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June 16, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Favorite Posts In 2018 – So Far

 

Every year I identify my personal favorite posts, and it’s time for my end-of-year selection.

You can see my choices for each of the past ten years here.

And you can also see a list of my My All-Time Favorite Posts!

I’ve also been highlighting some of the “best-of-the-best” in the “A Look Back” series.

I’m adding this list toAll 2018 Mid-Year “Best” Lists – In One Place!

Here are My Favorite Posts In 2018 — So Far:

 

NON-“BEST” LISTS:

It Looks Like “Building Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom: A Practical Guide” Will Be The Title Of My Next Book

“Four games for vocabulary development”

Guest Post: Classroom Management – Redirecting without Escalating

Highlights From First Two Weeks Of The Online Book Chat About Our New ELL Book

“How Income Affects The Brain” & What We Can Do About It

“Culturally Responsive Teaching in the ELL Classroom”

Guest Post – “As the New Moon Grows, We Can Too: How Educators Can Learn More About Muslim Students During The Month of Ramadan”

A Few Simple Phrases To Help Keep Students Engaged

Video: Katie & I Share ELL Instructional Strategies

“How to Use Oral Presentations to Help English Language Learners Succeed”

Guest Post: How One Of Our Teachers Has Approached The Stephon Clark Shooting In Class

ALL Student Reproducibles From Our New Book Are Now Available To Everybody!

How Our Intermediate ELLs Taught Our Beginner ELLs About World War One Today

Revised Extensive Outline, Including Student Exemplars, For TOK Essay Unit

New Video: English Language Learners Share What Helps Them Learn

“Micro-Writing for English Learners” Is My New Article In ASCD’s “Educational Leadership”

Important Reminder That We Need To Praise Process To Support A Growth Mindset

Three Videos Of English Language Learners Giving Advice To Teachers

“How Smart Do You Make Others Around You?” Has Been A Useful Question For Me To Ask In Class

We Need To Talk More About Schools As Mediating Institutions

“Active Listening: Using Times Videos, Podcasts and Articles to Practice a Key Skill”

Take Two: Revised My TOK Oral Presentation Materials AGAIN

New Meta-Analysis Identifies Instructional Strategies To Help Struggling Adolescent Readers

Intriguing New Study On “Student Engagement” & How To Define It

One Of The More Interesting Studies You’ll Read This Year: Junk Food & Low-Income Families

Grading English Language Learners – A Perspective From Two Teachers

English Language Learners Tell Us What Helps Them Learn

Nick Foles Just Gave Teachers A Gift Of A Great SEL Lesson

Geography Writing Frames For ELLs (They Can Be Used In Other Subjects, Too)

In Education, If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is….

A Fourth Step: “I Do, We Do, You Do” and then “You Teach”

Wash. Post Publishes My Predictions For 2018

We [White] Teachers Should Look At This Research When We Feel We Don’t Show Bias In The Classroom

A Look Back: More Studies Finding That If Educators Are Good At Raising Test Scores, They Might Be Missing The Boat With Other Skills

Helping Students Create “Public Narratives”

No Surprise But A Good Reminder – Critical Feedback Generally Only Works If People Feel They Are Valued

Am I The Only Teacher In The World Who Had Not Heard Of The “Stapleless Stapler”?

“The Banana Principle” Is A Useful Way To Talk About – & Implement – Change

Here’s My Tentative Plan For A Support Class For Long-Term English Language Learners – Tell Me How I Can Make It Better

Wow! Amazing New Video Created By Smithsonian Will Probably Be Used In A Zillion ELL Classes

“Fifteen ways to adapt your textbook so your students aren’t bored to death”

New Research Quantifies The Vocabulary Improvement Generated By Reading – Here’s How I Plan To Use It In Class

One Of My Favorite – & Easiest – ELL Activities To Practice Speaking (Links & Recordings Included)

 

“BEST” LISTS:

The Best Resources For Learning About The Teacher Compensation Crisis

A Compilation Of Resources To Support Student Organizing

Revised & Updated: Useful Resources For Learning About Race & Racism

The Best Tools That “Automatically” Create Presentations

The Best Resources For Teaching About The Black Panther Movie

The Best Resources Sharing The History Of Teens Organizing For Justice

New & Revised: The Best Resources I’ve Used In Lessons About Race & Racism

New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work

New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism

The Best Resources On “Differentiated Grading” For English Language Learners

The Best Apps, Online Tools & Other Resources For Math

The Best Videos For Learning Why It’s Important To Study History

The Best Videos For Learning Why It’s Important To Study Geography

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Parent Engagement

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Student Motivation

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners

May 27, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Favorite Posts That Appeared In May

 

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. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in recognition of this blog’s eleventh anniversary this past February.

