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February 24, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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February’s Top Posts From This Blog

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I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see older Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month (more recent lists can be found here).

You can also see my all-time favorites here.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

My Next Book On Student Motivation Will Be Published In A Month: Here’s An Update & Table Of Contents

Eighth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

“How to Turn Students into Self-Motivated Learners”

Quote Of The Day: “Knowledge Isn’t Power”

Important New Study: No Child Left Behind Hurts Long-Term Student Success

“Socratic Smackdown” Looks Fun & Interesting – If You’ve Tried Using It, What Do You Think?

I’ve Now Done Forty BAM! Radio Shows & Here’s How To Listen To Them

This Resource Might Be A Huge Help For Applying Common Core To Teaching ELLs

Three-Two-One Is A Simple & Effective Summarizing Strategy

Student Examples From Theory Of Knowledge Project

This Is How Videotaping Teachers Can Be Helpful…

Guest Post: Get Started with iBooks Author

Statistic Of The Day: “Teens increasingly sleep deprived”

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL — 100th Edition!

Here Are Text Messages We’re Sending Home To ELL Students & Parents – Share Your Ideas

See My Article & Video On Teacher Leadership – No Longer Behind A Paywall

‘Write The Book You Wish You Had On Your Bookshelf’

Excellent Review Of Writing Instruction Research

Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – “Post It”

Quote Of The Day: “There Was A Misunderstanding” About CCSS & Non-Fiction Texts

Quote Of The Day: Gates Official Says They Game Their Research (No Surprise, But Still Not Good)

Quote Of The Day: Jeb Bush Demonstrates Empathy For Third-Graders With Learning Challenges – NOT!

Teaching Tolerance Offers Teachers Free Documentary On Selma-To-Montgomery March

‘Teachers Make Great Authors’

Great Article On “Being The Best At Anything” & How I’m Using It In Class

Second Quote Of The Day: Learning A Second Language “Increases The Size Of Your Brain”

Quote Of The Day: Research Supports Independent Reading

Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – “Connect Fours”

“Educators Wanting To Write A Book ‘Must Go For It!’”

Quote Of The Day: “Self-Reflection & Effectiveness”

No Surprise In This Study: Language Learners Retain Vocabulary Better When Connected To Gestures & Images

Jimmy Fallon Models Yet Another Game Useful For English Language Learners

Nate Silver Explains The Problem With VAM & “Teacher Accountability” Without Talking About It…

Excellent Articles In This Month’s Issue Of ASCD Educational Leadership

Quote Of The Day: What Is A “Low-Performing” School?

This Is The Best Web 2.0 Site For ELLs & May Be The Best One For All Students

Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – “Dustbin”

“Differentiation Lets Us Reach Our Students ‘Where They Are’”

Ways To Prioritize Social Emotional Learning Without Grading It

Here’s The Writing Prompt I’m Using With “Smartphones Don’t Make Us Dumb”

 

 

 

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January 30, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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January’s Top Posts From This Blog

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I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see older Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month (more recent lists can be found here).

You can also see my all-time favorites here.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

In Case You Missed It: Washington Post Republishes My Recent Complaint About Bill Gates

Quote Of The Day: “Differentiation Does, in Fact, Work”

Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – “Clyp.it”

No, No, No! Grading Students On Grit & Gratitude Comes To Our Area

Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – “Szoter”

“Four strategies for grammar instruction” Is My Latest British Council Post

“What If?” Projects From My Theory Of Knowledge Class

New Additions To Bloom’s Taxonomy Resources

“Goal Of Classroom Management Is To Have Power ‘With,’ Not ‘Over,’ Kids”

New App “Seesaw” Is A “Learning Journal” For Students

“Teaching About Weather and Seasons” is my latest NY Times Post For ELLs

New “Public Domain Project” Offers Thousands Of Free Clips & Images

My Interview With NPR: “For the First Time, Majority of Public School Students Live in Poverty”

New “Warm-Ups” I’m Doing With My English Language Learners

Statistic Of The Day: New Study Finds That Money Matters For Schools

Guest Post On TPR Storytelling – What It Is & How To Do It

Quote Of The Day: I Think This Is The Best Article Carol Dweck Has Written

Statistic Of The Day: Students Need More Skills in Critical Thinking, Communication & Problem-Solving

