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Larry Ferlazzo
Worked at Sacramento City Unified School District
Attended Goddard College
Lives in Sacramento, CA, United States
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More and more attention is being paid to the advantages and disadvantages of reading digital texts compared to texts on paper. Here is a beginning list of articles exploring this question. Please f…
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Our school year begins on Thursday, and my classroom is ready! I’m excited, though a little concerned feeling this exhausted after spending two days preparing things – how am I going to…
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Nike just released this video. I’m adding it to The Best Video Clips Demonstrating “Grit” – Help Me Find More:
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Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-posting a few…
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All the posts on administrator leadership that I've published over the last five years - in one place!
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No one would characterize my classroom as a quiet one. However, there are times when I do ask for silence, particularly during independent reading time and when students are writing. I explained my…
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Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-postin…
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The PBS News Hour just aired this segment. Here’s how they describe it: Teaching is extremely difficult in urban school districts. In Chicago, for example, the city is confronting one of the …
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Every year for the past 48 years, Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup have done a Poll On Education issues (you can see my posts from previous years here). This year’s poll results were just released, thoug…
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I teach English, Social Studies and International Baccalaureate classes to English Language Learners and mainstream students at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California.

I've written seven books: Building A Community Of Self-Motivated LearnersClassroom Management Q & A's: Expert Strategies For Teaching; Self-Driven Learning: Teaching Strategies For Student Motivation; The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide (with co-author Katie Hull Sypnieski); Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges; English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies That Work; and Building Parent Engagement In Schools (with co-author Lorie Hammond).

I write a popular education blog at http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ , a weekly teacher advice column for Education Week Teacher and a monthly column for The New York Times. My articles on education policy regularly appear in the Washington Post and the Huffington Post. In addition, my articles have appeared in publications such as ASCD Educational Leadership, Social Policy, and Language Magazine.

I was a community organizer for nineteen years prior to becoming a public school teacher.

I'm married and have three children and two grandchildren.
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  • Goddard College
    1976 - 1978
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