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February 21, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Posts On The Annual MetLife Survey Of The American Teacher

The annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher came out today, and I thought I’d share some info on it, as well as share my posts on previous editions of it.

First off, you can find this year’s edition hot off the press here.

The Educated Reporter gives a useful summary. I summarize what it has to say about parent engagement here.

Here, in my mind, is the most important take away from the report that I’ve seen so far, but I haven’t really gotten a chance to review it carefully:

Principal and teacher job satisfaction is declining. Principals’ satisfaction with their jobs in the public schools has decreased nine percentage points since it was last measured in 2008. In that same period, teacher satisfaction has dropped precipitously by 23 percentage points, including a five-point decrease in the last year, to the lowest level it has been in the survey in 25 years. A majority of teachers report that they feel under great stress at least several days a week, a significant increase from 1985 when this was last measured.

Here are my posts on previous MetLife surveys:

“MetLife Survey of the American Teacher” Released Today (2012 Report)

Believing That Every Student Can Succeed Academically (2010 Report)

“Hybrid” Teachers & Engaging Parents (2010 Report)

The Saddest School-Related Statistic I’ve Heard In Awhile…. (2010 Report)

March 7, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“MetLife Survey of the American Teacher” Released Today

The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents and the Economy, the 28th in an annual series commissioned by MetLife and conducted by Harris Interactive, was released today.

You can read the press release summarizing its findings here, and the entire report here.

Here’s one paragraph from the summary:

Teacher job satisfaction has fallen by 15 percentage points since 2009, the last time the MetLife survey queried teachers on this topic, from 59 percent to 44 percent responding they are very satisfied. This rapid decline in job satisfaction is coupled with a large increase in the number of teachers reporting that they are likely to leave teaching for another occupation (17 percent in 2009 vs. 29 percent today). Teachers are also more than four times as likely now than they were five years ago to say that they do not feel their job is secure (34 percent today vs. 8 percent in 2006, the last time this question was asked). In addition, 53 percent of parents and 65 percent of teachers today say that teachers’ salaries are not fair for the work they do.

I haven’t had time to read the full report tonight, but will write a more lengthy post about it when I do. You read my reflections on previous MetLife Surveys here.

Here’s another take on this year’s survey at The Washington Post: Teacher job satisfaction plummets — Survey.

March 12, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Part Two of MetLife Survey Of American Teacher Released

Part Two Of The MetLife Survey Of The American Teacher has just been released.

I posted earlier this month about Part One of the survey — see The Saddest School-Related Statistic I’ve Heard In Awhile….

I’m just going to share a couple of items from Part that stand-out for me. For further thoughts on the report, I’d encourage you to read Today’s Education News: Rife with Contradictions by Barnett Berry of the Center for Teaching Quality.

The first statistic that stood out for me was this one on connecting with parents:

Teachers and principals believe that the most important factors for improving student achievement are having adequate public funding and support, and involving parents. Nine in ten teachers and principals believe that having adequate public funding and support for education (92% of teachers and 96% of principals) and that strengthening ties among schools and parents (88% of teachers and 89% ofprincipals) are very important for improving student achievement.

It’s great to hear that there is that high of a belief in the power of connecting better with parents. One question, though, is do teachers and principals see parent engagement or parent involvement as the way to strengthen those ties (see Expert Advice about Parent Engagement: An Interview with Larry Ferlazzo to learn more about the difference between the two.

Here’s another potentially more disturbing part of the report:

A majority of teachers (58%) and principals (61%) strongly agree that their school does a good job of teaching students who are English Language Learners, particularly schools with at least two-thirds ELL students (75% of teachers and 77% of principals in higher ELL schools). However, from students’ point of view, schools are not doing as well. Only one-quarter of students (25%) strongly agree that their school does a good job of helping students who are learning to speak English.

That’s certainly a disconcerting difference between the teacher/principal view and the student view. However, the key to its importance — for me at least — is if that 25% is from all the students surveyed or just from those who are English Language Learners. If it’s from all the students, it’s not surprising that they, like many people, might share misconceptions about how quickly ELL’s are supposed to be able to develop proficiency in the language and might question what kind of teaching is going on.

However, if the answers to that question only come from ELL’s, then it’s an entirely different story, and I’d be just as concerned about that statistic as I was about the one I blogged about earlier this month.

I’ll try to get the answer to that question and post the response.

In the meantime, please feel free to leave your thoughts about the report in the comments section.

July 30, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Best and Worst Education News of 2013 — So Far

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I need to add one more “Best Of 2013 – So Far” list to the ones I’ve posted so far, and that’s my annual “The Best And Worst Education News Of 2013 — So Far.”

As usual, I don’t presume to say it’s all-encompassing, so I hope you’ll take time to share your own choices in the comment section. I’ll list the ones I think are the best first, followed by the worst. It’s too hard to rank them within those categories, so I’m not listing them in any order.

You might also be interested in previous editions of this list:

The best — and worst — education news of 2012

The Best (and Worst) Education News of 2011

The Best (and Worst) Education News of 2010

The Best Education News Of 2013 — So Far:

* The successful boycott of the unnecessary MAP standardized test by teachers at Garfield High School in Seattle that spread to six other local schools and inspired educators everywhere.  Teachers who participated in the boycott were not disciplined (as had been threatened) and using the MAP tests have now been made optional.  Garfield teachers’ strategy of organizing a united front of teachers, parents and students demonstrated that collective action can have a major impact on education policy that affects our classrooms.

* Passage and approval of California Governor Jerry Brown’s new funding formula that not only increases school funding across the board, but provides more monies to districts with higher numbers of low-income students.  We can only hope that it will be a model for other states to follow.

* The deaths of children (and adults) as a result of the terrifying Oklahoma tornado will never be considered anything but awful news.  But the heroic response of local educators risking their own lives to save their students is another reminder that teachers do put the interests of children ahead of their own.

* Two new exciting books, authored by some of the best minds in education policy, were published: Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch and Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave by Barnett Berry, Ann Byrd and Alan Wieder. These “must-reads” are follow-ups to their previous exceptional books.

* More and more research was published supporting the view that, yes, our students need good schools, but if we’re truly serious about providing them with genuine opportunities,  what really needs to happen are major economic and political changes.  I suspect quite a few of us are tired of hearing the refrain of “No Excuses” when we point out this reality.

* And more and more research was published pointing out that, you know, schools in the United States are generally doing pretty well, though you wouldn’t know that by a lot of public rhetoric.

* Charlotte Danielson is the guru for many districts that are initiating new teacher evaluation programs.  Arthur Goldstein discovered a video of her declaring that standardized test scores should not be used in those teacher evaluations.  I wonder if district administrators are listening?  And, speaking of test scores and their validity in determining teacher quality, an important study determined that teacher success in helping students’ develop non-cognitive skills (an area of high-interest these days) had no relation to their Value Added Measurement (VAM) score.

* In his annual appearance on this list, Harvard professor Roland Fryer failed once again to prove that extrinsic motivation increased student achievement.  One of this year’s failed experiments was giving students cellphones and sending them daily “inspirational” text messages.  It didn’t work, but it did receive an advertising award.

* The millions of students who had great learning experiences in their schools this year.

 

The Worst Education News Of 2013 — So Far:

 * The North Carolina legislature went off the deep end in a number of areas, including eliminating teacher tenure and pay raises.

* Attacks on low-income communities continued with massive school closures in Chicago, Philadelphia and elsewhere.

* Here we go again — Cleveland’s newspaper published the Value Added ratings of teachers.

* Sadness, on a number of levels, in seeing the indictments of 34 Atlanta educators, including its former Superintendent, as a result of the test-cheating scandal there.

* Two surveys found what many of us knew already — that teacher morale is plummeting in the face of “school reform.”

* Bill Gates’ PBS-televised TED Talk where he announced that billions of dollars should be spent videotaping all teachers.  Almost simultaneously, the teacher he showed a video of in his talk said she disagreed with him.  And, even though his foundation announced at the same time they want to  start listening to teachers more, there was no chorus of “preach on, Bill!” from educators across the U.S.

* The millions of students who are not getting the education they deserve.

Again, feel free to point out what I’ve missed!

June 28, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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All My 2013 “The Best…” Lists (So Far) On Education Policy In One Place

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I’ve posted quite a few “The Best…” lists on education policy issues this year, and thought readers might find it useful if I collected them all in one post.

You might also be interested in:

All My 2012 “The Best…” Lists On Education Policy In One Place

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On School Reform Issues — 2011

The Best “The Best…” Lists On School Reform Issues — 2010

Here are all my 2013 (So Far) “Best” lists on education policy issues:

The Best Posts & Articles On The New NCLB Reauthorization Bill

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts & Articles On The Charter School CREDO Study

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2013 – So Far

The Best Of The Hashtag #SaidNoEducationVendorEver

The Best Evidence For Why Giving Schools “Report Cards” Is Bad — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On The Memo Warning Rhee About Cheating (“It seems to me a responsible executive really ought to have looked further”)

The Best Posts On LA’s Banning Of Suspensions For “Willful Defiance” (Along With Commentary From An LA Teacher)

The Best Posts & Articles On MOOC’s — Help Me Find More

My Choices For The Best Posts From The Shanker Blog

The Best Posts & Articles On The Impact Of School Closures — Suggest More!

The Best Resources For Learning About Ability Grouping & Tracking — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts On The Annual MetLife Survey Of The American Teacher

The Best Resources On Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) Programs

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On The Seattle Standardized Test Boycott

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts On Gates’ Final MET “Effective Teaching” Report

March 28, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Gallup Poll: ” U.S. Teachers Love Their Lives, but Struggle in the Workplace”

The New York Times this morning ran a pretty inaccurate headline and article about a new Gallup Poll related to workplace “well-being” (see Beleaguered? Not Teachers, a Poll on ‘Well-Being’ Finds) and tried to use it to question results of a recent Met Life poll that indicated sharply declining teacher satisfaction.

Here are direct quotes from Gallup that tell the real story:

Despite earning top marks in most areas of wellbeing, teachers’ answers to various questions about their workplace produces a 49.9 Work Environment Index score, which is eighth out of 14 occupation groups. The nation’s educators rank sixth in saying their “supervisor treats me more like a partner than a boss.” And they are dead-last –14th — in saying their “supervisor always creates an environment that is trusting and open.”

About seven in 10 teachers are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” in their work, meaning they are emotionally disconnected from their work environment. Thirty-one percent are engaged. As teacher engagement is the No. 1 predictor and driver of student engagement, these findings have serious implications for students and administrators….

February 26, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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February’s “The Best…” Lists — There Are Now 1,072 Of Them

January 18, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Interview Of The Month: Two Authors Of The New Book “Teaching 2030″

The book, Teaching 2030:What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools–Now and in the Future, is being released this week. It’s an amazing book on a number of levels, and I suspect it will be the most influential and discussed education-related book this year.

It was written by Barnett Berry (check out Barnett’s blog when you can) and twelve classroom teachers from around the United States, and coordinated by The Center For Teaching Quality.

As regular readers know, each month I interview people in the education world about whom I want to learn more. You can see read those past interviews here.

This month, I was lucky enough to interview two of the thirteen authors of “Teaching 2030.” One is Barnett Berry, and the other Ariel Sacks. Ariel teaches seventh grade English in Brooklyn, NY. She can be found blogging about teaching practice and education policy at On the Shoulders of Giants.

What would you say are the main points made in the book?

Barnett: We have a bold vision for the teaching profession of tomorrow where the lines of distinction between those who teach in schools and those who lead them are blurred. There are at least three big ideas you will find in TEACHING 2030:

1.Teachers will serve as brokers of learning, in and out of cyberspace, and experts in defining and measuring student and school success for the public;

2. Teaching will be a well-compensated professional career with differentiated pathways into the classroom, guaranteeing that every child has a well-prepared team of educators, led by teachers whose expertise weaves in and out of digital space; and

3. A leadership force of 600,000 “teacherpreneurs” — classroom experts who teach students regularly — will be mobilized for reform as they also serve as teacher educators, policy researchers, community organizers, and trustees of their profession.

Ariel: As I reread the book and think about the 4 emergent realities we shaped it around, I’m starting to see these ideas as a movement that involves radical change in equal parts to (1) the student’s experience and of school and (2) the teacher’s experience within the teaching profession. We build out ideas for making both three-dimensional and suited to the needs of a rapidly changing world.

For students, this means more differentiated and dynamic pathways for learning, including a blend of virtual and face-to-face, local and global, experiences and relationships, as teachers become facilitators of diverse learning communities and curators of knowledge. For teachers, this means more differentiated and dynamic pathways through the profession, with opportunities to develop new context-specific areas of expertise, solve problems in real-time, lead both locally and nationally, and be compensated based on the value and impact of their work.

For me, the book reveals the ways in which students and teachers are stuck in the same outdated system that provides too limited options in a world in flux, and how we can redesign teaching and learning to be more flexible, so as to meet the needs of students and communities we have yet to even imagine.

What prompted you to write the book, and what was the process used to develop it?

Barnett: Every since I left classroom almost 3 decades ago I have been a student of teaching — which the sociologist have labeled a semi-profession. Since my days at a graduate student in the early 1980s, my work as a researcher and now an advocate has been to advance a fully realized teaching profession, finally freed from its 19th century industrial roots and ready to meet the demands of 21st century learners. I wanted to develop a story that embraces and celebrates the future of teaching and the many millions of teachers who nobly serve students. I also wanted to tell a story that transcend the current narrative of self-proclaimed school reformers who pit teachers versus administrators while pressing for simplistic policy prescriptions far removed from the realities of teaching, today and tomorrow.

But I did not want to write this story alone. I have been out of the classroom way too long. Putting expert teacher voices square in the middle of the national debate on school reform is a central mission of the Center forTeaching Quality. I knew that my front-line colleagues in our virtual community of expert teachers (Teacher Leaders Network), with their deep understanding of students and schools today, would immeasurably enrich a book about the future of teaching. They did.

Ariel: When I received a call from Barnett about working on a project about the future of education, I was instantly hooked. Co-creating Teaching 2030 turned out to be one of the greatest exercises in imagination that I’ve ever been presented with. It has been so meaningful, because the landscape of teaching and learning IS changing a lot right now, but teachers have largely been excluded from the decision making processes behind these changes.

As we do get more involved in education policy, we often find ourselves in a position of “fighting back” against decisions that were already made without us. Our teacher voice can easily be labelled as a contrarian one, which is not the best, when most of us in education have in common that we want the best for our nation’s children–we just see from different vantage points. What we need to establish is that the teacher vantage point is absolutely indispensable, since we are the single most important factor in our the education of students. Looking toward the future, as Barnett says as well, we were able to transcend the current debates in school reform and create a vision worth fighting FOR.

One piece of our process that I’d like to share is about how we came up with the structure for the book. After our first face-to-face meeting, each of us wrote a chapter (an essay, essentially) on one of four sub-topics of the future of teaching. The collection of essays was very interesting, but when we came back together and shared our ideas and pushed our thinking about the future further, we came to the conclusion that the structure was “so 2009,” and we wanted a structure that was closer to our vision of 2030.

Co-writer Jose Vilson recalled a book he’d read about Muhammad Ali that was structured as a conversation between Ali and various other people. We decided to chop and remix the ideas as a conversation between all of us, Barnett, and featuring the many students whose stories directed us toward our future vision. TLN co-founder and editor extraordinaire, John Norton, was instrumental in the chopping and remixing that shaped the progressive book structure.

What kind of impact do you hope the book will have?

Barnett: We hope to engage a broader group of community leaders, who care about teachers, but have yet to fully grasp the complexities of teaching now and in the future. We hope to connect these community leaders, with a growing group of teachers who are ready to take action together in pressing policymakers to invest in teaching in new and powerful ways. We hope to leverage a new generation of teacher leaders, who transform their unions into the professional guilds they need to be. And this is what our New Millennium Initiative is all about — turning the ideals of TEACHING 2030 into meaningfgul change for the profession that makes all others possible.

Ariel: I’d like to see this book be a springboard for an ongoing conversation that needs to take place at all levels and corners of our current schooling system about the future of teaching and public education. In particular, I hope that teachers, from preservice teacher candidates to veterans, see this as a helpful starting place to begin to create the future of our profession rather than continuing to react to the changes that come from outside.

What do you see as the main obstacles to the proposals you make in the book? And how do you think they can best be overcome?

