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First Year Highlights: Technology, Relationships & Getting A Teaching Job

By Larry Ferlazzo — August 04, 2012 2 min read
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I’ve been taking the summer off from answering new questions while I work on my next book.

Instead, I’ve been posting “collections” bringing links together from previous posts on common topics (classroom management, reading instruction, student motivation,instructional strategies, parent engagement in schools, education policy issues, assessment, etc.). I’ve published almost fifty separate “answers” over the past year, and thought that readers might find these summer compilations more accessible.

Today’s post includes sort of a “grab-bag” assortment -- pieces on using technology, relationships between teachers and students and teachers and teachers, and advice about getting a teaching job.

I’ll be posting often this week -- in a couple of days I’ll publish a “compilation of compilations” (including links to all the “First Year Highlights” posts); then readers will see a list of the ten most popular posts of the year, followed by the unveiling on Friday of the first “question of the week” for the new school year.

The summer always feels so long at its beginning, but so short near it’s end....

Even though I have a stack of plenty of questions, I can always use more!

You can send them to me at lferlazzo@epe.org.When you send it 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.

You can also contact me on Twitter at @Larryferlazzo.

Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a selection of ten published by Jossey-Bass.

Here are this year’s posts on using technology, relationships between teachers and students and teachers and teachers, and advice about getting a teaching job:

1. What Principals Look For In A Prospective Teacher

High School principal Eric Sheninger, Middle School principal Pete Hall, and Superintendent Pamela Moran share their advice.

2. Several Ways Teachers Can Create a Supportive Environment for Each Other

Author/educators Bill Ferriter and Parry Graham provide guest responses to this tricky question.

3. Can Teachers Be Friends With Students Using Social Media?

Educators Bud Hunt and Ernie Rambo take on an issue that always seems to be in the news.

4. Part Two -- Can Teachers Be Friends With Students?

Jose Vilson and I give our observations on the topic.

5. Can Teachers Be Friends With Students? -- Part One

Well known author-educator Rick Wormeli contributes his thoughts.

6. The Best Ways To Use Tech In The Classroom

Popular blogger Richard Byrne and I provide our suggestions.

I hope you’ve found this summary useful and, again, keep those questions coming!

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.