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December 4, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

FYI, this is the one-hundredth edition of this regular feature!

Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2016 – Part Two):

When Public Goes Private, as Trump Wants: What Happens? is by Diane Ravitch.

Why Dewey Needs Freire, and Vice Versa: A Call for Critical Deeper Learning is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About “Deeper Learning”

Donald Trump’s huge, ambitious school voucher plan, explained is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Articles On What The Trump Presidency Might Mean For Schools.

Obama administration to release new rules for judging schools is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding The Every Student Succeeds Act.

December 4, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Education “Year-In-Review” Round-Ups For 2016

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It’s still early, and only a few education “year-in-reviews” have come out, but I figured I’d publish an initial list and just continue to add to it.

You might also be interested in:

The Best Education “Year-In-Review” Round-Ups For 2015

The Best Education “Year-In-Review” Round-Ups For 2014

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

Here’s a beginning list. As I mentioned, there will be many more here before the year is out. let me know what I’m missing:

The Washington Post published my annual The good — and very, very bad — education news of 2016.

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2016 is from Audrey Watters.

December 4, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The Standing Rock Protests

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We teachers shouldn’t shouldn’t shy away from tackling what some would consider “controversial” issues (The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics) and that includes the Standing Rock protest.

You might also be interested in:

The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People

The Best Sites For Learning About Protests In History

The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change

Here is what I have so far – feel free to suggest additional resources:

Battle Over an Oil Pipeline: Teaching About the Standing Rock Sioux Protests is from The New York Times Learning Network. It’s clearly the number one place to go.

7 history lessons that help explain tribal N.D. pipeline protests is from a Portland TV station.

North Dakota Pipeline Protest – Indigenous Nations Unite is a good lesson plan.

Helping Students Connect With Standing Rock is from Teaching Tolerance.

Thanksgiving at Standing Rock are amazing photos from GQ.

Water Cannons and Tear Gas Used Against Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

‘This pipeline represents something deeper’: Voices from Standing Rock is from The Washington Post.

Gallery: Portraits from the Standing Rock protests is from TED Talks.

As police crack down on Standing Rock protesters, maybe read some books by indigenous authors is from Vox.

Standing Rock Pipeline Protesters, Ordered to Leave, Dig In is from The NY Times.

Fake Cowboys and Real Indians is from The NY Times.

The Conflicts Along 1,172 Miles of the Dakota Access Pipeline is a NY Times interactive.

December 4, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Look Back: “The manipulation of Social Emotional Learning”

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Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-posting a few of my favorite posts from the past ten years.

You might also be interested in:

 A Look Back: Best Posts From 2007 To 2009 

 A Look Back: 2010’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2011’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2012’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2013’s Best Posts From This Blog

In 2014, The Washington Post published a piece I wrote headlined The Manipulation Of Social Emotional Learning.

I’ve since elaborated on the point at The Best Resources Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough.

December 4, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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2016’s Most Popular Posts!

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Based on 1.8 million visits, here are most popular posts from this blog during this year (I’ve completely revised and updated many of them):

1.The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

2. The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games

3. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL

4. The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures

5. The Best Sites For Teaching About Latitude & Longitude

6. The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”)

7. Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”

8. The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”

9. My Entire Best List Series

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

11.  The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development

12. The Best Sites For Grammar Practice

13. The Best TV/Movie Scenes Demonstrating A “Growth Mindset” – Help Me Find More

14. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2015 – So Far

15. The “Best” TED Talks (Well, Really, The Ones I Use With My Classes)

16. The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites

17. The Best Sites To Learn About The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections

18. The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress

19.The Best Music Websites For Learning English

20. The Best Online Activities For Learning About Time Zones

December 4, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Year In Review Features — 2016

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I’ve usually done two different types of “year in review” annual posts — one focusing on photo collections and the other on non-photo galleries.

Three years ago, though, I decided to just do one list combining both.

Usually, these “year-in-review” features are published online after schools have begun their winter breaks.  I’m publishing this year’s list early with the few that are available so that teachers can use them, and will add new ones as they come online.

I’ll add this post to All My 2016 “Best” Lists In One Place

You might be interested in these previous posts:

The Best Year In Review Features – 2015

The Best Year In Review Features — 2014

The Best Year In Review Features — 2013

NON-PHOTO COLLECTIONS:

The Best “Year In Review” Features That Aren’t Photo Collections — 2012

The Best “Year In Review” Features That Aren’t Photo Collections — 2010

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

PHOTO COLLECTIONS:

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2012

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2011

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2010

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2009

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2008

You might also be interested in my other 1,600 “The Best…” lists.

Here are my choices for The Best Year In Review Features — 2016:

The Top 10 Everything of 2016 is from TIME.

Year in review: Top stories of 2016 is from The Chicago Tribune.

The Washington Post published my annual The good — and very, very bad — education news of 2016, but I usually create a separate “Best” list for education-related “round-ups.”

 

December 3, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: “The Lie”

In this video, fourth-graders “describe bad stereotypes they’ve heard about people who look like them.”

You can read more about it in The Washington Post article, Ten-year-olds tackle ‘The Lie’ of demeaning stereotypes in video.

I’m adding it to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More.

The Lie from Untitled Productions on Vimeo.

December 3, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources On Supporting Long-Term English Language Learners

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I was recently asked about resources on Long-Term English Language Learners (LTELs) – students who have been ELLs for six years or longer – and thought readers would find a “Best” list useful. Feel free to suggest links I’ve missed:

Helping Long-Term ELL’s is from my Ed Week column.

Long-term English learner students: Spotlight on an overlooked population is from REL West. Thanks to Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah for the tip.

State Reports Data on Long Term English Learners and Students at Risk of Becoming Long Term English Learners is from Californian’s Together.

The Difficult Road for Long-Term English Learners is from ASCD.

Meeting The Unique Needs Of Long-Term English Language Learners is from NEA.

Changing Course For Long Term English Language Learners is by Laurie Olsen.

Here’s a PowerPoint presentation on the topic.

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