Barnett: We have to overcome the 15,000 hour problem — i.e., the average amount of time a typical American has spent in the public schools as a student. As result too many people who make education policy think they know far about teaching than they do. Words alone will not be enough to tell the story of TEACHING 2030 — but powerful images and new messages from new messangers can. This is why part of what we are now doing, with support of MetLife Foundation (our primary supporter of Teaching 2030), is to build multimedia images of key concepts of the book, and help growing numbers of teacher leaders tell their own story.

In the end if we are going to realize the bold vision of TEACHING 2030 we must market to the public that teaching is complex work, in ways that the federal government marketed cigarette smoking as bad for your health. Only then will the public invest in teaching new ways and press the policymakersthey vote into office to make the tough political decisions they have failed to make in the past.

Ariel: Because teachers’ voices are so essential to the conversation begun in this book, the biggest obstacle I see is that most practicing teachers are so busy with teaching they will not have time enough or an efficient vehicle for participation in the discussions and action steps that need to take place in the years to come. One of the first steps will be to create a significant number of hybrid positions for teachers to teach half-time and lead in various capacities in and outside of their school contexts. We can’t just create a few such roles in isolation, because most schools, logistically, can’t just drop a strong teacher to a half-time position without a system to help with the hiring and funding of the other half time position that would need to exist.

Schools can’t be completely on their own to free teachers up to lead in and out of their schools, because the impetus for this kind of change is not as strong on the ground as it looks when you see the big picture of where our schools are going if we do NOT begin to take these to get teachers involved in the redesign of our school systems.

One thing that is surely happening is that great teachers are leaving the classroom in droves to increase their autonomy, career status, and earning capacity. We need to respond to that fact and create hybrid roles that will help accomplished teachers pursue their ideas and help shape the new landscape of the profession. But this is going to be complicated, and adjusting current structures to make it work logistically is a serious obstacle–but certainly not an insurmountable one.

Is there anything else you’d like to share that I haven’t asked you about?

Barnett: I am troubled by the vitriol in the current debate over the future of teaching and learning, with both self-proclaimed reformers and media mavens stoking fiery rhetoric about who should be recruited to teaching as well as how they are prepared and judged, and paid. The attacks on the unions, no matter how backward many of their policy positions may be, are unjustified and, I suspect, are often based on insidious motives to ensure we have a cheap and compliant teaching workforce with little or no voice.

However, soon, as expert teachers become more well-known through viral networking, and social media, the public will come to recognize that 21st century teaching and learning will require three things that are not currently on many reform agendas: (1) teachers who are more skilled in the science and art of teaching than ever before; (2) teachers who embrace their roles as leaders of school improvement; and (3) teachers who have and use a strong collective voice to ensure that the needs of all their students are adaptively met. And one day before I retire the highest paid anybody in a school district will be a practicing teacher whose handsomely rewarded for advancing and improving our public education system.

Ariel: One of the questions that we constantly had to ask ourselves–and co-author Renee Moore was particularly good at reminding us– as we wrote this book was, how will X idea work for all students across the country, urban, rural, suburban, affluent, poor, etc. As we move forward with any one idea suggested or inspired by Teaching 2030, we will need to face the fact that many ideas will require more financial/material investment in under-resourced communities than we are currently seeing and than other more affluent communities require.

Use of the Internet and all it has to offer children in their learning, for example, is only helpful where there is an affordable and accessible Internet connection and up to date computer technology. There are still many areas of the United States that are not “connected,” and residents of urban areas who cannot afford a reliable Internet connection. This is just one example of investments that will need to be made if the changes we envision are going to benefit all Americans.

As co-author Shannon C’de Baca put it, in a time of rapid change, someone has to be the “keeper of the flame,” the person who makes sure that quality education, equal opportunity, and developmentally appropriate goals are not lost along the way to 2030. Teachers, who are inside schools working with students every day, are in the position to be the “keepers of the flame” and speak up about what we see and think.

Thanks, Ariel and Barnett!

March 28, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Believing That Every Student Can Succeed Academically

As regular readers know, I think very highly of Bill Ferriter, writer of The Tempered Radical blog and a colleague in the Teacher Leaders Network.

He’s just written a very thoughtful and honest post titled “Learning from the Met: Great Expectations?” It’s his reflection on the year he spent teaching in a non-suburban school, why he left, and how it connects to a recent survey of teachers from MetLife that show over 50% of teachers questioning whether every student could succeed academically (you can read my thoughts on the MetLife survey here).

Bill concludes his post this way:

Nope. I don’t think every student can succeed academically.

But instead of being the result of unmotivated or incapable children, that’s a direct result of the callous and under-informed approach that policymakers take towards addressing the challenges of students living in high-poverty communities.

Their unwillingness to invest tangible resources—dollars, people and time—equitably instead of equally is evidence of our unwillingness to care for other people’s children as much as we care for our own.

Maybe I’m not the only one who should be ashamed.

I can understand, and agree, with most of what Bill has written in his post.

Except for the part about not believing that every student can succeed academically.

I believe they can. And I also believe that most of my colleagues feel the same way, and it’s a school culture that is supported by our principal, Ted Appel. And it’s that belief which keeps me going.

Many of the students at our inner-city high school have huge challenges — not having a home situation that can provide many educational enrichment activities; lack of health insurance; unstable family life; self-control issues; gangs; English as their second language, etc.

But, though they might have a long list of deficits, they also have many assets — their potential; their life experiences; their resiliency.

Many years ago, I had a conversation with a man who worked with Gandhi in the struggle for Indian independence. He told me, “Larry, the key to Gandhi’s success was that he looked at every problem as an opportunity, not as a pain in the butt.”

Now, I’m not sure that Gandhi would have put it in quite the same way. But I’ve been able to use that pearl of wisdom as a key guide in my life.

I teach in Sacramento’s largest inner-city high school. I experience many of the typical frustrations of any inner-city teacher, and I write about many of them in this blog.

I agree with Richard Rothstein, who writes that we can only narrow, not bridge, the achievement gap without public policies that will impact the problems outside the schoolhouse doors that affect student learning. And there are some days when I come home feeling emotionally-drained and wonder what it might be like teaching at a suburban school. And there are students who — for one reason or another — I am not able to reach during an entire school year, and have hopes that some other teacher will down the line.

But those days and disappointments are more than off-set by the successes I see — the students who had never read a book before and now are doing so regularly; the ones who are able to develop their own capacity for self-control and discipline; the boys and girls (and young men and young women) who go on to college after telling me in ninth-grade that they don’t need to work on their writing because they would never need it as a professional skateboarder or professional basketball player.

As a teacher, I’m a subscriber to what New York Mets pitcher Tug McGraw said in 1973 when the team improbably won the National League pennant (I’m a New York native), “You gotta’ believe!”

(You might want to also read what Renee Moore, another Teacher Leaders Network colleague, writes about the same topic)

March 26, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Hybrid” Teachers & Engaging Parents

Part Two Of The MetLife Survey Of The American Teacher has just been released.   I’ve previously written about the first two parts.

The third part of this extensive survey of teachers and students is titled Teaching As A Career and “examines collaboration in the context of teacher professional growth, experience level and career path.”

I’ve written a post in my other blog  talking about how this aspect particularly connects to engaging parents.

You might be interested in reading the post, titled “Hybrid Teachers & Engaging Parents.

February 18, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Saddest School-Related Statistic I’ve Heard In Awhile….

The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher comes out every year, and they just released the first of three parts. It’s called “Effective Teaching and Leadership.”

I wasn’t surprised by most of the information in the report (which apparently includes survey results from both teachers, administrators and students). However, I was shocked, saddened and disappointed by what was written in its last line:

Only half of students (53%) strongly agree that all of the teachers in their school want them to succeed, with fewer secondary school students than elementary school students holding this view (44% vs. 66%).

I don’t know about you, but I find this just so, so sad. I’m sure a far greater percentage of teachers truly want students to succeed. However, it’s obvious that this message is not getting through. And it’s not the students’ fault that they’re not hearing it, it’s our fault for not communicating that concern through our words and actions.

What would students at your school say?

January 21, 2008
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Best of series

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I’ve separated my “The Best…” lists here by topics. A number of the lists, though, can fit into multiple categories, so it still might be useful to scan all of them.

The Websites Of The Year page on this blog, on the other hand, has these lists in the chronological order in which they’ve been written. Please note that I continually update and revise all of the lists.

The Best Websites page on my website shows versions of these same lists that are designed for student self-access.

The best way to search is using “Control + F” on your keyboard.

ART

The Best Art Websites For Learning English
The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations
The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online
The Best New Sites Students Should Use With Supervision
The Best Sites To Learn About Diego Rivera
The Best Ways For Students To Create Their Own Online Art Collections
The Best Images Of Weird, Cool & Neat-Looking Buildings (& Ways To Design Your Own)
The Best Collections Of “The Best” Pieces Of Art Ever Created
The Best Art & Music Sites — 2009
The Best Sites For Learning About Famous Art Thefts
The Best Examples Of “Unusual” Art
The Best Art & Music Sites Of 2011 — So Far

The Best Resources Discussing The Importance Of Art In Education — Help Me Find More

CLASSROOM PRACTICE
When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!)
Maintaining A “Good” Class
More About Maintaining A “Good” Class
“Why Do You Let Others Control You?”
Have You Ever Taught A Class That “Got Out Of Control”?
What Do Pit Bulls & Cockroaches Have To Do With Learning & Teaching?
What Do You Do When You’re Having A Bad Day At School?
What Do You Do To Keep Students (And You!) Focused Near The End Of The Year?
Writing Letters To Students
“I’ll Work If You Give Me Candy
What Do You Do On The Last Day Of Class (Part Two)?
What Do You Do When You Have A Few Minutes Left In Class? — Part Two
Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”
My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control
My Best Posts On Classroom Management

ECONOMICS & JOBS

The Best Websites For Students Exploring Jobs and Careers
The Best Sites For Learning Economics & Practical Money Skills
The Best Websites To Teach & Learn Life Skills
The Best Sites For Students To Create Budgets
The Best Sites To Learn About The U.S. Financial Crisis
The Best Sites To Learn About The Recession
The Best Places For Students To Write Their Resumes

ELL/ESL — GENERAL

The Best Internet sites for English Language Learners 2007
The Best Web 2.0 Applications for ESL/EFL Learners — 2007
The Best of The Best 2007
The Best Online Video Sites For Learning English
The Best Internet Sites For English Language Learners — 2008
The Best Sites For Encouraging ELL’s To Attend College
The Best Sites For K-12 Beginning English Language Learners
The Best Sections On My Website
The Best Sites For Free ESL/EFL Hand-Outs & Worksheets
The Best Sites For K-12 Intermediate English Language Learners
The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners
The Best Online “Chatbots” For Practicing English
The Best Sites For Learning How To Tell Time
The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students — 2009
The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn About The Super Bowl
The Best Sites For Free ESL/EFL Hand-Outs & Worksheets
The Best “When I Say Jump” Online Sites For Practicing English
A Collection Of The Best Sites For Learning About The Seasons
The Best “The Best…” Lists For English Language Learners — 2010
The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students — 2010
The Best Resources For Learning How To Use The Dictogloss Strategy With English Language Learners
The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual Or Multilingual — Part One
The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner
The Best Sites (& Videos) For Learning About Jazz Chants
The Best Posts On Students Reading Aloud Individually In ESL Class — But I Need Your Help Finding Research On The Topic
The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2011 — So Far

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2011 — So Far

The Best Sixteen Basic Sites For Beginning English Language Learners (Revised)
The Best Sites To Download Free ESL Board Game Templates
The Best Sites For Helping ELL’s Learn About Completing Forms & Applications
The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners
The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction
The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites
The Best Sites For Learning Strategies To Teach ELL’s In Content Classes
The Best Resources On Teaching Multilevel ESL/EFL Classes
The Best Online Resources For “Information Gap” Activities
The Best Resources On ELL’s & Standardized Tests
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists For Sites Where ELL’s Can Create Art
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists For Online Books Accessible To ELL’s
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists For Online ELL Video Sites
The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2011 — Part Two
The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2011
The Best Summify & Paper.li’s On ESL/EFL/ELL
A Quasi “The Best” List On TPRS (TPR Storytelling) For Teaching ESL
The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development
The Best Resources On Using Improvisation In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom
The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2012 — So Far

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2012 — So Far
The Best Resources For Learning About “Psychological Effects” Useful To Teachers

The Best Geography Sites For Beginning & Intermediate English Language Learners

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses — Contribute Your Suggestions!

The Best Pink Panther Fight Scenes For English Language Learners

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2013 – So Far

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2013 – So Far

The Best Three Sites On The Web For ESL/EFL/ELL/ELT Teachers

The Best Infographics About Teaching & Learning English As A Second (or Third!) Language

The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom

The Best Ways To Modify The Picture Word Inductive Model For ELLs

The Best Web Tools For English Language Learners (In Other Words, The Ones My Students Regularly Use)

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Mobile Apps For English Language Learners

The “All-Time” Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of English Language Learners

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2014 – So Far

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2014 – So Far

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2014 – Part One

GAMES

The Best online Learning Games– 2007
The Best Online Video Games For Learning Language & Content Knowledge
The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too
The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games
The Best Online Learning Games — 2008
The Best Sites For Making Crossword Puzzles & Hangman Games
The Best Fun Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2008
The Best Online Games Students Can Play In Private Virtual “Rooms”
The Best “Cause-Related” Online Learning Games
The Best “I Spy” (Hidden Object) Games For Vocabulary Development
The Best Collections Of Online Educational Games
The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories
The Best Places To Find Online Video Games For Language-Learning
The Best Online Learning Games — 2009
The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009
Part Two Of The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Learning Games
The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2010
The Best Online Learning Games — 2010
The Best Learning Games For Intermediate English Language Learners
The Best Learning Games For Advanced ELL’s & Non-ELL’s
The Best Online Learning Games Of 2011 — So Far
The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2011 (So Far)
The Best “Fun” Online Video Games For English Language Development
The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2011
The Best Online Learning Games Of 2012 — So Far
The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2012 (So Far)

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2012 (Part Two)

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2013 — So Far

The Best Online Geography Games

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2013 – Part Two

The “All-Time” Best Online Learning Games

The Best Online Learning Simulation Games & Interactives — Help Me Find More

HEALTH

The Best Life Expectancy Calculators
The Best health sites for English language learners
The Best Sites For ELL’s To Learn About The Dangers Of Smoking
The Best Resources For Learning About World Malaria Day
The Best Sites For Learning About The Swine Flu Outbreak
The Best Web Resources For Learning About HIV & AIDS
The Best Online Health Assessments For ELL’s
The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety
The Best Online Resources For Learning About Health Care Reform
The Best Health Sites — 2010
The Best Resources For Learning About the Health Care Debate

The Best Resources On Teens & Hearing Loss

The Best Interactives Showing How Obamacare Works

The Best Resources For Learning About The Ebola Virus

The Best Articles Highlighting Parallel Critiques Of Increasing School & Health Care “Efficiency”

The Best Resources On Why Breakfast Is Important For Teenagers

The Best Resources To Help Promote A Physically Healthy Lifestyle For Our Students

 

HOLIDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, OR CELEBRATIONS

The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween
The Best Online Resources About Christopher Columbus

The Best Resources For Hispanic Heritage Month
The Best Sites To Teach and Learn About Thanksgiving
The Best Websites To Learn About Veterans Day
The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa

The Best Sites For Learning About Pearl Harbor
The Best Sites To Help Teach About 9/11

