Solving the 'Mystery' of Classroom Management

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 4 to 5 p.m. ET

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Live Blog Chat: Solving the 'Mystery' of Classroom Management

Solving the 'Mystery' of Classroom Management

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 4 to 5 p.m. ET

Classroom management is a "mystery," says author and veteran English teacher Larry Ferlazzo in his new book, Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners. But he doesn't mean that it's impossible to do well. Rather, he argues that it encompasses countless moving parts and changes of direction and that teachers, like good detectives, need to have a variety of strategies at their disposal to navigate and address them.

In this chat, Ferlazzo will answer your questions on creating the right conditions for effective classroom management and on addressing disciplinary and engagement problems that can interfere with instruction.

Larry Ferlazzo (@larryferlazzo), award-winning English and Social Studies teacher, Luther Burbank high school, Sacramento, Calif., and author, Education Week's Classroom Q&A blog. His latest book is titled Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners: Strategies to Help Students Strive in School and Beyond.

Anthony Rebora (@a_rebora), managing editor, Education Week Teacher

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