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Q&A Collections: Relationships in Schools

By Larry Ferlazzo — September 01, 2017 2 min read

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 six years. You can see all those collections from the first five years here.

Here are the ones I’ve posted so far:

This Year’s Most Popular Q&A Posts

Classroom Management Advice

Race & Gender Challenges

Implementing The Common Core

Best Ways To Begin The School Year

Best Ways To End The School Year

Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning

Teaching Social Studies

Project-Based Learning

Using Tech In The Classroom

Parent Engagement In Schools

Teaching English Language Learners

Student Assessment

Brain-Based Learning

Reading Instruction

Writing Instruction

Education Policy Issues

Differentiating Instruction

Math Instruction

Science Instruction

Advice For New Teachers

Author Interviews

Entering The Teaching Profession

Administrator Leadership

Teacher Leadership

Today’s theme is Relationships In Schools. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of them:

* Manage Classrooms Through ‘Positive Relationships’

Karen Baptiste, Gianna Cassetta, Harry Wong, Rosemary Wong, and Julia Thompson share their classroom management recommendations.

* ‘Care Is The Catalyst For Learning’

Sean McComb, P.J. Caposey, Cindi Rigsbee, A. William Place, Jennifer Fredricks and several readers share their thoughts on the role of “care” in the age of standards.

* ‘There’s Nothing More Innovative Than Care’

Educators Andre Perry, Sara Ahmed, Kristine Mraz, Sean Slade, and Mai Xi Lee provide responses to the question: “How does caring relate to our current focus on standards in education?”

* Many Ways To Help Our Students Grieve

Several exceptional educators have contributed to this column, including Mary Tedrow, Stephen Lazar, Larry Swartz, Dr. Sherrel Bergmann, and Dr. Judith Brough. In addition, I’ve included responses from readers.

* Great Teachers Focus on Connections & Relationships

Eric Jensen, Jason Flom, and PJ Caposey provide guest responses.

* A Teacher-Counselor Partnership Is ‘Essential’ For Student Success

This post includes responses from Julie Hartline, the 2009 National Counselor Of The Year; and educator/authors Trish Hatch, Dr. Sherrel Bergmann, and Dr. Judith Brough. In addition, I’ve included comments from readers.

* Ways To Develop A Teacher - School Counselor Partnership

This column features suggestions from three exceptional educators on how to solidify the teacher/counselor partnership: Dean Vogel, counselor, teacher and President of the California Teachers Association (I am a proud member of CTA); Leticia Gallardo, who works at the school where I teach and who is the most amazing counselor I’ve ever seen; and Mindy Willard, the 2013 National Counselor of the Year.

* 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.

* 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.

* Part Two—Can Teachers Be Friends With Students?

Jose Vilson and I give our observations on the topic.

* Can Teachers Be Friends With Students? -- Part One

Well known author-educator Rick Wormeli contributes his thoughts.

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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