The Best Sites For Learning About New Year Celebrations
The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King
The Best Resources About President’s Day
The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day
The Best Sites To Teach About African-American History
The Best Resources For Chinese New Year
The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn About The Super Bowl
The Best Resources For Groundhog Day
The Best Sites For Learning About St. Patrick’s Day (and April Fool’s Day)
The Best Sites To Learn About Mardi Gras & Carnivals
The Best Sites For Learning About Women’s History
The Best Sites For Learning About Cesar Chavez
The Best Sites For Learning About Easter & Passover
The Best Sites To Learn About The Hindu Festival of Holi
The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About World Water Day
The Best Sites To Learn About “Earth Hour”
The Best Earth Day Sites
The Best Sites For Teaching & Learning About Cinco de Mayo
The Best Sites For Learning About Mother’s Day
The Best Resources For Learning About World Malaria Day
The Best Websites For Learning About Memorial Day
The Best Sites For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
The Best Father’s Day Sites
The Best Websites For Learning About The Fourth Of July
The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day
The Best Sites To Teach & Learn About Ramadan
The Best Websites For Learning About Labor Day
The Best Resources For Learning About Mexico’s Independence Day
The Best Websites For Learning About Multiple Holidays & Anniversaries
The Best Sites For Images Of Fall Foliage (& For Teaching About The Season)
The Best Sites To Learn About World Food Day
The Best Sites For Learning About Diwali
The Best Sites To Learn And Teach About The Hajj
The Best Resources To Learn About The Convention On The Rights Of The Child
The Best Resources For Learning About World Toilet Day & The Issue Of Public Sanitation In The Third World
The Best Sites For Learning & Teaching About The Day Of The Virgin Of Guadalupe
The Best Online Resources For Learning About Eid al-Adha
The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day)
The Best Sites For Learning About Flag Day
The Best Resources To Learn About World Teachers Day
The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People
The Best Sites For Learning About The Birth Of Lord Krishna
The Best Sites For Learning About Yom Kippur
The Best Sites For Learning About United Nations Day
The Best Resources For “Bill Of Rights Day”
The Best Resources For World Book Day — March 1st
The Best Resources For Learning About May Day

The Best Resources For International Mother Language Day

The Best Resources For Learning About The Summer Solstice

The Best Resources For World Environment Day

Apparently, Today Is Both “World Book Night” & “UN English Language Day” – Here Are The Best Resources For Both

The Best Resources For World Humanitarian Day

LISTENING

The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners
The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More

MATH

The Best Math Websites For English Language Learners — 2007
The Best Science & Math Sites — 2008

The Best Science & Math Sites — 2009
The Best MATH Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress

All My Math-Related “The Best…” Lists In One Place

MULTILINGUAL

The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Learning English
The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science

MUSIC

The Best Music Websites For Learning English
The Best Online Sites For Creating Music
The Best Online Karaoke Sites For English Language Learners
Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Music Sites
The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects
The Best Places To Find Lyrics On The Web
The Best Sites For Ideas On Making Simple Musical Instruments
The Best Art & Music Sites — 2010
The Best Art & Music Sites Of 2011

The Best Videos Of Tom Lehrer’s Songs

READING

The “All-Time” Best Science Sites

The Best Science Sites Of 2014 – So Far

The Best Resources For Learning About The Rosetta Mission

 

The Best Resources For Learning About The Next Papal Election

The Best Info On Skills Employers Are Looking For In Job-Seekers

The Best Resources On Why Raising The Minimum Wage Is Important

The Best Resources About The New Push For Immigration Reform

The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Europe

The Best Resources For Learning About Flight

The “Best” Multimedia News Content In The World

A Beginning List Of The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Africa

The Best Overviews Of The Boston Terror Attack

A Beginning List Of The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Asia & The Middle East

The Best Multimedia For Learning About The Midwest & Oklahoma Tornadoes

A Beginning List Of The Best Sites For ELLs To Learn About The Pacific Region

The Best Infographics Of 2013 – So Far

The Best Resources On Chemical Weapons

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2013 – So Far

All My 2013 “The Best…” Lists (So Far) Related To Social Studies In One Place

The Best Sites For Learning About The Battle Of Gettysburg

The Best Resources For Learning About The Fire Near Yosemite Valley

The Best Resources About The March On Washington

The Best Resources For Learning About The Birmingham Church Bombing

The Best Resources For Learning About The Fires In Australia

The Best Resources For Learning About Teens In The News

The Best Resources On Malala Yousafzai

The Best Resources For Understanding The Debt Ceiling

The Best Resources To Help Understand The Federal Government Shutdown

The Best Sites For Learning About Brazil

The Best Sites For Learning About Italy

The Best Sites For Learning About France

The Best Online Resources About President John F. Kennedy

The Best Resources For Geography Awareness Week

The Best Resources For Learning About Typhoon Haiyan

The Best Hans Rosling Videos

The Best Online Resources For Learning About The Gettysburg Address

The Best Sites For Learning About The United Kingdom

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2013 – Part Two

The Best Resources Honoring Nelson Mandela At His Passing….

The Best Resources For Learning About Rosa Parks

The Best Year In Review Features — 2013

The Best Infographics Of 2013 – Part Two

The Best Sites For Learning About South Africa

The “All-Time” Best Social Studies Sites

The Best Resources On The Protests In Ukraine

The Best Posts, Articles & Lesson Plans On The Jordan Davis Tragedy & Verdict: Our “Classrooms Are Full Of Him”

The Best Resources For Learning About Mudslides

The Best Sites For Learning About Japan

The Best Sites For Learning About India

The Best Sites For Learning About The 2014 World Cup In Brazil

The Best Resources On The Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

The Best Commentaries On The 60th Anniversary Of Brown vs. Board Of Education

The Best Resources On The Kidnapped School Girls In Nigeria – Help Me Find More

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2014 — So Far

The Best Resources For Learning About Freedom Summer

The Best Resources For Learning About The Children Refugee Crisis At The U.S. Southern Border

TEACHER RESOURCES

The Best blogs for sharing resource links 2007
The best articles about Education 2007

The Best 10 tools for learning
The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary
The Best Books For Teaching & Learning ESL/EFL
The Best Resource Sites For ESL/EFL Teachers
The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current Education Issues
The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress

The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research
The Best Ways To Create Online Tests
The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues
The Best Places To Get Blog, Website, , Book, Movie, & Music Recommendations
The Best Online Sources For Images
The Best Personal Home Page Creators
The “Best” Articles About Education — 2008
The Best Online Resources For Teachers of Pre-Literate ELL’s
The Best Ways To Access Educational YouTube Videos At School
The Best Posts Of 2008
The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging
The Best Posts From Other Blogs That Made Me “Think” In 2008
The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2008
The Best Collections Of Educational Links
The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL
The Best Sections On My Website
The Best Places To Learn About Education Grants
The Best Places To Find Free (And Good) Lesson Plans On The Internet
The Best ESL/EFL Software
The Best Places To Buy ESL/EFL Books. Software & Multimedia
The Best Educational Web Resources Worth Paying For…
The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests
The Best Sites For Free ESL/EFL Hand-Outs & Worksheets
The Best Non-Web Resources, Online Tools, & Websites I Use Most Often With My Students

The Best Articles That I’ve Written

The Best Collections Of Web 2.0 Tools For Education
The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners

The Best Digital Storytelling Resources

The Best Places To Find Good Education Blogs
The Best Places To Find New Educational Websites
The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom
The Best Ways To Make Awards & Certificates Online
The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About
The Best Magazine/Newspaper Websites For Useful News & Intellectual Stimulation
The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom
The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations
The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects
The “Best” Blog Carnivals
The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers
The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks”
The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables”
The Best ESL/EFL Blogs
The Best (& Most Thoughtful) Blogs On “Big Picture” Education Issues
The Best Guides To ESL/EFL/ELL Terminology
The Best “Practical” Ed Tech Blogs
The Best Twitterers For Sharing Resource Links
The Best Resources To Learn About Copyright Issues
The Best Teacher Resources For Online Student Safety & Legal Issues
The Best Resources For Finding And Creating Virtual Field Trips
The Twenty Blogs I Read First…
The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues
The Best Resources To Learn About World Teachers Day
The Best Resources For Using Puppets In Class
The Best Sites For Teachers Of English Language Learners — 2009
The “Best” Articles (And Blog Posts) About Education Policy — 2009
The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice — 2009
The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks
The Best Sites For Learning Spanish Online
My Best Posts & Articles About Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2009
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers — 2009
The Best “The Best…” Lists Of 2009
My Best Posts In 2009 (That Weren’t “The Best…” Lists)
The Best From “Interviews Of The Month” 2009
The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators — 2009
The “Best” TED Talks (Well, Really, The Ones I Use With My Classes)
The Best Blogs For Sharing Resources/Links — 2009
The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2009
Best “Tweets” Of 2009
The Best Sources For Interactive Infographics
The Best Online Collections Of PowerPoints For Teachers
The Best Resources For Showing Students Why They Should Continue Their Academic Career
The Best Resources For Learning About Multiple Intelligences
Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors
The Best Sites For Walking In Someone Else’s Shoes
The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas
My Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad)
My Best Posts On Parent Engagement So Far This Year
My Best Posts On Students Evaluating Classes (And Teachers)
My Best Posts On “Motivating” Students
My Best Posts On Students Setting Goals
The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons
The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation
My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control
The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments
A Beginning “The Best…” List Of Free & Decent Online Practice Sites For State Tests — Help Me Add More!
The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep
My Best Posts On “School Reform”
The Best Posts About The LA Times Article On “Valued-Added” Teacher Ratings
The Best Posts About Getting Our Students To Attend College
The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment
The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers — 2010 (And Earlier)
The Best Sites For Learning About Graphic Recording
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Encouraging Students To Attend College
The Best Rubric Sites (And A Beginning Discussion About Their Use)
The Best Posts & Articles About The Teacher-Bashing “Waiting For Superman” Movie & Associated Events
A List of Interviews With…Me — September, 2010
My Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Six Months The Best Posts About The Appalling Teacher-Bashing Column Superintendents Wrote In The Washington Post
The Best Resources For Learning About How Class Size Does Matter
A Collection Of The Best “Laugh While You Cry” Videos — Contribute More!
The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources — 2010
The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s — 2010
The Best Articles/Blog Posts On What The Election Results Mean For Schools — Contribute More
The Best “The Best…” Lists Offering Practical Classroom Advice To Teachers — 2010
The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students
Part Two Of The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers — 2010
The Best Blog Posts & Articles About Joel Klein’s Departure & The Question Of Who Should Be Leading Our Schools
My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2010
The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons
The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2010
The Best Quotes About Education — Contribute Your Own Favorites
The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools
The Best “The Best…” Lists On School Reform Issues — 2010
The Best From “Interviews Of The Month” — 2010
The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy — 2010
Best “Tweets” Of 2010
The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice — 2010
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers — 2010
The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery — December, 2010
All My “The Best Of 2010″ Lists In One Place!
The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2010
The Ten Best Videos For Educators — 2010
Part Two Of The Best Videos For Educators — 2010
The Best Guides For Helping Teachers Develop Personal Learning Networks — December, 2010
The Best Posts To Help Understand Google’s New “Books Ngram Viewer” — December, 2010
The Best Sites For Figuring Out What To Do If Delicious Shuts Down — December, 2010
The Best Posts & Articles About Providing Students With Choices
My Best Posts On Helping Students “Visualize Success”
The Best (& Worst) Education News In 2010
The Best Sites For Learning Beginning Photography Tips
The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System
The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement
The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2010
My Most Memorable Classroom Moments In 2010 — Please Share Your Own
The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2010
The Best Sites For Learning That Money Does Matter For Schools
The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy
The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses
The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea
The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Why Teacher Tenure Is Important
The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important
The Best Posts & Articles About Videotaping Teachers In The Classroom
The Best Resources For Learning About Handwriting & Learning
The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards
The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven”
A Collection Of My Most Unusual “The Best…” Lists
The Best Resources For Learning Why The Parent Trigger Isn’t Good For Parents, Kids Or Schools
The Best Posts About Michelle Rhee’s Exaggerated Test Scores
The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America
The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual
The Best Resources For Learning About Attacks On Teachers & Other Public Sector Workers In Wisconsin
The Best Places To Get Reliable, Valid, Accessible & Useful Education Data
The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea
The Best Places To Find Research On Technology & Language Teaching/Learning
The Best Posts Responding To Bill Gates’ Appallingly Clueless Op-Ed Piece
The Best Resources On The Importance Of Building Positive Relationships With Students
The Best — And Easiest — Ways To Use YouTube If, Like Us, Only Teachers Have Access To It
The Best Posts Debunking The Myth Of “Five Great Teachers In A Row”
The Best Resources For Learning About Schools Providing Home Computers & Internet Access To Students
The Best Articles Providing An “Overall” Perspective On Education Policy
The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions
The Best Resources For Learning About The New York Times Paywall
The Best Posts & Articles About “Erase To The Top”
The Best Posts & Articles To Learn About “Fundamental Attribution Error” & Schools
My Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Six Months
The Best Posts About The Power Of Light Touches In The Classroom
The Best Resources For Google Earth Beginners Like Me
The Best Resources For Learning About The “Achievement Gap”
The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”
The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death
A Beginning “The Best…” List On The Dangers Of Privatizing Public Education
The Best Resources For Helping Students See They Might Not Always Be The Best Judges Of Their Behavior
The Best Posts Discussing Arrogance & School Reform
The Five Best Articles I’ve Written About Education
The Best Sites For Using Aesop’s Fables In The Classroom
The Best Posts/Articles On National Research Council Finding That Carrots & Sticks Don’t Work
The Best Posts About Attrition Rates At So-Called “Miracle” Schools
The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning
The Best Resources For Learning About The Four School Improvement Grant Models
The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing
The Best Resources For Learning About Teens & Stress
So, You Want To Write A Book? Here’s The Best Advice…
The Best Resources On The “Summer Slide”
The Best Posts Responding To David Brooks Criticism Of Diane Ravitch (& Many Of The Rest Of Us)
The Best Resources For Learning About Small Learning Communities
The Best Posts For Learning About The NEA’s New Policy Statement on “Teacher Evaluation and Accountability”
The Best Posts & Articles About The Atlanta Testing Scandal
My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2011 (So Far)
The Best Posts About Public Officials (& Non-Elected “Reformers) Sending Their Children To Private Schools
The Best Posts & Articles About Compromise
The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2011 — So Far
The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures
The Best Posts & Articles On The Save Our Schools March
The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice In 2011 — So Far
The Best Posts About Trust & Education
The Best Resources For Planning The First Day Of School
The Best Sites For Finding Folktales To Teach “Life Lessons”
The Best Resources For Helping Students (& The Rest Of Us) Learn The Concept Of Not Blaming Others
The Best Posts & Articles About The New York Court Decision Releasing Teacher Ratings
The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2011 — So Far
The Best Commentaries On Steven Brill’s Book, “Class Warfare”
The Best Online “Countdown” Timers
My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2011 — So Far

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

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll
The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing — Help Me Find More
The Best Posts On Attracting The “Best Candidates” To Teaching
The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2011 — So Far
My Best Posts On Why It’s Important To Be Positive In Class
The Best Resources On “Instructional Coaching”
The Best Resources For Helping Students Deal With Grief
My Best Posts On The Basics Of Small Groups In The Classroom
The Best Resources For Learning About Grade Retention, Social Promotion & Alternatives To Both
The Best Resources On Parent/Teacher Conferences
The Worst Parent Engagement Ideas
“The Best Examples Of Parent Engagement Through Community Organizing”
The Best Sources Of Parent Engagement Advice For Teachers
The Best Posts & Articles For Learning About Newark’s $100 Million From Facebook
The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Home Visits
The Best Resources To Learn About High School ID’s & The Scarlet Letter

The Best Resources To Learn About Alabama’s Awful Immigration Law (& Its Impact On Schools)

The Best Posts & Articles On Recent Study About Student Anxiety
The Best Articles On The New Study Showing That Intelligence Is Not “Fixed”
The Best Posts On The NY Times Ed Tech Article
The Best Resources On “Gratitude”
The Best Posts About The Khan Academy
The Best Resources On “Becoming What We Read”
The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research
The Best Resources On Teaching & Learning Critical Thinking In The Classroom
“The Best Research Available On Parent Engagement”
The Best Reasons Why Parents Should Be Looked At As Allies & Not Targets Of Blame
The Best Overviews Of Parent Engagement
My Best Posts, Articles & Interviews On Parent Engagement
The Best Resources On Parent Engagement In Countries Other Than The U.S.
The Best Ideas On How Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed Academically
The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2011 — Part Two
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On School Reform Issues — 2011
The Best Tweets Of 2011
The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2011
The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2011
The Best Videos For Educators In 2011
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Parent Engagement — 2011
The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2011
The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice In 2011
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2011
The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning — December, 2011
My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2011
The Best (and Worst) Education News of 2011
The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011
The Best Commentaries On The President’s Proposal For Students To Stay In School Until They’re Eighteen — January, 2012
The Best Critiques Of Ruby Payne — January, 2012
The Best Posts On The Gates’ Funded Measures Of Effective Teaching Report — January, 2012
The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources — January, 2012
The Bests Posts & Articles About Why We Like Lists — January, 2012
The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2011
The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction — January, 2012
The Best Posts On The NY Times-Featured Teacher Effectiveness Study — January, 2012
The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2011 — January, 2012
All My “Best Of 2011″ Lists In One Place — January, 2012
The Best Resources On Teacher/Student Use Of Social Media
The Best Resource Sites For Scholarship Information
The Best Education Articles From “The Onion”
The Best Posts & Articles On The Education & National Security Report
The Best Resources For Learning About “Flow”
The Best Advice For New Teachers
The Best Posts On Helping Students Teach Their Classmates — Help Me Find More
The Best Posts About The Most Bizarre Standardized Test Question Ever
The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change
A Beginning List Of The Best Posts & Articles On Accelerated Reader
The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays
The Best Resources On How Exercise Helps Learning — Please Contribute Other Resources
The Best Resources On The Idea Of Extending The School Day
The Best Resources For Lessons On Trayvon Martin
The Best Sources Of Advice On Helping Students Strengthen & Develop Their Creativity
The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More
The Best Tools For Creating Clozes (Gap-Fills)
The Best Posts Questioning If Direct Instruction Is “Clearly Superior”
The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons
My Best Posts On Metacognition
The Best Resources On The Importance Of Knowing What You Don’t Know
The Best Resources For Learning About Parent Fundraising & Equity Issues
My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2012 (So Far)
The Best Resources On “Race To The Top”
The Best Posts On The Weirdest School Reform Story Of The Year (So Far, At Least)
The Best Resources For Applying “Fed Ex Days” To Schools
The Best Resources On Bringing Students To Nature (& Nature To Students)
The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate
The Best Places On The Web To Write Lesson Plans — Who Have I Missed?

