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June 24, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Two Ongoing Discussions On This Blog: Sugata Mitra & Ruby Payne

Readers might be interested in revisiting two of my previous posts that have ongoing lively discussions in their comment sections:

A Response To Questions About Sugata Mitra is a guest post written by Rory Gallagher, which was written after I raised questions about Mitra’s approach to education. Professor Mitra is participating in that discussion in the comments section.

There are now 67 — yup, count ‘em, 67 — comments at my post, The Best Critiques Of Ruby Payne.

Join in either or both!

January 24, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Critiques Of Ruby Payne

Ruby Payne is a popular consultant to school districts around the United States and, perhaps, the world. I have major concerns about her “deficit” view of low-income students and their families — it smacks of a “blaming the victim” mentality.

I’ve written extensively about the concept of “blame,” and you might be interested in The Best Resources For Helping Students (& The Rest Of Us) Learn The Concept Of Not Blaming Others.

I thought it might also be important, though, to create a “The Best…” list specifically related to Ms. Payne. Her popularity is a fact (you can read this fawning New York Times Magazine article about her to confirm that statement).

There have been some good critiques written about her, though there have also been ones that are not particularly accessible and written in “academic-ese” and others which I think have been overly ideological. Here’s a comment I left on Scott McLeod’s blog a few years ago during a conversation about Payne:

I agree that the most effective long-term strategy for dealing with many of the problems facing low-income communities (and the children who live in them) is to organize for better housing, employment, health, etc.). I would also add that schools and their staff should work as partners with parents and other local neighborhood institutions to push for those changes.

At the same time, though, I don’t necessarily believe that this kind of strategy is the only avenue to pursue, just as I don’t believe that most teachers are attracted to Ruby Payne’s deficit model because it’s “comfortable.”

I believe that there is much that can be done day-and-day-out in the classroom by teachers. And that many of these teachers are desperate to learn any kind of instructional strategies and classroom management tactics that they can apply effectively to respond to the many challenging situations that can be found in inner-city schools.

Saul Alinsky, the father of modern-day community organizing and the founder of the organization that I worked for during my organizing career, once said, “The price of criticism is a constructive alternative.”

I believe that those of us who are critics of Ruby Payne need to do a far better job of offering constructive alternatives that teachers can use today and tomorrow — right in their classroom — if we want more to see the fallacies of Payne’s approach.

One of the things I try to do in this blog and in my books is to offer practical strategies for teachers to use instead of getting sucked into “blaming the victim.”

But there have been some good accessible critiques written, and I thought I’d share a few of what I think are the best ones:

The Myth of the Culture of Poverty by Paul Gorski at Educational Leadership.

A Framework for Understanding Ruby Payne by Anita Bohn at Rethinking Schools.

Savage Unrealities by Paul Gorski at Rethinking Schools.

Revisiting Ruby Payne by Anita Bohn at Rethinking Schools.

Poverty and Payne: Supporting Teachers to Work with Children of Poverty is by Mistilina Sato and Timothy J. Lensmir.

Shifting from Deficit to Generative Practices: Addressing Impoverished and All Students is by Paul Thomas. And thanks to Paul for helping me find some of the articles on this list.

The Corrosive Power of Stereotypes in Politics and Education is also by Paul Thomas.

Return of the Deficit is by Curt Dudley-Marling.

More resources can be found at Debunking Ruby Payne’s Framework of Poverty.

Feedback and/or Additional suggestions are always welcome.

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May 22, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Another Good Critique Of Ruby Payne

Readers of this blog know that I”m definitely not a fan of Ruby Payne, the high-priced consultant and speaker to school districts who has a decidely “deficit” view of low-income families.

I’ve recently discovered another good critique of her perspective. It’s called Miseducating Teachers about the Poor: A Critical Analysis of Ruby Payne’s Claims about Poverty.

It’s worth a visit.

December 28, 2008
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ruby Payne Discussion

Alice Mercer alerted me to a lively discussion going on about educational consultant Ruby Payne over at the Dangerously Irrelevant blog.

Regular readers of this blog know that I’m pretty critical of Ms. Payne’s “deficit” approach to low-income students.

