Larry Ferlazzo’s Thoughts on Classroom Management

Today Larry Ferlazzo @larryferlazzo discusses classroom management. Today, for Thought Leader Thursday, we're thinking about how we can all improve our classroom management skills. Larry shares tips from an “old pro” about how we can create a more successful classroom environment. (And a word on if it ever gets easier.)

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In today's show, we'll discuss:

  • The first ingredient in successful classroom management
  • The important question we must ask ourselves about everything we do in the classroom
  • How to encourage intrinsic motivation
  • Something that happened in his classroom this week and how he handled it
  • Larry's feelings on if he's “arrived” or if teaching is still hard even when you're a “pro”

I hope you enjoy this episode with Larry!

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Full Bio


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Larry Ferlazzo has taught English Language Learner, mainstream, and International Baccalaureate classes at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California, for thirteen years. He has written eight books on student motivation, classroom management, and English Language Learners.

He writes a popular resource sharing blog for teachers, a weekly advice column for Education Week Teacher, and contributes regular columns on education issues to The New York Times and The Washington Post. He also hosts a weekly BAM! radio show. Larry is an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Sacramento and the University of California, Davis.

He was a community organizer for nineteen years prior to becoming a teacher. Lastly, a basketball team he plays for has come in last place every year since 2014, so he should not give up his day job for a career in sports.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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1 comment

Mark E March 31, 2017 - 9:49 am

YES!

Larry obviously has been in this a while and put a lot of thought into teaching.

Listening is so important but how much time is invested in teaching teachers how and why to listen? How much is this even discussed?

This is in the top #3 in my crazy ideas for redoing teacher training in my post this coming Monday.

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