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October 3, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

“37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants” PLUS Special Quote Of The Day

37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants is a great collection from Vox.

On top of that, there is an interesting and long (probably too long) article in the Atlantic titled Should Immigration Require Assimilation? that is worth at least skimming.

Here’s how it ends:


I’m adding both to The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States.

September 29, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

Quote Of The Day: “Effort Is Not The Only Thing” – Carol Dweck On A Growth Mindset

I’ve been a big-time fan of Carol Dweck’s work (see The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset“).

I’ve also been critical at times about what sometimes seems to a bit myopic view of the challenges facing many of our students (see Our Students Are Not Supermen & Superwomen and The Limits To The Power Of A Growth Mindset (& The Dangers When We Don’t Recognize Them)).

So I was pleased to see Professor Dweck’s recent column in Education Week, Carol Dweck Revisits the ‘Growth Mindset.’

Here’s an excerpt:


I’d also add that there are also ways to help students become aware of systemic causes of some of the challenges they face in a way that does not cause a sense of defeat or further depression, and I wrote about them in Building A Community of Self-Motivated Learners.

September 27, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

Quote Of The Day: Apologies Are Important, Especially From Teachers To Students

I’ve written a lot about why and how I apologize to students (see The Best Resources On The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry”).

The New York Times has published an article the echo some of those previous posts, How to Ask for Forgiveness, in Four Steps.

Here’s an excerpt:


September 23, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

Quote Of The Day: Poverty & Self-Control

I’ve written a lot about the benefits of teaching Social Emotional Learning (see The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources), as well as the pitfalls of a “Let Them Eat Character!” strategy (see The manipulation of Social Emotional Learning and The Best Articles About The Study Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough).

Thanks to my colleague Katie Hull, I just learned that The New Republic has republished a good article giving an overview of research reinforcing the dangers of viewing SEL as a magic pill. It’s titled Poor People Don’t Have Less Self-Control. Poverty Forces Them to Think Short-Term.

Here’s how it concludes:


August 29, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

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:


August 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

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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