I'll begin posting new questions and answers in late August, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past two years. You can see those collections from the first year here. Today's theme is on implementing the Common Core. The first post in this series was on student motivation. I'll be spending the summer organizing questions and answers for the next school year, and there is always room for more! You can send questions to me at [email protected] you send it in, let me know if I can ...


I'll begin posting new questions and answers in late August, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past two years. You can see those collections from the first year here. Today's theme is on student motivation. I'll be spending the summer organizing questions and answers for the next school year, and there is always room for more! You can send questions to me at [email protected] you send it in, let me know if I can use your real name if it's selected or if you'd prefer remaining ...


I'll begin posting new questions and answers in late August, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past two years. You can see those collections from the first year here Today, though, I thought readers might be interested in seeing this school year's 10 most popular posts. You can also see a list of the most popular posts from the 2012 calendar year here and from the 2011 calendar year here. I'll be spending the summer organizing questions and answers for the next school year, and there is always room ...


(This post is Part Two in a two-part series. You can see Part One here) Last week's question was: "What are the best ways to spend class time during the last two weeks of school?" It's that time of the year... Part One in this series offered many suggestions from two exceptional teacher authors: Roxanna Elden and Donalyn Miller, along with my own ideas. Today's post includes responses from three more great educators: Chris Wejr, Alice Mercer and Bill Ivey. In addition, I've included many comments that readers have contributed. As I mentioned last week, this response will be the ...


(This post is Part One in a two-part series.) Last week's question was: "What are the best ways to spend class time during the last two weeks of school?" It's that time of the year... Today's post offers suggestions from two exceptional teacher authors: Roxanna Elden and Donalyn Miller. Part Two in this series will include responses from two more great educators: Alice Mercer and Bill Ivey. In addition, that post will share the many reader comments that have been and continue to be contributed. In addition to that wealth of advice, here are links to other useful resources: Finishing ...


This week's "question of the week" is: "What are the best ways to spend class time during the last two weeks of school?" Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a variety of education publishers. You can send questions to me at [email protected] you send in your question, 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 ...


(This post is Part Two in a two-part series. You can see Part One here) This week's "question of the week" is: "What does research say about use of ability groups/tracking, and how have you seen it used or misused? What are workable alternatives?" Part One in this series shared resources on the topic of ability grouping/tracking, and author/educator Rick Wormeli shared a guest response to the question. Today, Carol Burris, New York's 2013 High School Principal Of The Year, and Tammy Heflebower, Vice-President of the Marzano Research Laboratory contribute their thoughts, along with comments from readers. ...


(This post is Part One in a two-part series) This week's "question of the week" is: "What does research say about use of ability groups/tracking, and how have you seen it used or misused? What are workable alternatives?" Grouping by ability has been receiving particular attention recently due to a Brookings Institution study, and you can learn more about the discussion at The Best Resources For Learning About Ability Grouping & Tracking. Today, author/educator Rick Wormeli will be sharing his thoughts on the topic. Part Two of this series will feature several guest responses, including ones from Carol Burris, ...


This week's "question of the week" is: "What does research say about use of ability groups/tracking, and how have you seen it used or misused? What are workable alternatives?" Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a selection of seven published by published by Jossey-Bass. You can send questions to me at [email protected] you send in your question, let me know if I can use your real name if it's ...


Mary Jo Groeneveld asked: What are some tools teachers can use to address new common core standards while developing creative thinking? Teachers are in a constant vice grip of time with too much curriculum to cover with unrealistic differentiation expectations for ever increasing numbers of students. They have a hard time justifying the time needed to move away from focused cognition. Do you have a collection of quick techniques, "tools" that teachers can insert easily, thus successfully into their structured, fast paced test and retest and report data regimen? Today, three author educators -- Amy Benjamin, Ben Curran, and Heather ...


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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