Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager provide explain The Maker Movement in Part One of a two-part series on the topic.

This week's "question-of-the-week" is: "How can schools best embrace the Maker Movement to promote inquiry and learning seven days a week?" Please share your responses in the comments or via email.

In this final post in a three-part series on teaching character, educator and author Lester L. Laminack shares his thoughts, as do many readers. Larry also posts a related chart as "food-for-thought."

Maurice J. Elias, Dr. Sherrel Bergmann, Dr. Judith Brough, and Thomas R. Hoerr share their contributions in Part Two of a three-part series on teaching "character" in schools.

Educators David B. Cohen, Jason Flom and Debbie Silver contribute their responses in this first of a multi-part series on the topic of teaching character in schools. Larry also shares some of his own thoughts and concerns.

This week's "question-of-the-week" is: What approach to character can an educator take? Even if one decided to try to teach character, can it be done?

The last in a four-part series on parent engagement. Today's post highlights responses from Darcy Hutchins and Mai Xi Lee, along with many readers' comments.

Today's post features contributions from educators Catherine Compton-Lilly, Dr. Sherrel Bergmann, Dr. Judith Brough and Maurice J. Elias commenting on effective parent engagement strategies.

I've just begun a weekly ten minute BAM! Radio Network podcast where I interview a couple of guests who have written responses to the "question-of-the-week" at this blog.

(This is the second in a multi-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here.) Cheryl Suliteanu asked: How do we educate families about the ways in which they can support their children, without insulting their trust in us to do what's best, and while not placing blame?Katy Ridnouer, Janice Fialka, and Joe Mazza provided their guest responses in Part One of this series. Today, Jane Baskwill, Julia Thompson and Bryon V. Garrett share their thoughts. I hope readers will continue to contribute their ideas, and I'll be highlighting those comments next week. Response From Jane Baskwill ...

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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