You might find it interesting to visit the conversation going on at Scott McLeod’s blog. For what it’s worth, here’s the comment I left there:

I’m coming to this conversation late (it IS Christmas break, after all!), but as a longtime critic of Ruby Payne (and an admirer of Paul Gorski for being an even earlier and far more insightful critic than me) it’s certainly an engaging one.

I’m also coming to it after a nineteen year community organizing career that has preceded my newer career (five years and counting) as a teacher in Sacramento’s largest inner-city high school.

I agree that the most effective long-term strategy for dealing with many of the problems facing low-income communities (and the children who live in them) is to organize for better housing, employment, health, etc.). I would also add that schools and their staff should work as partners with parents and other local neighborhood institutions to push for those changes.

At the same time, though, I don’t necessarily believe that this kind of strategy is the only avenue to pursue, just as I don’t believe that most teachers are attracted to Ruby Payne’s deficit model because it’s “comfortable.”

I believe that there is much that can be done day-and-day-out in the classroom by teachers. And that many of these teachers are desperate to learn any kind of instructional strategies and classroom management tactics that they can apply effectively to respond to the many challenging situations that can be found in inner-city schools.

Saul Alinsky, the father of modern-day community organizing and the founder of the organization that I worked for during my organizing career, once said, “The price of criticism is a constructive alternative.”

I believe that those of us who are critics of Ruby Payne need to do a far better job of offering constructive alternatives that teachers can use today and tomorrow — right in their classroom — if we want more to see the fallacies of Payne’s approach.

Larry Ferlazzo

June 13, 2007
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ruby Payne

I just learned through Charles Olson’s blog about a recent laudatory New York Times Magazine article about Ruby Payne, a writer and workshop leader on education issues.  Charles has a very different take on it than I do, but I would like to thank him for pointing out the article.

I have serious concerns about Ruby Payne’s perspective on the challenges facing low-income families, one that I would characterize as “blaming the victim.”I believe that many School Districts, teachers, and, most importantly, students, are ill-served by the advice she offers.

This, I think, is a particular concern to readers of this blog since so many English Language Learners come from low-income communities.

I would encourage people to read an excellent critique of Ruby Payne’s work that recently appeared in Rethinking Schools and was written by Paul Gorski.

I, however, don’t believe I have a monopoly on the truth, so would be very interested in hearing other perspectives about her work.

June 17, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Videos For Educators In 2013 – So Far

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Here’s the latest in my mid-year“The Best…” posts….

You might also be interested in:

The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — Part One

The Best Videos For Educators In 2011

Part Two Of The Best Videos For Educators — 2010

The Ten Best Videos For Educators — 2010

And you might also want to see The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual — Part OneThe Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner and The Best Fun Videos About Books & Reading.

You might also want to check out The Best Video Collections For Educators.

Here are my choices for The Best Videos For Educators In 2013 – So Far:

Jason Flom shared this great video on the importance of making mistakes. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

This demonstrates both the disadvantages of extrinsic motivation and the importance of helping our students develop creativity. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students and to The Best Sources Of Advice On Helping Students Strengthen & Develop Their Creativity:

Here’s a cute video that would be a fun introduction to the lesson on self-control in my book, Helping Students Motivate Themselves (and it could be used with any of the other ideas I share in The Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control).

A willingness to take risks is an important quality of a language learner, which is why I’m adding this video to The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner:

Story, Imagery, & the Art of 21st Century Presentation is a very good video of Garr Reynolds on presentation skills. I’m adding it to The Best Digital (& Non-Digital) Storytelling Resources.

Here’s a great video animation created by Scott McLeod where he imagines a conversation between a policy maker and an educator about “teacher accountability.”

I’m adding it to A Collection Of The Best “Laugh While You Cry” Videos.

Dan Pink has posted a nice and short video demonstrating the importance of asking good questions.

I’m adding it to….The Best Videos Showing The Importance Of Asking Good Questions.

