(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, ...


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 [email protected] 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 ...


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 ...


The next "question-of-the-week" is: What role should arts education have in an overall school curriculum? 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 [email protected] 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 ...


(This is the last post in a two-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here.) Katie Keeler asked: How do you create a school culture or even classroom culture in which students strive for success and are expected to strive for success? Part One of this series featured responses from educators Jeffrey Benson, Christopher Lehman, and Barbara Blackburn, and I also shared a few of my own thoughts. Today's post includes comments from Margaret A. Seale, Maurice J. Elias, Heather Wolpert-Gawron and Dr. Howie Knoff. I also share ideas contributed by readers. You might also be interested ...


(This is the first post in a two-part series on this topic) Katie Keeler asked: How do you create a school culture or even classroom culture in which students strive for success and are expected to strive for success? Today, in Part One of this series, educators Jeffrey Benson, Christopher Lehman, and Barbara Blackburn share their responses. You might also be interested in listening to a ten minute conversation I had with Chris and Heather Wolpert-Gawron (whose written response will appear in Part Two) on my BAM! Radio show. There will be plenty of space for reader suggestions in this ...


Katie Keeler asks: How do you create a school culture or even classroom culture in which students strive for success and are expected to strive for success? 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 [email protected] 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 ...


Today, Bruce Lesh, PJ Caposey, and Dave Orphal share their thoughts, and I'm also including comments from readers.


Today, educators Diana Laufenberg, Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez and Peter Pappas contribute their responses.


Lychellia Cheeks asks: What are some stories (testimonials) of the process teachers experienced when moving from the "stereotypical history teacher who only gives multiple choice tests on the dates of battles and offers their students a steady diet of mind dumbing worksheets and lectures." (Eric Langhorst, part two of your response to Ways We Can Teach Social Studies More Effectively; April 2012). 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 [email protected]


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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