Teacher Chat Transcripts

Larry Ferlazzo will answer readers’ questions on creating the right conditions for effective classroom management and on addressing student disciplinary and engagement problems.
March 31, 2015 – Education Week
Melinda George and Richard A. Carranza, of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, discuss what makes good teaching.
October 6, 2014 – Teacher
Meenoo Rami, author of Thrive: 5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching, joined Education Week Teacher for this online chat.
March 26, 2014 – Teacher
During this live chat, Ilana Garon discussed the highs and lows of teaching in an inner-city classroom, offering inspiration and cautionary advice.
November 18, 2013 – Teacher
In this live chat, Thomas Fowler-Finn, author of Leading Instructional Rounds in Education, answered questions about how the instructional-rounds system works and the way this monthly process can change schools.
August 29, 2013 – Teacher
In this chat, Elena Aguilar, author of The Art of Coaching, took questions on the complicated, often mysterious processes that go into what she calls "transformational coaching." She explored the challenges that teacher-coaches face in their day-to-day work in schools and offered practical tips on developing strong coaching relationships and outcomes.
June 6, 2013 – Teacher
During this online chat, Maddie Witter, author of Reading Without Limits, offered practical strategies teachers can begin using "on Monday" to improve reading skills and motivation for kids across ability and grade levels. She answered questions on how implementing a combination of choice, shared, and guided reading can better prepare students for independent reading tasks.
May 15, 2013 – Teacher
In this chat, Kelley King, the author of Writing the Playbook: A Practitioner's Guide to Creating a Boy-Friendly School, discussed the differences in the ways boys and girls learn and identify common school practices that have unintended negative outcomes for boys. She also answered your questions about closing gender gaps in academic achievement, with focused advice on professional development, relationship building, schoolwide planning, and instructional strategies.
April 2, 2013 – Teacher
In this chat, Kathy T. Glass, author of Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, discussed how to translate the new Reading/ELA standards into effective curriculum units. She discussed developing unit maps, differentiating instruction, making connections across units, and building common core-aligned lessons that are rigorous and relevant.
March 6, 2013 – Teacher
During this online chat, Dr. Thomas Armstrong explained a paradigm shift in which general and special educators focus on students' aptitudes, not their needs and difficulties, in order to effectively differentiate instruction. He answered questions about universal design for learning, the components of positive learning environments, and the strengths typically associated with particular disability categories.
February 8, 2013 – Teacher
In this chat, a teacher and school tech coordinator will take your questions on using iPads and other digital tablets for instruction and provide tips on maximizing their impact on student learning.
January 8, 2013 – Teacher
In this live chat, Jim Knight, author of High-Impact Instruction: A Framework for Great Teaching, discussed the teaching practices that, after 10 years of working with instructional coaches, he's found make the greatest difference in student learning.
December 19, 2012 – Teacher
In this live chat, author Doug Lemov answered questions on why practice is critical for effective teaching and what steps educators can take to integrate it into their work. In doing so, he explored themes from his newest book, Practice Perfect, such as how to design successful practice sessions, the role of feedback, and ways to instill a culture of practice at your school.
November 13, 2012 – Teacher
In this free live chat, Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski, co-authors of the recently published The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide, discussed best practices and strategies for working with second-language students and answered your questions on specific issues and challenges in ELL instruction.
October 11, 2012 – Teacher
June 30, 2009 – Education Week
May 19, 2009 – Education Week (Web)
May 15, 2009 – Teacher (Web)
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February 12, 2009 – Teacher (Web)
January 28, 2009 – Education Week
November 13, 2008 – Education Week
December 17, 2007 – Education Week (Web)
November 28, 2007 – Education Week (Web)
November 19, 2007 – Education Week (Web)

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