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Classroom Q and A

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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.

Latest Episodes

Make Learning Stick: Activating Background knowledge When Teaching Remotely

How does background knowledge make learning stick? How do we connect our learning objectives to what students already know, care about, and grasp? How can we activate background knowledge when teaching remotely? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @ReadDRjwilhelm @adamfachler@Elizabe93434127 @cherylabla At McREL International, Cheryl Abla, MA, trains and coaches K–12 teachers and school leaders on effective instructional strategies, problem-based learning, classroom technology, teacher coaching, English-language-learner supports and creating engaging school cultures and climates. She has authored several articles for McREL’s Changing Schools magazine and is a co-author of Tools for Classroom Instruction that Works. Elizabeth Villanueva is a passionate and committed teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA where she teaches 9th-12th grade Spanish. She leads an after-school leadership program called New-Age Latinas. Adam Fachler is a learning strategist who helps education leaders develop their people and communicate with clarity. After teaching, coaching, and leading a public middle school, he co-founded of the School in the Square, a public charter school. He is co-author with Jeff Wilhelm of Planning Powerful Instruction and creator of the process captured in that book, the EMPOWER Method. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. A full-time classroom teacher for 13 years, Jeff Wilhelm is Distinguished Professor of English Education at Boise State University and is the founding director of the Maine and Boise State Writing Projects. He is the author or co-author of 41 books about literacy teaching and learning and has won NCTE’s Promising Research award for You Gotta Be the Book. His most recent publication is Planning Powerful Instruction: 7 Must Make Moves to Transform How We Teach -- and How Students Learn.

10 MINAPR 29
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Make Learning Stick: Activating Background knowledge When Teaching Remotely

Keeping the Passion for Reading Alive While Teaching Online

Inspiring students to read is always a priority in education. How can we maintain our commitment to supporting reading while teaching online? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo@bamradionetwork @jenorr @MrsSaid17 Sarah Said has spent years overseeing ELL programming in schools in Illinois. In addition to her current role as a Director of Language and Equity programs, she is also a contributor for ELL Confianza. She is also a course writer for English Learner portal. Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez is a National Board Certified fifth-grade teacher in the Folsom Cordova School District. She was a participant in the Teaching American History Grant, Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Summer Institute, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. Jennifer Orr is a kindergarten teacher in a Title 1 school in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Previously she has taught 5th, 4th, and 1st graders, as well as her own two daughters. Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D., is co-founder and lead developer for WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin- Madison. She has devoted her professional career to the education of multilingual learners, having published extensively and presented worldwide; her latest books includeAssessing English language learners: Bridges to equity,Assessing multilingual learners: A month-by-month guide(2017, ASCD), andLanguage power: Key uses for accessing content. Kristin Spears is an ESOL coach and teacher in Spartanburg, South Carolina District 6 where she helps plan and conduct ESOL professional development and collaborates with elementary teachers on how to best serve ELs in their classrooms. In her teaching career, she has worked in various upstate SC schools with students in grades K-8. Becky Corr is an English Language Development Team Lead for Douglas County School District in Colorado. In her role with DCSD as well as the owner of EdSpark Consulting, she provides coaching, professional development, and family engagement opportunities.

10 MINAPR 21
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Keeping the Passion for Reading Alive While Teaching Online

Grading ELLs Fairly: What Works, What Doesn’t

Many of us struggle to grade the performance of ELLs in a mainstream classroom. How can we separate content knowledge from language skills and assess ELLs in ways that are fair, appropriate, and relevant? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @BeckyCorrCO Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D., is co-founder and lead developer for WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin- Madison. She has devoted her professional career to the education of multilingual learners, having published extensively and presented worldwide; her latest books includeAssessing English language learners: Bridges to equity,Assessing multilingual learners: A month-by-month guide(2017, ASCD), andLanguage power: Key uses for accessing content. Kristin Spears is an ESOL coach and teacher in Spartanburg, South Carolina District 6 where she helps plan and conduct ESOL professional development and collaborates with elementary teachers on how to best serve ELs in their classrooms. In her teaching career, she has worked in various upstate SC schools with students in grades K-8. Becky Corr is an English Language Development Team Lead for Douglas County School District in Colorado. In her role with DCSD as well as the owner of EdSpark Consulting, she provides coaching, professional development, and family engagement opportunities.

