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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: In this show Larry pursues practical answers To Classroom challenges.

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: In this show Larry pursues practical answers To Classroom challenges.
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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: In this show Larry pursues practical answers To Classroom challenges.

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Episodes

Making the Best Use of Your Classroom Walls

11/20/2018
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Every classroom has walls , but some teachers use their wall space more effectively than others. In this episode, we look at the best ways to use classroom walls. @larryferlazzo @RonBergerEL @omanster @ichangecollab @Bamradionetwork Martha Caldwell and Oman Frame, veteran teachers and co-founders of iChange Collaborative, facilitate compelling conversations about the impact of race, class and gender identities with educators and their students. Their co-authored Let’s Get Real: Exploring...

Duration:00:08:32

How Can We Best Differentiate Instruction for ELLs

11/11/2018
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In this episode, we look at proven strategies for teaching English language learners who are part of mainstream classrooms who are more proficient in English. @larryferlazzo @TonyaWardSinger@ValentinaESL @JennyVo15 @Bamradionetwork Tonya Ward Singer is a literacy and language consultant who helps K-12 educators transform teaching for equity and EL achievement. She is the author of bestsellers EL Excellence Every Day and Opening Doors to Equity. Valentina Gonzalez is a Professional...

Duration:00:08:35

Giving Students Writing Feedback: Do This, Not That

11/3/2018
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In this episode, we identify the do's and don'ts of giving students effective feedback about their writing assignments. @larryferlazzo @drjaxon @amgonza @scwoodard @Bamradionetwork Anabel Gonzalez is currently serving as CTE Instructional Facilitator with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She previously served as Business Education Teacher, ESL Teacher and Instructional Technology Trainer. Sarah Woodard has taught middle and high school English Language Arts for 23 years and...

Duration:00:10:54

Peer Instruction: How Students Can Teach Each Other

10/28/2018
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Peer instruction is a powerful teaching strategy that engages and promotes deeper learning. Our guests provide practical tips for working with students as co-teachers. @larryferlazzo @DrYemiS @DrJDavisBowman @bobsonwong @MsSackstein @Bamradionetwork Dr. Jennifer Davis Bowman is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State College. She writes on research-based classroom strategies. Adeyemi Stembridge, PhD, is an educational consultant specializing in...

Duration:00:09:43

Rethinking School Dress Codes: We Should Dress for...

10/20/2018
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School dress codes are perennially controversial. Our guests are frustrated with many of the codes and assert that it's time for us to update our thinking. @larryferlazzo @mochamomma @beingblackas @jenorr @bivey @Bamradionetwork Kelly Wickham Hurst is a 23 year public and private school veteran as both a classroom teacher and an administrator as both a guidance dean and assistant principal. Her blog is Mocha Momma. Jax Morgan is a four-year senior and the Head of Student Body at...

Duration:00:08:42

Understanding Writing Frames and Writing Structures

10/13/2018
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Join us as we deconstruct the art of teaching good writing with writing frames and writing structures. @larryferlazzo @bobsonwong @BethRimer @gretchbernabei @Bamradionetwork Gretchen Bernabei has taught middle school and high school for 34 years. After earning her B.A. at Southwest Texas State University, she has devoted her professional life to learning, developing, and sharing best practices, particularly through the National Writing Projects. Linda Denstaedt serves on the...

Duration:00:09:30

When Your Classroom Spirals Out of Control, Do This

10/10/2018
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Let's talk about one of our worst fears. For one reason or another, we lose control of our classroom. How do we return that class to normal? @larryferlazzo @bobsonwong @ritaplatt @edgyeducation @mrkevinparr @Bamradionetwork Theresa Staley is a faculty coach and blogger with Learning Sciences International. She supports teachers and leaders as a stakeholder in Learning Sciences’ Schools for Rigor partnership with the Polk County School District in Lakeland, Florida. Bobson Wong...

Duration:00:10:29

Creating Positive Relationships with Students: Do This, Not That

9/29/2018
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In this segment, we discuss the importance of building meaningful relationships with your students and knowing where to draw the line. @larryferlazzo @Mrs_C_Hines @MBethNicklaus @DrYemiS @Bamradionetwork Jacki Glasper has a 14-year background in education, with a majority of that time as a special educator for students that have mild/moderate disabilities as well as a training specialist. Candace Hines is an Elementary Educator and a Regional Presenter, training teachers across...

Duration:00:10:22

Reading Strategies: What, When, Where, and How?

9/22/2018
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What are the roles of reading strategies in literacy instruction? Join us as we unpack the fundamentals of effective application of reading strategies. @larryferlazzo @RossCoops31 @colleen_cruz @ElaineMiles3 @drlindseymoses @Bamradionetwork Colleen Cruz is a fierce advocate for making rich literacy instruction accessible to every child and the author of The Unstoppable Writing Teacher and Independent Writing. Ross Cooper is the Elementary Principal of T. Baldwin Demarest...

Duration:00:10:13

Managing Conflicts Between Colleagues and Administrators

6/16/2018
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Workplace conflict is routine and educators are not exempt. In this episode, we discuss strategies for managing conflicts with colleagues and administrators. @larryferlazzo @SaneeBell @toddefranklin @Bamradionetwork Todd Franklin is a principal in Great Falls, VA, in the Fairfax County Public School system. He has served as a school-based administrator at both the elementary and middle school levels, and he has been fortunate to work collaboratively with multiple teachers, school...

