Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

June 10, 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:

Education Week has published a special report on Social Emotional Learning. Take particular note of the article Is Social-Emotional Learning Really Going to Work for Students of Color?’ by Dena Simmons.

I Want to get Better at… Growth Mindset Next Year is from The Teaching Channel. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

Improving adolescents’ social and emotional lives must go beyond teaching them skills is from Science Daily. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough.

The Benefits of Talking to Yourself is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Value Of Positive “Self-Talk”

The Apology Critics Who Want to Teach You How to Say You’re Sorry is from The Science of Us. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry”

Leadership Takes Self-Control. Here’s What We Know About It is from The Harvard Business Review. I’m adding it to Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.

Here’s a useful tweet:

I’m adding these tweets to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”:

May 28, 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 National Association Of State Boards of Education has released a policy update on Social Emotional Learning.

Reviewing Social and Emotional Learning for ESSA: MOOSES, not Parrots is by Robert Slavin.

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

Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says. is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Mindfulness In The Classroom.

Growth mindset: teaching panacea or classroom pitfall? is from TES. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”

The Scientific Reason Flow Obliterates Time is from The Big Think. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About “Flow.”

Stanford Researchers Discover a Smarter Way to Prepare for Exams: Introducing MetaCognition, the Art of Thinking About Your Thinking is from Open Culture. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Metacognition.

May 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 Wallace Foundation has come out with a big report on SEL programs in elementary schools. You can also read an article about it at Ed Source.

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”

Can a Difficult Childhood Enhance Cognition? is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits.

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

May 5, 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 Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, or CASEL, just launched a monster compilation of SEL resources. You can also read more about it at Ed Week.

AERA: Measuring Persistence and Self-Control Through Tasks, Not Tests is from Education Week.

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

The School Discipline Revolution: How Policy and Rhetoric Outstrip Hard Evidence is by Matt Barnum. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Restorative Practices – Help Me Find More.

I’ve previously written about the Progress Principle. Here’s a nice new summary of it.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Ways For Responding To Student Trauma – Help Me Find More:

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.”

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