Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 23, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Three Useful Resources If You Want To Write A Book

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I’m adding these three resources to So, You Want To Write A Book? Here’s The Best Advice…:

To self-publish or not to self-publish? That is the question is by Nik Peachey.

A textbook problem: Seven suggestions to improve the quality of published resources is by Jose Picardo.

This presentation is from the great Roxanna Elden:

March 17, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Ask A Question, Any Question…

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My Classroom Q & A column over at Education Week Teacher continues to grow in popularity as it finishes its fifth year this coming June. The accompanying BAM! Radio Show has also expanded in popularity.

I’m now beginning to collect questions to cover during the next school year.

Feel free to contribute one question — either by leaving it in the comments section or by sending it to me using this contact form. As you probably know, a wide-ranging group of educators provide guest responses in the column to questions

Let me know if I can use your name or if you prefer to be anonymous.

And if I select your question, you get to choose a free book from a variety of publishers!

March 5, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Quote Of The Day: Caution On Celebration Of Failure

I certainly encourage my students to take risks and not be afraid of making mistakes (at least, not those which can potentially result in physical harm or “catastrophic” consequences). In fact, I have a very popular related list, The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

An article in today’s New York Times, though, raises a wise word of caution that society is not as forgiving of mistakes by some as they are by others. Here’s an excerpt:


It’s important counsel to remember so we remember the limitations of failure celebration, as we do the same for social emotional learning (see The manipulation of Social Emotional Learning).  Both can be used to the detriment of our students and their families.

Celebration of failure and mistakes has its place, but also must be kept in its place….

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