'Collaboration Is Crucial': An Interview With Carmen Fariña & Laura Kotch

I interview Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City schools, & Laura Kotch, its former Director of Professional Development and Curriculum, about the new edition of their book, A School Leader's Guide to Excellence.


Q & A Collections: Implementing The Common Core

Here are all my posts related to implementing the Common Core.


'There Are So Many Inspirational Teachers Out There': An Interview With Meenoo Rami

Meenoo Rami, a teacher at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia and the author of Thrive: 5 Ways To (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching, agreed to answer a few questions about her book.


Q & A Collections: Student Motivation

Here are all my posts from the past three years related to the topic of student motivation....


Response: Ways To Teach Globalization

Craig Perrier asked: How do you teach globalization? It's an important issue, one that's highlighted in the above photo I took recently at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. on a recent visit. Four educators -- John T. Spencer, Diana Laufenberg, Jennifer D. Klein, and Jason Flom -- have contributed responses to Craig's question. In addition, I've included comments from readers. Readers might also consider listening to a ten minute conversation I had with John and Diana on this topic at my BAM Radio show. In my own classroom, I've approached the topic of globalization from ...


How Do You Teach Globalization?

Craig Perrier asks: How do you teach globalization? Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. There will be plenty of space for reader comments.You can also send questions to me at lferlazzo@epe.org.When you send one in, let me know if I can use your real name if it's selected or if you'd prefer remaining anonymous and have a pseudonym in mind.Another option is contacting me on Twitter at @Larryferlazzo.Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from ...


Response: 'Teachers Know A Lot About Scaffolding' For Complex Texts

(This is the last post in a two-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here.) Bill Younglove asked: The Common Core State Standards' final draft settled upon this phrase: "Scaffolding, as needed." How best can a teacher gauge students' "need" when dealing with complex text? Part One featured responses from three educators: Wendi Pillars, Amy Benjamin, and Christopher Lehman. Today's post includes three joint commentaries from Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher; Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan; and Aaron Brock and Jody Passanisi. Response From Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher are teacher leaders ...


Response: Teaching Complex Texts Requires 'Getting To Know Your Students'

(This is the first post in a two-part series on this topic) Bill Younglove asked: The Common Core State Standards' final draft settled upon this phrase: "Scaffolding, as needed." How best can a teacher gauge students' "need" when dealing with complex text? Today's post features responses from three educators: Wendi Pillars, Amy Benjamin, and Christopher Lehman. I'll be posting Part Two in a few days, and will have plenty of space for comments from readers. You might also want to listen to a ten minute conversation I had with Wendi and Amy about this topic on my BAM! Radio Show, ...


How Do We Know When & How To Help Students Understand Complex Text

Bill Younglove asks: The Common Core State Standards' final draft settled upon this phrase: "Scaffolding, as needed." How best can a teacher gauge students' "need" when dealing with complex text? Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. There will be plenty of space for reader comments.You can also send questions to me at lferlazzo@epe.org.When you send one in, let me know if I can use your real name if it's selected or if you'd prefer remaining anonymous and have a pseudonym in mind.Another option ...


Response: The Role Of Arts Education In Schools

This week's question is: What role should arts education have in an overall school curriculum? There's certainly been a lot of interest in this topic, and I've included many readers' comments in this post. In addition, I'm featuring guest responses from three educators -- Virginia McEnerney, David Booth and Heather Wolpert-Gawron. You can also listen to a ten minute conversation I had with Virginia and David on my BAM! Radio Show. I'm compiled additional related resources at The Best Resources Discussing The Importance Of Art In Education, and you can watch a number of videos and read about how I ...


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