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 A Great Article On The Power Of Being A Good Listener

“Ways to Avoid Teacher Burn-Out”

In A Surprise To No Teacher Anywhere, New Studies Find Positive Teacher/Student Relationships Help Learning

“No Shortage Of Education Buzz Words”

Video: John Lewis Commencement Speech At Boston University

#DISRUPTTEXTS Looks Like An Exceptional Resource Where English Teachers Can Learn & Contribute

It Looks Like “Building Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom: A Practical Guide” Will Be The Title Of My Next Book

Guest Post: Classroom Management – Redirecting without Escalating

“Four games for vocabulary development”

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On What’s Wrong With Prof. Dev. & How To Fix It

Santa Fe High School & Illusion Of An American “Can Do” Spirit

Quote Of The Day: The Consequences Of Calling People “Animals”

Highlights From First Two Weeks Of The Online Book Chat About Our New ELL Book

It’s Christmas In May! Sac Library Now Lets Our Students Access Tons Of Online Resources By Student ID

Every Teacher Interested In SEL Should Read This Report On Its Connection To Racial Equity

Flipping “Pits To Peaks”

“How Income Affects The Brain” & What We Can Do About It

This Is Nuts: Corporal Punishment Used On 100,000 Students

Ways To Connect With “Sister” Classes

Does The “Word Gap” Really Exist?

Treasure Chest Of Immediately Applicable Motivation Strategies

Another Study Finds Poverty’s Impact On “Cognitive Bandwidth”

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On How Researchers & Teachers Can Collaborate

DeVos Might Eliminate Federal ELL Office

Guest Post: “ELL Student Engagement: Learning from Immigrant Perspectives”

Here Are The Two End-Of-Year Projects Students Do In My TOK Classes

Great Tool For Creating Sequencing Activities

Now This Is VERY Intriguing: Students & Teachers Can Now Create Their Own Google Virtual Reality “Tours”

“‘Teaching is not a job, but a way of Life’”

Fun Activity For ELLs – Choose The MOST Correct Caption

Statistic Of The Day: Teacher Decisions & Implicit Bias

Good Advice On How To Increase Your Influence – Anywhere

“Author Interview With Kelly Gallagher & Penny Kittle: ‘180 Days’”

Being Vulnerable With Students

Listen (or not) To Me Discussing “Myths and Misconceptions About ELLs”

Video: My Talk On Social Emotional Learning & The Common Core At The California Teachers Summit

Update On The Pilot Class Providing Support To Long-Term ELLs I’ll Be Teaching Next Year

Here Are Slides I Used In An Eight-Minute Presentation To Our Faculty – “Teaching ELLs”

“Culturally Responsive Teaching in the ELL Classroom”

Researchers Find That Curious Students Achieve More Academic Success. In Other News, The Sky Is Blue

“Principals Should Realize ‘They are Still Learners Themselves’”

New Study Finds That Teens Can Learn A New Language As Quickly As Younger Children

“Paired Text” Of The Day: Hiring Investment Bankers As School Superintendents

Here’s A Neat Conversation On ELLs (And On Our Book)

Check Out This Interactive Map Of 1.7 BILLION Stars!

No Surprise To Teachers, But It’s Nice To Have Evidence: Study Finds That Students Improve Their Writing By Reading

Harvard Business Review Publishes Great Article On The Importance Of Asking Questions

Guest Post: Integrating Writing Into Math Classes

April 29, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Favorite Posts That Appeared In April

 

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. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in recognition of this blog’s eleventh anniversary this past February.

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:

Our Book, “The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox,” Has Been Published!

New Report On Everything You Wanted To Know About Metacognition, But Were Afraid To Ask

An Online Book Club Discussing “The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox” Is Starting This Week – Here Is All The Info

Guest Post – “As the New Moon Grows, We Can Too: How Educators Can Learn More About Muslim Students During The Month of Ramadan”

“How to ‘Weave Writing Throughout Science Lessons’”

Good Classroom Management Advice In The NY Times Today

No Surprise: Another Study Finds That Having An Authentic Audience Results In Improved Performance

A Few Simple Phrases To Help Keep Students Engaged

Teachers – And Everybody Else – Can Learn A Lot From This Southwest Pilot’s Audio Recording

Video: Katie & I Share ELL Instructional Strategies

“How to Use Oral Presentations to Help English Language Learners Succeed”

Videotaping Sub Instructions – Here’s Mine For Today

“How to Engage ELLs in Literary Conversations”

Guest Post: How One Of Our Teachers Has Approached The Stephon Clark Shooting In Class

‘Making an Inclusive Classroom Work’

No Surprise: Study Finds Students More Engaged When Studying Topics Related To Them

ALL Student Reproducibles From Our New Book Are Now Available To Everybody!