10 MINAPR 15
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Grading ELLs Fairly: What Works, What Doesn’t

Maslow Before Bloom’s: Clarifying Our Priorities As Teaching Goes Online

Covid-19 has disrupted the best-laid district plans, school plans, and lesson plans of educators worldwide. As more schools, teachers, and students are upended by the rapid transition to online learning, what should our priorities be? Follow on Twitter: @barberchicago @CathleenBeachbd @AmyRoediger @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork County, Va. Her book, 10 Keys to Student Empowerment, features tools to unlock student potential and develop courage in learners to face challenges head-on. Amy Roediger has been teaching science for 28 years and was recently recognized as a PAEMST award winner for Ohio. Amy blogs about the things she tries in her classroom at aleverandaplacetostand.blogspot.com. David Sherrin is the father (and temporary educator) of three young children, a social studies teacher at Scarsdale High School, author of Authentic Assessment in Social Studies: A Guide to Keeping it Real, and recipient of the 2014 Robert H Jackson Center National Award for Teaching Justice. He mai...

13 MINMAR 25
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Maslow Before Bloom’s: Clarifying Our Priorities As Teaching Goes Online

To Connect Teaching and Learning to Real-World Impact, Do This, Not That

In this episode, we look at examples of ways to make learning more relevant, engaging, and impactful by giving your students real-world problems to solve. Follow on Twitter:@larryferlazzo@mrsdkrebs@mrsmieliwocki@bamradionetwork Denise Krebs was previously the chief learner in her middle school classes at a small Catholic school in rural Iowa. She currently is the chief learner with her English language learning grade 5 students in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Rebecca Mieliwocki is a 21-year veteran middle school English teacher in Burbank, CA, who adores trying new things with her wild, wonderful, and wooly 7th graders.

9 MINMAR 9
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To Connect Teaching and Learning to Real-World Impact, Do This, Not That

A Teacher's Teacher: Who Was Your Favorite Teacher and Why?

In this episode, we take a look at what qualities might make a great teacher by asking teachers about their favorite teachers. Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo@Elizabe93434187@JennyVo15@bamradionetwork @SCTechJess @mrsbcardenas Elizabeth Villanueva is a passionate and committed teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA where she teaches 9th-12th grade Spanish. She leads an after-school leadership program called New-Age Latinas. Betty Cárdenas, born and raised in Brownsville, TX to Mexican immigrants, attended the TX public school system as a bilingual student. She was a bilingual teacher at the elementary level for seven years. Jessica Levine is an Innovative Learning Coordinator where she supports educators with implementing innovative practices and instructional technology into the curriculum. Jenny Vo has spent all her 23 years in education working with English Learners and currently serves as an ESL ISST in Katy ISD in Katy, Texas.

10 MINFEB 21
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A Teacher's Teacher: Who Was Your Favorite Teacher and Why?

12 Ways to Make Culturally Responsive Instruction Work in Your Classroom

Join us as we ask our guests to clarify the meaning of culturally responsive instruction and provide their best strategies for making culturally responsive instruction work in your classroom. Follow on Twitter:@ ValentinaESL @jAPMcDizzle @EngageReaders @rpdelcastillo @larryferlazzo@bamradionetwork Lisa Stringfellow has taught middle school English for over 24 years. In her work, she focuses on culturally responsive literacy and issues of equity and social justice in the classroom. She currently teaches 5th and 6th grade English at The Winsor School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Rocio del Castillo began her career as a school psychologist in Peru and has dedicated her professional career to being an advocate for educational equity and social justice. She currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for Special Services in Huntley Community School District 158 and as an adjunct professor. Maurice McDavid is serving as assistant principal at Cortland Elementary School, one of the bilin...

10 MINFEB 11
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12 Ways to Make Culturally Responsive Instruction Work in Your Classroom

Best Practices: Reading Without Writing is like…

Reading and writing are synergistic when taught in tandem. Join us as we discuss instructional strategies for pairing the two. Follow on Twitter: @irina_mcgrath @michelleshory @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork Author and Teacher,LauraRobb has written more than 25 books on literacy. She returns to the classroom for 3 to 4 months each year and has been awarded the 2016 Richard W. Halle Award by NCTE-- for outstanding Middle Level Educator. Irina V. McGrath, Ph.D. is a District Instructional Coach and Google Certified Trainer in Jefferson County Public School (JCPS), KY. She is also a co-director of the Louisville Writing Project (LWP) and the University of Louisville adjunct who teaches Literacy and ESL methods courses. Michelle Shory, Ed.S. is a District Instructional Coach and Google Certified Trainer in Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY. She is passionate about literacy and helped establish Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Louisville.