You may have heard about the late David Foster Wallace’s amazing commencement address from several years ago at Kenyon College. A video, using his audio, was unveiled on the Web, and has since been seen millions of times. Here’s the video (you can read the transcript here). Here are previous posts where I’ve also highlighted particularly notable commencement addresses:

This TED Talk video from Rita Pierson on “Every Kid Needs A Champion” is a great one. I had never heard of Rita Pierson before, but she makes great points. I wonder how and why she got connected to Ruby Payne? (see The Best Critiques Of Ruby Payne).

I’m adding the video to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Building Positive Relationships With Students.

This is a great entertaining video, and it got me wondering if it could be a model for some class projects — would it make sense for students to create similar videos demonstrating the historical transitions in, let’s say, the rule of law, or how children were treated (or, as one reader suggested, changing scientific beliefs)? You’d want to be very, very careful (and I’d probably avoid it) with using it to examine racial and gender attitudes, but there may very well be other attitudes that would be worth examining. At the very least, the video will offer a few minutes of enjoyable entertainment:

What a great video to help teach “Perception” to IB Theory Of Knowledge students:

Here’s another short video that would be great to teach “perception” in IB Theory of Knowledge classes. Thanks to Michelle Henry for the tip:

The PBS News Hour aired an impressive report on project-based learning in a Kentucky school district. I’m embedding the video below, but it might not come through on an RSS Reader:

Watch School District Uses Project Based Learning Over Testing on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

The report refers to an interesting program in that state called “districts of innovation. You can read more about them here and here.

I’m adding this info to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas and to The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing.

The Anti-Defamation League has launched an “Imagine a World Without Hate” video and action campaign with the posting of this pretty amazing video. It can be used in many ways, including as part of a “what if?” history lesson. That’s why I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons:

Rick Wormeli shared these two very useful videos of education researcher John Hattie:

I’m adding this excellent video on how African men are stereotyped in Hollywood movies to The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Africa. It’ll be a great way to also get my ESL students to start talking about how they feel their cultures have also been stereotyped.

The wonderful StoryCorps stories on NPR are great pieces to read and listen to on the radio. They also have converted a number of them into short video animations, and many of them (though not the one I’ve embedded below) are closed-captioned.

Here is one of my favorites — with the late, great Studs Terkel:

I’m adding this video to The Best Resources About Wealth & Income Inequality:

The well-regarded documentary The Finland Phenomenon is now online for free and is embedded below. I learned about its availability via a tweet by Pasi Sahlberg, which also included a radio interview. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System.

The Gates Foundation  released a new one of Hans Rosling’s “magic” world data videos (you can see his previous ones I’ve posted here). Check it out:

The eagle in this video certainly illustrates an example of perseverance. I’m adding it to The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner:

I’m adding this video to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”:

NASA released this video showing temperature changes in the world since 1880 and including 2012 — it’s an updated version of one they’ve released in previous years. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

What A Great Video To Show The Importance Of Modeling & Support:

Dan Pink was interviewed on CBS, and it really gets at some key elements of motivation and goal-setting. There’s nothing new there for people familiar with his work, but it’s a great piece to show to colleagues and to students. I’ve embedded it below, though am not sure if it will show-up in an RSS Reader:

I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students and to The Best Posts On Students Setting Goals.

Eduardo Briceño is the Co-Founder, with Dr. Carol Dweck, of Mindset Works:

I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

I wouldn’t put this next video in the same class as the other ones on this list, but I think readers might still find it useful. Eye On Education, the publisher of my new books on student motivation, Helping Students Motivate Themselves and Self-Driven Learning, have just posted a short video clip from a webinar I did for them.

In it, I share three strategies that can help students develop intrinsic motivation:

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May 3, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Must-Watch Video: Rita Pierson On “Every kid needs a champion”

This TED Talk video from Rita Pierson on “Every Kid Needs A Champion” is a great one.

TED is billing it as a “teaser” for their big TED Talks On Education extravaganza coming up next week.

I had never heard of Rita Pierson before, but she makes great points. I wonder how and why she got connected to Ruby Payne? (see The Best Critiques Of Ruby Payne).

I’m adding the video to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Building Positive Relationships With Students.