How Our Intermediate ELLs Taught Our Beginner ELLs About World War One Today

Google Launches Cool Word Game That’s Fun For ELLs & Everybody Else

Study Finds Unique Way To Promote Student Self-Control

Listen To What Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Before She Administers Oath To New Citizens

The Value Of Student “Opinion” Surveys

Revised Extensive Outline, Including Student Exemplars, For TOK Essay Unit

“Use ‘Compassion’ When Planning for a sub or Being one”

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On How Principals Should Spend Their Time

New Useful Lesson On “Practice”

Make Your Own “American Chopper” Meme

New Study Finds Having Students Make Predictions Enhances Learning

New Video: English Language Learners Share What Helps Them Learn

Here Are All The Tweets From The SECOND Week Of Sharing Excerpts From Our New Book, #ELLTeachersToolbox

Ed Week Publishes Excerpt From Our New Book – Section On “Helping English-Learners End the School Year Strong”

StoryBots Classroom Looks Like A Great Place For Teachers To Create Free Virtual Classrooms

Edutopia Publishes Excerpt From Our New Book – Section On “Activating Prior Knowledge”

“Teachers Recognize Those who ‘Dive Into the Fray’ With us”

Study Finds Calling Transgender Youth Their Chosen Name Helps – Teachers Should Follow That Guide For Every Student

“Read Ahead” Looks Like An Interesting Literacy Tool

“Micro-Writing for English Learners” Is My New Article In ASCD’s “Educational Leadership”

Important Reminder That We Need To Praise Process To Support A Growth Mindset

 

March 25, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Favorite Posts That Appeared In March

 

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. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in recognition of this blog’s eleventh anniversary this past February.

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:

“‘A Powerful Purpose Propels Effective Student Collaboration’”

Three Videos Of English Language Learners Giving Advice To Teachers

Shocker: Study Finds That Low-Income Students Tend To Have Less Agency Than Those Coming From Higher-Income Families

Best Article Ever To Have Students Read About Cellphones!

“How Smart Do You Make Others Around You?” Has Been A Useful Question For Me To Ask In Class

We Need To Talk More About Schools As Mediating Institutions

Video: Our Webinar On Equitable Grading For ELLs

Statistic Of The Day: Suspension Numbers For African-American Students

Video: Saturday Night Live Spoofs Betsy DeVos 60 Minutes Interview

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On “Smart Tips for Working with Substitute Teachers”

“A Warm-Up ‘Mindset’ Helps Students & Teachers”

Very Useful Twitter List For ELL/ESL/ELT Educators

Study Finds That Principals Can Influence Student Learning Best By – Wait For It – Supporting Teacher Leadership

Anchor Launches A Neat & Easy Way To Create Videos Highlighting Text

This Is So Cool! OK Go Teams Up With Google & Creates Classroom Materials For Their Videos

“Active Listening: Using Times Videos, Podcasts and Articles to Practice a Key Skill”

Guest Post: Here’s The Lesson We’re Doing Prior To The Student Walkout

List Of Knowledge Questions My TOK Students Are Using This Year For Their Oral Presentations

“Teachers Unions ‘Must Claim the Mantle of Educational Leadership’”

“Iris.ia” Seems Like A Very Useful Research Tool

Guest Post: Professional Development in Education – Involving Everyone

“Timelinely” Lets You Easily Create Annotated & Interactive Videos

Take Two: Revised My TOK Oral Presentation Materials AGAIN

Everything You Wanted To Know About The Adolescent Brain But Were Afraid To Ask

Learning About Scientific Discovery In Theory Of Knowledge Class

New Meta-Analysis Identifies Instructional Strategies To Help Struggling Adolescent Readers

“Social Studies is ‘About Creating Skilled Inquirers’”

You Can “Digitize” Your Student Hand-Outs & Worksheets With “PairPrep”

“Free Rice” Vocabulary Game Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms

Results Just Unveiled Of Big New Growth Mindset Study Co-Authored By A Ton Of Well-Known SEL Researchers

“Helping Students ‘get Into History’”

Useful Resources On Using Tech With Students

With Google’s New “Songmaker,” You Can Easily Create…Songs

Intriguing New Study On “Student Engagement” & How To Define It

New Study Documents The Benefits To School That Are Obvious To Us, But Maybe Not So Obvious To Our Students

 

February 25, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Favorite Posts That Appeared In February

 

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. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in recognition of this blog’s eleventh anniversary this past February.

