Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 24, 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:

Do Messages About Social-Emotional Learning Harm Students of Color? is from Education Week.

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.

Growth mindset, performance avoidance, and academic behaviors in Clark County School District is a long report worth a quick review. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

Are leaders born or made? New study shows how leadership develops is from Eureka Report. This line stands out:

Past research suggests that leadership is 30 percent genetic and 70 percent a result of lessons learned through life experiences.

April 18, 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:

Nearly half of California school districts earn top ratings for lowering suspensions is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Restorative Practices – Help Me Find More.

Suspending Students Costs Billions in Economic Losses, New Study Finds is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to the same list.

The Difference between a Motivation Problem and a Discipline Problem is from Mindsteps. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

ASCD summarizes a recent study on the economic benefits of SEL:

Across all six programs, the study found that “identified benefits outweigh the costs by a factor of 11:1.”

Got grit? Maybe . . . is from Kappan Online provides good cautions about the effort to measure grit. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”

Forget Grit. Focus on Inequality. appeared in Ed Week. I’m adding it to the same list.

The Surprising Benefits of Gratitude comes from Fast Company. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Gratitude”

I’ve previously shared the research of Kirabo Jackson, who has found that evaluating teachers using test scores often miss the positive impact teachers have on social emotional learning skills development.

Now, some new research reinforces what he found.

From a new study, Teacher Quality, Test Scores and Non-Cognitive Skills: Evidence from Primary School Teachers in the UK:

I also find that teachers’ effects on test scores and non-cognitive skills are not strongly correlated, so that many teachers who increase
non-cognitive skills do not raise test scores, and vice versa.

Jackson himself has also found some very interesting data in some of his new research:

April 7, 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:

School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don’t Yet Know If That’s Good News is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Restorative Practices – Help Me Find More.

The Social Emotional Learning Effect is from The Atlantic.

What Does It Take to Climb Up the Ladder? is from The New York Times.

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.”

March 21, 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:

Preteens who mistrust teachers less likely to reach college is from Business Insider. I’m adding it to The Best Posts About Trust & Education.

The Neuroscience of Trust is from The Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to the same list.

Six tactics to help your students deal with stress is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Teens & Stress.

The Marshmallow Myth is from Psychology Today. I particularly like how it ended:

I’m adding it to Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

Implementing Restorative Practices In The Classroom is from Getting Smart. I’m adding it The Best Resources For Learning About Restorative Practices – Help Me Find More.

Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset is by Robert Ward. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

February 20, 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:

The most important skill for middle class workers isn’t being taught in American schools is from Quartz. I’m adding it to The Best Info On Skills Employers Are Looking For In Job-Seekers.

Is Mindset Theory Really In Trouble? is from New York Magazine. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

Sesame Street Plans Social-Emotional Learning Program for Refugee Children is from Ed Week.

Two studies have come out recently reinforcing what we already know about the negative effects rewards have on intrinsic motivation. Unfortunately, both are behind paywalls. Nevertheless, I’m adding those links to the abstracts to The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students.

Teacher training programs urged to increase focus on social-emotional skills is from Ed Source.

February 3, 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:

PERTS from Stanford is offering a free two-hour online program to promote a growth mindset to all ninth-graders. It’s definitely worth a look. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

Growth mindset is on a firm foundation, but we’re still building the house is by Carol Dweck. I’m adding it to the same list.

How and Why To Master The Habit of Delaying Gratification is from Fast Company. I’m adding it to Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

The Myth of Self-Control is from Vox.  I’m adding it to the same list.

The Beginner’s Guide to Deliberate Practice is by James Clear. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice.

The Truth About Motivation Most Do Not Believe is from Psy Blog. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

How Rudeness Stops People from Working Together is by Christine Porath at the Harvard Business Review. Here’s an excerpt:

I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Deal With Rudeness In Class.

January 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:

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.

3 science-backed rituals that will boost your motivation is from Barking Up The Wrong Tree. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

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.

Growth mindset: practical tips you may not have tried yet is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

January 3, 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:

Why Social and Emotional Skills Are Vital to Keep At-Risk Students on Track is from MindShift.

On the Interpretation of Non-Cognitive Skills: What Is Being Measured and Why It Matters is a useful research paper. Thanks to Paul Bruno for the tip.

Grading Soft Skills: The Brookings Soft Skills Report Card is from Education Next. It raises some interesting points, though I don’t agree with all of them.

The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking is from The New York Times.

Four ways to better motivate your employees, from one of the world’s most prominent behavioral economists is from Quartz. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

The Problem with Rewarding Individual Performers is from The Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to the same list.

Don’t Set Too Many Goals for Yourself is from The Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to  Best Posts On Students Setting Goals.

Here’s Why Your Resolutions Can’t Rely On Willpower Alone is from Psychology Today. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Help Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Succeed.

Traumatic stress changes brains of boys, girls differently is from Science Daily. I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Responding To Student Trauma – Help Me Find More.

Understanding Bullying Behavior is from The American Educator. I’m adding it to A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying — Please Suggest More.

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