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Q & A Collections: Author Interviews

By Larry Ferlazzo — August 19, 2016 3 min read
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I’ll begin posting new questions and answers in early September, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past five years. You can see all those collections from the first four years here.

Here are the ones I’ve posted so far:

This Year’s Most Popular Q & A Posts!

Classroom Management Advice

Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning

Implementing The Common Core

Race & Gender Challenges

Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year

Brain-Based Learning

Teaching Social Studies

Project-Based Learning

Using Tech In The Classroom

Parent Engagement In Schools

Teaching English Language Learners

Student Assessment

Reading Instruction

Writing Instruction

Education Policy Issues

Differentiating Instruction

Today’s “theme” is sharing links to all the interviews with authors I’ve done over the last five years. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of them:

‘Critical Questions for Inspiring Classroom Excellence': an Interview With Baruti K. Kafele

‘Excellence Through Equity': an Interview With Pedro Noguera & Alan Blankstein

‘Learning That Lasts': an Interview With Ron Berger, Libby Woodfin & Anne Vilen

‘Total Participation Techniques': an Interview With Pérsida & William Himmele

“The Genius Hour Guidebook": an Interview With Denise Krebs & Gallit Zvi

‘Helping Children Succeed': An Interview With Paul Tough

‘Peak': An Interview With Anders Ericsson & Robert Pool

‘For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...': An Interview With Chris Emdin

‘Reading Nonfiction': An Interview With Kylene Beers & Robert Probst

‘Building School 2.0': An Interview With Chris Lehmann & Zac Chase

‘The New Teacher Revolution': An Interview With Josh Stumpenhorst

‘See Me After Class': An Interview With Roxanna Elden

Book Review: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ‘Between The World & Me’

‘School Culture Rewired': An Interview With Steve Gruenert & Todd Whitaker

‘The Reading Strategies Book': An Interview With Jennifer Serravallo

‘Culturally Responsive Teaching': An Interview With Zaretta Hammond

‘Reinventing Writing': An Interview With Vicki Davis

‘The Marshmallow Test': An Interview With Walter Mischel

‘There Are So Many Inspirational Teachers Out There': An Interview With Meenoo Rami

‘Collaboration Is Crucial': An Interview With Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City schools, & co-author Laura Kotch

‘A More Beautiful Question': An Interview With Warren Berger

Teaching Without Connecting Is ‘Futile': An Interview With Annette Breaux & Todd Whitaker

‘Myths & Lies’ That Threaten Our Schools: An Interview With David Berliner & Gene Glass

‘Digital Leadership': An Interview With Eric Sheninger

‘Read, Write, Lead': An Interview With Regie Routman

‘Building A Better Teacher': An Interview with Elizabeth Green

‘The Teacher Wars': An Interview With Dana Goldstein

Teachers As ‘Givers, Takers & Matchers': An Interview With Adam Grant

‘Teachers Need To Behavie Like Johnny Appleseeds': An Interview With Daniel Coyle

‘There Are No Shortcuts': An Interview With Rafe Esquith

An Interview With Paul Tough On Character & Schools

Teachers As “Persuaders": An Interview With Daniel Pink

Several Ways We Can Help Students Develop Good Habits

New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg, author of the new best-selling book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, shares his responses to my questions on how to apply his research to our work in schools.

Several Ways To Help Students Develop Self-Control

Roy F. Baumeister, director of the social psychology program at Florida State University and co-author of Willpower: Rediscovering The Greatest Human Strength, describes his research on self-control as a “limited energy resource” and its classroom implications.

Part Two Of Several Ways We Can Help Students Develop Good Habits

Author Art Markman lists several ways teachers can help students develop better study habits.

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

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