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The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2017 – So Far

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I continue these mid-year “The Best…” lists…

I’m adding this post to All Mid-Year 2017 “Best” Lists In One Place.

You might want to explore The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far, 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.

You might also be interested in:

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

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – So Far

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 2017- So Far:

Two New & Very Useful Writing Frames For Teachers & Students

Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students

Six New Videos Teaching Bloom’s Taxonomy In Creative Ways

The Best Resources For Learning About Cognitive Bias

The Best Ways To Handle Fidget Spinners

I’m obviously biased, but I’m not sure if there’s a better practical resource for teachers than my Education Week Teacher advice column.

And don’t forget the accompanying BAM! Radio Shows.

Atlantic Begins Intriguing Podcast Series Featuring Teachers AND Their Most “Challenging” Students

“Knowledge” & Bloom’s Pyramid

I worked with Ed Week to create this video on transfer of learning:

Now This Is A Student Goal-Setting Strategy That May Actually Work

Help Me Create A Series Of Lessons On “Reading As An Act Of Rebellion” (Or Let Me Know If You Have One Already)

“Spiral” Looks Like A Great Site Where Teachers Can Set-Up Free Virtual Classrooms

“Your One Word” Seems Like A Pretty Useful Idea For A Lesson

We Should Be Obsessed With Racial Equity

Student Engagement: Key to Personalized Learning is the headline of my fairly lengthy article in ASCD Educational Leadership. In it, I discuss various personalized learning strategies for both English Language Learners and English-proficient students. I also include a list of recommended free resources. Here’s an excerpt:

 

A Look Back: Video – “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop Intrinsic Motivation to Write”

A Look Back: Here Are Downloadable Scaffolded Instructions For Students To Create A “3/2/1” Poster

Good Advice On “De-Escalating Power Struggles In The Classroom”

I Can’t Imagine Why Anybody Teaching Shakespeare Would NOT Use “Shakespeare’s World”

All Teachers Could Benefit From Watching New PBS NewsHour Segment On Motivation

A Look Back: Here’s My Chapter On Elements Of A Successful Lesson, Along With Student Hand-Outs THEY Use To Teach

Useful Student Self-Survey On Learning Strategies

The Best Resources On Helping Students Make Good Decisions

The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On John Hattie’s Research

The Best Resources On Social Capital In Schools

All My BAM! Radio Shows About Classroom Management

The Best Resources For Learning About The Issue Of “Learning Styles”

The Best Practical Resources For Helping Teachers, Students & Families Respond To Immigration Challenges

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Fighting Islamophobia In Schools

The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Action Research – Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On Classroom Seating Strategies

The Best Resources On Providing Scaffolds To Students

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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