Guest Post: One Teacher’s Perspective On Common Core Math

“Positive Classroom Management Strategies – Part One”

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

Resources From All My Blogs

Quote Of The Day: More Time For Teacher Collaboration Better Than Longer School Day For Students

Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – “Padlet”

“Google Translate” Starts A Big Time Update Today

Study Finds That Bilingualism Supports A Growth Mindset

Here Is The New Student Self-Assessment I’m Using At The End Of Our Semester

No, The “Cone Of Experience” Is Not “Research-Based” & Yes, Some People Debunking It Have Way Too Much Time On Their Hands

Rick Wormeli On Differentiation

Free Resources From All My Books

“Teachers Of Color Can ‘Broaden Student Perspectives’”

Web 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners – “Phrase.It”

My BAM! Radio Shows

Video: PBS News Hour Shows A Second Excellent Segment On Self-Control

“‘Education Suffers’ Without More Teachers Of Color”

Duolingo For Schools Opened Today – Here’s How It Works

Some Thoughts & Resources On Today’s Federal Announcement About English Language Learners

“The Teachers Of Color ‘Disappearance Crisis’”

My New British Council Post: “Instructional strategies for multi-level classes of English language learners”

Must-Read Review Of Alternatives To Standardized Tests

Quote Of The Day: “Techniques Don’t Work In Isolation”

Study Suggests It’s Time To Put Up Pictures Of Mountains On My Classroom Wall

“Supporting ELLs in The Common Core Era”

Guest Post: “Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Student Voice”

What A Great Idea — “Surprise Journals” — & It Has Student Examples, Too!

“ELLs & The Common Core – Part One”

 

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January 1, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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December’s Best Posts From This Blog

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I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see older Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month (more recent lists can be found here).

You can also see my all-time favorites here.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

“Nine education predictions for 2015″

“The Most Popular Classroom Q & A Posts In 2014″

ESL/EFL Teachers Can Get Great Free Online Prof. Dev. With “The Electronic Village Online”

The Wash. Post Publishes My Annual “Best and worst education news” Of The Year

BAM! Radio Redesigns Site – Listen To All Thirty-Three Of My Shows!

‘Care Is The Catalyst For Learning’

Second Great Video Of Football Star’s Love Of Reading

Quote Of The Day: “constructivist methods are intensely valuable”

“‘There’s Nothing More Innovative Than Care’”

Study: Conscientiousness + Curiosity = Academic Success

Best Christmas Video Of The Year — From Improv Everywhere

New Sesame Street Video On Self-Control: “Imagine It’s Something Else”

Video: My English Language Learners Did A “One-Sentence Project”

Video: New TEDx Talk By Carol Dweck

A Step Towards Star Trek’s “Universal Translator”

“Supporting Student Engagement By ‘Building Community’”

“Student Engagement Is ‘The Act Of Being Invested In Learning’”

Obama Administration Insists On Evidence Before Supporting A Program – Unless It’s Their Own Ed Policy

Getting The Least Motivated Students More Motivated By Working With The Most Motivated

“Should students discover their own math lessons?”

“Student Engagement ‘Involves Joyous Effort’”

The Difference Between Failures and Mistakes

Wash Post: “single most important factor in helping children learn is the quality of their teachers” – WRONG!

“Ways Of Knowing” Final Projects By My IB Theory of Knowledge Students

“The Best Ways To Engage Students In Learning”

“Hstry” Looks Like A Nice Tool For Making Timelines Online

Extrinsic Motivation In My Classroom

“The ‘Secret Sauce’ Of Formative Assessment”

Quote Of The Day: The Benefits Of Collaboration

“Grit” Runs Amok In The New York Times

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November 30, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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November’s Best Posts From This Blog

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I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see older Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month (more recent lists can be found here).

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

“Formative Assessments are ‘Powerful’”

The Power Of Having A “Purpose For Learning” In The Classroom

“Write About” May Be The Education Site Of The Year

I’ve Now Done Thirty BAM! Radio Shows On Education Issues

Here’s The Simple & Powerful Gratitude Lesson I’m Doing On Friday Before Thanksgiving Break

Food & “Flow” Is The Topic Of My Latest NY Times Post for English Language Learners

Here’s The Form I Have Students Complete When They’re Listening To Their Classmate’s Presentations

Oh, Boy, This Is Great! Researcher’s Scans Show Brain Connections Growing When Learning New Language

“Close Reading Can Be ‘Fun or Awful’”

Quote Of The Day: “When Will I Ever Use This?” (& How I’ll Use It In Class)

Interview With People Behind The Most Popular English Language Learning & Teaching Sites In The World

Did The Obama Administration Signal A Major Shift In Teacher Evaluation Policies Today?

