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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 'Virtual, Hybrid, & Concurrent Are Three Words I Never Expected to Use'
Four educators write what they've learned about hybrid teaching, such as not being afraid to quickly change a lesson when it isn't working.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 7, 2021
17 min read
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Teaching Opinion 'Give Yourself Grace' as You Teach Concurrently
Three teachers continue a special series supporting educators moving from full-time distance learning to a hybrid model.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 3, 2021
13 min read
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Teaching Opinion It's Like 'Teaching Two Classes at Once'
Four educators provide technical advice and instructional strategies to use when teaching the same class simultaneously online and in person.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 2, 2021
16 min read
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Teaching Opinion 'Hybrid Teaching Is Multitasking to the Umpteenth Degree'
Four educators offer advice to those of us who are just beginning "concurrent" teaching as we return to the physical classroom.
Larry Ferlazzo, March 1, 2021
15 min read
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Teaching Opinion Strategies for Teaching Students Online & Face to Face at the Same Time
Four educators share how they are teaching students simultaneously online and in the physical classroom.
Larry Ferlazzo, February 28, 2021
17 min read