Larry Ferlazzo

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“The Students Who Fought For Change”

I’m adding this new video from The New Yorker to The Best Resources Sharing The History Of Teens Organizing For Justice.<p>Here’s how they describe</i> …

High School

World Poetry Day Is On March 21st – Here Are Related Resources

UNESCO has declared March 21st to be World Poetry Day.<p><i>Related</i><p>Author: Larry Ferlazzo<p>I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all …


“Tomorrow there’ll be more of us”: Lin-Manuel Miranda Releases Song To Support March For Our Lives

Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Best Resources For Learning About “The March For Our Lives”

Survivors of the Parkland shooting and students from around the country are organizing The March For Our Lives on March 24th in Washington,D.C. and …

Education Technology

Statistic Of The Day: Suspension Numbers For African-American Students

I’ve also previously written about teacher bias, suspensions, and what is happening in Minnesota in We Should Be Obsessed With Racial Equity. You …

High School

Art Teacher In The U.K. Wins This Year’s Global Teacher Prize

It’s just been announced that United Kingdom art teacher Andria Zafirakou has just been awarded the $1 million Global Teacher Prize.<p>You can read more …


New Resources On Race & Racism

I’m adding these new resources to various “Best” lists. You can find links to all of those many lists that relate to race and racism at New & …


Free Webinar On “Equitably Grading ELs” – March 19th

Though I might have more questions than I have answers, I’ll still be helping Diane Staehr Fenner in a free Webinar on March 19th 4:30 PM Eastern …


The U.N. Has Declared March 20th To Be The “International Day Of Happiness” – Here Are Related Resources


“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Reading Instruction

This is the seventh post in a weekly series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years.<p>…


Saturday Night Live Spoofs Betsy DeVos 60 Minutes Interview

You may have seen Betsy DeVos on 60 Minutes last week (you can see the interview here and read reactions here).<p>Last night, Saturday Night Live aired …


This Week In Web 2.0

In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I post a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” …

Education Technology

New National Geographic Video: “Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?”


New PBS NewsHour Video: “In a heavily Puerto Rican city, schools scramble to help students displaced by hurricane”

The PBS NewsHour just aired this segment on how Hartford is responding to students from Puerto Rico displaced by Hurricane Maria:<p><i>Related</i><p>Author: Larry …


My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On “Smart Tips for Working with Substitute Teachers”

My latest eight-minute BAM! Radio show is on Smart Tips for Working with Substitute Teachers.<p>I’m joined by Roxanna Elden and Rachael George, who have …


March 21st Is The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Here Are Related Resources

<i>On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

“A Warm-Up ‘Mindset’ Helps Students & Teachers”

A Warm-Up ‘Mindset’ Helps Students & Teachers is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>In it, Matthew Homrich-Knieling, Dr. Nancy …


Quote Of The Day: “the border is what joins us, not what separates us”

The PBS NewsHour did a short and impressive segment yesterday with poet Alberto Rios.<p>Here’s the video, and I’m adding this to The Best World Poetry …


Unsurprising Statistic Of The Day: Gallup Poll Finds That Teachers Don’t Want To Carry Guns


Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post …


Very Useful Twitter List For ELL/ESL/ELT Educators

Last year, I began a Twitter list of ELL/ESL/ELT educators and, as you can see from the above screenshot, it’s grown both in number of teachers on …

Language Learning

Videos: Bloom’s Taxonomy According To “Friends” & “Jurassic Park”

High School

Good Student Motivation Advice From Dan Ariely

Professor and writer Dan Ariely offers some good short and sweet advice on motivation in his Wall Street Journal advice column this week.<p>Here’s an …

High School

Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

Here’s the latest edition of this regular feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days …


This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

© 2011 CGP Grey, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested …

New York Times

How Could I Not Have Known That Milgram Did The Original Six Degrees Of Separation Research? It’s Perfect For TOK!

In my IB Theory of Knowledge class, we examine a number of human science experiments, including ones on grit and growth mindset, The Marshmallow …


Preview Of Sixty Minutes Segment On Parkland Students

This segment definitely looks like one to watch this Sunday night.<p>You might also be interested in A Compilation Of Resources To Support Student …


New Simon’s Cat Short, “The Tree,” Great For ELLs

The new Simon’s Cat video, titled “The Tree,” is – of course – perfect for ELLs to watch and explain what happened:<p><i>Related</i><p>Author: Larry Ferlazzo<p>I'm a …


New TED-Ed Video & Lesson: “A day in the life of an ancient Athenian”