Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

August 9, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Good Short Growth Mindset Video

Here’s a nice video from Jo Boaler on a growth mindset and its impact on the brain. It specifically talks about math, but would be useful in any subject.

I’m adding it to:

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

The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning

June 20, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

With Endorsements Like These, “Super Math World” Has Got To Be A Winner

With both Jo Boaler and Dan Meyer endorsing Super Math World, I can only assume it’s a great math learning game.

Here’s a video about it, followed by the tweets Jo and Dan sent out about the game:

February 3, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Videos: “Maps” Of Math & Physics

I thought these videos, though a bit long, were intriguing. I can’t comment on their accuracy, but the got me wondering if the concept of these kinds of “maps” might have some relevance for IB Theory of Knowledge – and other – classes.

What would “maps” of history, logic, emotion, art, etc. look like?

November 11, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Prodigy Math Game Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms


Prodigy Game is a math site recommended by some teachers on Twitter (see their tweets below).

There are a lot of premium features, but teachers can create virtual classrooms for free.

Here are the tweets I mentioned, as well as a video about the site. I’m adding it to The Best MATH Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress.

October 15, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Resources For Writing In Math Class


Regular readers know that, in addition to teaching high school during the day, I also teach an ESL Methods class to teacher credential candidates at California State University, Sacramento.

Next semester, I have also insanely agreed to teach a content literacy class to credential candidates at the University of California, Davis.

I’ve got a good handle on writing in Social Studies and English classes and, in preparation for the course, am reading up on writing in math and science classes.

You might also be interested in My Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

Here’s the beginning of a list on writing in math (I’ve also including some resources on reading), and one on writing in science is not far behind. Feel free to share your own suggestions:

Common Core: Teach Literacy in Every Subject is from Ed Week.

Should We Do More Writing in Math Class? appeared in Middleweb.

Students in My Math Classes Next Year Will Do a Lot of Writing. Here’s Why is from Ed Week.

4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom is by Heather Wolpert-Gawron.

Writing In Math Class?

Writing in Math Class by Mr. Honner


Writing Across the Curriculum – Mathematics

Writing in Math is by Marilyn Burns.

Using Writing In Mathematics To Deepen Student Learning

Using Writing In Mathematics

Harness the Power of Writing in Math is from The Teaching Channel.

Using Writing to Improve Math Learning is from AMLE.


Integrating Writing and Mathematics

A Guide to Writing in Mathematics Classes

Math Prompts from Read Write Think

Reading in the Mathematics Classroom

Utilizing Reading Strategies in the Math Classroom

Why Should Students Write in Math Class? by Tutita M. Casa, Kyle Evans, Janine M. Firmender and Madelyn W. Colonnese.

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