Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

August 28, 2015
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

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 2015 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

Back to School with Annotation: 10 Ways to Annotate with Students is by Jeremy Dean. Unfortunately, I don’t remember who originally shared it on Twitter. I’m adding it to The Best Applications For Annotating Websites.

Beyond the bubble in history/social studies assessments appeared in Kappan Magazine. I’m adding it to A Collection Of “The Best” Lists On Assessment.

Three Teacher-Tested Ways to Encourage Your Students to Follow Current Events This School Year is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners.

More than reading: Integrating art into your curriculum is from Multi Briefs. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Discussing The Importance Of Art In Education — Help Me Find More.

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August 28, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Two years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention.

You might also be interested in The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2015 – So Far and The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

Critical Thinking About Technology: An ELT Activity is a nice lesson plan from TESOL.

Here is Katherine Bilsborough on no-prep activities at this British Council post.

Breaking Language Barriers: An Effective ELL Approach is from Ed Week.

Getting to Know Each Other Through a Single Word is from TESOL. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Planning The First Day Of School.

Critics Protest Opening of Houston Arabic Immersion Elementary School is from Ed Week.

First Steps for a New ESL Coach is by Elena Aguilar.

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August 28, 2015
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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2015 – So Far):

2015 Superintendent of the Year: High-stakes testing is the ‘fool’s gold’ of accountability appeared in The Washington Post.

Teaching Teachers is from American Radio Works. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More.

Sorry, I’m Not Taking This Test appeared in Mother Jones.

Why Vouchers Won’t Fix Vegas Schools is from The New York Times. See my post, Nevada Legislature Goes To Crazytown With New Voucher Law, for more information. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea.

TEACHERS OPEN UP ABOUT THE (MOSTLY LOUSY) ECONOMICS OF THEIR DREAM JOB has interesting reports from around the world. Thanks to David Deubelbeiss for sharing it.

The real reasons behind the U.S. teacher shortage is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Articles & Posts About The “Teacher Shortage.”

Want to Reduce the Teacher Shortage? Treat Teachers Like Professionals is from NEA Today. I’m adding it to the same list.

In Chicago, hunger strikers fight for a high school is from The Washington Post.

These students will have an easier time passing high school is from The Los Angeles Times.

The Myth of the New Orleans School Makeover appeared in The New York Times.

How The World’s Biggest Education Company Will Spend The Next $2 Billion is from NPR.

Benioff takes hands-off approach with donations to S.F. schools is from The San Francisco Chronicle. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

Five Things Successful Turnaround Schools Have in Common is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Four School Improvement Grant Models.

Racial Wealth Gap Persists Despite Degree, Study Says appeared in The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Why Improving Education Is Not THE Answer To Poverty & Inequality.

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August 28, 2015
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The March On Washington Took Place On This Day In 1963 – Here Are Related Resources

The March On Washington took place on this day in 1963.

You might be interested in the many resources at The Best Resources About The March On Washington.

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August 28, 2015
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August’s (2015) Best Tweets — Part Four

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Every month I make a few short lists highlighting my choices of the best resources I through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog.

I’ve already shared in earlier posts several new resources I found on Twitter — and where I gave credit to those from whom I learned about them. Those are not included again in post.

If you don’t use Twitter, you can also check-out all of my “tweets” on Twitter profile page.

You might also be interested in The Best Tweets Of 2015 – So Far.

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August 28, 2015
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Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

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 Most Popular Posts In 2015 – So Far and Eighth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

Here they are:

1. Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”

2. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

3. The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”

4. The Best Online Activities For Learning About Time Zones

5. The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2012 — So Far

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