The Best Posts On “Loss Aversion” & Schools

The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberative Practice

The Most Useful Resources For Implementing Common Core — I Hope You’ll Contribute More

The Best Sites For Smartboard Resources (& For Other IWB’s)

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2012 — So Far
The Best Multimedia Resources For Introducing Students To The Advantages Of Charts, Graphs & Infographics

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll — 2012

“The Best Posts & Articles On Parent Trigger Movie “Won’t Back Down””

The Best Funny Movie/TV Clips Of Bad Teachers

The Best Resources On Using Drama In The Classroom

The Best Education Week Posts From My First Year Blogging There…

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2012 — So Far

The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea

The Best Online Videos Showing Teachers In The Classroom

The Best Videos Showing The Importance Of Asking Good Questions
The Best Resources On The Newly-Released California Educator Excellence Task Force Report

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators – 2012 (So Far)

The Best Resources On The Chicago Teachers’ Strike

A Sampling Of The Best Tweets With The #SaidNoTeacherEver Hashtag

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2012 — So Far

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2012 — So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2012 — So Far

The Best Posts On “Gamification” In Education — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On “Brain-Based Learning” — Help Me Find More

The Eight Blogs & Two Email Newsletters I Read First

The Best Multimedia Resources For Learning About Fallacies — Help Me Find More

The Best Online Tools For Using Photos In Lessons

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2012 — So Far

Best Tweets Of 2012

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”

The Best Videos I’ve Shared On Google Plus In 2012

The Best Resources On How Hurricane Sandy Is Affecting Schools

“My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2012 (Part Two)”

”The best — and worst — education news of 2012″

The Fifteen “Twitterers” Whose Tweets I Read First

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2012

The Best Videos To Help Students Visualize Success

My Best “Pins” On Pinterest In 2012

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2012

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2012 — Part Two

All My 2012 “The Best…” Lists On Education Policy In One Place

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Analyses Of Today’s Release Of TIMSS and PIRLS International Student Test Results

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

The Best Articles Pointing Out That Our Schools Are Not Failing — Please Suggest More

The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Five

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Four

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Three

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Two

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume One

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On The Seattle Standardized Test Boycott

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts On Gates’ Final MET “Effective Teaching” Report

The Best Videos On Parent Engagement

The Best Resources On Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) Programs

The Best Resources On Grading Practices

The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2012

The Best Ways To Help Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Succeed

My Best Posts Of The Year — 2012

The Best Posts & Articles On The “Motivation Trumps IQ” Study

All My “Best Of 2012″ Lists In One Place!

The Best Posts On Student Cellphone Use In Class — Please Contribute More

My Best Posts On Parent “Academies” & “Universities”

The Best Posts On The Annual MetLife Survey Of The American Teacher

The Best Resources On The Value & Practice Of Having Older Students Mentoring Younger Ones

The Best Ways To Deal With Rudeness In Class

The Best Posts & Articles On Student Engagement

The Best Posts & Articles On The Impact Of School Closures — Suggest More!

The Best Resources For Learning About Ability Grouping & Tracking — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Doing A “One-Sentence Project”

The Best Posts & Articles On MOOC’s — Help Me Find More

My Choices For The Best Posts From The Shanker Blog

The Best Resources For Learning About The Concept Of “Transfer” — Help Me Find More

The Best Of The Hashtag #SaidNoEducationVendorEver

The Best Evidence For Why Giving Schools “Report Cards” Is Bad — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On The Memo Warning Rhee About Cheating (“It seems to me a responsible executive really ought to have looked further”)

The Best Posts On LA’s Banning Of Suspensions For “Willful Defiance” (Along With Commentary From An LA Teacher)

“The Best Multilingual Resources For Parents”

The Best Sources Of Advice On How To Get A Teaching Job

The Best Of “TED Talks On Education”

The Best Posts & Articles On….School Lunches?

“The Best Resources For Learning About Community Schools”

A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying — Please Suggest More

“A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Using Technology To Help Engage Parents”

The Best Tablet & Smartphone Apps For English Language Learners

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013 — So Far”

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2013 — So Far

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts & Articles On The Charter School CREDO Study

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Maker Movement” — Help Me Find More

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

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2013 – So Far

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2013 – So Far

The Best Videos For Educators In 2013 – So Far

The Best “Quotes Of The Day” In 2013 – So Far

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators – 2013 (So Far)

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2013 — So Far

“The Best Resources On Pre-School Parent Engagement”

The Best Video Collections For Educators

The Best Posts & Articles On The New NCLB Reauthorization Bill

The Best Tweets Of 2013 – So Far

My Best Posts On Writing Instruction

The Best Examples Of School Reformer Irony

All My 2013 “The Best…” Lists (So Far) On Education Policy In One Place

The Best Examples Of Turning Problems Into Opportunities — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts & Articles About The Role Of Economists In Education

The Best Resources On Why Improving Education Is Not THE Answer To Poverty & Inequality

Results Of Important Poll Of Parents Released Today

“The Best Resources To Help Engage Parents Of Children With Special Needs – Help Me Find More”

The Best Video Clips Demonstrating “Grit” – Help Me Find More

The Best Advice On Using Education Technology

The Best Videos & Articles Where Athletes Explain How Reading & Writing Well Has Helped Their Career – Help Me Find More

The Best Video Clips On Goal-Setting — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Learning About Scotland’s Schools – Help Me Find More

All My “Best Of 2013 – So Far” Lists In One Place

The Best Posts & Articles About Why High School Exit Exams Might Not Be A Good Idea

My Favorite Posts In 2013 — So Far

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2013 — So Far

The Best Articles About The Study Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough

All My Education Week Teachers Posts From Past Two Years In One Place

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2013 — So Far

The Best Commentaries On The New IB Theory Of Knowledge Teaching Guide

“The Best Infographics About Parent Involvement In Schools”

A Collection Of “The Best” Lists On Assessment

The Best Posts About The New York Testing Fiasco

The Best Posts & Articles On The NCLB Waiver Given To Eight California School Districts (Including Ours)

The Best Resources On Student & Teacher Reflection

The Best Resources On Being A Teacherpreneur

The Best Posts & Articles On The Tony Bennett Scandal

“The Best Education Blogs For Parents”

Best and Worst Education News of 2013 — So Far

The Best Questions To Use For Class Closing Activities — What Are Yours?

“The Best Resources For Talking To Parents About The Common Core Standards”

“Put The Gun In My Hand” — Stories Of Teacher Bravery

The Best Resources On The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry”

The Best Resources For Connected Educators Month

A Very Beginning List Of The Best Articles On The iPad Debacle In Los Angeles Schools

The Best Online Resources For Teaching The Difference Between Correlation & Causation

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013″

The Best Posts On Curiosity

A Collection Of The Best Fun, Yet True, “Said No Teacher Ever” Resources

“The Best Resources For Learning About The ‘Word Gap’”

The Best Videos Showing “Thinking Outside The Box” — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts Interpreting This Year’s NAEP Scores

Here Is Who I Recommend You Follow On Twitter

A Collection Of My “Best” Lists On The Common Core

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2013 — Part Two

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013″

The Best “Quotes Of The Day” In 2013 – Part Two

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

The Best Resources On The Sandy Hook Tragedy

The Best Tweets Of 2013

The Best Videos For Educators In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2013

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators – 2013 (Part Two)

The Best Posts & Articles On 2012 PISA Test Results

All Of My “Best Of 2013″ Lists In One Place!

My Favorite Posts In 2013 — Part Two

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Posts On Teaching TOK “Knowledge Questions”

The Best Posts On Study Finding That Standardized Tests Don’t Measure Cognitive Ability

“The Best Resources — Specifically For Parents — On Bullying”

The Best Posts & Articles On Boredom & How Students & Teachers Can Deal With It

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2013

The Best Sites For Learning About The International Space Station

The Best Sites For Learning About South Africa

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On California’s Drought

The Best Fun Sesame Street Songs — Contribute Your Own!

The Best Resources On California Court Case Attacking Teacher’s Rights

The Best Videos Documenting The History Of The English Language

“My Best Posts On The Harlem Children’s Zone & Other ‘Promise Zones’”

“The Best Articles Questioning The View That Single Parents Are A Problem”

The Best Posts & Videos On “Hope” — Help Me Find More

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2013

The Best Resources For Identifying Qualities Needed In Order To Be “Successful”

The “All-Time” Best Videos For Educators

Help Me Make A List Of Student Projects That Require Parent Engagement

“The Best Posts On The inBloom Data Fiasco”

The Best Resources On “One-To-One” Laptop/Tablet Programs — Please Suggest More!

The “All-Time” Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education

The “All-Time” Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

The Best Ways To Receive Questions Electronically While Leading A Workshop

The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts, Articles & Videos On “Teacher Leadership” — Contribute More!

The Best (Or, At Least, The Most Interesting) Posts On Teacher Attire

The Best Resources On The Dangers Of Multitasking

The Best Video Clips & Full-Length Movies For Helping To Teach Persuasive Techniques (Help Me Find More)

The “All-Time” Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators

The Best Posts & Articles On The Florida Teacher Evaluation Fiasco

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Three Months”

It’s Oscar Night! Here’s A Special Collection Of My Movie-Related “Best” Lists

“The Best Posts On Involving Fathers In Schools”

The Best Movies For IB Theory Of Knowledge Classes – What Are Your Suggestions?

The Best Posts On IB Theory Of Knowledge Oral Presentations

“The Best Commentaries On The ‘Broken Compass’ Parent Involvement Book”

The Best Research On Listening To Music When Studying

The Best Financial Aid Resources For Students Planning To Go To College — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts & Videos About Sugata Mitra & His Education Ideas

I Am Tired Of “School Reformers” Using The Civil Rights Movement Legacy To Support Their Agenda

The Best Commencement Speeches

The Best Articles Showing Why Education Reform Is NOT The Best Way To Fight Poverty

A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2014 – So Far

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2014 – So Far”

The Best Tweets Of 2014 — So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2014 – So Far

The Best Research Demonstrating That Lectures Are Not The Best Instructional Strategy

The Best Posts On The Study Suggesting That Bare Classroom Walls Are Best For Learning

The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech

The Best Resources About Maya Angelou

“The Best Posts On The Migration Policy Institute Report On Engaging Immigrant Parents”

The Best Videos For Educators In 2014 – So Far

The Best Music Videos Of “What A Wonderful World”

All Of My “Best Of 2014 – So Far″ Lists In One Place!

The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2014 – So Far

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

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2014 — So Far

The Best Movie Scenes, Stories, & Quotations About “Transfer Of Learning” – Help Me Find More!

The Best Posts & Articles About OECD’s Survey Of Teacher Working Conditions

The Best Resources For Learning About Balanced Literacy & The “Reading Wars”

“The Best Advice On Engaging Parents At The Beginning Of The School Year”

“My Best Posts On ‘Conditional Cash Transfers’”

How Many Of Our Students Feel This Way? (Resources On The Shooting Death Of Michael Brown)

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The “Helper’s High”

TECHNOLOGY

The Best Eleven Websites For Students To Learn About Computers
The Best Ways To Create Simple Screenshots
The Best Ways To Shorten URL Addresses
The Best Places To Learn Computer Basics & How To Fix Tech Problems
The Best ESL/EFL Software
The Best Sites For Learning Which Consumers Electronics To Buy
The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners
The Best Sources For Advice On Using Flip Video Cameras
The Best “Practical” Ed Tech Blogs
The Best Sites For Learning Online Safety
Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Ways To Convert PDF & Word Documents
The Best Ways To Back-Up Your Computer & Online Work
The Best Tools For Keeping Your Own Website Or Blog “Healthy”
The Best “Tech” Blogs For Learning About New Web Applications
The Best Sites To Learn About The Internet
Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors
The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology
A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Facebook
My Best Posts For Tech Novices (Plus One From Somebody Else)
The Best Third-Party Twitter Apps That Don’t Require Your Password
My Best Posts Related To Twitter
The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me
The Best Applications For Creating Free Email Newsletters
The Best “The Best…” Lists On Technology — 2010
The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Quora Is All About…
The Best Resources For Maximizing The Use Of Dropbox
The Best Tools For Printing Out Webpages
The Best Ways To Make A Map Showing Your Facebook Friends (& Twitter Followers)
The Best Posts & Articles About Curation
The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ Is All About
The Best Ways To Upload A Video To The Web — And A Question
The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools
Best “Tweets” Of 2011 — So Far
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Technology — 2011
The Best Good, Inexpensive & Simple Classroom Technology Tools
The Best Guides To Figuring Out Pinterest — January, 2012
The Best — And Easiest –Tools To Use For Embedding A Document
The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users
The Best Tools For Displaying Instagram Photos On The Web

The Best Screenshare Tools To Help Others With Computer Problems

The Best Ideas On How To Stay Electronically Connected When The Power’s Out

The Best Alternatives To Google Reader Now That It’s Being Shut Down

The Best “Mind-Blowing” Videos About Technology That I’ve Seen — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On “One-To-One” Laptop/Tablet Programs — Please Suggest More!

The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

The Best Resources For Banned Books Week

The Best Resources Sharing The Best Practices For Fruitful Classroom Discussions

A Beginning “Best” List On Domestic Violence Resources

VIDEO

The Best Online Instructional Video Sites
The Best Online Video Sites For Learning English
The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Videos (Using Someone Else’s Content)
The Best Ways To Access Educational YouTube Videos At School
The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL
The Best Sites That Use Movie Trailers To Teach English
The Best Sites For News & History Videos That Won’t Be Blocked By Content Filter (At Least, Not By Ours!)
The Best Places To Find Theatrical Movies On Science, Math & History
The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom
The Best Ways To Find Fun (& Somewhat Useful) Videos On The Web
The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In The Movies
The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development
Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors
The Best Tools For Cutting-Out & Saving Portions Of Online Videos
The Best Applications For Sending Online Video Messages
The Best Ways To Create Online Video Playlists
The Best Sources For Advice On Using Flip Video Cameras
The Best (& Easiest) Ways To Record Online Video Interviews
The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English
The Best Videos For Educators In 2011 — So Far

The Best Places On The Web To Find Documentaries (Non-YouTube)

The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — So Far

The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More

A Potpourri Of The Best & Most Useful Video Sites

The Best Sports Videos To Use With English Language Learners

The Best Resources For Learning To Use The Video App “Vine”

The Best Scenes From (& Spoofs Of) “It’s A Wonderful Life”

WRITING

The Best Websites For K-12 Writing Instruction/Reinforcement
The Best Places Where Students Can Write Online
The Best Sites For Grammar Practice
Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers
The Best Resources For Researching & Writing Biographies
The Best Resources For Learning How To Write Response To Literature Essays
The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience”
The Best Places Where Students Can Create Online Learning/Teaching Objects For An “Authentic Audience”
The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories
The Best Sites To Learn About Advertising
The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary
The Best Online Interactive Exercises For Writing That Are Not Related To Literary Analysis
The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism
The Best Resources For Learning Research & Citation Skills
The Best Sites For Students To Create & Participate In Online Debates
The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays
The Best Spelling Sites
The Best Sites For Gaining A Basic Understanding Of Adjectives
The “Best” Sites For Helping Students Write Autobiographical Incident Essays
The Best Sites To Learn “Feelings” Words
The Best Sites For ELL’s To Learn About Punctuation
The Best Resources To Help Students Write Research Essays
The Best Sites For Learning To Write A Story
The Best Writing Advice From Famous Authors
The Best Resources On Punctuation

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Writing

The Best Ways To Use Mistakes When Teaching Writing

The Best Funny Videos To Help Teach Grammar – Help Me Find More

The Best Video Clips On The Benefits Of Writing Well — Help Me Find More

WEB 2.0

December 23, 2007
by Sue Waters
21 Comments

Websites Of The Year

These “The Best…” lists highlight what I think are the best educational websites.

