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August’s Best Posts — Part Two

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(I shared a larger number than usual good resources in August, so divided my “Best Posts” list into two parts. This is Part Two)

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see back issues of those newsletters here and my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

This month’s list is longer than usual. In fact,  I shared so many excellent resources this month that there are too many for one post, so this is Part Two.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

Paying Students To Attend School Events Is A Bad Idea

Now This Is Really A Great New Tool For Making Timelines & Slideshows!

Framing A Lesson As “Fun”

“Reconsidering Education ‘Miracles’”

Interactive Saying What People In One Country Think Of Another One

I’m In A Great Training This Week — Here Are Some Things I’m Learning….

The Value Of Sharing Positive Events

Surprise, Surprise! Study Finds Achievement Gap Progress Stops In Eighties (When Poverty Rates Begin To Rise)

Book Trailers

Create Your Own Mad Libs

“Drips” Lets You Make (& Save) A Jackson Pollock-Like Painting Online

My New Article In “Teacher Magazine” On New School-Year Resolutions

“Life Is” Is An Amazing BBC Website!

“What Do Latino Parents Say About Schools?”

I Think “Tripline” Is Going To Become a Student & Teacher Favorite

How My Theory Of Knowledge Students Evaluated The Class And Me

“Only Connect” Is A Great Game For The Classroom

“18 formats for handmade thinking in the classroom”

Excellent Edutopia Webinar On Brain-Based Learning

Helping Others Will Make You More Healthy

Interview Of The Month: Barnett Berry From The Center For Teaching Quality

A Gazillion “Theory Of Knowledge” Resources

“The Price Is Double” — Two Stories About School Reform & Money

“People who are angry pay more attention to rewards than threats” — No Kidding!

Now We Know How To “Fix” Schools — Fire 80% Of All New Teachers

The “Smell Test” & Education

L.A. Times Prints Cheap Shot At Teachers

“Bloom’s Taxonomy Book Review Questions”

“Learning Goals” versus “Performance Goals”

My Guest Washington Post Piece On Teacher Evaluation

English Language Learner Information Center Launched

Why I Think Arne Duncan Has Just Made His Biggest Mistake

How Should Teachers Respond To The Development Of New State Assessments?

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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