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…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

December 16, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Good New TED-Talk: “Want to get great at something? Get a coach”

 

I have several resources from Atul Gawande on The Best Resources On “Instructional Coaching” list.

His TED-Talk on the importance of having a coach has just been released, and it worth watching.

I’ve embedded it below, and you can read the transcript here.  This comments can certainly relate to the teaching profession….

December 16, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Nice New Yorker Piece On The History Of Ferdinand

Yesterday, I published The Best Resources On Ferdinand The Bull in anticipation of today’s opening of the new Ferdinand movie.

In it, I mentioned the political history of the story.

Today, The New Yorker published a nice and readable review of that history in an article titled How “The Story of Ferdinand” Became Fodder for the Culture Wars of Its Era.”

Here’s a short excerpt:

December 16, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New PBS NewsHour Video: Jason Reynolds On “How poetry can help kids turn a fear of literature into love”

Here’s how the PBS NewsHour describes this video:

Literature can be daunting for some young people, so how can we create a culture of avid readers? Poetry can be a non-threatening alternative introduction for fledgling bibliophiles, giving them more “white space” on a page without losing narrative elements. Author Jason Reynolds shares his humble opinion on how poetry can entice young readers.

You might also be interested in The Best World Poetry Day Resources – Help Me Find More.

December 16, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Useful “Year In Review” Features

Here are new additions to The Best Year In Review Features — 2017:

December 16, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More “Words Of The Year”

 

Here are new additions to The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2017:

Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017: ‘Feminism’ is from The Associated Press.

‘Youthquake’ Is Oxford’s Word of the Year. Sorry, Broflake. is from The NY Times.

The Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year is a word nobody actually uses is from The Washington Post.

December 15, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My New BAM! Radio Show Is On Mistakes We Make Teaching Writing

The Biggest Mistakes We Make When Teaching Writing is the title of my latest eight-minute BAM! Radio Show (if you listen on iTunes, it might have the wrong title – that will be fixed over the weekend. But the show’s content is the same).

I’m joined in the discussion by Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski, Mary Ann Zehr, and Lisa Eickholdt, who have all contributed written commentaries to my Education Week Teacher column.

I’ll add the link to All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions.

December 15, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

 

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists.

You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017:

3 Myths About Your Teen’s Bad Attitude is from TIME and shares good advice for parents and teachers alike. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Classroom Management.

How to Be an Excellent (or at Least Pretty Good) Listener is from The Cut. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More.

THIS IS HOW TO APOLOGIZE LIKE YOU ACTUALLY MEAN IT is from Quartzy. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry”

The Three-Word Phrase that Helps Unlock Group Creativity is from Daniel Coyle. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice On Helping Students Strengthen & Develop Their Creativity.

Why We Should Embrace Mistakes in School is from Greater Good Magazine. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

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