This page provides a chronological list based on the date I posted them. Please note, though, that I continually update and revise them. The My Best Of page on this blog separates these posts by category (Social Studies, Science, etc.). All these sites can also be found on my website, along with thousands of other categorized links.

You can also visit The Best Websites page on my website to see the growing number of student self-access versions that are available now.

I also go back during the year to update each list with new sites I find that I think deserve to be on them. So even though the date on the original post might be several months or several years old, I might very well have added new sites to them much more recently.

So far, I’ve compiled:

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2007

The Best Web 2.0 Applications for ESL/EFL Learners — 2007

The Best Online Learning Games — 2007

The Best Internet Sites For English Language Learners — 2007

The Best Social Studies Websites — 2007

The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners — 2007

The Best Science Websites For Students & Teachers — 2007

The Best Math Websites For English Language Learners — 2007

The Best Blogs For Sharing Resources/Links — 2007

The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners — 2007

The “Best” Articles About Education — 2007

The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners — 2007

The Best Places To Learn Web 2.0 Basics — 2007

The Best Of The Best — 2007/08

These are my own Top Ten Tools For Learning.

The Best Health Sites For English Language Learners – January, 2008

The Best Websites For K-12 Writing Instruction/Reinforcement — January, 2008

The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship — January, 2008

The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers – January, 2008

The Best Websites For Beginning Older Readers – January, 2008

The Best Websites For Intermediate Readers – January, 2008

The Best Music Websites For Learning English – January, 2008

The Best Art Websites For Learning English – February, 2008

The Best Online Video Games For Learning Language & Content Knowledge – February, 2008

The Best Ways For Students (And Anyone Else!) To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly, and Painlessly — February, 2008

More Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly and Painlessly — February, 2008

Part Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — February, 2008

Part Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — February, 2008

Part Five Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2008

Part Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2008

Part Seven Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2008

Part Eight Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2008

Part Nine Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2008

Part Ten Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2008

Part Eleven Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2008

Part Twelve Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2008

Part Thirteen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2008

Part Fourteen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2008

Part Fifteen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2008

Part Sixteen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – May, 2008

Part Seventeen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — May, 2008

Part Eighteen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — June, 2008

Part Nineteen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — June, 2008

Part Twenty Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — June, 2008

Part Twenty-One Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — July, 2008

Part Twenty-Two Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — August, 2008

Part Twenty-Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — August, 2008

Part Twenty-Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — October, 2008

Part Twenty-Five Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – October, 2008

Part Twenty-Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — October, 2008

Part Twenty-Seven Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — October, 2008

Part Twenty-Eight Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — December, 2008

Part Twenty-Nine Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — January, 2009

Part Thirty Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — February, 2009

Part Thirty-One Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — February, 2009

Part Thirty-Two Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — February, 2009

Part Thirty-Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2009

Part Thirty-Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2009

Part Thirty-Five Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2009

Part Thirty-Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — May, 2009

Part Thirty-Seven Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – June, 2009

Part Thirty-Eight Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — August, 2009

Part Thirty-Nine Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — September, 2009

Part Forty Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — October, 2009

Part Forty-One Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — November, 2009

Part Forty-Two Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – November, 2009

You can access all parts of the “create online content easily” series at one link here.

The Best Websites For Students Exploring Jobs and Careers — February, 2008

The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration — March, 2008

The Best Websites For Learning & Teaching Geography — March, 2008

The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English — March, 2008

The Best Websites For Learning English Pronunciation — March, 2008

The Best Sites For Developing English Conversational Skills — April, 2008

The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary — April, 2008

The Best Eleven Websites For Students To Learn About Computers — April, 2008

The Best Online Tools For Collaboration — NOT In Real Time — April, 2008

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — April, 2008

The Best Social Bookmarking Applications For English Language Learners & Other Students — April, 2008

The Best Books For Teaching & Learning ESL/EFL — April, 2008

These next four are a little different from the previous “The Best…” lists. They include my favorite thirty-five positive actions I take for effective classroom management:

When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!) — April, 2008

Maintaining A “Good” Class — April, 2008

More About Maintaining a “Good” Class — May, 2008

“Why Do You Let Others Control You?” — September, 2008

The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games — April, 2008

The Best Sites For Students To Easily Create & Display Online Projects – April, 2008

Part Two Of The Best Sites For Students To Easily Create & Display Online Projects — May, 2008

The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL — April, 2008

The Best Sites To Learn About U.S. Presidential Elections — April, 2008

The Best Resource Sites For ESL/EFL Teachers – April, 2008

The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current Education Issues — May, 2008

The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research — May, 2008

The Best Sites For Learning Economics & Practical Money Skills — May, 2008

The Best Websites To Teach & Learn Life Skills — May, 2008

The Best Ways To Create Online Slideshows — May, 2008

The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations — May, 2008

The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Videos (Using Someone Else’s Content) — May, 2008

The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About World History — May, 2008

The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress – May, 2008

The Best Ways To Create Online Tests — May, 2008

The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Learning English — May, 2008

The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners — May, 2008

The Best Online Video Sites For Learning English — June, 2008

The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online — June, 2008

The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History — June, 2008

The Best “Today In History” Sites — June, 2008

The Best Websites To Learn About California — June, 2008

The Best Sites For Creating Online Polls & Surveys — June, 2008

The Best Ways To Create Simple Screenshots — June, 2008

The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues — July, 2008

The Best Websites To Learn About Various Religions & English — July, 2008

The Best Online Learning Games — 2008

The Best Websites For Learning About Natural Disasters — July, 2008

The Best Sites To Teach & Learn About The Olympics — July, 2008

The Best Sites To Introduce Environmental Issues Into The Classroom — July, 2008

The Best Ways To Shorten URL Addresses – July, 2008

The Best Places To Get Blog, Website, , Book, Movie, & Music Recommendations – July, 2008

The Best Online Instructional Video Sites — July, 2008

The Best Visually Engaging News Sites — July, 2008

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — 2008

The Best Tools For Making Online Timelines — August, 2008

The Best Sites To Help Teach About 9/11 — August, 2008

The Best Sites For Students To Create Budgets — August, 2008

The Best Internet Sites For English Language Learners — 2008

The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About New Orleans — September, 2008

The Best Resources For Hispanic Heritage Month — September, 2008

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

The Best Places To Learn Computer Basics & How To Fix Tech Problems — September, 2008

The Best Sites To Learn About The U.S. Financial Crisis — September, 2008

The Best Sites For Encouraging ELL’s To Attend College — September, 2008

The Best Online Sites For Creating Music — October, 2008

The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science — October, 2008

The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween — October, 2008

The Best Online Resources About Christopher Columbus — October, 2008

The Best “Unusual” Sites To Create Online Presentations — October, 2008

The Best Sites For Making Crossword Puzzles & Hangman Games — October, 2008

The Best Online Sources For Images — October, 2008

The Best Web Resources On The Iraq War — October, 2008

The Best Online Karaoke Sites For English Language Learners — October, 2008

The Best Places Where Students Can Write Online — October, 2008

The Best Web Resources On Darfur — October, 2008

The Best New Sites Students Should Use With Supervision — October, 2008

The Best Sites To Teach and Learn About Thanksgiving — October, 2008

The Best Social Studies WebSites — 2008

The Best Science & Math Sites — 2008

The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners — 2008

The Best Websites To Learn About Veterans Day — November, 2008

The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners — 2008

The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa — November, 2008

The Best Personal Home Page Creators — November, 2008

The Best Tools To Make Simple Graphs Online — November, 2008

The Best Resources To Teach & Learn About The Terrorist Attacks In India — November, 2008

The “Best” Articles About Education — 2008 – December, 2008

The Best Sites For Learning About New Year Celebrations — December, 2008

The Best Map-Making Sites On The Web — December, 2008

The Best Sites For Learning About Pearl Harbor — December, 2008

The Best Online Resources For Teachers of Pre-Literate ELL’s — December, 2008

The Best Sites For Grammar Practice — December, 2008

The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects — December, 2008

The Best Life Expectancy Calculators — December, 2008

The Best Fun Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — December, 2008

The Best Ways For Students Or Teachers To Create A Website — December, 2008

Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Social Network Sites — December, 2008

The Best Applications For Annotating Websites — December, 2008

The Best Ways To Access Educational YouTube Videos At School — December, 2008

The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King — December, 2008

The Best Posts Of 2008 The Best Sites For Learning About The Presidential Inauguration — December, 2008

The Best Temporary Email Address Sites For Students (Or Anyone) — December, 2008

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2008

The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging — December, 2008

The Best Posts From Other Blogs That Made Me “Think” In 2008

The “Best” Resources For Learning About The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict — December, 2008

The Best “Year-In-Review” Features That Aren’t Photo Collections 2008

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2008

The Best Collections Of Educational Links — January, 2009

The Best Sites That Use Movie Trailers To Teach English — January, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Street Gangs — January, 2009

The Best Resources About President’s Day — January, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day — January, 2009

The Best Sites For News & History Videos That Won’t Be Blocked By Content Filter (At Least, Not By Ours!) — January, 2009

Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Music Sites — January, 2009

The Best Sites To Teach About African-American History — January, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About U.S. Presidents — January, 2009

The Best Sites For K-12 Beginning English Language Learners — January, 2009

The Best Places To Learn About President Obama’s Life — January, 2009

The Best Sections On My Website — January, 2009

The Best Places To Learn About Education Grants — January, 2009

The Best Resources For Chinese New Year — January, 2009

The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn About The Super Bowl — January, 2009

Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Search Engines For Social Media — February, 2009

The Best Sites For ELL’s To Learn About The Dangers Of Smoking — February, 2009

The Best Resources For Groundhog Day — February, 2009

The Best Places To Find Free (And Good) Lesson Plans On The Internet – February, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About San Francisco — February, 2009

The Best ESL/EFL Software — February, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Hudson River Plane Crash — February, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Fires In Australia — February, 2009

The Best Places To Buy ESL/EFL Books. Software & Multimedia — February, 2009

Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers — February, 2009

The Best Online Games Students Can Play In Private Virtual “Rooms” — February, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Recession — February, 2009

The Best Educational Web Resources Worth Paying For… — February, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About St. Patrick’s Day (and April Fool’s Day) — February, 2009

The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests — February, 2009

The Best Sites For Free ESL/EFL Hand-Outs & Worksheets — February, 2009

The Best Non-Web Resources, Online Tools, & Websites I Use Most Often With My Students — February, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Mardi Gras & Carnivals — February, 2009

The Best Tools To Make Online Flashcards — February, 2009

The Bests Places To Find Good Education Blogs — February, 2009

Have You Ever Taught A Class That “Got Out Of Control”? — February, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Women’s History — February, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Diego Rivera — February, 2009

The Best Articles That I’ve Written — February, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Cesar Chavez – March, 2009

The Best Online Slideshows About Current Events — March, 2009

The Best Online Science, Nature, & History Slideshows — March, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Easter & Passover — March, 2009

The Best Places To Find Theatrical Movies On Science, Math & History — March, 2009

The Best Tools To Help Develop Global Media Literacy — March, 2009

The Best Sites For K-12 Intermediate English Language Learners — March, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Hindu Festival of Holi — March, 2009

The Best “Cause-Related” Online Learning Games — March, 2009

The Best Collections Of Web 2.0 Tools For Education — March, 2009

The Best Resources For Researching & Writing Biographies — March, 2009

The Best Places For Students To Write Their Resumes — March, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning How To Write Response To Literature Essays — March, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Tongan Volcano & Earthquake — March, 2009

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About World Water Day — March, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning Which Consumers Electronics To Buy — March, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About “Earth Hour” — March, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Yosemite & Other U.S. National Parks — March, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About North Dakota Flooding — March, 2009

The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience” — April, 2009

The Best Earth Day Sites — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space — April, 2009

The Best Places Where Students Can Create Online Learning/Teaching Objects For An “Authentic Audience” — April, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Earthquake In Italy — April, 2009

The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Panoramas — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Volcanoes & Mount Redoubt — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Teaching & Learning About Cinco de Mayo — April, 2009

The Best Websites For Learning About Modern & Historical Pirates — April, 2009

The Best Sites To Teach ELL’s About Libraries — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Mother’s Day — April, 2009

The Best Digital Storytelling Resources — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Afghanistan War — April, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Mexico’s Drug War — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Holocaust — April, 2009

The Best Sites Sites For Discussing The Morality of Torture — April, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning About World Malaria Day — April, 2009

The Best Online Examples of My Students’ Work — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Swine Flu Outbreak — April, 2009

The Best Places To Find New Educational Websites — May, 2009

The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories — May, 2009

The Best Websites For Learning About Memorial Day — May, 2009

The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom — May, 2009

The Best Online “Chatbots” For Practicing English — May, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The California Wildfires — May, 2009

The Best “I Spy” (Hidden Object) Games For Vocabulary Development — May, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About New York City — May, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Hubble Telescope — May, 2009

The Best “Week In Review” Sites For English Language Learners — May, 2009

The Best Ways For Students To Create Their Own Online Art Collections — May, 2009

The Best Images Taken In Space — Mary, 2009

The Best Ways To Make Awards & Certificates Online — May, 2009

The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About — May, 2009

The Best Sites For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month — May, 2009

The Best Collections Of Online Educational Games — May, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Statue Of Liberty — May, 2009

The Best Magazine/Newspaper Websites For Useful News & Intellectual Stimulation — May, 2009

The Best Father’s Day Sites — May, 2009

The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom — May, 2009

The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations — May, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The U.S. Supreme Court — May, 2009

The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects — May, 2009

The Best Sources Of Ideas For Simple Classroom Science Experiments — May, 2009

The Best Places To Find Online Video Games For Language-Learning — May, 2009

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Facebook — June, 2009

The “Best” Blog Carnivals — June, 2009

The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers — June, 2009

The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” — June, 2009

The Best Websites For Learning About The Fourth Of July — June, 2009

The Best Sources For Advice On Using Flip Video Cameras — June, 2009

The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables” — June, 2009

The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn About Inventions — June, 2009

The Best ESL/EFL Blogs — June, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Protests In Iran — June, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day — June, 2009

The Best Sites To Help ELL’s Learn Idioms & Slang — July, 2009

The Best Images Of Weird, Cool & Neat-Looking Buildings (& Ways To Design Your Own) — July, 2009

The Best (& Most Thoughtful) Blogs On “Big Picture” Education Issues — July, 2009

The Best Guides To ESL/EFL/ELL Terminology — July, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Apollo 11 Moon Landing — July, 2009

The Best “Language Maps” — July, 2009

The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary — July, 2009

The Best “Practical” Ed Tech Blogs — July, 2009

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Advertising — July, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Nelson Mandela — July, 2009

The Best Twitterers For Sharing Resource Links — July, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning How To Tell Time — July, 2009

The Best Sources For Free & Accessible Printable Books — August, 2009

The Best Sites To Teach & Learn About Ramadan — August, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning Online Safety — August, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning About The Warsaw Uprising — August, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning About The Atomic Bombings Of Japan — August, 2009

The Best Resources To Learn About Copyright Issues — August, 2009

The Best Teacher Resources For Online Student Safety & Legal Issues — August, 2009

The Best Resources For Finding And Creating Virtual Field Trips — August, 2009

The Best Websites For Learning About Labor Day — August, 2009

The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners — 2009

The Best Sites For Students To Record Audio By Phone — August, 2009

Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Ways To Convert PDF & Word Documents — August, 2009

