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April 15, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Best” Lists Of The Week: Social Emotional Learning Resources

 

This is the twelfth  post in a weekly series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years.

You can see all those lists at the bottom of this post.

These are lists I’ve also recently reviewed and revised,  so they are up-to-date.

You can find all my nearly 2,000 continually updated “Best” lists here.

Here are the lists I’ve revised and updated that share resources on teaching and learning about Social Emotional Learning:

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Student Motivation

The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources

The Best Resources For Learning About Teens & Stress

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

The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”

My Best Posts On Students Setting Goals

My Best Posts On “Motivating” Students

My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control

The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students

The Best Posts On Metacognition

The Best Summaries/Reviews Of Research On Social Emotional Learning – Let Me Know What I’ve Missed

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

The Best Resources On “Gratitude”

The Best Ways To Use Stephen Curry & The Warriors For Teaching Social Emotional Learning Skills

The Best Resources For Learning About Mindfulness In The Classroom

The Best Resources On The Value Of Positive “Self-Talk”

The Best Resources On Students Having A “Purpose For Learning”

The Best Resources On Helping Students Make Good Decisions

The Best Resources On Student Agency & How To Encourage It

The Best Resources On Helping To Build Empathy In The Classroom – Help Me Find More

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

The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies

The Best Resources For Helping Students Deal With Grief

The Best Resources For Learning About “Nudges” In Schools

The Best Resources On Developing A Sense Of Community In The Classroom

All My BAM! Radio Shows About Social Emotional Learning

See all my Ed Week posts on Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning

The Best Ways To Talk With Someone Who Disagrees With You

The Best Ways For Responding To Student Trauma – Help Me Find More

The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017

The Best Resources On The Importance Of Correctly Pronouncing Student Names

The Best Resources For Learning About Restorative Practices – Help Me Find More

 

The previous posts in this series have been:

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Learning About Art & Creating It

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Teaching About Economics & Jobs

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching About Health

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Useful Multilingual Resources

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Online Learning Games

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Writing Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Reading Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources On The Environment

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Vocabulary Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Math Resources

April 8, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Best” Lists Of The Week: Math Resources

 

This is the eleventh post in a weekly series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years.

You can see all those lists at the bottom of this post.

These are lists I’ve also recently reviewed and revised,  so they are up-to-date.

You can find all my nearly 2,000 continually updated “Best” lists here.

Here are the lists I’ve revised and updated that share resources on teaching and learning about math:

The Best Apps, Online Tools & Other Resources For Math

The Best MATH Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress

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

The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners

Here are all of my Education Week posts on Math Instruction.

The Best Resources For Writing In Math Class

 

 

The previous posts in this series have been:

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Learning About Art & Creating It

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Teaching About Economics & Jobs

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching About Health

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Useful Multilingual Resources

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Online Learning Games

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Writing Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Reading Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources On The Environment

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Vocabulary Instruction

April 4, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources Explaining The GAO Report That Finds Racial Disparities In School Discipline

In a surprise to few teachers, the Government Accountability Office issued a report today finding that racial disparities are evident in school discipline and that they exist at every income level.

You can read more about the report at:

Disparities Persist In School Discipline, Says Government Watchdog is from NPR.

Government Watchdog Finds Racial Bias in School Discipline is from The NY Times.

Black kids are way more likely to be punished in school than white kids, study finds is from Vox.

Implicit racial bias causes black boys to be disciplined at school more than whites, federal report finds is from The Washington Post.

BLACK STUDENTS ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY DISCIPLINED IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS is from the Pacific Standard.

You can find a lot of info on teacher implicit bias at my previous post, We Should Be Obsessed With Racial Equity.

I’m adding this post to New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work.

April 4, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Learning About The Teacher Compensation Crisis

 

Recent massive teacher actions (see The Best Videos & Articles On The Kentucky & Oklahoma Teachers Strikes and The Best Resources For Learning About – & Supporting – The West Virginia Teachers) have brought attention to the teacher compensation crisis that exists in many states.

Here are some articles that provide a broader picture of this crisis (you might also be interested in The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions):

“I feel mentally numb”: more teachers are working part-time jobs to pay the bills is from Vox.