December 20, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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All My 2012 “The Best…” Lists On Education Policy In One Place

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:

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 2012 “Best” lists on education policy issues:

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

The Best Posts On The Gates’ Funded Measures Of Effective Teaching Report

The Best Posts On The NY Times-Featured Teacher Effectiveness Study

The Best Education Articles From “The Onion” (for a little levity)

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 The Idea Of Extending The School Day

The Best Posts Questioning If Direct Instruction Is “Clearly Superior”

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 Posts On “Loss Aversion” & Schools

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

The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea

The Best Resources On The Newly-Released California Educator Excellence Task Force Report

The Best Resources On The Chicago Teachers’ Strike

A Sampling Of The Best Tweets With The #SaidNoTeacherEver Hashtag

The Best Posts & Articles About Why Book “Leveling” Is A Bad Idea

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

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

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

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

The best — and worst — education news of 2012

January 27, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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January’s “The Best” Lists — There Are Now 853 Of Them

August 9, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Students (& The Rest Of Us) Learn The Concept Of Not Blaming Others

I have an extended lesson plan in my book, Helping Students Motivate Themselves, designed to help students develop a little more personal responsibility and not blame others as often times as many do — I suspect we’ve all heard the comments “He made me do it” or “It’s your fault.”

A new related study was just published today, and I thought I’d use it as an excuse to bring together a few previous posts I’ve written about the topic.

Of course, students aren’t the only ones who can fall into the “blame game.” I’ve included a few posts here that might relate to the school reform debate.  This is not to say, however, that it’s never okay to place blame where it’s appropriate.  It’s just that I think we all tend to lead more with blaming instead of having blame come out of introspection, reflection and analysis.

Feel free to suggest additional resources. When you go to some of my posts, please be sure to check out the comments.

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Helping Students Learn The Concept Of Not Blaming Others:

FOR STUDENTS:

Can Blaming Others Make People Sick? is the headline of the article on today’s new study. Here’s an excerpt I’ll certainly be adding to my lesson:

Unlike regret, which is about self-blame and a case of “woulda, coulda, shoulda,” acrimony points the finger elsewhere — laying the blame for failure on external causes. “When harboured for a long time,” says Wrosch, “bitterness may forecast patterns of biological dysregulation (a physiological impairment that can affect metabolism, immune response or organ function) and physical disease.”

Creating A Lesson On “Blaming Others” & Need Your Help

My Personal Responsibility Lesson For This Friday

Looking For Movie/TV Scenes Showing People Taking Personal Responsibility

How I’ll Use Part Of The President’s Kalamazoo Speech

Here’s a nice comic strip on blame — suitable for students or for thinking about school reform:

Dilbert.com

What Does A Broken Escalator Have To Do With A Lesson On Personal Responsibility?

“Secret Ingredient for Success”

LeBron James On Taking Personality Responsiblity

FOR THE REST OF US:

Teachers Have Got To Stop Blaming Parents is a post I’ve written.

I’ve written about Ruby Payne, who blames low-income families for all sorts of problems.

I’ve written several posts on how people are blaming teachers a lot:

Did You Know That THE Key To Saving American Education Is Firing Bad Teachers?

What Our Superintendent Says About “Waiting For ‘Superman’”

Schools would be great if it weren’t for the kids is a great piece by Alfie Kohn, who responds to Robert Samuelson’s weird column in Newsweek blaming the problems of schools on….students.

McREL Blog has a good summary and commentary on a report on who’s to blame for dropouts. The post is called Addressing High School Dropout: Taking a Look Inward. In the report, a lot of people are blaming someone else for the problem — except for one group. I’d encourage you to read the entire post. Here’s a quote:

“Here’s what’s interesting, though—according to the “ Silent Epidemic” report, most students (70%) do actually blame themselves, saying they could graduate if they had tried harder. Further, the report informs us that “while most dropouts blame themselves for failing to graduate, there are things they say schools can do to help them finish.”

Thus, it appears that everyone else seems to be blaming someone else, except the kids who drop out. What should that tell us?

Our dropout crisis will persist until each of us takes a look at those fingers pointing back at us, and identify our own culpability in our nation’s dropout crisis.

Change will require us to be introspective and acknowledge our own shortcomings. Once we do that, then we might be able to collaborate to present viable solutions to address high school dropout.”

