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July 24, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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July’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). There are a lot of them this month:

New Resources On Teaching Reading & Writing

KQED Interviews Me About Saul Alinsky & His Connection To Teaching

Completed Revised Plan For Theory Of Knowledge Essay – With Lots Of Examples & Resources Included

Here Is My Revised Six-Week Plan For TOK Oral Presentations, Including A Zillion Examples & Resources

“Q & A Collections: Using Tech In The Classroom”

“Owl Eyes” Lets Students Read & Annotate, Plus Teachers Can Create Free Virtual Classrooms

“Q & A Collections: Project-Based Learning”

Here’s The “Homework” I’m Planning For My Theory Of Knowledge Class – Help Me Make It Better

Opportunities & Dangers Of Big New Growth Mindset Study

President Obama & “Agency”

The Difference Between Information & Knowledge

The Physical & Psychological Impacts Of Racism

Absolutely Amazing Video For The Rio Paralympics: “We’re The Superhumans”

“Q & A Collections: Teaching Social Studies”

“Q & A Collections: Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year”

“Book Deserts” In Many Of Our Students’ Neighborhoods

Animatron Is A New Site Where Students Can Create Online Animations – With Voiceovers!

Postal Service Issues Jaime Escalante Stamp Today

Video & Transcript: President Obama At Dallas Memorial Service

“Guess What!” Is A Great “New” Game – Plus, ELLs Can Create A Video For An Authentic Audience

Good Classroom Management Advice For Everybody

“Q & A Collections: Race & Gender Challenges”

“Q & A Collections: Implementing The Common Core”

Free Resources From All My Books

2,600 Categorized Resources For IB Theory Of Knowledge Classes

“The History Project” Looks Like A Neat New Tool For Creating Timelines

A Visit To Your School From Michelle Obama Raises Student Achievement – What About Other Speakers?

“Pairprep” Lets Students Compete Against A Friend (Or Themselves) & Lets Teachers Monitor Progress

Video: “What Does Your Accent Say About You?”

“Word Bucket” Lets Students Learn Vocabulary In A New Language & Teachers Can Set Up Virtual Classrooms

“Q & A Collections: Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning”

“Finding Dory,” Growth Mindset & Grit

My “best and worst education news in 2016 — so far” Published In Wash. Post

“Epic!” Provides 15,000 eBooks, Plus Virtual Classrooms, For Free

Major Review Of Research Reinforces Findings That Exercise Helps Learning

Google Unveils Lots Of New Ed Projects, Including Opening “Expeditions” To Everybody

“American English” Site From U.S. Department Of State Has Developed Into Great Resource For ELL Teachers

Studies: Attendance & Passing Classes More Important Than Test Scores

June 25, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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June’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). There are a lot of them this month:

Download All Lesson Plans & Student Hand-Outs From Our ELLs & Common Core Book – For Free!

What Are Your Ideas For Incorporating the “Maker Movement” In Teaching English Language Learners?

Video: Bloom’s Taxonomy According To “Monsters Inc.”

Congressman John Lewis: “Sometimes you have to make a way out of no way”

Smithsonian Learning Labs Now Lets You Create Free Virtual Classrooms & Assignments

I Didn’t Learn Much From How Students Evaluated Me This Year, & Here’s What I’m Going To Try In The Future

Nice Review Of Our ELLs & Common Core Book

Ed Week Publishes Special Report: “Changing Practices In Writing Instruction”

Wealthiest Person In World Unveils Online Learning Platform

This Interactive Lets You Compare Different Types Of Map Projections

“Ways to Help ELLs Learn Pronunciation”

Dan Willingham Writes The Best Piece On “Grit” That I’ve Seen

Here’s My List Of “The Best Things You Can Do to Maximize the Chances of a Lesson Being Successful”

Excellent Advice From Dan Willingham On Students Listening To Music In Class

Study Says Just Taking One International Baccalaureate Class Has Powerful Impact

Atul Gawande On “A Mistrust Of Science”

“Classroom Rules – Ways to Create, Introduce & Enforce Them”

“What Makes Great Teaching” Seems Like An Excellent Report – With One Exception

You’ve Heard Of “Deeper Learning”? How About “Deeper Teaching”?