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:

One Of The More Interesting Studies You’ll Read This Year: Junk Food & Low-Income Families

Quote Of The Day: Shooting Survivor Wants Her School To Be Remembered For Starting “A Revolution”

Statistic Of The Day: The Economic & Moral Cost Of Arming Teachers

Create And/Or Translate Online Books For An Authentic Audience With StoryWeaver

Grading English Language Learners – A Perspective From Two Teachers

Diversity Of Our School’s IB Program Highlighted In Sacramento Bee

“One Met. Many Worlds” Is A Cool Multilingual Art Gallery From The Met

English Language Learners Tell Us What Helps Them Learn

“Everything you Wanted to Know About Dual Immersion but Were Afraid to ask”

“Community Organizer Turned Teacher Aims for Social Change”

Wow, The National Writing Project Offers Wonderful Online Writing Opportunity To Students

“Amazon-Day One” Offers An Exceptional Collection Of Useful Videos

Telling Stories In Class Like Abraham Lincoln

Many Of Us Teachers Will Feel Like Steve Kerr In A Month Or Two

Guest Post: Guidelines For Teachers Observing Their Peers

“Ways to ‘Navigate Conflicts & Restore Relationships’ Between Students”

“What’s the next step on the path up the mountain?”

Interesting Study On “Transfer” Reinforces Effectiveness Of “Learning By Doing”

Study Shows Positive Impact Of Ed Tech On ELLs & Students With Special Needs

Wow, “Lumen5” Looks Like An Amazingly Easy Way To Turn Blog Posts & Articles Into Videos!

We Just Finished Reviewing The Proofs Of Our Next Book On Teaching ELLs!

“The Best Ways to Resolve Conflicts Between Students”

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On How To Make Social Studies Lessons More Exciting

Guest Post: Template For Making Teacher Comments On TOK Essays

“Beautiful[AI]” Uses Artificial Intelligence To Create Your Presentations

Great Infographic: “You’re Hired: The Skills Employers Seek in New Hires”

NY Times Video Series On “Inside An Olympian Mind” Is Jackpot For Any Teacher Using Visualizing Strategies With Students

Google Photos Will Automatically Create Music Videos With Your Pictures

Nick Foles Just Gave Teachers A Gift Of A Great SEL Lesson

“Important ‘Moves for Teacher Success’”

Impressive New Video Series On “Courageous Conversations About Race in Education”

Geography Writing Frames For ELLs (They Can Be Used In Other Subjects, Too)

Elmo Teaches The Power Of “Yet”

Part Two: Eleventh Anniversary Of This Blog – What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

“Underutilized Teaching Ideas”

Langston Hughes Was Born On This Day In 1902 – Here Are Two Good Lessons For ELLs Using His Poetry

Very Useful PBS NewsHour Segment On If Viewers Should Separate Art From Artist In Light Of #MeToo

Padlet Now Lets You Record Audio – Zooms To The Top Of Most Useful Web 2.0 Tools For ELLs

Apester” Looks Like A Very Versatile Tool For Creating Interactive Slideshows

Eleventh Anniversary Of This Blog: What Have Been My Most Popular Posts? (Part One)

“Instructional Strategies That Teachers Might Be Missing”

Find All The NY Times Learning Network’s “Country Of The Week” Quizzes In One Place!

Immigration Reform, Ethics & TOK

In Education, If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is….

If You Want To Know Who ELLs Are & Where They Are, This New Website Is For You

Using “The Diary Of Anne Frank” With ELL Newcomers!

Is Music A Universal Language? Take This Cool Quiz To Find Out!

Study Finds That Encouraging Students To Visualize Themselves As Successful Helps Them Overcome Challenges

 

January 24, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Favorite Posts That Appeared In January

 

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. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in recognition of this blog’s tenth anniversary this past February.

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:

A Fourth Step: “I Do, We Do, You Do” and then “You Teach”

The Best Story To Come Out Of The Shutdown Is How They Used A Talking Stick

Extremely Useful Animated Video Series On Ethical Dilemmas

Guest Post: Getting Started With Flipgrid

Do You Want To Use This Survey With Your Intermediate & Advanced ELLs?