Excellent Infographic On Growth Mindset

Here’s A New Reading Activity I Tried Out Today That Went Pretty Well…

Video: Here Is How I Used The Shadow Puppet App Today To Teach Verb Tenses

“Start.me” Looks Like An Excellent Place For Students To Save Links

Wow! Shadow Puppet Is A Great iPhone & iPad App For English Language Learners

The Onion Explains Perfectly The Difference Between “Mobilizing” & “Organizing” For Change

My Latest British Council Post: “What Does Enhanced Discovery Learning Look Like In The ELL Classroom?”

Advance Praise For My Upcoming Book On Student Motivation

Video: Bloom’s Taxonomy According To Harry Potter

“Teacher Evaluations Need to ‘Support, Not Sort’”

Trove Makes It Easier To Create Online Personalized “Newspapers”

Quote Of The Day: “Traditional grammar instruction isn’t effective. Period.”

“Oh, I Get It! If You Send Me Out, Then I’m Being Bad; If I Send Me Out, Then I’m Being Good!”

Video: Excellent Short Summary Of Carol Dweck’s Research

Quote Of The Day: On Metacognition

“Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling”

“Ways To Teach Math Besides ‘Drill The Skill’”

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October 26, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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October’s Best Posts From This Blog

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I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see older Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month (more recent lists can be found here).

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

Publisher Offering 20% Discount On My Three Student Motivation Books

All My NY Times Posts For English Language Learners – Linked With Descriptions

Do You Teach Math Or Science To English Language Learners?

Here Are Forms My Students Are Using To Evaluate Themselves & Me

“Character Education: A Cautionary Note”

Video Of The Month (If Not The Year): “That Came Natural — I Had To Work To Read”

PhotoMath & Reactions To It From Around The Web

Why A Teacher’s Willingness to Say “I’m Sorry” Matters….


Singing, Recording & Authentic Audiences For English Language Learners

Here’s A Headline I Like: “School standardized testing is under growing attack”

What A Shock! Study Finds That Student Reflection Helps Learning

I Was Just Named “Educator Commentator and Blogger of the Year” At Bammy Awards


Teachers Can Receive Free DVD Of “12 Years A Slave” & Study Guide

A Simple Lesson On Climate Change For English Language Learners

“Curiosity improves memory by tapping into the brain’s reward system”

Jimmy Fallon Models Yet Another Good Game For English Language Learners

Videos: Here’s The Simple Theory of Knowledge Lesson On Perception I Did Today

Teaching Plato’s Allegory of The Cave

“Student Teachers Should ‘Be Colleagues’”

Students Will Love The BBC’s “Your Life On Earth” Interactive!

Warm-Ups, Bell-Ringers, Exit Tickets and…Vitamins?

“Seven Strategies For Working With Student Teachers”

What A Surprise – NOT! British Study Finds That Cash Rewards Don’t Motivate Students

Video: “The Big Bang Theory – Bad Teacher, Bad Student”

Great Explanation Of The Difference Between Inductive & Deductive Teaching & Learning

Listen To 13 Minute Interview With Me On Teaching ELLs & Engaging ELL Families

Civics, Citizenship & Academic Writing Is Topic Of My NY Times Post For ELLs

“Engaging With Class & Race In The Classroom”

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September 26, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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September’s Best Posts From This Blog

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I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see older Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month (more recent lists can be found here).