Duration:00:11:28

What Are the Best Uses of Social Media in Education

6/9/2018
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In case you were still wondering, the answer is yes. There are valid and beneficial uses of social media in education. Listen in as we review some of the best examples. @larryferlazzo @jeremybballer @nenagerman @HSeslteacher @Bamradionetwork Lorena German was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Lawrence, MA. She's a 12-year educator, a writer, and teacher coach. Shaeley Santiago is an ESL Instructional Coach/Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for the Ames Community...

Duration:00:10:27

5 Ways to Differentiate Instruction with Technology

6/2/2018
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Differentiating instruction is always a challenge. In this segment, we look at a few effective and less effective ways to use technology to differentiate. @larryferlazzo @gabolhuis @Ajay460 @nsulla @Bamradionetwork Ge-Anne Bolhuis has been an educator for 23 years and is currently serves a district in NW Georgia as an instructional technology specialist and media specialist liaison. Anne Jenks is the principal of a TK - 5 elementary school in Oxnard, California. She is a Leading...

Duration:00:10:58

How Can ELLs Best Master Standards, Culture, and Language?

5/26/2018
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English Language Learners must master multiple competencies concurrently. Join us as we explore the best strategies to support and assist them. @larryferlazzo @KevinJepson @cathypetreebeck Elizabeth Iwaszewicz, M.Ed, NBCT Teacher Coach, C & I - Office of Professional Learning and Leadership. Dr. Heidi Pace recently retired after 33 years in education, with the last five years spent as superintendent of a rural mountain school district in Colorado. Cathy Beck is the Assistant...

Duration:00:09:29

Why Is Professional Development So Bad: How Do We Fix It?

5/19/2018
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What are the biggest problems with professional development for teachers and how can we solve them? @larryferlazzo @dlaufenberg @DrdebbieSilver @Dina_Strasser @tweenteacher @Bamradionetwork Heather Wolpert-Gawron is a middle school teacher and author of Tween Crayons and Curfews: Tips for Middle School Teachers. Diana Laufenberg is a Nationally Board certified Social Studies teacher currently teaching 7th graders in Flagstaff, AZ. Dina Strasser is a fiction, non-fiction, and...

Duration:00:12:07

How Can Researchers and Teachers Collaborate Effectively?

5/12/2018
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There is a well-established disconnect between education research and practice. Join us as we explore ways to close the gap between research and what happens in classrooms. @larryferlazzo @nenagerman @ramongoings @OTCData @Bamradionetwork Lorena German was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Lawrence, MA. She's a 12-year educator, a writer, and teacher coach. Award-winning former teacher Jenny Grant Rankin, PhD, teaches the Postdoc Masterclass at the University of...

Duration:00:10:39

Teacher Burnout: How Can We Avoid It?

5/5/2018
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In education, burnout is fairly typical. Most teachers will have an episode or two at some point in their career. @larryferlazzo @wendi322 @TimothyHiltonCG @jedwards814 @Bamradionetwork Jenny Edwards, PhD, has taught at the elementary, middle school, and university levels. Presently, Jenny is teaching doctoral students in the School of Educational Leadership and Change at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara. Timothy Hilton received his Bachelor’s degree, teaching credential, and...

Duration:00:09:16

Education Buzz Words: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

4/28/2018
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Let's face it, we have a love-hate relationship with buzzwords. Why do we use them, what are the benefits and what's the downside? @larryferlazzo @ritaplatt @DouglasReeves @melsa777 JennLCI @Bamradionetwork Dr. Douglas Reeves is the author of more than 30 books and 100 articles on leadership and student achievement and twice named to the Harvard University Distinguished Authors Series. Melissa Eddington is in her 17th year of teaching, 15 have been as an ELL teacher. She teaches in a...

Duration:00:10:38

Fueling Your Growth Mindset: Recommended Reading List

4/21/2018
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In this episode, we search for useful and insightful articles that can impact our practice. @larryferlazzo @RewardingEdu @MrsSokolowski @Owl_b_TorresEdu @Bamradionetwork Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski is an elementary teacher in Farmingdale, New York. She is a co-author of the Two Writing Teachers blog and the co-director of the Long Island Writing Project. Jessica Torres is an Elementary assistant principal, doctoral students. Robert Ward is in his 24th year of teaching English at...

Duration:00:10:33

If You Had to Do it Again, Would You Still Become a Teacher?

4/13/2018
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In this episode, we ask our guest to participate in a reality check. Now that you know what teaching is really about, would you do it again? @larryferlazzo @HSeslteacher @Ajay460 @Bamradionetwork Shaeley Santiago is an ESL Instructional Coach/Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for the Ames Community School District in Ames, Iowa. She also teaches ESL endorsement classes at Drake University’s School of Education and is a big fan of using social media for professional development. Anne...

Duration:00:11:49

Principals: What Is the Best Use of Your Time?

4/6/2018
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Let's face it, we never have enough time to educate our students as we would like. This is particularly true for principals. Join us as we explore the best use of administrator's time. @larryferlazzo @MCUSDSupe @Principal_Brant @redhdteacher @Bamradionetwork Stephanie Brant is the proud principal of Woodfield Elementary School in Gaithersburg, Maryland. PJ Caposey is an award-winning educator, author of six books including Teach Smart and Making Evaluation Meaningful, and the...

Duration:00:09:20