Repairing a Culture of Blame is by David B. Cohen.

Can Blaming Others Make People Sick? is a report on an interesting study that finds “… bitterness may result in global feelings of anger and hostility that, when strong enough, could affect a person’s physical health.”

Using A Lesson On Cognitive Dissonance To Help Students Learn To Take Responsibility

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June 20, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Research Studies Of The Week

I often write about research studies from various field and how they can be applied to the classroom. I write individual posts about ones that I think are especially significant, and will continue to do so. However, so many studies are published that it’s hard to keep up. So I’ve started writing a “round-up” of some of them each week or every other week as a regular feature:

The many health perks of good handwriting is an article that discusses several studies. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Handwriting & Learning.

How People Learn:Bridging Research and Practice is a new book from The National Academy Of Sciences and can be read for free online. It focuses on three teaching strategies — activating prior knowledge, focusing on big concept ideas and encouraging pattern recognition, and developing awareness of metacognition.

In the article “Why Can’t More Poor People Escape Poverty?” The New Republic reports on a study attributing poverty to the lack of self-control by the poor because, since self-control has been found to be a “depletable resource.” I’ve written several times in the past about studies that have found that the willpower for self-control needs to be replenished, and how I’ve successfully applied the idea in the classroom (see My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control). The New Republic article is intriguing, and there might be something to what it says. I’m concerned though, about applying what has been learned from previous studies to such a broad societal analysis since most of that research — at least, from what I can tell — have had young people as the test subjects. I’m also concerned that this kind of idea could be used by some to apply a “blame the victim” perspective to anti-poverty efforts instead of looking at justice issues like employment, adequate health care and affordable housing, along with race and wealth inequality. In schools, we already see enough of this perspective from people like Ruby Payne. I’d love to hear the perspective of others in the comments section.

Using Wordles To Teach Foreign Language Writing is a useful study. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About “Word Clouds.”

Research shows that feelings of powerlessness makes you less likely to be able to plan and focus on achieving your goals. I’m adding this info to My Best Posts On Students Setting Goals and it’s certainly related to New Study Says Freedom & Autonomy More Important Than Money (& Classroom Incentives?).

November 4, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The “Best” Articles (And Blog Posts) About Education Policy — 2009

As I did in last year’sThe “Best” Articles About Education — 2008 and in the previous year’s The “Best” Articles About Education — 2007, I’ve put quotes around the word “Best” in the title of this list since I’m sure there are many, many articles about education I have not read and posted about this year. I’m particularly interested in hearing people’s suggestions for additions to this list.   This list, as the title says,  focuses on education policy issues.  I’ll have another one coming-up titled “The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers — 2009.”  I’ll also be writing “The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice — 2009.”

Unlike in previous year’s, though, I could not bring myself to rank them in order of preference — they all were just too good.

Where the titles of the articles or blog posts are self-explanatory, I haven’t included any additional description.

Here are my choices for The “Best” Articles (And Blog Posts) About Education — 2009:

Diane Ravitch wrote an excellent post titled What’s Wrong With Merit Pay.

Crazy Talk is the title of a great piece Doug Noon wrote for Change.Org a few months ago. It offers an excellent critique of Secretary Duncan’s plans.

Slate Magazine published what I think is an exceptionally insightful critique of KIPP Schools written by Sara Mosle.  It’s called The Educational Experiment We Really Need: What the Knowledge Is Power Program has yet to prove.

Claus von Zastrow has wrote great blog post titled Taking the Easy Way Out. He talks about the recent tendency of journalists (who really should know better) to claim there are easy answers to some of the challenges facing our schools.

The Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning’s blog shared the results of two pretty interesting surveys. In one, 500 recent drop outs were asked about the reasons they decided to drop out of school. The other survey collected data from over 23,000 3-5 minute visits around the country.

How can we close the achievement gap? You can read the answer to that question from my favorite writer on education reform issues, Richard Rothstein.

Does Slow and Steady Win the Race? A Conversation with Top Researcher Russ Whitehurst offers an exceptionally well-balanced perspective on school reform — one that’s well-worth reading.

Anthony Cody wrote an excellent post titled National Standards A Wild Goose Chase.

