Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

November 20, 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 and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

Civic Online Reasoning is new from The Stanford History Education Group. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.

Resources For Teachers has a number of the same articles written for different reading levels.  I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”

The story of this topic – in 50 objects! is from Russel Tarr. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Using “Object Lessons” In History.

Teams work better with a little help from your friends is a summary of a recent study. It might provide something to think about when dividing up students into small groups. I’m adding it to Best Posts On The Basics Of Small Groups In The Classroom.

6 Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric appeared in Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Rubric Sites (And A Beginning Discussion About Their Use).

Get Students to Reflect on the Logical Fallacies in Arguments is by Shelly Terrell. I’m adding it to The Best Multimedia Resources For Learning About Fallacies — Help Me Find More.

November 16, 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 and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

First Encounters With Race and Racism: Teaching Ideas for Classroom Conversations is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race, Police & Racism.

You can find some good advice at NPR’s story, Dropping The F-Bomb In Class? Teachers Weigh In.

Why Smart Leaders Use Corny Catchphrases is by Daniel Coyle. It reminded me of  “Everyone Is A Teacher” Is A New Engagement Strategy I’m Using & It Seems To Be Working.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On John Hattie’s Research:

November 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 and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

I like this reading log created by Ekuwah Moses. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them.

Station Learning Engages High School English Students is by Starr Sackstein. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Planning “Learning Stations” – Please Add More.

Digital Literacy is from Teaching Tolerance. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.

Let’s make our thinking visible! is a post from Oxford University Press teaching blog, and talks about Visible Thinking Routines.

Speeches of Note shares transcripts and, where available, videos of important speeches. Thanks to Jim Burke for the tip.

Free Open-Source Curriculum Materials has been released by New Visions For Public Schools. You have to click on lots of links before you get to some decent usable materials, but it might be worth a look.

October 28, 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 and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

9 Mistakes That Sabotage Your Classroom Management is by David Geurin. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Classroom Management.

The Real Problem with Fake News is by Erik Palmer. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.

A FRONT THE WRITING DISCUSSION TEMPLATE (AND THE FEEDBACK WE GOT ON IT) is by Doug Lemov. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

The Great and Powerful Graphic Organizer is by Jennifer Gonzalez. I’m adding it to Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers.

HOW ERIC SNIDER ROLLS OUT HIS DISCUSSION PROCEDURES is from Doug Lemov. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Sharing The Best Practices For Fruitful Classroom Discussions.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry”:

October 24, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two

 

Here’s another end-of-year “Best” list…

I’m adding this list to All 2017 “Best” Lists – In One Place!

Three years ago I began publishing a regular Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week post and have so far published:

The Best Resources On Class Instruction – 2015

The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2016 – So Far

The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2016 – Part Two

The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far

Here are this year’s choices:

Why This/Not That? A thinking routine to move kids from identification to analysis appeared in Moving Writers. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

10 Ways to Teach Argument-Writing With The New York Times is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays.

How Teachers Are Addressing the ‘Take the Knee’ Controversy in Class is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics.  You might also be interested in The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The National Anthem Protests.

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!

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

Teaching From a Textbook Makes My Class More Student-Centeredis 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.

CLMOOC Make Bank is filled with tons of ideas on how teachers in every subject can utilize ideas from The Maker Movement into their classroom. I’m adding it to  The Best Resources For Learning About The “Maker Movement” — Help Me Find More.

FROM PROJECT TO PROJECT-BASED is from The New School. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

Engaging Students With Primary Sources is from The Smithsonian. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Using Primary Sources.

What is self-efficacy and how can we help our students to get more of it? is by Shaun Allison. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

Guiding student improvement without individual feedback is by Harry Fletcher-Wood. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students.

A Year of Picture Prompts: Over 160 Images to Inspire Writing is from The New York Times Learning Network, and I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

Why Inquiry Fails is a useful post by Dave Wees about math instruction.

Is Differentiation Really Doable in Math Class? is from Middleweb. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction.

Guest Post | Ideas for Student Civic Action in a Time of Social Uncertainty is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.

October 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:

Why This/Not That? A thinking routine to move kids from identification to analysis appeared in Moving Writers. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

Core Knowledge has released their elementary school History and Geography curriculum, and it is free to download and use.  I doubt if most educators would want to use it all “as is,” but it certainly has some resources from which to pick-and-choose.  You can read more about it at Education Week.

Multiple-choice Testing: Are the Best Practices for Assessment Also Good for Learning? is from The Learning Scientists. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Multiple Choice Exercises.

Why I (Re)Write? #NationalDayofWriting is from Used Books in Class. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Getting Student Writers To “Buy-Into” Revision – Help Me Find More.

I’m a big fan of Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain  (you can read an interview I did with her here). She’s just released a free study guide for her book.

Fighting Extinction: Researching and Designing Solutions to Protect Endangered Species is a lesson plan from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day).

After Charlottesville: Public Memory and the Contested Meaning of Monuments is a lesson plan from Facing History. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching About Confederate Monuments.

October 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:

10 Ways to Teach Argument-Writing With The New York Times is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays.

Dangers of (starting with) definitions is from The Science Teacher and offers helpful advice about vocabulary instruction. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

How Teachers And Schools Can Help When Bad Stuff Happens is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies.

SAS Curriculum Pathways, one of my favorite online sites, offers a free Math 1 course. You can read more about it here.

USING THE DO NOW FOR RETRIEVAL PRACTICE–AN UPDATE FROM ALEX LANEY is from Doug Lemov. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For “Do Now” Activities To Begin A Class.

Math Class Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Solution is by Jo Boaler and appeared in TIME.

In History Projects, Point of View & Context Matter is a very good piece by Anthony Cody on project-based learning in Social Science classes. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

Resources for Teaching and Learning About the Las Vegas Shooting is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Island in Crisis: Teaching About Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria is also from The NY Times Learning Network.

RETRIEVAL PRACTICE: A TEACHERS’ DEFINITION AND VIDEO EXAMPLES is from Doug Lemov.

September 30, 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:

Meet the #SinglePointRubric is by Jennifer Gonzalez. I’m adding it to The Best Rubric Sites (And A Beginning Discussion About Their Use).

11 Research-Based Classroom Management Strategies is by Todd Finley. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Classroom Management.

How Teachers Are Addressing the ‘Take the Knee’ Controversy in Class is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics.  You might also be interested in The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The National Anthem Protests.

Spaced Practice in Practice is from A Classroom Of One’s Own.

Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using is from Jennifer Gonzalez.

I’m adding this to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom:

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