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…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 4, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The iTunes Link To My Interview With Carol Tomlinson Wasn’t Working Before, But It Is Now!


I had previously posted a link to my ten minute BAM! podcast interview with Carol Tomlinson. You could here it on BAM!’s website, but, because of technical problems, couldn’t download it on iTunes.

It’s fixed now, and worth listening to the person who’s done more to support differentiation in the classroom than just about anybody else…

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February 22, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

Any EFL/ELT Teachers In The Ukraine Willing To Be Interviewed?

Three years ago, I began a new irregular interview series. There are always lots of “hot spots” around the world — places where there are natural disasters, political upheavals, etc. And English teachers can be found in most of those places.

As you can see from previous interviews, I’ve been able to contact teachers in lots of different “hot spots.”  I write up a few questions, and then they respond to each in a paragraph or two.

I’ve love to do the same with an English teacher in Ukraine, but don’t have any contact there.

Anyone interested?  If so, please leave a comment.


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February 1, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

‘Character Is Not Compliance Out Of Fear’

‘Character Is Not Compliance Out Of Fear’ is the final post in my three-part Ed Week series on teaching character.

This final post in the series shares a guest response from Lester L. Laminack, educator and author, as well as many comments from readers.

I also include an interesting chart that, I think, provides some food for thought…

I’m adding the series to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources.


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December 24, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo

Here Are My Favorite Fun Christmas Resources

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As regular readers know, I have an enormous The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa list.

I thought people might enjoy seeing a much shorter list of my favorite fun ones:

To start off with, here are some easy tools to send neat and unique holiday greetings through the Web:

Chatty Santa is one of my students’ favorite ways to use English and send holiday e-greetings.

It’s A Message lets you send a personal holiday message, along with images of snow falling on the address of your choices.

Create a personalized snowflake at SnowDays.

Create a Gingerbread Man at TheoWorlds.

Send a Merry Message at Better Homes and Gardens.

Compose a Christmas Carol at ZeFrank.

Write A Holiday “Mad-Lib”: You have a choice of various stories you can choose and turn them into a “Mad Lib.” You can send it via Facebook, or you can download it to your computer. Unfortunately, though, they don’t provide a url address to post.

Gatuno in Christmas is an online video game that offers the challenge of helping Gatuno find a gift for a child. Here’s the walkthrough.

8 Spectacular Christmas Light Shows on YouTube is a fun video collection.

Faces of Santa is a fun slideshow from MSNBC. It shows Santa’s doing strange things around the world.

The 5 Best Toys of All Time is a must-read article from Wired by Jonathan Liu. “Stick” is ranked as number one. I’d also suggest you read his follow-up piece, Get a Kid the 6th Best Toy of All Time.

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December 22, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo

Important Post For Email Subscribers To This Blog

I really “went to town” yesterday and published many posts to get caught up on a backlog. Unfortunately, Feedblitz didn’t include all of them in the email they sent to subscribers.

So here are links to the posts they didn’t include:

More Good “Year In Review” Features

“Education Innovation Is Like A ‘Stradivarius Violin’” (this is my latest Education Week Teacher post)

Impressive BBC Infographic: “Absolute zero to ‘absolute hot’” & More!

The Best Web Tools For English Language Learners (In Other Words, The Ones My Students Regularly Use) (I don’t think you want to miss this one if you teach ELLs)

It Appears That May Rise Again — In Some Form

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