Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

February 17, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

Here’s the latest edition of this regular feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they may have originally been published on an earlier date).

You might also be interested in 2016’s Most Popular Posts! ; Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts? (Part One) and Part Two: Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

1.A Look Back: Every Teacher Who Has An ELL In Their Class Should Watch This “Immersion” Film

2. The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day

3. A Look Back: New Study Shows Intervention Has Big Impact On “Achievement Gap” – Also Shows Shortcomings Of Ed Research

4. Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

5. New Study Reaffirms What Teachers Know: Relationships Matter

February 13, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Part Two: Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

This blog is now ten-years-old, and I talked about it in Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts? (Part One).

In that post, I also shared the twenty most popular “Best” lists from over the years.

Here, in Part Two, I’ll share the most popular non-“Best” lists posts:

1. Easily Make Your Own Unique (& Fake) CNN, NY Times, Etc. Website With “News Jack”

2. Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”

3. Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges

4. March’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Four

5. What Do You Do On The Last Day Of Class (Part Two)?

6. Why Is It Important For Students To Learn About Bloom’s Taxonomy?

7. Have You Ever Taught A Class That Got “Out Of Control”?

8. How Students Evaluated Me This Year — Part One

9. What Is The Accurate Edison Quote On Learning From Failure?

10. Writing Letters To Students

11. This Is The Best Video I’ve Seen On Perseverance & Resilience: “There’s no dishonor in having a disability”

12. Here’s The “Growth Mindset” Article & Prompt We’re Using As Part Of Our Semester Final

13. A Good & Simple Collaborative Storytelling Lesson

14. “I Like This Lesson Because It Make Me Have a Longer Temper” (Part One)

15. A Simple & Effective Classroom Lesson On Gratitude

16. Reading Logs — Part Two (or “How Students Can Grow Their Brains”)

17. An Effective Five-Minute Lesson On Metacognition

18. Useful “Fixed” vs. “Growth” Mindset Worksheet For Students

19. Excerpt From My Book On Teaching English Language Learners

20. This Has Got To Be One Of The Most Useful Sites On The Web For ELL Teachers

February 12, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts? (Part One)

I began this blog ten years ago.

Writing it has made me a better teacher for my students, and I hope it’s been helpful to others. It’s been an incredible gift to be able to connect with so many talented educators around the world.

I began writing it as a place for me to keep resources that I would use in the classroom in one place. Little did I know it would result in nearly 20,000 posts (including 1,675 “Best” lists), over ten million visitors, and over fifteen-thousand subscribers – and lead to eight books (with two more on the way).

I have also begun writing other blogs — my teacher advice column at Education Week Teacher, Engaging Parents In School blog, and others.

I appreciate the people I have met — online and in person — through this blog, and everything I have learned from you.

Thanks, and forward to another year!

In addition to the above few words, I thought people might find it interesting to see what have been the most popular posts since this blog began (you can also see a list of my personal favorite ones here and here).

I’m doing this anniversary post in two parts.  Today, I’m sharing the twenty most popular “Best” lists (which I regularly revise and update), and tomorrow I’ll list the twenty most popular non-Best posts (I’ve published that post, and you can see it here).

Here they are:

1. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

2. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL

3. The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”)

4. The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures

5. The Best Sites For Online Photo-Editing & Photo Effects

6. The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games

7. The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2012 — So Far

8. The Best Sites For Teaching About Latitude & Longitude

9. The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables”

10. The Best Sites For Grammar Practice

11. The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English

12. The Best Sites For Learning Spanish Online

13. The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites

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

15. The Best Applications For Creating Free Email Newsletters

16. The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories

17. The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development

18. Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Music Sites

19. The Best Websites For Learning & Teaching Geography

20. The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers

February 11, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

Here’s the latest edition of this regular feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they may have originally been published on an earlier date).

You might also be interested in 2016’s Most Popular Posts! and Ninth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

1.Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

2. A Look Back: Here Are Downloadable Scaffolded Instructions For Students To Create A “3/2/1” Poster

3. “Good Judgment” Is A Site Where Our Students Can Showcase Their Forecasting Skills

4. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

5.The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games

February 2, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

Here’s the latest edition of this regular feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they may have originally been published on an earlier date).

You might also be interested in 2016’s Most Popular Posts! and Ninth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

1. Simple & Effective Speaking Rubric For Class Presentations

2. Good Advice On “De-Escalating Power Struggles In The Classroom”

3. “SuperTeacherTools” Is An Excellent Site For ELL Beginners To Create & Play Games

4. Everything Is Crazy, So What Do We Teachers Do In Class This Week?

5. The Best Resources For Groundhog Day

January 27, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

Here’s the latest edition of this regular feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they may have originally been published on an earlier date).

You might also be interested in 2016’s Most Popular Posts! and Ninth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

1.Our School Is Not “Flush With Cash” & Our Students Are Not “Deprived Of All Knowledge”

2. Play-Doh & IB Theory Of Knowledge: Student Hand-Out & Videos

3. A Look Back: “Two New Useful Resources On Teaching Writing – And An Old One”

4. “Bloom’s Taxonomy According to The Big Bang Theory”

5. A Look Back: “New Study Says Teacher-Student Relationship In Fifth Grade Sets Stage For Future Behavior”

January 26, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Most Popular Posts Of The Month

As regular readers know, at the end of each week I share the five most popular posts from the previous seven days.

I thought people might find it interesting to see a list of the ten most popular posts from the previous thirty days:

  1. Our School Is Not “Flush With Cash” & Our Students Are Not “Deprived Of All Knowledge”

  2. The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games

  3. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

  4. A Look Back: “I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan”

  5. The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures

  6. The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2012 — So Far

  7. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them)

  8. The Best Professional Development Resources On Writing Instruction

  9. The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”)

  10. Play-Doh & IB Theory Of Knowledge: Student Hand-Out & Videos

January 19, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Five Most Popular Posts Of The Week

Here’s the latest edition of this regular feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they may have originally been published on an earlier date).

You might also be interested in 2016’s Most Popular Posts! and Ninth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

1.A Look Back: “I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan”

2. “Local Lingual” Lets You Click On Map To Hear Languages Spoken There

3. The Best Sites For Learning About The Presidential Inauguration – 2017

4. Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing Indicates It’s Going To Be A Very Long Four Years For Schools

5. A Look Back: “Here’s How My Students Taught Their Classmates A Social Studies Unit – Handouts Included”

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