Teachers Can Try-Out New “Minecraft Education Edition” For Free This Summer

Paul Tough Puts Free Interactive Version Of His New Book Online

Study: “you want to speak to the brilliance, but you also need to speak to the struggle”

Wall St. Journal Publishes Coolest Hamilton Teaching Tool Yet

Calm Down, Everybody – Group Work & Class Discussions Can Work Just Fine

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs Is On Reflecting About The School Year

Is “Emotional Granularity” The Next SEL Skill To Teach?

This Use Of A Venn Diagram For Poetry Is Brilliant & Hilarious

TOK Connection: “Pearls Before Swine” Does Another Version Of “Who’s On First?”

My Summer Reading List So Far – Light On Ed, Heavy On Bubblegum For The Brain. What’s On Yours?

“Making Grading Practices ‘Specific, Constructive & Timely’”

As More Schools Use VAM To Evaluate Teachers, Businesses Go In Opposite Direction

My Next Three Big Writing Projects

Hopeful Study On Academic Success, But I Have A Question

“Roots” Visualization Of Atlantic Slave Trade

“FoxType” Looks Like A Very Versatile Writing Site

‘Children Need Both Paper Books & Digital Texts’

How My University Students Evaluated Me Spring Semester

Here’s What My Theory Of Knowledge Students Will Be Doing For Their “Finals” – What Are You Doing?

Wash. Post Publishes Excerpt From Our Book on ELLs & The Common Core

Statistic Of The Day: Books Are Important

“Reading Digitally vs. Reading Paper”

 

May 27, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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May’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). There are a lot of them this month:

Good Advice On NPR About “Grit”: “Take A Step Back & Chill”

Another Study Finds That Poverty Helps Create Lack Of Self-Control – Not The Other Way Around

“ReadWorks Digital” Came Online Today & It Looks Great!

“‘Helping Children Succeed’: An Interview With Paul Tough”

Gates Foundation’s Mea Culpa

Updated: Here Are The Sites I’m Using For My Summer School “Virtual Classroom”

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs Is On “The Value Of Diversity”

“Bloom’s Taxonomy According To The Big Bang Theory”

Quote Of The Day: The Dangers Of “Data Walls”

“Blended Learning is ‘the Next Generation of Education’”

Compare “Liberal” & “Conservative” Facebook News Feeds

The Incentive Follies

“UnboundEd” Is New Site For Free CCSS Lessons

Excellent Classroom Management Advice: Focus On Future, Not The Past

“Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy ‘Increases Student Engagement & Learning’”

Google Launches New Collaborative Space Called…Spaces

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs Is On “The Art and Science of Happiness”

Guest Post: “The Benefits of Genius Hour for ELLs”

Quote Of The Day: “Unhelpful Punishment”

The Importance Of Correctly Pronouncing Students’ Names

“‘It is Long Past Time to Meet the Needs of Students of Color’”

Here’s The Video Of Our Ed Week Webinar On ELLs & The Common Core

The “Constraints Principle” Revisited

Hitting The ELL Jackpot With Ed Week’s New Special Report

My Next Project Is Revising & Making Public My IB Theory of Knowledge Curriculum – Feel Free To Contribute

The “Digital Divide” Is Topic Of My Latest NY Times ELL Student Interactive

President Obama Provides Great Analysis Of Key Community Organizing Adage: Do You Want To Be Right, Or Effective?

Free Resources From All My Books – UPDATED!

Copies Of Our New Book On ELLs & The Common Core Are Shipping Today – Here Are All Excerpts In One Place!

“‘When I Started Teaching, I Wish I had Known…’”

An Interview With…Me, About Teaching ELLs

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs Is On “The Benefits Of Being Bilingual”

Yet Another Study Finds That Having An “Authentic Audience” Impacts Student Learning

Good Advice On How To “Outsmart Your Next Angry Outburst”

“Special Needs Teacher Comes To The Rescue On Flight”

“What Teachers Wish They ‘had Been Told’”

April 30, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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April’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). There are a lot of them this month:

“What Educators Wish They Knew When They Began Teaching”

This Interactive Could Be The Most Motivating Tool Ever To Help ELLs Improve Pronunciation

Our Book Was Published Today!