Poverty and Potential: Out-of-School Factors and School Success is a study released by The Great Lakes Center For Education Research and Practice. It details “out-of-school” factors that affect learning success.

A Textbook Example of What’s Wrong with Education is an excellent article by a former textbook editor. It tells, in horrifying detail, how publishers develop the textbooks our school districts buy.

Alice Mercer wrote an absolutely great post at our group blog, In Practice. It’s titled “Why Not Cure Poverty Instead?” and is outgrowth of a conversation about Ruby Payne.

The National Journal ran a piece  on paying students for increased test scores.  I was pleased to see a number of thoughtful responses criticizing the idea, and disappointed to see what people said in support.  I was particularly pleased with the response by Bob Peterson (from one of my favorite magazines, Rethinking Schools).

Extreme School Makeover: Creating the Conditions for Success is a blog post by Claus von Zastrow that is one of the best, and most reasonable, descriptions of what it might take to “turnaround” a troubled school.  He highlights the key elements of a successful strategy and makes it clear that there is no one single answer that will provide a solution — no matter what some “expert” school reformers might think.

David Cohen, a teacher from Palo Alto whom I know through the Teacher Leaders Network, co-wrote a great op ed piece in the  Sacramento Bee. It’s called “Test scores poor tool for teacher evaluation.”

Earlier in the year, there was quite a bit of commentary in the educational blogosphere about a not particularly helpful or insightful op-ed piece in the New York TImes by Nicholas Kristof.  In it, he touts the mythical figure that:

A Los Angeles study suggested that four consecutive years of having a teacher from the top 25 percent of the pool would erase the black-white testing gap.

There are three posts about Kristof’s column that I think are particularly thoughtful that I want to include here:

In Search Of The Top 25 Percent Teacher from Public School Insights

The Miracle Teacher, Revisited by Diane Ravitch at Bridging The Differences

We Need Schools That ‘Train’ Our Judgment by Deborah Meier, also at Bridging The Differences.

Larry Cuban wrote Fixing Urban Schools: Sprinters or Marathoners?. It’s about superintendents, and I shared it with our new one here.

State’s exit exams deserve a failing grade is an op ed piece by the late education researcher/author Gerald Bracey that appeared in the Sacramento Bee.

Education researcher David Berliner wrote an excellent guest post in The Answer Sheet, a Washington Post education blog. It’s called Why Rising Test Scores May Not Mean Increased Learning.

Blinded by Reform is an exceptionally well-balanced and reasonable critique of some of the questionable strategies Education Secretary Duncan and the Obama administration is pushing on schools. It’s written by Mike Rose, who is on the faculty of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the author of “Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us.”

Do You Want To “Build Influence”? is not specifically about education policy, but does provide some ideas for those who want to change it.

The late education researcher Gerald Bracey published his last “Bracey Report on the Condition of Public Education.

And, lastly, I’m going to include the piece I wrote at Public School Insights titled Parent Involvement or Parent Engagement? It’s an excerpt from my recent book, Building Parent Engagement In Schools.”

I’m also adding a short post I wrote about federal funding for literacy programs titled “I just thought it would end differently this time.”

Compasses Or Road Maps?

Suggestions and feedback, as always, are welcome.

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July 1, 2008
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues

Since I spent nineteen years as a community organizer prior to becoming a public school teacher, I feel pretty strongly that one of the key purposes of schools is to help prepare students to participate actively in a democratic society, and to help them reflect on how they can make their society better.

There are many resources out there that teachers can draw on for ideas on how to do that effectively in the classroom without doing it in a dogmatic way and, instead, doing it in a way that helps students connect current and historical issues of justice and injustice with their own personal stories, and the stories of their families.

Here are the resources that I’ve found most useful to me, though the sites in this “The Best…” list are not ranked in any particular order.

With these links, as with all the sites I share in this blog, you have to pick-and-choose from the resources they contain to determine what makes most sense in your situation.

Here are my picks for The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues:

Facing History is officially called “Facing History and Ourselves: Helping Classrooms and Communities Worldwide Link the Past To Moral Choices Today.” It’s a mouthful, but does accurately portray their work. It’s quite an impressive international organization, and people whom I respect have worked closely with them and speak highly of their work. Their website has a lot of useful resources.