9 MINFEB 5
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Best Practices: Reading Without Writing is like…

If You Don’t See Race, What Did You Miss?

For years we were encouraged to be colorblind. As it turns out if we don’t see race we miss a whole constellation of things that are vital to teaching students. Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @CindyGarciaTX @ashlm_12 Ashley McCall serves as a 3rd grade bilingual English/Language Arts teacher at César Chávez Multicultural Arts Center on the south west side of Chicago and serves as a teacher representative on the Chávez Local School Council. She works to incorporate social justice/civic engagement experiences and elevate student voice throughout the year as evidenced by her students’ recent culminating activism unit project “Say it Loud/Dilo Fuerte” which seeks to rewrite students’ neighborhood narrative. Cindy Garcia is a bilingual educator & Bil/ESL Math PK-6 District Instructional Specialist. Makeda Brome is an Assistant Principal at Fort Pierce Westwood Academy in Fort Pierce, Florida. This year is her first year as an Assistant Principal. Previously sh...

11 MINJAN 17
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If You Don’t See Race, What Did You Miss?

Making Learning Real: Top Tips for Connecting Current Events to Your Classroom

Our guests say that connecting our classroom lessons to current events makes learning more relevant, engaging, and meaningful to students. Join us as we look at the dos and don’t s for effectively teaching with current events. Follow on Twitter: @Mrs_Koppers @suzieboss @bamradionetwork Kristen Koppers, NBCT, MA is a blogger, presenter, author, self-published author, and high school educator as well as an adjunct professor at a local junior college. She has been teaching for more than seventeen years and is currently teaching high school English in Illinois. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s degree in English and a second Master’s degree in Education Administration. Kristen wrote the book Differentiated Instruction in the Teacher Profession. Suzie Boss, education writer and consultant, is the author of several books, including Reinventing Project-Based Learning and Bringing Innovation to School. She is a regular contributor to Edutopia and the Stanford Soci...

11 MINJAN 7
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Making Learning Real: Top Tips for Connecting Current Events to Your Classroom

Latest Episodes

Make Learning Stick: Activating Background knowledge When Teaching Remotely

How does background knowledge make learning stick? How do we connect our learning objectives to what students already know, care about, and grasp? How can we activate background knowledge when teaching remotely? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @ReadDRjwilhelm @adamfachler@Elizabe93434127 @cherylabla At McREL International, Cheryl Abla, MA, trains and coaches K–12 teachers and school leaders on effective instructional strategies, problem-based learning, classroom technology, teacher coaching, English-language-learner supports and creating engaging school cultures and climates. She has authored several articles for McREL’s Changing Schools magazine and is a co-author of Tools for Classroom Instruction that Works. Elizabeth Villanueva is a passionate and committed teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA where she teaches 9th-12th grade Spanish. She leads an after-school leadership program called New-Age Latinas. Adam Fachler is a learning strategist who helps education leaders develop their people and communicate with clarity. After teaching, coaching, and leading a public middle school, he co-founded of the School in the Square, a public charter school. He is co-author with Jeff Wilhelm of Planning Powerful Instruction and creator of the process captured in that book, the EMPOWER Method. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. A full-time classroom teacher for 13 years, Jeff Wilhelm is Distinguished Professor of English Education at Boise State University and is the founding director of the Maine and Boise State Writing Projects. He is the author or co-author of 41 books about literacy teaching and learning and has won NCTE’s Promising Research award for You Gotta Be the Book. His most recent publication is Planning Powerful Instruction: 7 Must Make Moves to Transform How We Teach -- and How Students Learn.