The Best Online Learning Games — 2009

The Best Online Carbon Calculators — September, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The September 2009 California Wildfires — September, 2009

The Best Online Interactive Exercises For Writing That Are Not Related To Literary Analysis — September, 2009

The Best Sites Where Students Can Plan Virtual Trips — September, 2009

The Twenty Blogs I Read First… — September, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues — September, 2009

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009 — September, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning About Mexico’s Independence Day — September, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Georgia’s Floods — September, 2009

The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism — September, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning Research & Citation Skills — September, 2009

The Best Web Resources For Learning About HIV & AIDS — September, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Tsunami In American Samoa — September, 2009

The Best Websites For Learning About Multiple Holidays & Anniversaries — October, 2009

The Best Resources To Learn About World Teachers Day — October, 2009

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009 — October, 2009

The Best Online Resources For Drivers Education & Car Information — October, 2009

The Best Websites To Learn About The Hmong — October, 2009

The Best Resources For Using Puppets In Class — October, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Nobel Peace Prize — October, 2009

The Best Sites For Images Of Fall Foliage (& For Teaching About The Season) — October, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About World Food Day — October, 2009

The Best Resources To Learn About The Loma Prieta Earthquake — October, 2009

The Best Online Personality, Career, Political & Just Plain Fun Quizzes — October, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Robots — October, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Diwali — October, 2009

The Best Sites For Students To Create & Participate In Online Debates — October, 2009

The Best Ways To Back-Up Your Computer & Online Work — October, 2009

The Best Sites For Teachers Of English Language Learners — 2009

The Best Sites To Learn And Teach About The Hajj — November, 2009

The “Best” Articles (And Blog Posts) About Education Policy — 2009

The Best Tools For Making Screencasts — November, 2009

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

Part Forty-One Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — November, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Walls That Separate Us — November, 2009

The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks — November, 2009

The Best Tools For Keeping Your Own Website Or Blog “Healthy” — November, 2009

The Best Online Resources For Teaching & Learning About World War II (Part One) — November, 2009

The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners — 2009

The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays — November, 2009

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students — 2009

The Best Resources To Learn About The Convention On The Rights Of The Child — November, 2009

The Best Lists Of “Best Places To Live” — November, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning About World Toilet Day & The Issue Of Public Sanitation In The Third World — November, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning & Teaching About The Day Of The Virgin Of Guadalupe — November, 2009

The Best Places To Find Lyrics On The Web — November, 2009

The Best Online Resources To Learn About Charles Darwin — November, 2009

The Best Sites For Teaching About Latitude & Longitude — November, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning Spanish Online — November, 2009

The Best Places To Find Quotations On The Web — November, 2009

The Best Online Resources For Learning About Eid al-Adha — November, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change — December, 2009

My Best Posts & Articles About Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2009

The Best Collections Of “The Best” Pieces Of Art Ever Created — December, 2009

The Best Spelling Sites — December, 2009

The Best Online Health Assessments For ELL’s — December, 2009

The Best Social Studies Websites — 2009

The Best Science & Math Sites — 2009

The Best Interactive Infographics — 2009

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

The Best “The Best…” Lists Of 2009

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2009

My Best Posts In 2009 (That Weren’t “The Best…” Lists)

Part Forty-Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — December, 2009

The Best From “Interviews Of The Month” 2009

The Best “Decade In Review” Sites

The Best Sites To See “Photos That Changed The World” — December, 2009

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators — 2009

The “Best” TED Talks (Well, Really, The Ones I Use With My Classes) — December, 2009

Part Two Of The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009

The Best Ways To Find Fun (& Somewhat Useful) Videos On The Web — December, 2009

The Best Resources To Learn About The Indian Ocean Tsunami (On Its Five-Year Anniversary) — December, 2009

The Best “Year In Review” Features That Aren’t Photo Collections — 2009

The Best Blogs For Sharing Resources/Links — 2009

The Best Resources To Learn About The Forced Return Of 4,000 Hmong Refugees By Thailand — December, 2009

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2009

Best “Tweets” Of 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Winter Season — December, 2009

The Best Art & Music Sites — 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Los Angeles — January, 2010

The Best Sources For Interactive Infographics — January, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The World’s Tallest Buildings — January, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Weird-Looking Creatures (And For Making Your Own!) — January, 2010

The Best Sites For Online Photo-Editing & Photo Effects — January, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Vancouver Winter Olympics — January, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About Human Trafficking Today — January, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Earthquake In Haiti — January, 2010

Part Forty-Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – January, 2010

The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In The Movies — January, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety — January, 2010

The Best Online Collections Of PowerPoints For Teachers — January, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Australia — January, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Greensboro Sit-Ins (It’s The Fiftieth Anniversary) — January, 2010

The Best “Tech” Blogs For Learning About New Web Applications — January, 2010

The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development — February, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About “Cool” Cars (& Designing Your Own!) – February, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Pandas — February, 2010

Part Forty-Five Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – February, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Canada — February, 2010

The Best Online Resources To Learn About King Tut — February, 2010

The Best Resources For Showing Students Why They Should Continue Their Academic Career — February, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Earthquake In Chile (& Possible Tsunami) — February, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About Multiple Intelligences — March, 2010

The Best Resources To Learn About The U.S. Census — March, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About “Word Clouds” — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Gaining A Basic Understanding Of Adjectives — March, 2010

The Best Images Of Spectacular Bridges (& How Students Can Make Their Own) — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Animals — March, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Internet — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Prehistoric Cave Paintings — March, 2010

A Compilation Of “The Best…” Lists About Natural Disasters — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Human Evolution — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Daylight Savings Time — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The War In The Pacific — March, 2010

The Best Online Resources For Learning About Health Care Reform — March, 2010

The Best Images Of Scary Views — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Creating Sentence Scrambles — March, 2010

Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Walking In Someone Else’s Shoes — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas — April, 2010

My Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad) — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Spring Season — April, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About…Happiness? — April, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Genocide In Rwanda — April, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Anne Frank — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The American Civil War — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Nuclear Weapons — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Creating Personalized “Newspapers” Online — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Possible Life On Other Planets — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Volcano In Iceland — April, 2010

The Best Online Applications For Creating Panoramas — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Penguins — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The World Cup — April, 2010

The Best Sites That Show Statistics By Reducing The World & The U.S. To 100 People — April, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Arizona’s New Immigration Law — April, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Gulf Oil Spill — April, 2010

Part Forty-Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2010

My Best Posts On Parent Engagement So Far This Year — May, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Times Square Car Bomb — May, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Trees — May, 2010

The Best Resources To Learn About The Vietnam War — May, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Flooding In Tennessee — May, 2010

My Best Posts On Students Evaluating Classes (And Teachers) — May, 2010

The Best Collections Of Funny Signs (For Use In English Classes) — May, 2010

My Best Posts On “Motivating” Students — May, 2010

My Best Posts On Students Setting Goals — May, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Mount St. Helens Eruption — May, 2010

The Best Sites For Ideas On Making Simple Musical Instruments — May, 2010

The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day) — May, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States — May, 2010

My Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them — May, 2010

My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control — June, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Flag Day — June, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Korean War — June, 2010

The Best Online Resources For Teaching & Learning About World War II (Part Two) — June, 2010

“Part Forty-Seven Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly” — June, 2010

The Best Tools For Cutting-Out & Saving Portions Of Online Videos — June, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology — June, 2010

The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons — June, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation — June, 2010

My Best Posts For Tech Novices (Plus One From Somebody Else) — June, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Spies — June, 2010

The Best “When I Say Jump” Online Sites For Practicing English — July, 2010

“Part Forty-Eight Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly” — July, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Summer — July, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments — July, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Famous Buildings — July, 2010

Part Forty-Nine Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — July, 2010

My Best Posts On Classroom Management — July, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About Genocide — July, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The London 2012 Olympics — July, 2010

The Best Applications For Sending Online Video Messages — July, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Flooding In Pakistan — July, 2010

A Beginning “The Best…” List Of Free & Decent Online Practice Sites For State Tests — Help Me Add More! — August, 2010

The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Russian Fires – August, 2010

Part Fifty Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — August, 2010

The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Northern Lights — August, 2010

My Best Posts On “School Reform” – August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Constitution Of The United States — August, 2010

The Best Web Applications That Lets Multiple People Upload Their Photos To One Place — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Meteor Showers — August, 2010

Part Fifty-One Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — August, 2010

The Best Posts About The LA Times Article On “Valued-Added” Teacher Ratings — August, 2010

The Best Third-Party Twitter Apps That Don’t Require Your Password — August, 2010

The Best Posts About Getting Our Students To Attend College — August, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment — August, 2010

My Best Posts Related To Twitter — August, 2010

The Best Ways To Create Online Video Playlists — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Trapped Miners In Chile — August, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About Women’s Suffrage — August, 2010

A Collection Of The Best Sites For Learning About The Seasons — August, 2010

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Learning Games — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Hurricanes — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Polar Bears — September, 2010

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers — 2010 (And Earlier) — September, 2010

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2010 – September, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Graphic Recording — September, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Birth Of Lord Krishna — September, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Famous Art Thefts — September, 2010

The Best Online Learning Games — 2010 — September, 2010

Part Fifty-Two Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — September, 2010

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Encouraging Students To Attend College — September, 2010

The Best Rubric Sites (And A Beginning Discussion About Their Use) — September, 2010

The “Best” Sites For Helping Students Write Autobiographical Incident Essays — September, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Yom Kippur – September, 2010

The Best Science Websites — 2010 — September, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Dinosaurs — September, 2010

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Space — September, 2010

The Best Posts & Articles About The Teacher-Bashing “Waiting For Superman” Movie & Associated Events — September, 2010

A List of Interviews With…Me — September, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn “Feelings” Words — September, 2010

The Best Infographics — 2010 — October, 2010

My Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Six Months — October, 2010

The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me — October, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Oceans — October, 2010

The Best Social Studies Websites — 2010 — October, 2010

The Best Posts About The Appalling Teacher-Bashing Column Superintendents Wrote In The Washington Post — October, 2010

The Best Examples Of “Unusual” Art — October, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Historic Maps — October, 2010

The Best Sites Showing The Most Popular Tourist Destinations In The World — October, 2010

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — 2010

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Blogs & Blogging — October, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About United Nations Day — October, 2010

Part Fifty-Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — October, 2010

The Best Sites Where Students Can Upload PowerPoint Presentations To The Web — October, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Volcano & Tsunami In Indonesia — October, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About How Class Size Does Matter — October, 2010

A Collection Of The Best “Laugh While You Cry” Videos — Contribute More! — October, 2010

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources — 2010 — November, 2010

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s — 2010

The Best Articles/Blog Posts On What The Election Results Mean For Schools — Contribute More — November, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Various “Seven Wonders” — November, 2010

The Best “The Best…” Lists Related To Social Studies — 2010

Part Two Of The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers — 2010

The Best Resources About Wealth & Income Inequality — Help Me Create A Simple Lesson Plan Using Them
— November, 2010

The Best “The Best…” Lists Offering Practical Classroom Advice To Teachers — 2010

The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students –November, 2010

The Best Applications For Creating Free Email Newsletters — November, 2010

The Best Blog Posts & Articles About Joel Klein’s Departure & The Question Of Who Should Be Leading Our Schools — November, 2010

My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2010

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2010

The Best “The Best…” Lists On Technology — 2010

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2010

The Best Quotes About Education — Contribute Your Own Favorites

The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools — November, 2010

The Best “The Best…” Lists On School Reform Issues — 2010

The Best “The Best…” Lists For English Language Learners — 2010

Part Fifty-Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — November, 2010

The Best From “Interviews Of The Month” — 2010

The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy — 2010

Best “Tweets” Of 2010

The Best “The Best…” Lists Related To Science — 2010

The Best Health Sites — 2010

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

The Best “The Best…” Lists About Disasters — 2010

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

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2010

The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery — December, 2010

All My “The Best Of 2010″ Lists In One Place!

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2010

The Ten Best Videos For Educators — 2010

Part Two Of The Best Videos For Educators — 2010

The Best “Year In Review” Features That Aren’t Photo Collections — 2010

The Best Resources For “Bill Of Rights Day” — December, 2010

The Best Posts To Help Understand Google’s New “Books Ngram Viewer” — December, 2010

The Best Sites For Figuring Out What To Do If Delicious Shuts Down — December, 2010

Part Fifty-Five Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — December, 2010

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students — 2010

The Best Guides For Helping Teachers Develop Personal Learning Networks — December, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About A Lunar Eclipse — December, 2010

The Best Posts & Articles About Providing Students With Choices — December, 2010

Part Fifty-Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly (Holiday Edition!) — December, 2010

The Best Art & Music Sites — 2010

My Best Posts On Helping Students “Visualize Success”

The Best (& Worst) Education News In 2010

The Best Sites For Learning Beginning Photography Tips — December, 2010

Part Fifty-Seven Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — December, 2010

The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System — December, 2010

The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement — December, 2010

The Best Sites For Collaborative Storytelling — December, 2010

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2010

My Most Memorable Classroom Moments In 2010 — Please Share Your Own

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2010

Part Fifty-Eight Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Australian Floods — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning That Money Does Matter For Schools– January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Cartograms — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Vote In Southern Sudan — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The One-Year Anniversary Of The Haiti Earthquake — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Earthquakes — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Teaching About The Arizona Shooting — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Brazilian Mudslides — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy — January, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Quora Is All About… — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Creating Infographics — January, 2011

The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Why Teacher Tenure Is Important — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important — January, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About Videotaping Teachers In The Classroom — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Maximizing The Use Of Dropbox — January, 2011

The Best Places For Students To Learn About…Their Names — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Handwriting & Learning — January, 2011

The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards — January, 2011

The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven” — January, 2011

The Best (& Most Intriguing) Resources For Learning About The State Of The Union Message — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Protests In Egypt — January, 2011

The Best Tools For Creating Fake “Stuff” For Learning — February, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About China — February, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The “Blizzard Of Oz” — February, 2011

A Collection Of My Most Unusual “The Best…” Lists — February, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Protests In History — February, 2011

The Best Multimedia Celebrating Mubarak’s Downfall — February, 2011

The Best Resources To See Who Might Fall Next After Mubarak… – February, 2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Egypt & Beyond — February, 2011

The Best “World Press Photo” Winners — February, 2011

Part Fifty-Nine Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — February, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning Why The Parent Trigger Isn’t Good For Parents, Kids Or Schools — February, 2011

The Best Posts About Michelle Rhee’s Exaggerated Test Scores — February, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America — February, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual — February, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Attacks On Teachers & Other Public Sector Workers In Wisconsin — February, 2011

The Best Places To Get Reliable, Valid, Accessible & Useful Education Data — February, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Volcanoes — February, 2011

The Best Tools For Printing Out Webpages — February, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea — February, 2011

The Best Places To Find Research On Technology & Language Teaching/Learning — February, 2011

The Best Sites To Learn About The Christchurch Earthquake — February, 2011

The Best Sites For Seeing “Pictures Of The Year International” Winners — March, 2011

The Best Resources Documenting The Effectiveness of Free Voluntary Reading — March, 2011

The Best Articles & Sites For Teachers & Students To Learn About Phonics — March, 2011

The Best Posts Responding To Bill Gates’ Appallingly Clueless Op-Ed Piece — March, 2011

The Best Ways For English Language Learners To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2011

The Best Learning Games For Intermediate English Language Learners — March, 2011

The Best Ways For Advanced ELL’s & Non-ELL’s To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly (For Their Classmates & Teacher To See) – March, 2011

The Best Resources On The Importance Of Building Positive Relationships With Students — March, 2011

Part Sixty Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Japan Earthquake & Tsunami — March, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Japan Earthquake & Tsunami, Part Two — March, 2011

The Best Sites To Learn About Tsunamis — March, 2011

The Best Websites For Learning About Bob Marley — March, 2011

The Best Learning Games For Advanced ELL’s & Non-ELL’s — March, 2011

The Best — And Easiest — Ways To Use YouTube If, Like Us, Only Teachers Have Access To It — March, 2011

The Best Posts Debunking The Myth Of “Five Great Teachers In A Row” — March, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Schools Providing Home Computers & Internet Access To Students — March, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About What’s Happening In Libya — March, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire — March, 2011

The Best Articles Providing An “Overall” Perspective On Education Policy — March, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions — March, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The New York Times Paywall — March, 2011

