The new "question-of-the-week" is: How can teachers balance and maintain both an effective professional life AND a healthy personal/family life?


Today's contributors on the topic of making change in schools include Catherine Beck, Paul D'Elia, Michael Lamond, Julie Combs, Stacey Edmonson, Sandra Harris, PJ Caposey and Kirke H. Olson. In addition, you can see quite a few comments from readers.


Educators Sally Zepeda, Bill Sterrett, Pete Hall, and Opal Davis Dawson share their thoughts on how teachers can encourage - and "embrace" - change.


The new "question-of-the-week" is from "Anonymous": Do you have any hints or tips on how to support teachers "take to" and then embrace change?


Diane Mora, John Wolfe, Toby Karten, Armine Spoelstra Kirke H. Olson and Rick Murry share additional ways to encourage teachers and administrators to support English-language learners.


Educators Sonia Nieto, Alicia López, Diane Staehr Fenner, Sydney Snyder, Katie Brown, Judie Haynes, and Virginia Rojas share their suggestions on how we can encourage our colleagues to support English Language Learners.


The new "question-of-the-week" is from "Anonymous': How do other ELL teachers, or maybe Special Education teachers (who also have students who need modifications in classes), work with their colleagues and their principal to ensure the legal obligation that ELL students are getting appropriate material without being a overbearing pest?


Several educators - Rusul Alrubail, Michael Fisher, Frank Serafina, Kristin Ziemke, Kate Muhtaris, Jeb Schenck, and Joe Rommel - share suggestions on how to effectively utilize digital portfolios with students.


Steve McCrea asks: How can we teachers use digital portfolios to help students show what they know and show us how they have used what they have learned?


Today's post includes responses from Roxanna Elden, Sally J. Zepeda, Christopher Lehman, Jennifer Abrams, PJ Caposey, Patricia Reynolds, and Sharon Milano. In addition, I've highlighted comments from readers. All make suggestions about how to make professional development more effective learning experiences.


The opinions expressed in Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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