10 MINAPR 29
Comments
Make Learning Stick: Activating Background knowledge When Teaching Remotely

Keeping the Passion for Reading Alive While Teaching Online

Inspiring students to read is always a priority in education. How can we maintain our commitment to supporting reading while teaching online? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo@bamradionetwork @jenorr @MrsSaid17 Sarah Said has spent years overseeing ELL programming in schools in Illinois. In addition to her current role as a Director of Language and Equity programs, she is also a contributor for ELL Confianza. She is also a course writer for English Learner portal. Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez is a National Board Certified fifth-grade teacher in the Folsom Cordova School District. She was a participant in the Teaching American History Grant, Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Summer Institute, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. Jennifer Orr is a kindergarten teacher in a Title 1 school in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Previously she has taught 5th, 4th, and 1st graders, as well as her own two daughters. Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D., is co-founder and lead developer for WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin- Madison. She has devoted her professional career to the education of multilingual learners, having published extensively and presented worldwide; her latest books includeAssessing English language learners: Bridges to equity,Assessing multilingual learners: A month-by-month guide(2017, ASCD), andLanguage power: Key uses for accessing content. Kristin Spears is an ESOL coach and teacher in Spartanburg, South Carolina District 6 where she helps plan and conduct ESOL professional development and collaborates with elementary teachers on how to best serve ELs in their classrooms. In her teaching career, she has worked in various upstate SC schools with students in grades K-8. Becky Corr is an English Language Development Team Lead for Douglas County School District in Colorado. In her role with DCSD as well as the owner of EdSpark Consulting, she provides coaching, professional development, and family engagement opportunities.

10 MINAPR 21
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Keeping the Passion for Reading Alive While Teaching Online

Grading ELLs Fairly: What Works, What Doesn’t

Many of us struggle to grade the performance of ELLs in a mainstream classroom. How can we separate content knowledge from language skills and assess ELLs in ways that are fair, appropriate, and relevant? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @BeckyCorrCO Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D., is co-founder and lead developer for WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin- Madison. She has devoted her professional career to the education of multilingual learners, having published extensively and presented worldwide; her latest books includeAssessing English language learners: Bridges to equity,Assessing multilingual learners: A month-by-month guide(2017, ASCD), andLanguage power: Key uses for accessing content. Kristin Spears is an ESOL coach and teacher in Spartanburg, South Carolina District 6 where she helps plan and conduct ESOL professional development and collaborates with elementary teachers on how to best serve ELs in their classrooms. In her teaching career, she has worked in various upstate SC schools with students in grades K-8. Becky Corr is an English Language Development Team Lead for Douglas County School District in Colorado. In her role with DCSD as well as the owner of EdSpark Consulting, she provides coaching, professional development, and family engagement opportunities.

10 MINAPR 15
Comments
Grading ELLs Fairly: What Works, What Doesn’t

Maslow Before Bloom’s: Clarifying Our Priorities As Teaching Goes Online

Covid-19 has disrupted the best-laid district plans, school plans, and lesson plans of educators worldwide. As more schools, teachers, and students are upended by the rapid transition to online learning, what should our priorities be? Follow on Twitter: @barberchicago @CathleenBeachbd @AmyRoediger @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork County, Va. Her book, 10 Keys to Student Empowerment, features tools to unlock student potential and develop courage in learners to face challenges head-on. Amy Roediger has been teaching science for 28 years and was recently recognized as a PAEMST award winner for Ohio. Amy blogs about the things she tries in her classroom at aleverandaplacetostand.blogspot.com. David Sherrin is the father (and temporary educator) of three young children, a social studies teacher at Scarsdale High School, author of Authentic Assessment in Social Studies: A Guide to Keeping it Real, and recipient of the 2014 Robert H Jackson Center National Award for Teaching Justice. He mai...

13 MINMAR 25
Comments
Maslow Before Bloom’s: Clarifying Our Priorities As Teaching Goes Online

To Connect Teaching and Learning to Real-World Impact, Do This, Not That

In this episode, we look at examples of ways to make learning more relevant, engaging, and impactful by giving your students real-world problems to solve. Follow on Twitter:@larryferlazzo@mrsdkrebs@mrsmieliwocki@bamradionetwork Denise Krebs was previously the chief learner in her middle school classes at a small Catholic school in rural Iowa. She currently is the chief learner with her English language learning grade 5 students in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Rebecca Mieliwocki is a 21-year veteran middle school English teacher in Burbank, CA, who adores trying new things with her wild, wonderful, and wooly 7th graders.

9 MINMAR 9
Comments
To Connect Teaching and Learning to Real-World Impact, Do This, Not That

A Teacher's Teacher: Who Was Your Favorite Teacher and Why?

