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Q & A Collections: Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year

By Larry Ferlazzo — July 31, 2015 1 min read

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 four years. You can see all those collections from the first three years here.

Today’s theme - the fourth one in this summer series - is on The Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year.

Previous updated thematic collections are:

Classroom Management

Student Motivation

Implementing The Common Core

You can see the list of beginning and ending the school year posts following this excerpt from one of them:

From 2013/14

“A Good Beginning is More Than Half of the Whole”

Author/educators Joanne Rooney, Harry and Rosemary Wong, and Peggy Campbell-Rush provide their suggestions on how to start a new school year well.

Ways To Start Off The New Year On A Positive Note

This post is a special guest response from author and educator Julia Thompson.

From 2012/13

1. Several Ways to Get the New Year Off to a Good Start -- Part One

Two of the best thinkers and writers on education issues today, Rick Wormeli and Roxanna Elden, respond to this issue.

2. Several Ways Teachers & Parents Can Start The New Year Well -- Part Two

Teachers Neil Wetherbee, Marsha Ratzel,Jessica Lahey, and Robyn Shulman share their suggestions.

3. Don’t Wait Until Christmas To Smile

Author/educators Annette Breaux and Neila A. Connors contribute their thoughts.

4. Ways to Use Class Time During the Last Two Weeks Of School

This post offers suggestions from two exceptional teacher authors: Roxanna Elden and Donalyn Miller.

5. Ideas for the Last Two Weeks of School -- Part Two

This piece includes responses from three great educators: Chris Wejr, Alice Mercer and Bill Ivey.

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.

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