian Education Association:

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I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn & Teach About Thanksgiving.

November 15, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: It’s Okay To Change Our Minds

The Virtue of Contradicting Ourselves is the headline of a column by Adam Grant in today’s New York Times.

It’s a great piece to use when discussing “knowledge” in IB Theory of Knowledge classes, and I’m going to use in one of the upcoming lessons for English Language Learners that I write for The New York Times Learning Network.

Plus, it offers wisdom that’s good for all of us to keep in mind.

Here’s an excerpt:

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November 2, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quotes Of The Day: The Kansas City Royals Manager Sounds Like An Excellent Teacher

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Ned Yost, the manager of the World Champion Kansas City Royals (as a native New Yorker, it’s disappointing to have to type the words “World Champion” to describe the Royals), sounds like he’s a great teacher.

The New York Times has just published a nice profile headlined How Ned Yost Made the Kansas City Royals Unstoppable: The most criticized manager in the major leagues dismissed metrics and embraced failure — and broke his team’s three-decade slump.

Here are a couple of excerpts:

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October 23, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PBS NewsHour Video: The School Mess In Newark

I’ve posted extensively about the Mark Zuckerberg’s disastrous donation to Newark’s schools (see The Best Posts & Articles For Learning About Newark’s $100 Million From Facebook).

Tonight, the PBS NewsHour interviewed Dale Russakoff about her new book, “The Prize,” which is about what happened with Newark’s school reform.

Here’s a quote from the interview, along with the video of the entire conversation:

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