In this episode, we take a look at what qualities might make a great teacher by asking teachers about their favorite teachers. Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo@Elizabe93434187@JennyVo15@bamradionetwork @SCTechJess @mrsbcardenas Elizabeth Villanueva is a passionate and committed teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA where she teaches 9th-12th grade Spanish. She leads an after-school leadership program called New-Age Latinas. Betty Cárdenas, born and raised in Brownsville, TX to Mexican immigrants, attended the TX public school system as a bilingual student. She was a bilingual teacher at the elementary level for seven years. Jessica Levine is an Innovative Learning Coordinator where she supports educators with implementing innovative practices and instructional technology into the curriculum. Jenny Vo has spent all her 23 years in education working with English Learners and currently serves as an ESL ISST in Katy ISD in Katy, Texas.

10 MINFEB 21
Comments
A Teacher's Teacher: Who Was Your Favorite Teacher and Why?

12 Ways to Make Culturally Responsive Instruction Work in Your Classroom

Join us as we ask our guests to clarify the meaning of culturally responsive instruction and provide their best strategies for making culturally responsive instruction work in your classroom. Follow on Twitter:@ ValentinaESL @jAPMcDizzle @EngageReaders @rpdelcastillo @larryferlazzo@bamradionetwork Lisa Stringfellow has taught middle school English for over 24 years. In her work, she focuses on culturally responsive literacy and issues of equity and social justice in the classroom. She currently teaches 5th and 6th grade English at The Winsor School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Rocio del Castillo began her career as a school psychologist in Peru and has dedicated her professional career to being an advocate for educational equity and social justice. She currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for Special Services in Huntley Community School District 158 and as an adjunct professor. Maurice McDavid is serving as assistant principal at Cortland Elementary School, one of the bilin...

10 MINFEB 11
Comments
12 Ways to Make Culturally Responsive Instruction Work in Your Classroom

Best Practices: Reading Without Writing is like…

Reading and writing are synergistic when taught in tandem. Join us as we discuss instructional strategies for pairing the two. Follow on Twitter: @irina_mcgrath @michelleshory @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork Author and Teacher,LauraRobb has written more than 25 books on literacy. She returns to the classroom for 3 to 4 months each year and has been awarded the 2016 Richard W. Halle Award by NCTE-- for outstanding Middle Level Educator. Irina V. McGrath, Ph.D. is a District Instructional Coach and Google Certified Trainer in Jefferson County Public School (JCPS), KY. She is also a co-director of the Louisville Writing Project (LWP) and the University of Louisville adjunct who teaches Literacy and ESL methods courses. Michelle Shory, Ed.S. is a District Instructional Coach and Google Certified Trainer in Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY. She is passionate about literacy and helped establish Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Louisville.

9 MINFEB 5
Comments
Best Practices: Reading Without Writing is like…

If You Don’t See Race, What Did You Miss?

For years we were encouraged to be colorblind. As it turns out if we don’t see race we miss a whole constellation of things that are vital to teaching students. Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @CindyGarciaTX @ashlm_12 Ashley McCall serves as a 3rd grade bilingual English/Language Arts teacher at César Chávez Multicultural Arts Center on the south west side of Chicago and serves as a teacher representative on the Chávez Local School Council. She works to incorporate social justice/civic engagement experiences and elevate student voice throughout the year as evidenced by her students’ recent culminating activism unit project “Say it Loud/Dilo Fuerte” which seeks to rewrite students’ neighborhood narrative. Cindy Garcia is a bilingual educator & Bil/ESL Math PK-6 District Instructional Specialist. Makeda Brome is an Assistant Principal at Fort Pierce Westwood Academy in Fort Pierce, Florida. This year is her first year as an Assistant Principal. Previously sh...

11 MINJAN 17
Comments
If You Don’t See Race, What Did You Miss?

Making Learning Real: Top Tips for Connecting Current Events to Your Classroom

Our guests say that connecting our classroom lessons to current events makes learning more relevant, engaging, and meaningful to students. Join us as we look at the dos and don’t s for effectively teaching with current events. Follow on Twitter: @Mrs_Koppers @suzieboss @bamradionetwork Kristen Koppers, NBCT, MA is a blogger, presenter, author, self-published author, and high school educator as well as an adjunct professor at a local junior college. She has been teaching for more than seventeen years and is currently teaching high school English in Illinois. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s degree in English and a second Master’s degree in Education Administration. Kristen wrote the book Differentiated Instruction in the Teacher Profession. Suzie Boss, education writer and consultant, is the author of several books, including Reinventing Project-Based Learning and Bringing Innovation to School. She is a regular contributor to Edutopia and the Stanford Soci...

11 MINJAN 7
Comments
Making Learning Real: Top Tips for Connecting Current Events to Your Classroom
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