Every year I identify my personal favorite posts, and it’s time for my end-of-year selection.
Here are My Favorite Posts In 2015 — Part Two:
The big news over the past few months is that I completed my eighth book (co-authored by Katie Hull Sypnieski), Navigating The Common Core With English Language Learners. It’s a 120,000 word monster, and will be published by Jossey-Bass in March, 2016.
Here are some of my favorite “The Best…” lists from the last six months (by the way, the total lists I’ve published reached 1,524 this year):
I’ve been writing student interactives for English Language Learners that have been appearing weekly in The New York Times. I think my favorite one was is on climate change. It introduces students to the problem, and it also teaches them about the “Five W’s” – who, what, where, when and why. A writing prompt is included.
Of course, I’ve been continuing to write my twice-weekly teacher advice column at Education Week. Here are my two favorite ones which, along with responses from guests, include my own commentaries:
I’ve also been recording weekly ten-minute BAM! radio shows. Probably my favorite one was Encouraging Other Teachers Who Work with English Language Learners with Sonia Nieto, Alicia Lopez.
I, more-or-less, post monthly for Teaching English- British Council. I think my favorite post there is Metacognition, Learning Strategies And Student Autonomy.
I haven’t done much writing elsewhere over the past few months, but I did write three other articles:
- 5-Minute Film Festival: 8 Videos for ELL Classrooms was in Edutopia
- Best and worst education news of 2015 — a teacher’s list appeared in The Washington Post
- Eight education predictions (and some wishful thinking) for 2016 — a teacher’s list also appeared in The Washington Post
And here are a few other posts from this blog that I particularly liked:
That’s about it. Look for my next round-up of favorites next summer!