Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

September 21, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

BEYOND JUST A CELLS UNIT: What My Science Students Learned from the Story of Henrietta Lacks is from ReThinking Schools. You might also be interested in resources I’ve previously shared about Ms. Lacks.

The New York Times Learning Network began two excellent new regular series this week: What’s Going On in This Graph? and Country Of The Week.

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It is from Edutopia.

Questions as Invitations, Not Inquisitions is from Russ On Reading. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

Cognitive biases can hold learning back – here’s how to beat them is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Cognitive Bias.

September 18, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

Douglas Reeves Takes On Five Myths About Grading is from The International Educator. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Grading Practices.

Teaching the Art of Listening: How to Use Podcasts in the Classroom is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More.

I’m adding this tweet to The “Best” Lists Of Recommendations About What “Effective” Teachers Do:

I’m adding this Teaching Channel video to My Best Posts On Students Evaluating Classes (And Teachers):

September 12, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

Culturally Responsive Teaching: 4 Misconceptions appeared in Cult of Pedagogy. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!

Don’t Get Rid of Grades. Change Their Meaning & Consequences! appeared in Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Grading Practices.

MAPPING CHILDHOOD: How Our Stories Build Community appeared in ReThinking Schools. It’s somewhat connected to my favorite lesson of every year when students compare neighborhoods (see A Lesson Highlighting Community Assets — Not Deficits).

Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Writers appeared in The NY Times. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

Inspiring Students to Engage with Social Studies is by Sarah Cooper.

September 7, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

The New York Times Learning Network announced they were beginning two new regular features: What’s Going On in This Graph? and a Current Events Conversation. I’m adding the second one to The Best Resources & Ideas For Teaching About Current Events.

What makes people apply what they learn during training offers ideas applicable to the concept of learning transfer in schools. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Concept Of “Transfer” — Help Me Find More.

How to spot fake social media photos before you hit the share button is from iMore. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Ways To Use Multiple Choice Exercises:

This tweet might serve as a good classroom management reminder:

August 31, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

Teachers Designing Reforms That Stick: The Interactive Student Notebook (Part 1) is from Larry Cuban.

Thinkport has some nice Middle School Literacy Lessons in Science. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Writing In Science Class.

High School Literacy Lessons in Social Studies comes from Thinkport. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Writing In Social Studies Classes.

Announcing a New Feature to Build Students’ Geography Skills comes from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning & Teaching Geography.

“What do Algebra support classes look like at your school?” is from Desmos.

I’m adding this video to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More:

August 25, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

Writing Workshop Checklist is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

Generating Effective Questions is by Todd Finley. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

‘What Is Math For? Why Do I Have to Learn This?’ Teachers Share Their Answers is from Ed Week.

CLASSROOM GUIDE FOR ABOVE THE NOISE is a series of lessons related to a public television series on issues affecting the lives of teens. It looks like it might have some potential.

I’m adding this tweet to My Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them:

August 9, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

High School Flexible Seating Done Right is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Classroom Seating Strategies.

Teaching Tolerance has unveiled a new website design, with lots of organize resources. It’s already on The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues list.

Cheating and Plagiarizing is a new article by Rick Wormeli. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism.

MENTOR TEXTS: WRITING WORKSHOP FUNDAMENTALS is by Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

I’m adding this first tweet to The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects:

I’m adding this next tweet to Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”:

August 3, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

13 Tips for Teaching News and Information Literacy is from The School Library Journal. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.

GETTING STARTED WITH MENTOR SENTENCES is from Ideas By Jivey and looks interesting. I’m adding it Best Posts On Writing Instruction.  Thanks to Jenn Davis Bowman for the tip.

Teaching From a Textbook Makes My Class More Student-Centered is by John T. McCrann and offers an intriguing perspective. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death.

How North Korea Became One Of America’s Biggest Security Threats (with Lesson Plan) is from The Lowdown. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The North Korea Missile Crisis.

You can now sign-up for the Global Read Aloud, originally created by educator Pernille Ripp. Here’s a description:

The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 2,000,000 students having participated.

What is it?

The premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 6-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible. Each teacher decides how much time they would like to dedicate and how involved they would like to be. Some people choose to connect with just one class, while others go for as many as possible. The scope and depth of the project is up to you. While there are official tools you can use such as Skype, Twitter, WriteAbout or Edmodo, you choose the tools that will make the most sense for you. Teachers get a community of other educators to do a global project with, hopefully inspiring them to continue these connections through the year.

When is it?

Once a year, starting in early October and running through mid-November.  Due to the time commitment, this is only a once a year project, however two fantastic spin off projects run at other times; the New Zealand Read Aloud and the French version of GRA, Ecouter Lire le Monde.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources On Getting Student Writers To “Buy-Into” Revision – Help Me Find More:

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