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

Shocking! Study Finds That School Counselors Help Students

“How Diversity Makes Us Smarter”

You Can Now Pre-Order My Upcoming Book On Student Engagement

“Book Recommendations For Teachers — Part One”

“‘The Marshmallow Test’: An Interview With Walter Mischel”

Researchers See What A Growth Mindset Does To The Brain

VERY Interesting Info On The Results Of KIPP’s “Character Education” Program

Self-Control, Grit & All That Stuff

Two New Sesame Street Videos On Social Emotional Learning

“Teachers Should Dress As Students’ Advocate, Not ‘Peer’”

From The Onion: “Tips For Fixing The Nation’s Education System”

Wondering How To Handle A Controversial Topic In Class? What We Did This Week Worked Out Very Well

“My Storybook” Is A New (& Free) Good Site For Students To Write Online

The Ten “All-Time” Most Popular Posts From My Ed Week Column

My Latest British Council Post Shares A Fun Introductory Activity I Do Every Year

Teachers, T-Shirts & The Messages That They Send

170,000 Library Of Congress Images Put Online At Unique Interactive Site

More Great Teaching Ideas For #Ferguson #MichaelBrown

Big Surprise — NOT!: Study Says Students Are More Successful With “Active Learning” Than With Lectures

“‘The Teacher Wars’: An Interview With Dana Goldstein”

Gov. Jerry Brown Appeals Awful Vergara Court Ruling

“Education Is Not ‘Moneyball’: Why Teachers Can’t Trust Value-Added Evaluations Yet”

Zaption Adds “Ready-To-Use” Video Gallery

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August 25, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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August’s Best Posts From This Blog

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I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see older Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month (more recent lists can be found here).

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

All My Ed Week Posts On Assessment — In One Place!

“A shocking statistic about the quality of education research”

Excellent Redesign For Site Highlighting UK Museum Interactives

Two Good Videos On How We Learn & How I Plan To Use Them In Class

How NOT To Make Public Policy Change Happen

Reminder: All Student Hand-Outs From My Student Motivation Book Available Free To Download

“The History Project” Is A Great Resource For Teachers Everywhere

“Thinking Like A Scientist Can Help Overcome Allure Of Appearances”

“The Problem With Goal-Setting”

“Rootbook” May Be The Easiest Tool For Creating Online Choose Your Own Adventure Stories

“The High Price Of The American Dream” Is A Free eBook & Great Writing Model For English Language Learners

“Google Classroom” Now Open To Any Teacher With “Google Apps For Ed” Account

Manuscript For My Third Book On Student Motivation Is Done!

Important Study: “Expecting to teach enhances learning, recall”

Good Classroom Management Advice: “The Person Who Asks The Questions Controls The Conversation”

“Detentions make no difference, pupils claim”

Great Poster: “If Great Scientists Had Logos”

“How To Build A Better Teacher” — Praise & Minor Critique

Do We Really Want Our Schools To Be Like Those In South Korea?

McKinsey & Company Projects That Common Core Implementation Will Result In Doubling of Dropout Rate

With Friends Like David Brooks, Social Emotional Learning Doesn’t Need Any Enemies

“Unite For Literacy” Is An Excellent Site For Beginning Readers

 

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July 30, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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July’s Best Posts From This Blog

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I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see older Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month (more recent lists can be found here).

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

Jimmy Fallon Comes Up With Another Good Game For English Language Learners

“Race To The Top Has Been A ‘Fiasco’”

Are Researchers Who Helped Popularize VAM Having Second Thoughts?

It Doesn’t Matter If It’s “Effective” If Students Won’t Do It

NY Times Creates Their Own Version Of Google’s Ngram Viewer

Now Yelp Creates THEIR Own Version Of Google’s Ngram Viewer

“Teaching Without Connecting is ‘Futile’: An Interview With Annette Breaux & Todd Whitaker”

“12 New Yorker education articles to read while the archives are free”

Is Summer Learning The Silver Bullet For Narrowing The Achievement Gap?

‘A More Beautiful Question’: An Interview With Warren Berger

The New Yorker’s “Wrong Answer” Feature Is The Must-Read Education Article Of The Summer

If You Were Going To Read Just One Thing About Bloom’s Taxonomy, Then “What’s Old Is New Again” Would Be It

“Ideas for strengthening English skills over the summer”

“The Leftovers” Shared A Key To Motivation & Perseverance In The First 30 Seconds Of Last Night’s Episode

“Made From History” Is An Excellent BBC Site

Excellent (& I Mean EXCELLENT) Differentiation Infographic

All My Ed Week Posts On Student Motivation In One Place!

“Smarty Pins” Is A New Geography Game From Google

ThingLink Now Lets You Annotate Videos, Too

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