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The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two

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

I’m adding this post to All My 2016 “Best” Lists In One Place.

You might want to explore The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2016 – Part Two, 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 & Resources To Teachers In 2015 – Part Two

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

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2014 – Part Two

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2014 – So Far

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2013 – So Far

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2012 — Part One

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2011

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 2016- Part Two:

The Best Professional Development Resources On Writing Instruction

Too Many Students and Not Enough Time is good post from Edutopia on differentiated instruction. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction.

The Best Resources On “The Danger Of A Single Story”

Very Useful NY Times Video Series On Implicit Bias

Teaching Resources On Fake News – Part Three

Study Finds Lecturing Not Best Way To Teach – Shocking (NOT!)

Google Translate Dramatically Expands Recent Breakthrough

“‘Great Field Trips Expand the Mind’”

Video: “How the ‘IKEA effect’ can motivate people to work [& learn] harder”

I was honored to be interviewed by Vicki Davis on “How Skilled Teachers Cultivate Self-Motivated Students.” It’s a quick eleven-minute show….

Guest Post: “Inquiry” vs. “Diagnostic” Frameworks For Writing Assessments

How to Integrate Growth Mindset Messages Into Every Part of Math Class is from MindShift. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

How To Ensure Students Are Actively Engaged and Not Just Compliant is from MindShift. I’m adding it to The “Best” Lists Of Recommendations About What “Effective” Teachers Do.

Big New – & Useful – Federal Report Out Today On Helping Students Develop Self-Regulation Skills

Statistic Of The Day: Less Physical Activity For Boys Equals Less Academic Achievement

Educators’ Favorite Tech Tools is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns. In it, Anna Bartosik, Jared Covili, Sam Patterson, Anabel Gonzalez, Richard Byrne, and Russel Tarr share suggestions on how to navigate through the ed tech “jungle.”

Responding to Defiance in the Moment is from Responsive Classroom. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Classroom Management. Thanks to Chris Wejr for the tip.

5 Ways To Respond To Wrong Answers is from Smart Classroom Management. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Idea Of “Wait Time.”

The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students

The Best Ways For Responding To Student Trauma – Help Me Find More

Remembering “Breaking The Plane” Solved My Classroom Problems This Week

“It’s ‘Vital’ for Teachers to ‘Integrate Controversial Topics Into Lessons’”

My New British Council Post is On Student Strategies for self assessment

The Best Resources For Teaching Students About The Dangers Of Procrastination

The Best Ways To Use Multiple Choice Exercises

The Best Resources & Ideas For Teaching About Current Events

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Google Classroom

The Best Resources For “Do Now” Activities To Begin A Class

The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits

The Best Resources On Students Having A “Purpose For Learning”

The Best Resources For Learning About “Learning Strategies”

The Best Resources On The Value Of Positive “Self-Talk”

A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race, Police & Racism

“Learning Apps” Is One Of The Top Educational Websites Of The Year!

Great Free Resource Available Today – The Performance Assessment Resource Bank

What My Students Say About Teachers Mispronouncing Their Names

Excellent & Simple Three-Step Guide To Classroom Management Challenges

Very Good Interview With Literacy Expert Tim Shanahan

“CommonLit” Now Lets Teachers Create Free Virtual Classrooms

“eMargin” Lets You Annotate Text & Website – & Share Those Annotations

Video: “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop Intrinsic Motivation to Write”

iCivics Steps Up Its Game Big Time With Free Virtual Classrooms & Primary Source Interactive

“Write The World” Provides An Authentic Audience & A Space For Peer Review

“Owl Eyes” Lets Students Read & Annotate, Plus Teachers Can Create Free Virtual Classrooms

“Epic!” Provides 15,000 eBooks, Plus Virtual Classrooms, For Free

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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