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…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

June 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two 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 (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

What is self-efficacy and how can we help our students to get more of it? is by Shaun Allison. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

Guiding student improvement without individual feedback is by Harry Fletcher-Wood. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students.

(Almost) Paperless Literature Circles appeared in Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources On Getting Student Writers To “Buy-Into” Revision – Help Me Find More:

June 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

New Study On Cellphones Helpful To Teachers Everywhere

Earlier this year I posted Here Are Two Activities I’ll Be Doing With My ELL Students The Day We Come Back From Break, which I included a lesson I did with students sharing research on how having cellphones out hurt cognitive performance.

It ended up being quite effective, probably more so than anything else I’ve done around cellphones. With periodic reminders of the research when students had their phones our when we weren’t using them for class, it seemed to reduce inappropriate phone use and reduced classroom tension (it’s nicer for me to say “Remember what we learned about leaving phones on the desk” instead of “Please put your phone away.”)

Now, another study has found similar results.

You can read about it at The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power, study shows.

Here’s an excerpt:


I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Student Cellphone Use In Class — Please Contribute More.

June 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video Of Sneaky Cat Great For ELLs

Showing fun videos to English Language Learners and having them write and describe what they see is always a winning language-development strategy.

Here’s one that I’m adding to The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More.

It doesn’t quite fit in with the other videos on that list, but it’s too good to pass up!

June 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

200th Edition Of “Best Tweets Of The Week”! June’s (2017) Best Tweets – Part Two

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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 New & Updated: Recommendations For Who To Follow On Twitter In 2017.

June 22, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Pins Of The Week


I’m fairly active on Pinterest and, in fact, have curated over 12,000 resources there that I haven’t shared on this blog.

I thought readers might find it useful if I began sharing a handful of my most recent “pins” each week (I’m not sure if you can see them through an RSS Reader – you might have to click through to the original post).

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