Using The “Green Eggs and Ham hypothesis” To Help Students Develop Creativity

Here’s How My Students Taught Their Classmates A Social Studies Unit – Handouts Included

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs Is On Parrots & Pets

“Effective Strategies For ELL Error Correction”

We Did A Great ‘Growth Mindset’ Lesson With Our ELLs This Week – Here’s The Lesson Plan

“Resetting” Classroom Management

Scholastic Runs A Nice Interview With…Me

“Principals ‘Need To Step Back & Forward Through Time’”

My Latest NY Times Post For ELLs Is On The Rio Olympics

“Principals ‘Must be Reflective Daily About the Work’”

New Study Highlights Six Components Of An Effective Apology

“Big Learners” Has Tons Of Free Student Hand-outs Useful For ELLs

Vergara Overturned By Appeals Court!

Quote Of The Day: “Active Learning” In Science (& Other!) Classrooms

“‘Peak’: An Interview With Anders Ericsson & Robert Pool”

Harvard Business Review Criticizes Trump’s Negotiating Skills & Provides Excellent Classroom Management Advice At Same Time

“Assessing Students on ‘What Really Counts’”

“Favorite Travel Destinations” Is The Topic Of My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs

No Surprise To Organizers: Two-Way Conversation More Successful Than One-Way Communication In Changing Minds

The British Council Has Excellent Leveled Reading Resources

“Assessments for Today’s Students”

No Surprise – New Study Finds That Explaining Things Helps You Learn

WordSift Is Back & It’s Better Than Ever!

“Working With ‘Difficult’ Students – Part Two”

Kevin Durant On “Hard Work” & How I’m Using It In Class

The Presidential Debates Are The Focus Of My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs

This ASCD Article By Dylan Wiliam May Be The Best Article You’ll Ever Read On Giving Students Feedback

“RACE” Looks Like A Useful Writing Strategy

“‘Don’t Fear’ Students Who Challenge Class Chemistry”

“Ofrecer autonomía es clave para desarrollar la motivación”

Teachers, Students & Families Win In Today’s Supreme Court Decision On Friedrichs

Instagram Announces Plan To Increase Videos To One Minute – Great For Teachers, Students & Everybody Else

“One-Sentence Project” Audio Slideshow From My English Language Learner Class

“Favorite Books” Is Topic Of My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs

Four New Additions To “The ‘All-Time’ Best Science Sites” List

Angela Duckworth Criticizes Assessing “Character” For Accountability Purposes In NY Times Column

“Differentiating Algebra Instruction”

Another Interesting Finding On The Value Of Having A “Purpose For Learning”

 

 

March 25, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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March’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). There are a lot of them this month:

“Collaborative Writing, Common Core, and ELLs” Is Excerpt From Our New Book

Excellent “Listen & Read” Nonfiction From National Geographic

Another Flaw In Using Value-Added Measurement For Teacher Evaluation

At Second Look, Wizer Looks Like A Fabulous Way Create Virtual Classrooms & Track Student Progress

Harvard Business Review Publishes Best Arguments Against “Performance Pay” – Can Be Applied To Teachers & Students

“Ed Tech ‘has Over-Promised & Under-Delivered’”

Adam Grant On Failure & How I’m Using What He Says In Class

“‘For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood…’: An Interview With Chris Emdin”

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs Is On Stephen Curry!

New Study Reviews 25 Years Of Research Into What Helps Students Graduate – Here’s What They Found

“‘Be Patient’ When Dealing With Ed Tech Problems

Neat Online Exhibit On “Discoveries That Changed The World”

“Unfiltered News” Visualizes Most Popular News Topics In Different Countries

First Excerpt From Our Book On ELLs & Common Core Appears In Edutopia

Great Idea From Adam Grant: Student Mini-Talks That Challenge “Conventional Wisdom”

“Census Names Explorer” Is A Cool Tool For Exploring Name Popularity Through Time & Place

“ReadTheory” Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms For Students To Read & Answer Questions

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs Is On Daylight Saving Time

Zootopia Movies Highlights Importance Of Grit, But Also Its Limitations

What Are Creative & Effective Ways You’ve Used Multiple Choice Exercises?

