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Classroom Q&A

With Larry Ferlazzo

In this EdWeek blog, an experiment in knowledge-gathering, Ferlazzo will address readers’ questions on classroom management, ELL instruction, lesson planning, and other issues facing teachers. Send your questions to lferlazzo@epe.org. Read more from this blog.

An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide, and Building Parent Engagement In Schools.

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Teaching Opinion Wanted: Students to Write About This School Year
Classroom Q&A is inviting teachers to have their students write about their school experiences for publication here.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 14, 2021
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Classroom Technology Opinion Some Teachers Are New to Laptop Integration. Here’s How to Manage It
Let students help set expectations and make sure both you and they know how to use the tools are just a couple suggestions educators offer.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 13, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Integrating SEL & Tech Into This New School Year
Technology opens up programs that allow students to drive their learning, while social-emotional learning influences lessons and teaching.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 11, 2021
7 min read
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Classroom Technology Opinion 20 Suggestions About Teaching in a Class Where All Students Have Laptops
One tip from experienced teachers: Working in a one-to-one classroom is more about a shift in teaching and learning than the use of devices.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 7, 2021
11 min read
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Special Education Opinion Inclusive Teachers Must Be 'Asset-Based Believers'
Four veteran educators share tips on supporting students with learning differences as they return to classrooms during this pandemic year.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 5, 2021
16 min read
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Special Education Opinion 20 Ways to Support Students With Learning Differences This Year
Embed student voices and perspectives into the classroom is one piece of advice educators offer in this third pandemic-affected school year.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 2, 2021
16 min read
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Teaching Opinion All the Q&A Posts From the Past 10 Years: A Link Round-Up
You can find categorized links to all Classroom Q&A posts from the past 10 years!
Larry Ferlazzo, September 1, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Educators Must 'Walk Alongside Afghans and Support Them'
Three educators who have experience working with refugee students offer practical advice on how to support newly arrived Afghan students.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 31, 2021
8 min read
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Teaching Opinion Q&A Collections: Project-Based Learning
Ten years of posts about how to do project-based learning in classrooms.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 30, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Q&A Collections: Mistakes in Education
Ten years of posts about mistakes made in education and what we can learn from them.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 29, 2021
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Teaching Opinion 'Making Connections Is My Number One Priority': Teachers Share Their Plans for This Year
Four teachers discuss how they are approaching this third pandemic-affected school year.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 28, 2021
13 min read
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Teaching Opinion Q&A Collections: Classroom Organization
Ten years of posts sharing tips from teachers about organizing classrooms.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 26, 2021
2 min read
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Teaching Opinion Q&A Collections: Professional Collaboration
Ten years of posts offering advice on how educators can work effectively as co-teachers and with paraprofessionals, librarians, and coaches.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 25, 2021
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Teaching Opinion 12 Ways to Support Afghan Refugee Students
Four teachers with experience teaching refugee students share their suggestions.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 25, 2021
12 min read