As teachers across the country demand higher pay, here’s how much salaries have stalled — and why it matters for kids is from Chalkbeat.

Raw Data: Teacher Pay Since 2010 is from Mother Jones.

No Wonder Teachers Are Saying Enough Is Enough is from The Nation.

Teacher Pay: How Salaries, Pensions, and Benefits Work in Schools is from Ed Week.

Teachers Make Less on Average Today Than They Did in 1989 is from Slate.

Statistic Of The Day: The Public Trusts Teachers

April 2, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of Ninth-Grade For Students – & How To Support Them

I’ve shared a lot of resources over the years about ninth-grade students and the importance of supporting – I’ve spent a lot of time teaching ninth-graders!

I thought it would be useful to bring together some of those resources into one post (let me know what you think I’m missing):

How More Meetings Might Be The Secret To Fixing High School is an NPR piece about a program called BARR that supports ninth-graders. It sounds very similar to what our school and others do with Small Learning Communities, but I need to learn more about their model.

Important Article — “Ninth Grade: The Most Important Year in High School”

Studies: Attendance & Passing Classes More Important Than Test Scores

Study: Ninth-Grade ‘Grades’ Predict Graduation & College Attendance

Some of those posts emphasize, in particular, the importance of Social Emotional Learning Skills.

A new report recently came from the Institute Of Education Sciences making that same point. It’s titled Understanding the role of noncognitive skills and school environments in students’ transitions to high school:

Here’s an excerpt:

April 2, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Videos & Articles On The Kentucky & Oklahoma Teachers Strikes

What a day in Kentucky and Oklahoma as teachers band together and fight for their schools, students and their families.

Here are some of the most up-to-date reports on their efforts (you might also be interested in The Best Resources For Learning About – & Supporting – The West Virginia Teachers):

Oklahoma, Kentucky public schools close as thousands of teachers walk out is from NBC News.

Oklahoma governor compares striking teachers to a ‘a teenage kid that wants a better car’ is from The Washington Post.

Oklahoma Teachers End Walkout After Winning Raises and Additional Funding is from The NY Times.

Kentucky Is Learning That You Can’t Have School Without Teachers is from The Huff Post.

Teachers Are Going on Strike in Trump’s America is from Politico.

Behind Oklahoma’s teacher strike: Years of tax cuts and an energy slump is from The Washington Post.

Walkouts And Teacher Pay: How Did We Get Here? is from NPR.

Teacher Walkouts Threaten Republican Grip on Conservative States is from The NY Times.

The Oklahoma Teacher Strike Has Ended – Here’s What They Got. And What They Didn’t is from TIME.

Which states might experience the next wave of teacher strikes? is from Brookings.

Arizona’s governor promises to give teachers a pay raise in effort to avert a strike is from Vox.

And, in another state:

Arizona Governor Agrees To 20 Percent Raise For Protesting Teachers is from NPR.

April 2, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Vocabulary Instruction

This is the tenth post in a weekly series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years.

The previous posts in this series have been:

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Learning About Art & Creating It

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Teaching About Economics & Jobs

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching About Health

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Useful Multilingual Resources

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Online Learning Games

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Writing Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Reading Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources On The Environment

These will be lists I’ve also recently reviewed and revised,  so they are up-to-date.

You can find all my nearly 2,000 continually updated “Best” lists here.

 

Here are the lists I’ve revised and updated that share resources on teaching and learning about vocabulary instruction:

The Best “I Spy” (Hidden Object) Games For Vocabulary Development

The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary

The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary

The Best Spelling Sites

The Best Tools To Make Online Flashcards

The Best Sites For Making Crossword Puzzles & Hangman Games

The Best Sites To Help ELL’s Learn Idioms & Slang

April 1, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Sites For Learning About Germany

 

I’m continuing to create specific “The Best…” lists corresponding to the countries and regions we’re studying in my ELL Geography class.

You can see all them at The Best Geography Sites For Beginning & Intermediate English Language Learners.

Today, I’m in a little bit of a rush, so I’ll try to quickly pull together some resources on Germany, since we’re studying that country this week.

Let me know your suggestions – I’ll be adding more when I have time:

Germany – National Geographic

Germany Facts

More German Facts

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