Guest Post: “Walk & Talks” Are Extremely Effective Way To Connect With Students – Here’s A “How-To” Guide

‘Teacher Leadership is the Lifeboat to a Better School’

Amazon Is Setting Up A Free Site For Educational Resources – Here’s Where You Register For Access

Carol Dweck Makes Strongest Statement Yet On Growth Mindset Misuse

New “Volley” App Looks Like A “PhotoMath” For…Everything

Do Your Students Slouch Back In Their Chairs? Here’s A Writing Prompt On It I’m Using In Class

“US News Map” Lets You Track Word Frequency In Historical American Newspapers

“Pindex” Is A New “Pinterest For Education” That Also Lets Teachers Create Quizzes & Monitor Student Progress

“Teaching English Language Learners With Special Needs”

Smithsonian’s “Our Story” Is A Valuable Resource For Teachers & Parents

How Many Repetitions Do You Need In Order To Learn A New Word?

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs is On Citizenship

Quote Of The Day: Caution On Celebration Of Failure

Try Out This Dyslexia Simulation

“Ways to Support ELLs With Special Needs

“Radiooooo” Is A Cool Music Site That Crosses The World & The Decades

Part Two – Oral Presentation Suggestions For IB Theory of Knowledge Classes

California Voters Will Vote On Important “Multilingual Education Act” This Fall

“Perspecs” Gives You Three Different Perspectives On Same News Topic

Part Two: A Community Organizer’s Definition Of Leadership – How Can It Be Applied To Education?

NY Times Reports On Social Emotional Learning Run Amok

“The Life of a Refugee” Is Topic Of My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs

A Community Organizer’s Definition Of Leadership – How Can It Be Applied To Education? (Part One)

Study: Extrinsic Rewards Reduces Long-Term Learning Of New Languages & Other Knowledge

Oral Presentation Suggestions For IB Theory of Knowledge Classes

 

 

 

 

February 27, 2016
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). There are a lot of them this month:

“How To Use Data – & How Not To Use It – In Schools”

Two New Useful Writing Resources

Statistic Of The Day: Explicit Teaching Of Grammar Is Not A Winner – What Do You Think Is?

New “Open eBooks” App Unveiled By White House Looks Like A HUGE Benefit To Students & Schools

Google Docs Expands Voice-Typing Ability Expanding Language-Learning Possibilities

New Study Finds That Most Kids Don’t Think Collective Punishment Is Fair – Here’s What I Do Instead

“Changing Your Mind” Is Title Of My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs

“Human” Is Impressive Video Series Of Personal Stories From Around The World

“Photos For Class” Is My Favorite Site For Finding Images

Student Instructions For How They Can Create A Cloze (Gap-Fill)

Nice YouTube Channel For University Of California Science Animations

I Did A Presentation Today On The Concept Attainment Instructional Strategy – Here Are My Materials

Another Study Shows Limitations Of Standardized Tests For Teacher Evaluations

New Study Documents The Power Of Teacher Collaboration

Video: “Better Call Saul” Scene Illustrates The Limitations Of Grit

How My Students Evaluated Me This Semester

Justice Scalia’s Death – Resources For Teaching About It & Analyses Of What It Means For Ed

“Principals Must Support Teachers in ‘Quest of Continuous Improvement’”

Study: Learning About Failures Of Famous Scientists Improves Student Achievement

This Student Presentation Is An Example Of Why The “KnowMe” App Is Perfect For ELL Teachers

Great New Yorker Essay On Teachers

NY Times Video Of Success Academy Charter School: “Rip & Redo”

A Useful Lesson When Teaching Problem/Solution Essays – & Other Topics

“Drawing Out” Book Is Excellent For ELL Beginner Homework

Here’s An Example Of How I Scaffold A Short Writing Prompt

Here’s What My Students Think Of A Growth Mindset

My Latest NY Times Student Interactive Is On Chinese New Year

Video: “Close Reading” A Super Bowl Commercial

Study: Do Tests On Computers Assess Academic or Technological Abilities?

