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The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2018 – So Far

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

I’m adding this post to All 2018 Mid-Year “Best” Lists – In One Place!.

You might want to explore The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2018 – 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.

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

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 2018- So Far:

As usual, I’ve got to start off with by suggesting readers check out the posts at my teacher advice column at Education Week Teacher.  Hundreds of top teachers have provided guest responses to just about every imaginable education question, and they’re all categorized and easy to access.

A related resource are the eight-minute radio shows that accompany each Ed Week post.  Those are not behind Ed Week’s paywall, and you can find them at All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions.

Big New Study On Reading Instruction

Essential Classroom Management Advice: Listen For The Emotions, Not The Words

In A Surprise To No Teacher Anywhere, New Studies Find Positive Teacher/Student Relationships Help Learning

#DISRUPTTEXTS Looks Like An Exceptional Resource Where English Teachers Can Learn & Contribute

Guest Post: Classroom Management – Redirecting without Escalating

Flipping “Pits To Peaks”

Treasure Chest Of Immediately Applicable Motivation Strategies

Here Are The Two End-Of-Year Projects Students Do In My TOK Classes

Harvard Business Review Publishes Great Article On The Importance Of Asking Questions

Guest Post: Integrating Writing Into Math Classes

New Report On Everything You Wanted To Know About Metacognition, But Were Afraid To Ask

Good Classroom Management Advice In The NY Times Today

No Surprise: Another Study Finds That Having An Authentic Audience Results In Improved Performance

A Few Simple Phrases To Help Keep Students Engaged

Teachers – And Everybody Else – Can Learn A Lot From This Southwest Pilot’s Audio Recording

Guest Post: How One Of Our Teachers Has Approached The Stephon Clark Shooting In Class

ALL Student Reproducibles From Our New Book Are Now Available To Everybody!

The Value Of Student “Opinion” Surveys

New Useful Lesson On “Practice”

Study Finds Calling Transgender Youth Their Chosen Name Helps – Teachers Should Follow That Guide For Every Student

“Micro-Writing for English Learners” Is My New Article In ASCD’s “Educational Leadership”

Best Article Ever To Have Students Read About Cellphones!

“How Smart Do You Make Others Around You?” Has Been A Useful Question For Me To Ask In Class

“Active Listening: Using Times Videos, Podcasts and Articles to Practice a Key Skill”

New Meta-Analysis Identifies Instructional Strategies To Help Struggling Adolescent Readers

Intriguing New Study On “Student Engagement” & How To Define It

New Study Documents The Benefits To School That Are Obvious To Us, But Maybe Not So Obvious To Our Students

Telling Stories In Class Like Abraham Lincoln

Geography Writing Frames For ELLs (They Can Be Used In Other Subjects, Too)

Study Finds That Encouraging Students To Visualize Themselves As Successful Helps Them Overcome Challenges

Guest Post: Getting Started With Flipgrid

A Fourth Step: “I Do, We Do, You Do” and then “You Teach”

Here’s How I’m Trying To Incorporate More Retrieval Practice In Class – Let Me Know How I Can Improve

We [White] Teachers Should Look At This Research When We Feel We Don’t Show Bias In The Classroom

Lots Of Good Tidbits On Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Here’s An Article & Questions We Used For A Good Faculty Discussion On Classroom Management

This Is Why I Make It A Priority To End Each Class & School Year On A Positive Note

Storytelling As A Classroom Management Strategy

Helping Students Create “Public Narratives”

No Surprise But A Good Reminder – Critical Feedback Generally Only Works If People Feel They Are Valued

Am I The Only Teacher In The World Who Had Not Heard Of The “Stapleless Stapler”?

New Research Quantifies The Vocabulary Improvement Generated By Reading – Here’s How I Plan To Use It In Class

This Is The Advice I Try To Follow Every Time I Have A Conflict With A Student Or Someone Else

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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