The Best Ways To Make A Map Showing Your Facebook Friends (& Twitter Followers) — March, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About “Erase To The Top” — March, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles To Learn About “Fundamental Attribution Error” & Schools — March, 2011

The Best (& Easiest) Ways To Record Online Video Interviews — March, 2011

The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”) — March, 2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics — April, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The International Day For Street Children — April, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Mount Everest — April, 2011

My Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Six Months — April, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning How To Use The Dictogloss Strategy With English Language Learners — April, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Leonardo Da Vinci — April, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Taxes — April, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Texas Fires & Forest Fires In General — April, 2011

The Best Posts About The Power Of Light Touches In The Classroom — April, 2011

The Best Resources For Google Earth Beginners Like Me — April, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Achievement Gap” — April, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Tornadoes That Hit The South (& Tornadoes In General) — April, 2011

The Best Of The Sony World Photography Awards — April, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Osama bin Laden — May, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Freedom Riders” — May, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Mississippi River Flooding — May, 2011

The Best Photos From The White House News Photographers Association — May, 2011

The Best Travel Photographs Of The Year — May, 2011

The Best Sites Remembering Bob Marley Thirty Years After His Death — May, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit” — May, 2011

The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death — May, 2011

A Beginning “The Best…” List On The Dangers Of Privatizing Public Education — May, 2011

The Best Resources For Helping Students See They Might Not Always Be The Best Judges Of Their Behavior — May, 2011

The Best Posts Discussing Arrogance & School Reform — May, 2011

The Five Best Articles I’ve Written About Education — May, 2011

The Best Sites For Using Aesop’s Fables In The Classroom — May, 2011

Part Sixty-One Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — May, 2011

The Best Sites About The Latest Volcano In Iceland To Erupt — May, 2011

The Best Posts/Articles On National Research Council Finding That Carrots & Sticks Don’t Work — June, 2011

The Best Posts About Attrition Rates At So-Called “Miracle” Schools — June, 2011

The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning — June, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Four School Improvement Grant Models — June, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing — June, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Puyehue Volcano Eruption in Chile — June, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Arizona Fire — June, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Teens & Stress — June, 2011

So, You Want To Write A Book? Here’s The Best Advice… — June, 2011

The Best Resources On The “Summer Slide” — June, 2011

The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English — June, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About Curation — June, 2011

The Best Sites For Showing Sacramento Destroyed By Floods — July, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Phoenix Dust Storm — July, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About South Sudan’s Independence — July, 2011

The Best Infographics Of 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Machu Picchu — July, 2011

The Best Posts Responding To David Brooks Criticism Of Diane Ravitch (& Many Of The Rest Of Us) — July, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Small Learning Communities — July, 2011

The Best Posts For Learning About The NEA’s New Policy Statement on “Teacher Evaluation and Accountability” — July, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About The Atlanta Testing Scandal — July, 2011

My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2011 (So Far) — July, 2011

The Best Posts About Public Officials (& Non-Elected “Reformers) Sending Their Children To Private Schools — July, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About Compromise – July, 2011

The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures — July, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles On The Save Our Schools March — July, 2011

Part Sixty-Two Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – July, 2011

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Online Teleprompters — July, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Space Shuttle — July, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Rube Goldberg Machines — July, 2011

The Best Science Sites Of 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ Is All About — July, 2011

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual Or Multilingual — Part One — July, 2011

The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner — July, 2011

The Best Sites (& Videos) For Learning About Jazz Chants — July, 2011

The Best Posts On Students Reading Aloud Individually In ESL Class — But I Need Your Help Finding Research On The Topic — July, 2011

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2011 (So Far) — August, 2011

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2011 — So Far — August, 2011

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2011 — So Far
— August, 2011

The Best Sixteen Basic Sites For Beginning English Language Learners (Revised) — August, 2011

The Best Sites To Download Free ESL Board Game Templates — August, 2011

The Best Sites For Helping ELL’s Learn About Completing Forms & Applications — August, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners — August, 2011

The Best Art & Music Sites Of 2011 — So Far — August, 2011

A Beginning List Of The Best Folklore & Myth Sites — August, 2011

The Best Tools For Analyzing Census Data — August, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Martin Luther King Memorial — August, 2011

The Best Web Resources About Somalia’s Drought & Famine — August, 2011

The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice In 2011 — So Far — August, 2011

The Best Posts About Trust & Education — August, 2011

The Best Resources For Planning The First Day Of School — August, 2011

The Best Sites For Finding Folktales To Teach “Life Lessons” — August, 2011

The Best Resources For Helping Students (& The Rest Of Us) Learn The Concept Of Not Blaming Others — August, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About The New York Court Decision Releasing Teacher Ratings — August, 2011

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2011 — So Far — August, 2011

The Best Commentaries On Steven Brill’s Book, “Class Warfare” — August, 2011

The Best Online “Countdown” Timers — August, 2011

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2011 — So Far — August, 2011


The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2011 — So Far
— August, 2011

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll — August, 2011

The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing — Help Me Find More — August, 2011

The Best Posts On Attracting The “Best Candidates” To Teaching — August, 2011

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2011 — So Far — August, 2011

The Best Ways To Upload A Video To The Web — And A Question — August, 2011

The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools — August, 2011

The Best Videos For Educators In 2011 — So Far — August, 2011

Part Sixty-Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — August, 2011

Best “Tweets” Of 2011 — So Far — September, 2011

The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction — September, 2011

The Best MATH Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress — September, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Alphabet — September, 2011

My Best Posts On Why It’s Important To Be Positive In Class — September, 2011

The Best Resources On “Instructional Coaching” — September, 2011

The Best Resources For Helping Students Deal With Grief — September, 2011

My Best Posts On The Basics Of Small Groups In The Classroom — September, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Grade Retention, Social Promotion & Alternatives To Both — September, 2011

The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites — September, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning Strategies To Teach ELL’s In Content Classes — September, 2011

The Best Resources On Teaching Multilevel ESL/EFL Classes — September, 2011

The Best Online Resources For “Information Gap” Activities — September, 2011

The Best Resources On ELL’s & Standardized Tests — October, 2011

The Best Resources On Parent/Teacher Conferences — October, 2011

The Worst Parent Engagement Ideas — October, 2011

“The Best Examples Of Parent Engagement Through Community Organizing” — October, 2011

The Best Sources Of Parent Engagement Advice For Teachers — October, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles For Learning About Newark’s $100 Million From Facebook — October, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Home Visits — October, 2011

The Best Resources To Learn About High School ID’s & The Scarlet Letter — October, 2011

The Best Resources To Learn About Alabama’s Awful Immigration Law (& Its Impact On Schools)
— October, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles On Recent Study About Student Anxiety — October, 2011

The Best Articles On The New Study Showing That Intelligence Is Not “Fixed” — October, 2011

The Best Posts On The NY Times Ed Tech Article — October, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Our World’s Population Of 7 Billion — October, 2011

The Best Resources To Help Students Learn About Occupy Wall Street — October, 2011

The Best Historical Photo + Video Map-Based Sites — October, 2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists For Sites Where ELL’s Can Create Art — November, 2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists For Online Books Accessible To ELL’s — November, 2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists For Online ELL Video Sites — November, 2011

The Best Visualizations Of Poverty In The U.S. & Around The World — November, 2011

The Best Resources On “Gratitude” — November, 2011

The Best Posts About The Khan Academy — November, 2011

The Best Resources On “Becoming What We Read” — November, 2011

The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research — November, 2011

The Best Resources On Teaching & Learning Critical Thinking In The Classroom — November, 2011

“The Best Research Available On Parent Engagement” — November, 2011

The Best Reasons Why Parents Should Be Looked At As Allies & Not Targets Of Blame — November, 2011

The Best Overviews Of Parent Engagement — November, 2011

My Best Posts, Articles & Interviews On Parent Engagement — November, 2011

The Best Resources On Parent Engagement In Countries Other Than The U.S. — November, 2011

The Best Ideas On How Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed Academically — November, 2011

The Best Sites For ELL’s To Learn About Punctuation — November, 2011

The Best “Fun” Online Video Games For English Language Development — November, 2011

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2011 — Part Two

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2011

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2011

The Best Art & Music Sites Of 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Higgs Boson, The “God Particle” — December,2011

The Best Science Sites Of 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Mars Rover Curiosity — December, 2011

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2011

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2011

The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2011 — Part Two

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On School Reform Issues — 2011

The Best Tweets Of 2011

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2011

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2011

The Best Videos For Educators In 2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Parent Engagement — 2011

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2011

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

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

The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning — December, 2011

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2011

The Best (and Worst) Education News of 2011

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Technology — 2011

The Best Good, Inexpensive & Simple Classroom Technology Tools — December, 2011

The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Holiday Content Quickly & Easily — December, 2011

The Best Summify & Paper.li’s On ESL/EFL/ELL — January, 2012

The Best Online “Explainer” Tools For Current Events — January, 2012

The Best Resources For Learning About Protests In Russia — January, 2012

The Best Commentaries On The President’s Proposal For Students To Stay In School Until They’re Eighteen — January, 2012

The Best Critiques Of Ruby Payne — January, 2012

The Best Posts On The Gates’ Funded Measures Of Effective Teaching Report — January, 2012

The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources — January, 2012

The Bests Posts & Articles About Why We Like Lists — January, 2012

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2011

The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction — January, 2012

The Best Posts On The NY Times-Featured Teacher Effectiveness Study — January, 2012

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2011 — January, 2012

All My “Best Of 2011″ Lists In One Place — January, 2012

The Best Resources On Teacher/Student Use Of Social Media — January, 2012

The Best Guides To Figuring Out Pinterest — January, 2012

The Best — And Easiest –Tools To Use For Embedding A Document — January, 2012

The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users — January, 2012

Part Sixty-Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — January, 2012

The Best Resources For World Book Day — March 1st — February, 2012

The Best Photos — In The World? — March, 2012

The Best Resources For Learning About Leap Year — February, 2012

The Best Resources For Learning About What’s Happening In Syria — February, 2012

The Best Resources On Japanese Internment In World War II — February, 2012

The Best Sites For Keeping An Eye On The Future (Help Me Identify More) — February, 2012

The Best Sites To Learn About Saul Alinsky — February, 2012

The Best Resource Sites For Scholarship Information — February, 2012

The Best Resources To Help Students Write Research Essays — February, 2012

The Best Education Articles From “The Onion” — February, 2012

The Best Resources For Learning About the Health Care Debate — March, 2012

The Best Fun Videos About Books & Reading — March, 2012

The Best Resources For World Read Aloud Day — March, 2012

The Best Sites To Learn About James Cameron’s Record-Setting Dive — March, 2012

The Best Sites For Learning About Solar Storms — March, 2012

The Best Posts & Articles On The Education & National Security Report — March, 2012

The Best Wildlife Photographs Of The Year — March, 2012

The Best Sites For Learning About The Titanic — March, 2012

The Best Resources On The One Year Anniversay Of Japan’s Earthquake & Tsunami — March, 2012

The Web 2.0/Social Media Tools I Use Everyday & How I Use Them – March, 2012

The Best Photos & Videos Of The Space Shuttles’ Final Flights

The Best Displays Of Just-Released New York City Historical Photos

The Best Resources For Learning About The Great Depression

The Best Resources For Learning About “Flow”

The Best Resources For Learning About World War I

The Best Advice For New Teachers

The Best Posts On Helping Students Teach Their Classmates — Help Me Find More

Part Sixty-Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

A Quasi “The Best” List On TPRS (TPR Storytelling) For Teaching ESL

The Best Posts About The Most Bizarre Standardized Test Question Ever

The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts & Articles On Accelerated Reader

The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays

The Best Resources On How Exercise Helps Learning — Please Contribute Other Resources

The Best Resources On The Idea Of Extending The School Day

The Best Of Military Photography

The Best Resources To Remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s Death (& Life)

The Best Resources For Lessons On Trayvon Martin

The Best Resources For Learning About May Day

The Best Images Of The Ring Of Fire Eclipse

The Best Nature Photographs Of The Year

The Best Web Tools That Show You Objects To Scale

The Best Sites For Learning About The Golden Gate Bridge

The Best Resources For Learning About The Maya

The Best Sources Of Advice On Helping Students Strengthen & Develop Their Creativity

The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More

The Best Tools For Creating Clozes (Gap-Fills)

The Best Posts Questioning If Direct Instruction Is “Clearly Superior”

The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons

My Best Posts On Metacognition

The Best Tools For Displaying Instagram Photos On The Web

The Best Sites For Learning To Write A Story

The Best Writing Advice From Famous Authors

The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development

The Best Sites For Learning About The Colorado Wildfires

The Best Resources For Learning About The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

The Best Resources For Learning About The European Financial Crisis

The Best Resources For The World Day Against Child Labor

The Best Resources To See Connections (or Disconnections) In The World Before & After The Internet

The Best Resources On The Obama Administration’s Plan To Partially Implement The DREAM Act

The Best Sites For Learning About Voyager 1 & Its Departure From Our Solar System

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Venus Transit”

The Best Resources On The Importance Of Knowing What You Don’t Know

The Best Resources For Learning About Parent Fundraising & Equity Issues

My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2012 (So Far)

The Best Resources On “Race To The Top”

The Best Posts On The Weirdest School Reform Story Of The Year (So Far, At Least)

The Best Resources For Applying “Fed Ex Days” To Schools

The Best Resources On Bringing Students To Nature (& Nature To Students)

The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate

The Best Resources On Using Improvisation In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom

The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More

The Best Resources For Learning About The Drought Of 2012 (& Beyond)

The Best Interactives Showing How Long Our Non-Renewables Will Last

The Best Places On The Web To Write Lesson Plans — Who Have I Missed?

The Best Posts On “Loss Aversion” & Schools

The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberative Practice

The Most Useful Resources For Implementing Common Core — I Hope You’ll Contribute More

The Best Sites For Smartboard Resources (& For Other IWB’s)

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2012 — So Far

Part Sixty-Five Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2012 — So Far

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2012 — So Far

The Best English-Language News Sites With An “Ethnic” Focus — Help Me Identify More

The Best Science Sites Of 2012 — So Far

The Best Resources For Learning About Neil Armstrong

The Best Visualizations Of How People Spend Their Days

The Best Sites For Learning About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

The Best Infographics Of 2012 — So Far

The Best Video Collages Of Natural Disasters

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2012 — So Far

The Best Sites For Learning About Oscar Pistorius

The Best Sites For Learning About The War Of 1812

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

The Best Multimedia Resources For Introducing Students To The Advantages Of Charts, Graphs & Infographics

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll — 2012

“The Best Posts & Articles On Parent Trigger Movie “Won’t Back Down””

The Best Funny Movie/TV Clips Of Bad Teachers

The Best Resources On Using Drama In The Classroom

The Best Education Week Posts From My First Year Blogging There…

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2012 — So Far

The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea

The Best Online Videos Showing Teachers In The Classroom

The Best Places On The Web To Find Documentaries (Non-YouTube)

The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — So Far

The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On Punctuation

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2012 — So Far

The Best Resources On GIFs — Please Contribute More

The Best Places Where Students Can Post Book Reviews For Authentic Audiences

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators – 2012 (So Far)

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2012 — So Far

The Best Resources For Learning About “Psychological Effects” Useful To Teachers

The Best Geography Sites For Beginning & Intermediate English Language Learners

The Best Resources On The Newly-Released California Educator Excellence Task Force Report

The Best Resources On The Chicago Teachers’ Strike

The Best Resources For World Literacy Day

All My “The Best….” Lists Related To Science

A Sampling Of The Best Tweets With The #SaidNoTeacherEver Hashtag

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2012 — So Far

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2012 — So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2012 — So Far

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2012 (So Far)

The Best Posts & Articles About Why Book “Leveling” Is A Bad Idea

The Best Resources For Learning About Felix Baumgartner’s Jump From The Edge Of Space

A Beginning List Of The Best Online Resources About Hurricane Sandy

The Best Geography Sites For Learning About The United States & Canada

The Best Sites For Introducing English Language Learners To Geography

The Best Online Activities For Learning About Time Zones

The Best Sites For Introducing Maps To English Language Learners

The Best Posts On “Gamification” In Education — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On “Brain-Based Learning” — Help Me Find More

The Eight Blogs & Two Email Newsletters I Read First

The Best Multimedia Resources For Learning About Fallacies — Help Me Find More

The Best Online Tools For Using Photos In Lessons

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2012 — So Far

Best Tweets Of 2012

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”

The Best Ways For Advanced ELL’s & Non-ELL’s To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — REVISED

All My “The Best…” Geography Lists In One Place!

