March 1, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
March 1, 2015
Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.
You might also be interested in The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2014 – Part Two.
Here are this week’s picks:
I’m adding this visual to The Best Resources On “Close Reading” — Help Me Find More:
— Rusul (@RusulAlrubail) February 28, 2015
— Eric Clark (@EA_Clark) February 27, 2015
10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills is an excellent post from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to the close reading list and also to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.
David L. Kirp has a column in today’s New York Times talking about the Escuela Nueva (New School) model of rural schools in Columbia and how it can be applied around the world, including in the United States. His piece is headlined “Make School A Democracy.”
Here’s an excerpt:
I’m adding this post to The Best Posts Questioning If Direct Instruction Is “Clearly Superior.”
Strategies For Vocabulary Instruction – Part One is my latest Education Week Teacher post.
This three-part series will be sharing a wide-range of instructional strategies to help our students acquire the vocabulary necessary to become successful in school and in life. We’ll start off with suggestions from Katie Brown, Jane Fung, Marilee Sprenger and Karen Bromley.
Here are some excerpts:
You may, or may not, have heard NPR’s StoryCorps episode yesterday with President Obama and a teen with “My Brother’s Keeper,” a program for young men of color. It’s a good one.
I’ve also embedded the extended interview below (the StoryCorps episode is only a four minutes long).
I’ve previously posted a number of times about audio and video StoryCorps episodes and how I use them in class.
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon.
You might be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About St. Patrick’s Day (& April Fools Day).
You can now watch forty-one short clips from the show on National Geographic’s YouTube Channel.
Here’s one sample:
They’re excellent for use in many lessons, particularly for IB Theory of Knowledge when we study human sciences.
Here’s the latest edition of this every-weekend feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they have originally been published on an earlier date).
You might also be interested in My Most Popular Posts In 2014 and Eighth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?
Here they are: