I’ve recently looked back in the archives of the blog to identify the best posts of each year, and now I’m up to 2012!
The first list in this series, My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume One, focused on the year 2007 and included a fair amount of still-useful material (at least in my opinion).
I’d say the same thing about my review of posts from 2008, which you can find in My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Two.
Volume Three covered 2009.
Volume Four reviewed 2010.
Volume Five looked at 2011.
And now it’s time for 2012:
I published my fourth book, “The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels,” (co-authored by Katie Hull Sypnieski). You can see lots of excerpts here.
Here are some of my favorite “The Best…” lists from this year (by the way, the total lists I’ve published reached 1,000 this year):
The Best Resources On The Newly-Released California Educator Excellence Task Force Report (I served on the Task Force)
The Best Resources On The Importance Of Knowing What You Don’t Know
A Sampling Of The Best Tweets With The #SaidNoTeacherEver Hashtag
I’ve published quite a few articles in other publications this year. Here are a few of my favorites:
My article in ASCD Educational Leadership, Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do, has been the most popular article on their website for months.
- Helping Students Motivate Themselves (New York Times)
- The Five By Five Approach To Differentiation Success
- Cultivating Student Leadership
- Students Remember More When They Tell Stories
- Getting Organized Around Assets
- Merit Pay and “Loss Aversion” (Washington Post)
- Dancing Guy Doesn’t Teach Good Leadership Lessons
- What to do — and not do — for growing number of English Language Learners
Here is a good post on classroom management:
And one on education policy:
“Sacramento City Teachers Association declines to participate in Race to the Top “
Here are some on instruction:
“Instead of seeing students as Far Below Basic or Advanced, we see them as learners” (Guest post by Lara Hoekstra)
And here are a few miscellaneous ones:
All My Class Blogs
Eight Ways To Build An Audience For Your Blog
Prof. James Heckman Says Adolescence Is Key Time To Teach (& Learn About) Self-Control & Perseverance