The Best Reports On Education-Related 2012 Election Results

The Best Videos I’ve Shared On Google Plus In 2012

The Best Resources On How Hurricane Sandy Is Affecting Schools

“My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2012 (Part Two)”

”The best — and worst — education news of 2012″

The Fifteen “Twitterers” Whose Tweets I Read First

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2012

The Best Videos To Help Students Visualize Success

My Best “Pins” On Pinterest In 2012

The Best Screenshare Tools To Help Others With Computer Problems

The Best Ideas On How To Stay Electronically Connected When The Power’s Out

A Potpourri Of The Best & Most Useful Video Sites

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Writing

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses — Contribute Your Suggestions!

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2012 (Part Two)

The Best Science Sites Of 2012 — Part Two

A Collection Of Resources On The Sandy Hook Shooting (Including Video Of President Obama’s Speech)

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2012 — Part Two

The Best Resources On Learning About “Right To Work” Laws

The Best “Year In Review” Features That Aren’t Photo Collections — 2012

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2012

The Best Short Video Clips About Hurricane Katrina

The Best Sites For Learning About Mexico, Central & South America

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2012

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2012 — Part Two

All My 2012 “The Best…” Lists On Education Policy In One Place

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Analyses Of Today’s Release Of TIMSS and PIRLS International Student Test Results

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

The Best Articles Pointing Out That Our Schools Are Not Failing — Please Suggest More

The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Five

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Four

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Three

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Two

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume One

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2012

All My Math-Related “The Best…” Lists In One Place

A Collection Of “Best…” Lists On Vocabulary Development

The Best Sites To Learning About This Month’s Fires In Australia

The Best Resources On President Obama’s Gun Control Proposals

The Best Sites For Learning About President Obama’s Second Inauguration

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On The Seattle Standardized Test Boycott

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts On Gates’ Final MET “Effective Teaching” Report

The Best Videos On Parent Engagement

The Best Resources On Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) Programs

The Best Resources On Grading Practices

The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2012

The Best Ways To Help Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Succeed

My Best Posts Of The Year — 2012

The Best Posts & Articles On The “Motivation Trumps IQ” Study

All My “Best Of 2012″ Lists In One Place!

The Best Posts On Student Cellphone Use In Class — Please Contribute More

The Best Resources For International Mother Language Day

The Best Multimedia On The Russian Meteor

The Best Resources For Learning About The Next Papal Election

The Best Info On Skills Employers Are Looking For In Job-Seekers

The Best Resources On Why Raising The Minimum Wage Is Important

The Best Resources About The New Push For Immigration Reform

The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Europe

The Best Resources For Learning About Flight

The “Best” Multimedia News Content In The World

My Best Posts On Parent “Academies” & “Universities”

The Best Posts On The Annual MetLife Survey Of The American Teacher

The Best Resources On The Value & Practice Of Having Older Students Mentoring Younger Ones

The Best Ways To Deal With Rudeness In Class

The Best Sports Videos To Use With English Language Learners

The Best Resources For Learning To Use The Video App “Twine”

The Best Tools For Creating Visually Attractive Quotations For Online Sharing

The Best Resources On Teens & Hearing Loss

The Best Resources For Images From The Planck Satellite

A Beginning List Of The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Africa

The Best Posts & Articles On Student Engagement

The Best Posts & Articles On The Impact Of School Closures — Suggest More!

The Best Resources For Learning About Ability Grouping & Tracking — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Doing A “One-Sentence Project”

The Best Posts & Articles On MOOC’s — Help Me Find More

My Choices For The Best Posts From The Shanker Blog

The Best Resources For Learning About The Concept Of “Transfer” — Help Me Find More

The Best Alternatives To Google Reader Now That It’s Being Shut Down

The Best Places To Create Funny Subtitles For Silent Movies

The Best Pink Panther Fight Scenes For English Language Learners

The Best Overviews Of The Boston Terror Attack

A Beginning List Of The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Asia & The Middle East

The Best Of The Hashtag #SaidNoEducationVendorEver

The Best Evidence For Why Giving Schools “Report Cards” Is Bad — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On The Memo Warning Rhee About Cheating (“It seems to me a responsible executive really ought to have looked further”)

Part Sixty-Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

The Best Resources On “Close Reading” — Help Me Find More

The Best Multimedia For Learning About The Midwest & Oklahoma Tornadoes

A Beginning List Of The Best Sites For ELLs To Learn About The Pacific Region

The Best Posts On LA’s Banning Of Suspensions For “Willful Defiance” (Along With Commentary From An LA Teacher)

“The Best Multilingual Resources For Parents”

The Best Sources Of Advice On How To Get A Teaching Job

The Best Of “TED Talks On Education”

The Best Posts & Articles On….School Lunches?

“The Best Resources For Learning About Community Schools”

A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying — Please Suggest More

“A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Using Technology To Help Engage Parents”

The Best Tablet & Smartphone Apps For English Language Learners

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013 — So Far”

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2013 – So Far

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2013 – So Far

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2013 — So Far

The Best Online Geography Games

The Best Resources For Learning About The Summer Solstice

The Best Resources For World Environment Day

The Best Resources About The “Supermoon”

The Best Science Sites Of 2013 – So Far

The Best Infographics Of 2013 – So Far

The Best Resources On Chemical Weapons

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2013 – So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2013 — So Far

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts & Articles On The Charter School CREDO Study

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Maker Movement” — Help Me Find More

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

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2013 – So Far

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2013 – So Far

The Best Videos For Educators In 2013 – So Far

The Best “Quotes Of The Day” In 2013 – So Far

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators – 2013 (So Far)

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2013 — So Far

“The Best Resources On Pre-School Parent Engagement”

The Best Video Collections For Educators

The Best Posts & Articles On The New NCLB Reauthorization Bill

The Best Tweets Of 2013 – So Far

My Best Posts On Writing Instruction

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2013 – So Far

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2013 – So Far

The Best Resources For “Moon Day”

All My 2013 “The Best…” Lists (So Far) Related To Social Studies In One Place

The Best Sites For Learning About The Battle Of Gettysburg

The Best Examples Of School Reformer Irony

All My 2013 “The Best…” Lists (So Far) On Education Policy In One Place

The Best Examples Of Turning Problems Into Opportunities — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts & Articles About The Role Of Economists In Education

The Best Resources On Why Improving Education Is Not THE Answer To Poverty & Inequality

Results Of Important Poll Of Parents Released Today

“The Best Resources To Help Engage Parents Of Children With Special Needs – Help Me Find More”

The Best Video Clips Demonstrating “Grit” – Help Me Find More

The Best Advice On Using Education Technology

The Best Videos & Articles Where Athletes Explain How Reading & Writing Well Has Helped Their Career – Help Me Find More

The Best Video Clips On Goal-Setting — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Learning About Scotland’s Schools – Help Me Find More

All My “Best Of 2013 – So Far” Lists In One Place

The Best Posts & Articles About Why High School Exit Exams Might Not Be A Good Idea

My Favorite Posts In 2013 — So Far

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2013 — So Far

All My 2013 “The Best…” Lists (So Far) Related To Web 2.0 In One Place

The Best Tools For Making Internet ” Memes”

The Best Resources For Learning About The Fire Near Yosemite Valley

The Best Resources About The March On Washington

The Best Articles About The Study Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough

All My Education Week Teachers Posts From Past Two Years In One Place

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2013 — So Far

The Best Commentaries On The New IB Theory Of Knowledge Teaching Guide

“The Best Infographics About Parent Involvement In Schools”

A Collection Of “The Best” Lists On Assessment

The Best Posts About The New York Testing Fiasco

The Best Posts & Articles On The NCLB Waiver Given To Eight California School Districts (Including Ours)

The Best Resources On Student & Teacher Reflection

The Best Resources On Being A Teacherpreneur

The Best Posts & Articles On The Tony Bennett Scandal

“The Best Education Blogs For Parents”

Best and Worst Education News of 2013 — So Far

The Best Three Sites On The Web For ESL/EFL/ELL/ELT Teachers

The Best Infographics About Teaching & Learning English As A Second (or Third!) Language

The Best Resources For Learning About The Birmingham Church Bombing

The Best Questions To Use For Class Closing Activities — What Are Yours?

“The Best Resources For Talking To Parents About The Common Core Standards”

 

The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom

 

The Best Interactives Showing How Obamacare Works

 

The Best Resources For Learning About The Fires In Australia

 

The Best Resources For Learning About Teens In The News

 

The Best Resources On Malala Yousafzai

 

The Best Resources For Understanding The Debt Ceiling

 

The Best Resources To Help Understand The Federal Government Shutdown

 

The Best Sites For Learning About Brazil

 

“Put The Gun In My Hand” — Stories Of Teacher Bravery

 

The Best Resources On The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry”

 

The Best Resources For Connected Educators Month

 

A Very Beginning List Of The Best Articles On The iPad Debacle In Los Angeles Schools

 

The Best Online Resources For Teaching The Difference Between Correlation & Causation

The Best Ways To Modify The Picture Word Inductive Model For ELLs

The Best Videos Of Tom Lehrer’s Songs

The Best Sites For Learning About Italy

The Best Sites For Learning About France

The Best Online Resources About President John F. Kennedy

The Best Resources For Geography Awareness Week

The Best Resources For Learning About Typhoon Haiyan

The Best Hans Rosling Videos

The Best Online Resources For Learning About The Gettysburg Address

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013″

The Best Posts On Curiosity

A Collection Of The Best Fun, Yet True, “Said No Teacher Ever” Resources

“The Best Resources For Learning About The ‘Word Gap’”

The Best Videos Showing “Thinking Outside The Box” — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts Interpreting This Year’s NAEP Scores

Here Is Who I Recommend You Follow On Twitter

The Best “Mind-Blowing” Videos About Technology That I’ve Seen — Help Me Find More

The Best Ways To Use Mistakes When Teaching Writing

The Best Web Tools For English Language Learners (In Other Words, The Ones My Students Regularly Use)

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2013 – Part Two

The Best Science Sites Of 2013 – Part Two

The Best Sites For Learning About The United Kingdom

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2013 – Part Two

The Best Resources Honoring Nelson Mandela At His Passing….

The Best Resources For Learning About Rosa Parks

The Best Year In Review Features — 2013

The Best Infographics Of 2013 – Part Two

A Collection Of My “Best” Lists On The Common Core

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2013 — Part Two

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013″

The Best “Quotes Of The Day” In 2013 – Part Two

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

The Best Resources On The Sandy Hook Tragedy

The Best Tweets Of 2013

The Best Videos For Educators In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2013

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators – 2013 (Part Two)

The Best Posts & Articles On 2012 PISA Test Results

All Of My “Best Of 2013″ Lists In One Place!

My Favorite Posts In 2013 — Part Two

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Posts On Teaching TOK “Knowledge Questions”

The Best Posts On Study Finding That Standardized Tests Don’t Measure Cognitive Ability

“The Best Resources — Specifically For Parents — On Bullying”

The Best Posts & Articles On Boredom & How Students & Teachers Can Deal With It

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2013

The Best Scenes From (& Spoofs Of) “It’s A Wonderful Life”

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2013

The Best Sites For Learning About The International Space Station

The Best Sites For Learning About South Africa

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On California’s Drought

The Best Fun Sesame Street Songs — Contribute Your Own!

The Best Resources On California Court Case Attacking Teacher’s Rights

The Best Videos Documenting The History Of The English Language

“My Best Posts On The Harlem Children’s Zone & Other ‘Promise Zones’”

“The Best Articles Questioning The View That Single Parents Are A Problem”

The Best Posts & Videos On “Hope” — Help Me Find More

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2013

The Best Resources For Identifying Qualities Needed In Order To Be “Successful”

The Best Ways To Receive Questions Electronically While Leading A Workshop

The Best Mobile Apps For English Language Learners

The “All-Time” Best Online Learning Games

The “All-Time” Best Social Studies Sites

The Best Resources On The Protests In Ukraine

The Best Posts, Articles & Lesson Plans On The Jordan Davis Tragedy & Verdict: Our “Classrooms Are Full Of Him”

The “All-Time” Best Videos For Educators

Help Me Make A List Of Student Projects That Require Parent Engagement

“The Best Posts On The inBloom Data Fiasco”

The Best Resources On “One-To-One” Laptop/Tablet Programs — Please Suggest More!

The “All-Time” Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education

The “All-Time” Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

The “All-Time” Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of EnglishLanguage Learners

The “All-Time” Best Science Sites

The Best Resources For Learning About Mudslides

The Best Sites For Learning About Japan

The Best Sites For Learning About India

The Best Sites For Learning About The 2014 World Cup In Brazil

The Best Resources On The Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts, Articles & Videos On “Teacher Leadership” — Contribute More!

The Best (Or, At Least, The Most Interesting) Posts On Teacher Attire

The Best Resources On The Dangers Of Multitasking

The Best Video Clips & Full-Length Movies For Helping To Teach Persuasive Techniques (Help Me Find More)

The “All-Time” Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators

The Best Posts & Articles On The Florida Teacher Evaluation Fiasco

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Three Months”

It’s Oscar Night! Here’s A Special Collection Of My Movie-Related “Best” Lists

Apparently, Today Is Both “World Book Night” & “UN English Language Day” – Here Are The Best Resources For Both

The Best Resources For Learning About The Blood Moon

“The Best Posts On Involving Fathers In Schools”

The Best Movies For IB Theory Of Knowledge Classes – What Are Your Suggestions?

The Best Posts On IB Theory Of Knowledge Oral Presentations

“The Best Commentaries On The ‘Broken Compass’ Parent Involvement Book”

The Best Research On Listening To Music When Studying

The Best Financial Aid Resources For Students Planning To Go To College — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts & Videos About Sugata Mitra & His Education Ideas

I Am Tired Of “School Reformers” Using The Civil Rights Movement Legacy To Support Their Agenda

The Best Resources Discussing The Importance Of Art In Education — Help Me Find More

The Best Commentaries On The 60th Anniversary Of Brown vs. Board Of Education

The Best Commencement Speeches

The Best Resources On The Kidnapped School Girls In Nigeria – Help Me Find More

The Best Articles Showing Why Education Reform Is NOT The Best Way To Fight Poverty

A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More

 

The Best Science Sites Of 2014 – So Far

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2014 – So Far

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

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2014 – So Far

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2014 – So Far

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2014 – Part One

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2014 – So Far”

The Best Tweets Of 2014 — So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2014 – So Far

The Best Research Demonstrating That Lectures Are Not The Best Instructional Strategy

The Best Posts On The Study Suggesting That Bare Classroom Walls Are Best For Learning

The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech

The Best Resources About Maya Angelou

“The Best Posts On The Migration Policy Institute Report On Engaging Immigrant Parents”

The Best Videos For Educators In 2014 – So Far

The Best Music Videos Of “What A Wonderful World”

All Of My “Best Of 2014 – So Far″ Lists In One Place!

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2014 — So Far

The Best Resources For Learning About Freedom Summer

The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2014 – So Far

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2014 – So Far

The Best Online Learning Simulation Games & Interactives — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Learning About The Ebola Virus

The Best Articles Highlighting Parallel Critiques Of Increasing School & Health Care “Efficiency”

The Best Resources On Why Breakfast Is Important For Teenagers

The Best Resources To Help Promote A Physically Healthy Lifestyle For Our Students

The Best Resources For Learning About The Children Refugee Crisis At The U.S. Southern Border

The Best Movie Scenes, Stories, & Quotations About “Transfer Of Learning” – Help Me Find More!

The Best Posts & Articles About OECD’s Survey Of Teacher Working Conditions

The Best Resources For Learning About Balanced Literacy & The “Reading Wars”

The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

The Best Funny Videos To Help Teach Grammar – Help Me Find More

The Best Video Clips On The Benefits Of Writing Well — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For World Humanitarian Day

The Best Resources For Learning About The Rosetta Mission

“The Best Advice On Engaging Parents At The Beginning Of The School Year”

“My Best Posts On ‘Conditional Cash Transfers’”

How Many Of Our Students Feel This Way? (Resources On The Shooting Death Of Michael Brown)

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The “Helper’s High”

The Best Resources For Banned Books Week

The Best Resources Sharing The Best Practices For Fruitful Classroom Discussions

A Beginning “Best” List On Domestic Violence Resources