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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 Q&A Collections: Cooperative & Collaborative Learning
Ten years of links containing advice from 50 teachers on how to incorporate cooperative and collaborative learning in the classroom.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 26, 2021
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Social Studies Opinion Q&A Collections: Teaching Social Studies
Links to 10 years of posts with commentaries from over 100 social studies educators.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 25, 2021
7 min read
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Teaching Opinion Four Favorite Physical Education Instructional Strategies—Recommended by Teachers!
Differentiated instruction is among the favorite strategies three educators employ in teaching physical education.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 24, 2021
9 min read
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Q&A Collections: Challenging Normative Gender Culture in Education
Ten years of posts on supporting LGBTQ students and on questions around gender roles in education.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 23, 2021
1 min read
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Special Education Opinion Five Teacher-Recommended Strategies to Support Students With Learning Differences
Four educators share strategies for supporting students with learning differences, including utilizing "wait time" and relationship building.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 22, 2021
11 min read
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Teaching Opinion Q&A Collections: Implementing the Common Core
Ten years of posts sharing lots of advice and experiences related to applying the Common Core State Standards.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 20, 2021
4 min read
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Teaching Opinion Q&A Collections: Student Motivation & Social-Emotional Learning
Links to 10 years of posts on helping to create the conditions where student intrinsic motivation can thrive.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 20, 2021
20 min read
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Science Opinion Four Good Science Teaching Strategies & How to Use Them
Three science educators share their "go-to" teaching strategies, including encouraging student talk & implementing project-based learning.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 19, 2021
11 min read
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Teaching Opinion Q&A Collections: Best Ways to End the School Year
Ten years' worth of posts full of advice from teachers about how to conclude a school year!
Larry Ferlazzo, July 18, 2021
1 min read
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Science Opinion The Three Most Effective Instructional Strategies for Science—According to Teachers
Three science educators share their favorite instructional strategies, including incorporating a sense of play in their classes.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 16, 2021
9 min read
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Teaching Opinion Q&A Collections: Best Ways to Begin the School Year
Ten years' worth of posts full of advice from teachers about how to start a new school year!
Larry Ferlazzo, July 15, 2021
2 min read
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Teaching Opinion Q&A Collections: Classroom-Management Advice
See links to 10 years of posts featuring over 100 educators sharing classroom- management advice.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 14, 2021
7 min read
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Mathematics Opinion 'Beware of Teaching Math Vocabulary Out of Context!'
Three educators share their favorite math instructional strategies, including 'Turn & Talk to Your Neighbor.'
Larry Ferlazzo, July 13, 2021
11 min read
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Teaching Opinion Q&A Collections: School Closures & the Coronavirus Crisis
See links to 17 months of posts on how educators, students, and their families have dealt and are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 12, 2021
10 min read