Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

January 21, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

 

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists.

You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s picks:

Harnessing the Power of Prosocial Emotions for Our Future Selves is from Behavioral Scientist. I’m adding it to My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

Better Than Willpower is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to the same list.

Why willpower is overrated is from Vox. Yes, it’s going on the same list.

Learning to Self Manage is from Usable Knowledge. Yup, the same list.

‘When Are We Going to Use This?’ Strategies to Help Students Find Relevance in School Work appeared in Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Helping Students Connect Lessons To Their Interests & The World.

January 14, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

 

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists.

You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s picks:

Bruce Lee is a cult hero to many students, so the article Bruce Lee Used This Ancient Philosophy to Break Through His Limits (and Find Remarkable Success) could be a hit. It appears in Inc., and focuses his having a growth mindset. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

An Important Piece of the Student Motivation Puzzle is a really good piece from Future Ed. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students and to The Best Ideas For Helping Students Connect Lessons To Their Interests & The World.

Learning How to Measure Social and Emotional Learning is from Future Ed.

January 5, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

 

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists.

You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s picks:

Research every teacher should know: growth mindset is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

Praise the effort, not the outcome? Think again is by Carol Dweck. I’m adding it to the same list.

The Benefits of Helping Teens Identify Their Purpose in Life is from MindShift. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Students Having A “Purpose For Learning”

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures:

I know the person who sent this next tweet meant it to show a positive trait, but I believe it shows what can happen when “grit” goes wild. Our students need to be aware when it’s time to give up on something, too. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit”:

January 3, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

 

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists.

You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017:

Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One. is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Students Having A “Purpose For Learning”

The Impact of Peer Personality on Academic Achievement is the title of a new study.  It goes along with other resources at The Best Resources On Developing A Sense Of Community In The Classroom.

Alabama proves that if schools don’t intervene, racist youth grow up to be racist adults is by Andre Perry. Here’s how he ends it:

The framing of the achievement gap ignores critical competencies that every student must demonstrate, and it also doesn’t reward those who have exhibited proficiency. This is where SEL advocates must show how schools can evaluate cross-cultural awareness and gender sensitivity. At the state, district and school level, we need curricula and programs that hold students to a high standard of appropriate social behavior — something that holds them accountable before they make it so close to Capitol Hill.

Supporting the Whole Teacher  is a report from the Aspen Institute and “discusses the benefits of focused efforts to address teachers’ understanding of the social and emotional dimensions of learning and provides examples of programs across the country that have found success in providing this support to teachers.”

Can Kindness Be Taught? is from The New York Times.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit”:

PRACTICE GOLD–PIANIST BARRON RYAN REFLECTS ON PRACTICE is from Doug Lemov. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice.

December 27, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

 

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists.

You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017:

Latest ‘Star Wars’ Teaches The Value Of Failure is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

I’m adding this tweet to the same list:

Navy Kicker Turns Last-Second Loss into a Lesson in Leadership is from The New York Times. It’s going on that list, too.

Infants make more attempts to achieve a goal when they see adults persist is the title of a new study. It doesn’t seem like a stretch to me to imagine teachers can have similar effects on students. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit.”

Seven Ways to Reduce Stress in Anxious Times and may or may not be behind a paywall. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Teens & Stress.

Ego Depletion Reduces Attention Control: Evidence from Two High-Powered Preregistered Experiments are new studies. I’m adding it to Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time Settings is from The Wallace Foundation.

December 22, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

 

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists.

You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017:

Highly motivated kids have a greater advantage in life than kids with a high IQ is from Quartz. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

On Motivation is by Robert Slavin. I’m adding it to the same list.

How ‘Sesame Street’ will help refugee children and their families in the Middle East is from The Washington Post.

I’m adding these next four tweets to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures:

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice:

December 15, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

 

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists.

You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017:

3 Myths About Your Teen’s Bad Attitude is from TIME and shares good advice for parents and teachers alike. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Classroom Management.

How to Be an Excellent (or at Least Pretty Good) Listener is from The Cut. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More.

THIS IS HOW TO APOLOGIZE LIKE YOU ACTUALLY MEAN IT is from Quartzy. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry”

The Three-Word Phrase that Helps Unlock Group Creativity is from Daniel Coyle. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice On Helping Students Strengthen & Develop Their Creativity.

Why We Should Embrace Mistakes in School is from Greater Good Magazine. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

December 8, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017

I publish a regular series called SEL Weekly Update, and I thought it would useful to readers and to me to review them and highlight the ones I think are the best of the year.

You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources.

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

You might also be interested in A Collection Of My Best Resources On Student Motivation and My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are my choices:

Q & A Collections: Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns.It brings together links to all the columns on Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning from the past six years!