Teachers Can Get A Free DVD Of “He Named Me Malala”

“How to Practice Restorative Justice in Schools”

I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan

Videos & Lesson On Rube Goldberg Machines From Our School’s Physics Teacher

New Issue Of “ASCD Educational Leadership” Is A Must-Read On ELLs

Teachers Might Find My “Concept Attainment – Plus” Instructional Strategy Useful

Three Good Speaking/Writing Prompts – Along With Video Models

Sacramento Bee Story On Teacher Shortage Features Our School’s Student Teacher Support Program

Ted Cruz Provides Example Of Applying Good Research In Destructive Way – Maybe He Learned It From Ed Policy?

My Latest NY Times Student Interactive For ELLs Is About Valentine’s Day

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

Really Impressive Interactive Traces The World’s Population Over The Last 2,000 Years

“Building Relationships With Families of ELLs”

Reading Rainbow Unveils New Classroom Site Today

Here’s The Writing Prompt I Used With My Intermediate ELLs Today

“‘Successful Schools Solicit’ Family Engagement”

January 25, 2016
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). There are a lot of them this month:

New Study Suggests That Teacher Observations Should Focus More On Teacher Inputs, Less On Student Outcomes

New ELL History “What If?” Projects

“Seeing Families as ‘Co-Creators’ of our Schools”

“Ask A REL” Archives Are Some Of The Most Accessible Education Research Sites Around…

“KnowMe” Has Immediately Become The Most Useful iPhone App In My Classroom

Supreme Court Agrees To Rule On Obama Immigration Executive Order – Big Implications For The Classroom

Very Interesting Interview With Motivation Researcher

The Latest Videos From Our Sister Class Geography Project — This Time, From Greece!

“Manage Classrooms Through ‘Positive Relationships’”

Simple Exploration Project With ELL History Class

A Simple Writing Prompt To Accompany Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Essay, “The Purpose Of Education”

“Annotation Studio” Looks Like A Nice Tool For Online…Annotation

Interesting Study On Teaching Vocabulary

Here’s A Nice Lesson I Did On Ethics In My Theory Of Knowledge Class

“‘Reading Nonfiction’: An Interview With Kylene Beers & Robert Probst”

Statistic Of The Day: Immigrants More “Law-Abiding” Than Natives

Quote Of The Day (& How I’m Using It In Class): “the winner is the person who keeps asking questions”

New Study Finds Big Results From Ethnic Studies Classes

Google & British Museum Create “Museum Of The World”

Here’s A New Phonics Activity I Did Today

My Latest NY Times Student Interactive Is On Martin Luther King, Jr.

Another Study Points To The Importance Of Students Writing For An Authentic Audience

Killing Baby Hitler & Student “What If?” Projects

Michael Jordan Story On Goal-Setting

Studies Find No Surprise: Kindness Matters

“Colleges of Ed Can Make ‘Lifetime Commitments’ to Working Teachers”

The Importance Of Having Many Tools: “If Your Only Tool Is A Hammer, Then Everything Looks Like A Nail”

Useful TED-Ed Lesson On “The Danger of a Single Story”

New York Public Library Makes 180,000 Images Available In Public Domain

Top-Notch English Site, USA Learns, Unveils Rebuilt Version

Great Letter From Feds On Importance Of Welcoming Muslim Students – Ironic That It Comes Same Day As ICE Raids Begin

“Teaching ELLs That ‘Science is a Verb’”

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs Is On New Year’s Resolutions

Newsela Now Provides Spanish Translations With Leveled Text

Our Book On Teaching Common Core To ELLs Will Be Published In Two Months – Here’s Simple Table Of Contents

Quote Of The Day: Gratitude Isn’t Enough

“Teaching Science to English Language Learners”

Useful Writing Scaffold For A Classroom Wall

If You Ever Have A Bad Day, Here’s Some Good Advice On How To Turn It Around

“WordsEye” Is A New Cool Tool That Could Be A BIG Help With Language-Learning

NEW “Fillable” PDF Forms For IB Theory Of Knowledge Presentations

Statistic Of The Day: How Much Do Teachers Spend Out Of Their Own Pockets For Supplies?

Is “Learning Agility” A Useful Concept Or Just Another Buzzword?

