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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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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.

    Make Learning Stick: Activating Background knowledge When Teaching Remotely

    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.

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    Keeping the Passion for Reading Alive While Teaching Online

    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 include Assessing English language learners: Bridges to equity, Assessing multilingual learners: A month-by-month guide (2017, ASCD), and Language 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.

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    Grading ELLs Fairly: What Works, What Doesn’t

    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 include Assessing English language learners: Bridges to equity, Assessing multilingual learners: A month-by-month guide (2017, ASCD), and Language 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.

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

    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 maintains the teaching website JADE Learning.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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