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The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2015 – Part Two

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I continue my end-of-year “The Best…” lists…

I’ll be adding this post to All My 2015 “Best” Lists In One Place.

You might want to explore The Best Resources On Class Instruction – 2015, too.

The title of this “The Best…” list is pretty self-explanatory. What you’ll find here are blog posts and articles this year (some written by me, some by others) that were, in my opinion, the ones that offered the best practical advice and resources to teachers this year — suggestions that can help teachers become more effective in the classroom today or tomorrow. Some, however, might not appear on the surface to fit that criteria, but those, I think, might offer insights that could (should?) inform our teaching practice everyday.

For many, the headlines provide enough of an idea of the topic and I haven’t included any further description.

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The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers — 2010

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers — 2009

In addition, you might find these useful:

The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice In 2011

The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice — 2010

The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice — 2009

Here are my choices for The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2015- Part Two:

The Fifteen Tech Tools & Non-Tech Resources I Use Most Often With My Students

Teaching Channel Video: “Wingman” Is A Great Small Group Discussion Activity

Here’s A Stephen Curry Quote Teachers Can Use With Their Students!

I’ve got to include my BAM! Radio shows and my Education Week Teacher advice column.

How My University Students Evaluated Me This Semester

The Best Resources For Using “Object Lessons” In History

No Surprise To Teachers: Study Finds That Helping One Or Two Students Can Make Entire Class Better

The Best Sites To Learn About The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections

Skills and Strategies | The Four-Corners Exercise to Inspire Writing and Discussion is from The New York Times Learning Network.

The Best Resources For Helping Students Learn How Best To Study

Shocker – NOT: New Study Finds That Lectures Are Not Best Instructional Strategy

The Educational Value Of Students Creating “What If?” Scenarios

Quote Of The Day: Attorney Journal Loretta Lynch On Anti-Muslim Bullying In Schools

What is ‘Breaking the Plane’? is by Doug Lemov. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Classroom Management.

Statistic Of The Day: Diversity Helps Us Learn

Big New Report Issued On Social Emotional Learning

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies is by Jennifer Gonzalez. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Sharing The Best Practices For Fruitful Classroom Discussions.

Doug Lemov has a nice post on using touch in the classroom. I’m adding it to The Best Posts About The Power Of Light Touches In The Classroom.

All My “Best” Lists On Race, Racism & The Civil Rights Movement – In One Place

New Study Says Emphasize Quality Over Quantity In Teaching Writing, But I Don’t Think That’s Most Important Finding

This Is A Useful Video For Students To Learn The Advantages Of Asking For Help

Are you guilty of these 12 microaggressions? is from Mashable.

Learning From The Past To Inform Our Present Response To Refugees

Good Quote From Ta-Nehisi Coates On Writing & How I’m Using It In Class

Part Two Of Best Teaching Resources On Paris Attacks

If You Ever Have Difficult Conversations With Students Or Colleagues, You’ll Want To Read This

Jo Boaler, a math professor at Stanford, recently released this great video. Though it talks about math, it would be a good one to show to any class – it’s a good intro to Social Emotional Learning I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning.

Student Agency & How To Encourage It

Does Your Principal Support Teachers Developing A Growth Mindset?

Quotes Of The Day: The Kansas City Royals Manager Sounds Like An Excellent Teacher

“The Science Of Learning” Is A Must-Read (& An Accessible One) For Teachers

This Is A Great Article On The Benefits Of Reading Books & Here Is How I’m Going To Use It

This Is A Really Useful Article On Giving Student Feedback

“How Can I Better A Better Teacher For You?”

“ReadWorks.org” Looks Like A Good Source Of Free Reading Passages For Social Studies

Here’s The Form I’m Giving To Most Students Who Want Me To Write A Letter Of Recommendation

My New Classroom Management Strategy: “How Are You Going To Use Your Power?”

This Is Interesting: “8 Strategies Robert Marzano & John Hattie Agree On”

Excellent Article On Listening AND Writing Prompt I’ll Be Having Students Use With It

A Nice Video On The Importance Of Asking Questions – & An Accompanying Writing Prompt

“I Could Do That” Is A Great Video For Anyone Interested In Close Reading (& For TOK Teachers)

“Teach This Poem” Provides A Weekly Poem & Learning Activities To Teachers – For Free

Two Good Articles – & A Student Writing Prompt – On The Importance Of Reading

Surprise, Surprise – Punishment May Not Be The Best Parenting (Or Teaching) Strategy

A Great Piece On Student Boredom & The Writing Prompt I’m Using With It

Graphic Organizers Supporting The Common Core – Help Me Find More

New Study Shows Goal-Setting – With Some Twists – Can Have Big Impact On Student Achievement

“They Say, I Say” Is A Great Writing Resource

Questions To Help With Positive Classroom Management

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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