I will be responding to the most recent "question-of-the-week" (What Are The Unique Challenges Facing Male Teachers?) in a few days. Today, I'm publishing a special post -- an interview with educator and author Jim Burke. Jim has written more than 20 books and is the founder of the English Companion Ning --the largest online community of English teachers in the world. He teaches at Burlingame High School, Burlingame, CA. His latest books are The Common Core Companion:The Standards Decoded, Grades 9-12: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them and a similar one for grades 6-8. ...


This week's question is: What are the unique challenges facing male teachers? Do they have it easier, harder, or the same as women educators?


(This is the final post in a three-part series on student motivation. You can see Part One here and Part Two here) Fitta Astriyani asked: How can I deal with unmotivated students? I'm a little bit frustrated when I know my students don't do their homework and sometimes they talk during my lessons. Part One of this series included responses from Cris Tovani, Josh Stumpenhorst and Eric Jensen. Part Two featured another "all-star" line-up of guests: Maurice J. Elias, Stevi Quate and Cindi Rigsbee. Today, educators Jason Flom and Barbara Blackburn contribute their thoughts, along with many comments from readers. ...


Today marks the end of a two-week Twitter "chat" (using the hashtag #classmgmtQA ) on my new Education Week-published book, Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching. It's been a very active two weeks, with my tweeting out quotations from the book, along with questions, and receiving many reactions. I've used Storify to "curate" a collection of them below You can see the first week's collection here. [View the story "Second Week Chat On Classroom Management & Student Motivation" on Storify]...


(This is the second post in a three-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here) Fitta Astriyani asked: How can I deal with unmotivated students? I'm a little bit frustrated when I know my students don't do their homework and sometimes they talk during my lessons. Part One of this series included responses from Cris Tovani, Josh Stumpenhorst and Eric Jensen. Next week's post will include more guest responses, as well as comments from readers. Today's post features another "all-star" line-up of guests: Maurice J. Elias, Stevi Quate and Cindi Rigsbee. Normal 0 false false false EN-US ...


(This is the first post in a three-part series on this topic.) Fitta Astriyani asked: How can I deal with unmotivated students? I'm a little bit frustrated when I know my students don't do their homework and sometimes they talk during my lessons. This question highlights a never-ending challenge to educators, and it's one that requires regular examination. I've previously published thirteen posts on this topic, and you can find even more resources at The Best Posts and Articles on "Motivating" Students (not to mention my three books on the subject). I don't have any new thoughts to share, but ...


Today marks the end of the first week of a two-week Twitter "chat" (using the hashtag #classmgmtQA ) on my new Education Week-published book, Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching. The second week discussion will begin Sunday night. It's been a very active five days, with my tweeting out quotations from the book, along with questions, and receiving many reactions. I've used Storify to "curate" a collection of them below, and will be doing the same at the end of next week's discussion. I hope you can participate! [View the story "First Week Chat On Classroom Management & Student Motivation" ...


This week's "question-of-the-week" comes from Fitta Astriyani: How can I deal with unmotivated students? I'm a little bit frustrated when I know my students don't do their homework and sometimes they talk during my lessons. Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. The response to this question will be a multi-part series, so there will be plenty of space for readers' suggestions.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 ...


Regular readers of this blog know that Education Week recently published a e-book based on posts from this blog on classroom management and student motivation. It's titled Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching. It also includes new material, and you can read an excerpt from the book that appeared in The Washington Post. Also, Middleweb has recently published a review. I've done versions of Twitter "chats" for some of my previous books on teaching English Language Learners and on student motivation, and am kicking-off a two week chat today for this new book. The hashtag will be #classmgmtQA. ...


(This is the final post in a three-part series on this topic. You can read Part One here and Part Two here) This week's "question-of-the-week" is: What do you do when you're having a bad day in the classroom? How do you get over feelings of frustration? Who among us doesn't have a bad day now-and-then? This post is final post in a three-part series responding to this question. Part One included responses from Roxanna Elden, Allen Mendler and Julia Thompson. Part Two featured contributions from Terry Thompson, Renee Moore and Cindi Rigsbee. Today, in addition to sharing many comments ...


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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