New Study Suggests That Motivation & Growth Mindset Are Most Important Factors For Student Success

Yet Another Study Documents The Long-Term Harm Of Short-Term Extrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic Motivation Strikes Out Again

New Study Finds Students Less Motivated In School The More They Think Wealth & Income Inequality Is Stacked Against Them

Using The “Curiosity Gap” To Enhance Student Motivation

Intriguing Research On How To Increase Intrinsic Motivation

Here’s A Great Motivating Question For Students To Consider…

A Look Back: Video – “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop Intrinsic Motivation to Write”

All Teachers Could Benefit From Watching New PBS NewsHour Segment On Motivation

Michelle Obama Just Explained How to Be Successful in 6 Short Words is from Inc (“Focus on what you can control.”). I’m adding it to Best Posts On Students Setting Goals.

The Importance of Academic Courage is by Ron Berger. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule appeared in Medium. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice.

This Is The ‘Harry Potter’ Synopsis Publishers Rejected Over 20 Years Ago is from The Huff Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

Using SEL to Challenge ‘Systems of Oppression’ is the headline of one of my latest Education Week Teacher columns.

Three Specific Actions I’m Taking This Year To Support Student Academic & SEL Development

Sesame Street launches tools to help children who experience trauma, from hurricanes to violence at home is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Responding To Student Trauma – Help Me Find More.

Infants Can Learn the Value of Perseverance by Watching Adults is from The Atlantic, and it seems to me it’s a reasonable extrapolation that our students can learn the same when we make mistakes and model learning from them. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”

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

The Best Ways To Talk With Someone Who Disagrees With You

The Best Resources For Learning About “Nudges” In Schools

The Best Resources On Social Capital In Schools

All My BAM! Radio Shows About Social Emotional Learning

The Best Resources On Helping Students Make Good Decisions

How children’s self-control has changed in the past 50 years is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Social-Emotional Learning is from Ed Week.

A new study finds that students who experienced Social Emotional skills training were more likely to vote than others. Read about it in Researchers Accidentally Found One Way to Help Kids Grow Up to Be Voters.

A different new study found other positive results:

Comparing students who participated in SEL programs to those who didn’t, the results showed significant benefits that persisted from one to nearly four years afterward.

How Ending Behavior Rewards Helped One School Focus on Student Motivation and Character is from MindShift. I’m adding it to  Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

This is a list of excellent suggestions on how to promote metacognition in students. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Metacognition.

How to Work with a Bad Listener is from The Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More.

Building a Modern Marshmallow Test: New Ways to Measure Social-Emotional Learning is from Ed Week.

Social and Emotional Learning for English Learners is from New America.

CARRY ON MY SON: THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE IN COACHING is a post from Doug Lemov. It’s definitely worth reading his commentary on this great video clip. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Stephen Curry & The Warriors For Teaching Social Emotional Learning Skills.

Study’s Conclusion Is Not As Useless As It Sounds: Low-Income Adolescents Are Less Likely To Attend College

Understanding these three principles will help you develop true intrinsic motivation is from Quartz and is an interview with pioneer researchers in the field. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

How the Golden State Warriors Can Help Explain Social-Emotional Learning is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Stephen Curry & The Warriors For Teaching Social Emotional Learning Skills.

No, No, No! Do Not Grade SEL Skills!

Forget Grit. Focus on Inequality. appeared in Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit.”

10 Incredible Lessons We Learned From Michael Phelps on Grit and Perseverance is a very accessible article that could easily be used with students, along with a simple writing prompt. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”

When an Argument Gets Too Heated, Here’s What to Say is from The Harvard Business Review.

UNVEILING THE MYSTERY OF METACOGNITION is from Research Schools Network. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Metacognition.

New Research Suggests That “Community Trust” Enhances Self-Control & Long-Term Thinking

Encouraging Social and Emotional Learning In the Context of New Accountability is a new report from The Learning Policy Institute. I’m adding it to The Best Summaries/Reviews Of Research On Social Emotional Learning – Let Me Know What I’ve Missed and to The Best Resources For Understanding The Every Student Succeeds Act.

Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers is from MindShift. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

New Report Connecting SEL To Standards Should Be On “Must-Read” List For Most Educators

 

I’m adding this new video from Jo Boaler to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”:

A Look Back: “Here’s A Narrated Version Of My Slide Deck On SEL & The Common Core”

Seven Facts on Noncognitive Skills from Education to the Labor Market looks very interesting. It’s from The Hamilton Project. I’m adding it to The Best Info On Skills Employers Are Looking For In Job-Seekers.

When Practice Does Make Perfect is by Dan Willingham. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice.

Here’s a brand-new short video of Daniel Pink discussing motivation in the context of schools. It comes from the great Brainwaves video series.

I’m also including a video that Brainwaves did with me where I share some specific strategies teachers can use to promote intrinsic motivation among students.

I’m adding this info to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

You might also interested in this Edutopia excerpt from one of my books. It’s been shared 41,000 times: Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

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