Classroom Q and A

Classroom Q and A

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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April 22, 2021 8 min

Questioning is an essential part of any classroom. Often, teachers are the ones asking the questions and student questions are simple and basic. In this episode, we talk about strategies to encourage students to ask deeper more higher-order questions.

@MBethNicklaus @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork, @Jonharper70bd @mrkevinparr

Mary Beth Nicklaus is a language arts teacher and reading specialist for Wisconsin R...

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We’ve become more effective teachers by leaving isolation behind. Support when we’re struggling, professional development, improved well-being, and inspiration to do better are among the benefits of reaching out to other teachers for help. In this episode, we discuss specific ways to find and reach out to other educators.

Follow on Twitter: @ESL_fairy @2WardEquity @mharvey607 @ValentinaESL @larryferlazzo ...

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There is no shortage of opinions, suggestions, and advice on how to teach. What sources do you most and least trust for teaching advice?

Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork, @readysetcoteach @Cris_galvaom @AndrewSharosAP
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Andrew Sharos is a current administrator and teacher who lives in Chicago. He is the founder and CEO of the Village Project Consulting Group, which provides pr...

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For those teachers struggling with gender-neutral terms and wondering how to appropriately support LGBTQ students, this episode provides some much-needed insight and guidance.

Follow on Twitter: @LatinaComm @leatherj14 @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork, @Jonharper70bd

Silvina Jover is an English-Spanish Social Studies educator at the secondary school level. Born in Argentina and raised in Uruguay, Silvina arriv...

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We all know the many shortcomings of one-size-fits-all approaches to assessing student learning. In this episode, we focus on effective strategies for assessing English language learners. What works, what doesn’t?

Follow on Twitter: @CindyGarciaTX@margogottlieb @VMSimmons10 @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork, @Jonharper70bd

Cindy Garcia serves as the district-wide instructional specialist for Bilingual/ESL ...

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There is no shortage of advice for teaching and teachers. Among the recommendations, some are duds, some are cliches, and some are invaluable gems. In the episode, we discuss the best teaching advice we’ve received in our careers.

Follow on Twitter: @EmilyGolightly3 @cseroyer @JennyVo15 @MCUSDSupe @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork, @Jonharper70bd

Emily Golightly has taught for the past 17 years in NC, se...

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How do we teach critical thinking when reason, evidence, and logic are increasingly displaced with an unwillingness to examine facts that conflict with our strongly-held beliefs.

Follow on Twitter: @msdarasavage @riordan_meg @brownpatrick8 @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork, @Jonharper70bd

Dara Laws Savage is a 26-year educator from the great state of Delaware. She has served on numerous local, regional, and ...

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Join us for a discussion about how to make primary sources more engaging and relevant starting with a list of dos and don’ts.

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Sarah Cooper teaches eighth-grade U.S. history and is Dean of Studies at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada. She is the author of Making History Mine. Kev...

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The ranks of English language learners will likely expand under the new administration in Washington D.C. In this episode, we explore in-person and remote strategies for teaching newcomers to the country and our classrooms.

Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @Love4ELs @irina_mcgrath @jonHarper70bd @michelleshory

Luiza Palacio has been a Spanish and an ESL teacher for 19 years. She holds a...

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Recalling information from memory when needed is a form of retrieval practice. Join us for a discussion on how retrieval practice helps enhance and boosts learning and strategies for using retrieval practice in your classroom.
Follow on Twitter:@luizam25 @VMSimmons10 @effortfuleduktr @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork

Luiza Mureseanu is an instructional resource teacher-K-12, for ESL/ELD programs, in Peel Distric...

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In this episode, we look at what we've learned from pandemic teaching and learning that we will take forward and incorporate into our classroom practices when we return to normal.

Follow on Twitter: @KaylaSolinsky @MrsSaid17 @ccpsesolteam @olgareber 
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Kayla Solinsky is Head of School at Macbeth Academy, a virtual K12 school. Kayla has been an educator for eleven years, ...

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Most discussions about culturally responsive teaching are rarely discussed in the context of teaching science.  In this episode, we talk about how to apply the instructional model in science classrooms.

@TaraCDale @teachanTravel1  @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork, @Jonharper70bd

Autumn Kelley is a professional educator here in the Washington, DC metro area. and has 20 years of experience in the field of educati...

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Our guest shares the strategies her school uses to encourage students to own their learning. Join us as we look at strategies for encouraging risk-taking, flexibility, and creativity to achieve higher levels of student engagement.

Follow on Twitter: @janicewyattross @larryferlazzo @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork

Dr. Wyatt-Ross has a Bachelor's in Special Education from the University of Central Arkansas, a Mas...

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Join us for a discussion about racism in the classroom and how educators can help. Our guests offer books, blogs, podcasts, resources, recommendations, and specific actions we can take.

Follow on Twitter: @klrembert @HarrisLeads @larryferlazzo @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork

Keisha Rembert is a passionate learner and fierce equity advocate. She was an award-winning middle school ELA and United States Histo...

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Data-driven? data-informed? data analysis? Join us as we unpack our thinking and use of data in education to separate what works from what does not.

Follow on Twitter: @DeedyCamarena, @Lnifong0320 @CindyGarciaTX @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork, @Jonharper70bd

Cindy Garcia serves as the district-wide instructional specialist for Bilingual/ESL Mathematics PK-6 in Pasadena ISD. Cindy previously served as c...

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Our guests explore strategies to encourage kids to embrace the process of revising and refining their writing.

Follow on Twitter: @jeremybballer @JennyVo15 @MBethNicklaus @butler__melissa @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork, @Jonharper70bd

Melissa A. Butler is a writer, speaker, and educator living in Pittsburgh, PA. She was a classroom teacher for 23 years and now consults to help people slow down to no...

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As our student ranks become increasingly diverse around culture and language, culturally responsive teaching is becoming more important. Here are some practical approaches to consider.

Follow on Twitter: @LifeSetters @teachanTravel1@EwingLearning @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork, @Jonharper70bd

Chiquita Jenkins has been an educator for over 10 years. She teaches 2nd grade in New York and is finishing up he...

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Hosting asynchronous online discussions is a well-established teaching strategy. In this episode, we look at the dos and don’ts of creating effective online discussions.

Follow on Twitter: @EducatedAce @capra_theresa @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork, @Jonharper70bd

Dr. Taurean Branch is an instructional coach supporting math instruction with Baltimore City Schools. His mission is to empower teachers with tips,...

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Creating the conditions that develop an intrinsic interest in reading is a longstanding challenge that is exacerbated by distance learning. In this episode, we explore ways to encourage students to read in traditional and online classes.

Follow on Twitter: @SJEducate @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork, @butler__melissa @jenorr @Dr_Katie_AlanizDr. Sawsan Jaber, a global educator of twenty years in the U.S. and ...

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Today, the elephant in every classroom is politics: How are you managing the thorny issues that are present in your classroom, whether you discuss them or not?  Four educators share their approaches.

Follow on Twitter @2WardEquity @klrembert  @rpdelcastillo @HolSpinny @larryferlazzo  @jonHarper70bd  @bamradionetwork

Dr. Angela M. Ward is a public-school administrator with over 20 years of experience. S...

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