Rethinking Schools has been helping spread the word about bringing social justice into the classroom for years through its exceptional magazine and their excellent books. Their archives of past issues are available for free on the Web.

Teaching Tolerance is probably familiar to a lot of readers from their widely distributed magazine. They offer some incredibly useful and well-done materials for free, including some excellent DVD’s and videos on the Civil Rights Movement.

Teaching For Change probably has an online catalogue of books and videos for sale about incorporating social justice issues in the classroom.

EdChange has a number of good useful hand-outs, plus sends out a regular email newsletter. Some of the materials are a little too ideological for me, but, nevertheless, they have some good resources. I also have to give its director, Paul Gorski, an incredible amount of credit for developing research-based critiques on the work of Ruby Payne. Ms. Payne’s perspective (popular, unfortunately, among many school districts) on how schools should work with low-income families is not only, I think, destructive, but it’s also an inaccurate “blaming the victim” analysis.

Even though I’m not a math teacher and, in fact, hate math, but other math teachers whom I respect have spoken highly about the lessons available at Radical Math.

Oxfam Educational Resources offers excellent online and classroom materials on international development issues.

Zinn Education Project: Teaching a People’s History is a collaboration between Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change! As their announcement states:

The new site features over 75 free, downloadable teaching activities for middle- and high- school students to bring a people’s history to the classroom. These are the best U.S. history-teaching articles from the Rethinking Schools archives. The site also lists hundreds of recommended books, films, and websites. The teaching activities and resources are organized by theme, time period, and grade level.

Though teachers would have to modify the materials to make them accessible to English Language Learners, the site is truly extraordinarily. It’s development is timed with last night’s debut on the History Channel of The People Speak presentation. It was narrated by Howard Zinn and based on his best-selling books, A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States.

YES Magazine has a number of useful classroom materials on environmental and social justice issues.

Lucinda Leugers, a professor at Urbana University, compiled (with help from the Rethinking Schools listserv) an extensive list of books related to social justice that can be used in the classroom. She’s given me permission to upload it here.

Feel free to offer feedback on this list.

These links can also be found on the Teacher’s Page on my website.

If you found this post useful, you might want to check out my other “The Best…” lists.

In addition, you can also subscribe to this blog for free.

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

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

 

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

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 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

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

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!

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

WEB 2.0

December 26, 2007
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The “Best” Articles About Education — 2007

This list will certainly be one of the last, if not the last, in my “Best of…” series for this year.

I’ve also put quotes around the word “Best” in the title of this list since I’m sure there are many, many articles about education I have not read and posted about this year.  I’m particularly interested in hearing people’s suggestions for additions to this list.

Here are my rankings for the five “best” articles about education this year:

Number five is really two articles.  Both of them appeared in Rethinking Schools and both are about Ruby Payne, whose “deficit” perspective on low-income people continues to grow (unfortunately) in popularity among School Districts and teachers.  The first article, called Savage Unrealities and written by Paul Gorski, provides a good critique (though it’s sometimes a little too polemical for my taste).  The second, titled Revisiting Ruby Payne and written by Anita Perna Bohn, gives a good rejoinder to a nauseatingly fawning article about Payne that appeared this year in the New York Times Sunday Magazine.

Number four is an article that appeared in Scientific American titled The Secret To Raising Smart Kids. It highlights the importance of “effort” over “intelligence” or “ability.”

Number three is Collaboration — Rather Than Competition by Marvin Marshall.   Of all the different class management “systems” I’ve read and seen, I’m most impressed by his positive approach.

Number two is Changing The Way We Think About Learning by Linda Hammond-Darling.  It appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, and compares our testing systems with how other countries measure student learning.

I’m ranking Richard Rothstein’s great article in the latest issue of The American Prospect as number one.  It’s called Leaving “No Child Left Behind” Behind.  The title says it all.

Again, I’m looking forward to hearing other people’s suggestions to add to this list.

You can see all my lists at Websites Of The Year.

December 23, 2007
by Sue Waters
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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