This Is Great – National Writing Project & KQED Announce “Letters to the Next President 2.0″

“Increasing Motivation Through Students Setting Goals” Is My New British Council Post

Harvard Business Review Publishes Excellent Classroom Management Formula

No Big Surprise: Having A “Sense Of Purpose” In Life Enhances Self-Control

Statistic Of The Day: Documenting Progress Towards Goals & Making It Public Helps To Achieve Them

December 27, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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December’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).  There are a lot of them this month:

Teaching Channel Video: “Wingman” Is A Great Small Group Discussion Activity

Here’s A Stephen Curry Quote Teachers Can Use With Their Students!

Deliberate Practice & Red Herrings

“The Ten Most Popular Classroom Q & A Posts in 2015″

How My University Students Evaluated Me This Semester

Here’s What I’m Doing In 2016 & What You Can Look Forward To Reading About Here

Study Finds That Nurture Equals Nature In The United States

Wash. Post Published My Annual List Of Education Predictions For The Coming Year

Video: Jonathan Kozol On Savage Inequalities

Wash. Post Published My Annual “Best & Worst Education News” Of The Year

Statistic Of The Day: The Advantages Of Being Bilingual

No Surprise To Teachers: Study Finds That Helping One Or Two Students Can Make Entire Class Better

“Applying a Growth Mindset in the Classroom”

“Curing Blindness in 100,000 People, and Counting” Is My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs

Statistic Of The Day: Number Of Unaccompanied Minors Surge At Border

Another Study Finds Listening With Ears, & Not Mouth, More Effective

“‘Growth Mindset Starts With Us, Not With Them’”

Must-Watch Video Of The Day: New RSA Animation Of Carol Dweck Talk

“American Panorama” Has Potential To Be Excellent U.S. History Site

Shocker – NOT: New Study Finds That Lectures Are Not Best Instructional Strategy

Video & Transcript Of Exceptional Speech By Pres. Obama At Naturalization Ceremony

“Policy Decisions Must Be ‘Done With’ Teachers, Not ‘Done To’ Them”

Chronas May Be The Best New World History Site Of The Year

“Saving Elephants” Is Topic Of My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs

The Fifteen Tech Tools & Non-Tech Resources I Use Most Often With My Students

Quote Of The Day: The Value Of Employees (& Students) Feeling “Ownership”

The Golden State Warriors & Social Emotional Learning

“‘Writing A Letter Isn’t Enough’ To Affect Ed Policy”

The Educational Value Of Students Creating “What If?” Scenarios

“Story Wars” Lets You Create Public Or Private Collaborative Stories

Quote Of The Day: Attorney Journal Loretta Lynch On Anti-Muslim Bullying In Schools

My New BAM! Show Is On A Growth Mindset

Statistic Of The Day: Diversity Helps Us Learn

Big New Report Issued On Social Emotional Learning

Statistic Of The Day: It’s Good To Have Books At Home

The Death Penalty Is Focus Of My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs

We Just Reviewed The “Copy-Edits” On Our Book About ELLs & Common Core – Look For It In March!

Quote Of The Day: Education Will Not End Poverty

“Strategies For Dealing With An ‘Awful’ Textbook”

New Study Says Emphasize Quality Over Quantity In Teaching Writing, But I Don’t Think That’s Most Important Finding

Two New Sites Where Teachers Can Create Virtual Classrooms & Monitor Student Progress

Study Finds Teachers Whose Students Achieve High Test Scores Often Don’t Do As Well With SEL Skills

This Is A Useful Video For Students To Learn The Advantages Of Asking For Help

Triventy Looks Like A Decent Online Learning Game Site

Ways Teachers Can Affect Ed Policy Is Topic Of My Latest BAM! Radio Show

Quote Of The Day: “Experts” Are Often Close-Minded

Quote Of The Day: Math & Constructivism

“GrammarFlip” Might Have Potential For Reinforcement Of…Grammar Skills

New Version Of “No Child Left Behind” Passes House – Includes Changes For English Language Learners

“Teacher Leaders Are ‘Hungry To Learn’”

My Latest NY Times Student Interactive For ELLs Is On Climate Change

“‘Schools Cannot Thrive’ Without Teacher Leadership”

Learning From The Past To Inform Our Present Response To Refugees

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