“The Best Teaching Moment was When ‘I let go’”

“Author Interview: ‘Motivated – Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In’”

Check Out The Number One Song In 3,000 Locations Around The World

Teachers Can Learn About Ed Research At The “Learning Zone”

Suggestions For Assisting Students To Develop Intrinsic Motivation To Learn

This Year’s “What If?” History Project Student Examples

Lots Of Good Tidbits On Teaching English Language Learners

Here’s How I’m Trying To Incorporate More Retrieval Practice In Class – Let Me Know How I Can Improve

“The Best Ways to use Video in Class”

PBS NewsHour Segment On Generosity & Belonging – Here’s How I’m Using It In Class

We [White] Teachers Should Look At This Research When We Feel We Don’t Show Bias In The Classroom

Lots Of Good Tidbits On Helping Students Motivate Themselves

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On Good “Underused” Instructional Strategies

Here’s An Article & Questions We Used For A Good Faculty Discussion On Classroom Management

What Message Does It Send To Our Students When President Of U.S. Calls African Countries & Haiti “Sh-tholes”?

New Treasure Trove Of Education Research

“Dictionary Squared” Looks Like It Could Be A Useful Vocabulary Development Tool For Students

Statistic Of The Day: To The Surprise Of No Teacher, New Study Finds That Class Size Matters

Love Ed Week & The PBS NewsHour. Their Episode On Teachers Pay Teachers – Not So Much

Video: “Tim Shanahan – Prior Knowledge and Literacy”

I’m Not Sure This Big Meta-Analysis On Direct Instruction Says What Its Authors Think It Says

“We Need to ‘Slow Down’ When Teaching Writing”

Check Out The NY Times Learning Feature “What’s Going On In This Graph?”

A Look Back: All My Favorite Posts From The Past Eleven Years In One Place!

This Is Why I Make It A Priority To End Each Class & School Year On A Positive Note

Second Statistic Of The Day: Many Cartoon Villains Speak in Foreign Accents

Wash. Post Publishes My Predictions For 2018

Wow! It Looks Like iCivics Wants To Be THE One-Stop Shop For Social Studies Teachers

Great Clip From “Lady Bird” On A Growth Mindset

A Look Back: More Studies Finding That If Educators Are Good At Raising Test Scores, They Might Be Missing The Boat With Other Skills

A Look Back: My Best Ever Growth Mindset Lesson

You’ll Want To See & Read This NY Times Feature: “How the World Expresses Itself in GIFs”

“Best Practices For Teaching High School Math”

 

December 22, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Favorite Posts In December

 

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. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in recognition of this blog’s tenth anniversary this past February.

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:

Helping Students Create “Public Narratives”

No Surprise But A Good Reminder – Critical Feedback Generally Only Works If People Feel They Are Valued

Am I The Only Teacher In The World Who Had Not Heard Of The “Stapleless Stapler”?

“The Banana Principle” Is A Useful Way To Talk About – & Implement – Change

I’m Not Sure Mark Zuckerberg Learned The Right Lessons This Year….

Copy-Edits Done On Our New Book – Look For It Soon!

‘Ethnic Studies Courses Benefit all Students’

“Clean” Video & Lyrics Of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s New Song About Ben Franklin

“eStory” Is A New Free Tool For Making Online Timelines

My New BAM! Radio Show Is On Mistakes We Make Teaching Writing

Wash. Post Published My Ed News Round-Up For The Year

Share Your Immigration Story At The U.N. Site “I Am A Migrant”

National Geographic “101 Videos” Is A Nice Series For Teachers & Students

More Resources To Help Students Find College Scholarships

Using “Quick, Draw!” With ELLs & Other Students

New Big Collection Of Free Music To Use With Facebook & Instagram Videos

Here’s My Tentative Plan For A Support Class For Long-Term English Language Learners – Tell Me How I Can Make It Better

Example Of Our Final “Ways Of Knowing Project”

Study: “You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud”

Two Good Videos To Help Develop A Positive Classroom Culture

Wow! Amazing New Video Created By Smithsonian Will Probably Be Used In A Zillion ELL Classes

Interview With Eddie Williams, ELL Teacher Featured In “The Newcomers”

My Latest NY Times Post Is On Helping ELLs Learn Academic Language

“Fifteen ways to adapt your textbook so your students aren’t bored to death”

Excellent Post On Education Research By Dylan Wiliam

“Let’s Learn English” From VOA Looks Like A Nice Online Video Resource

Here’s A Typical Formative Assessment I Give To My Beginning ELL Students – How Can You Make It Better?

“‘Questions are to a Teacher What the Lasso of Truth is to Wonder Woman’”

Advice From Ta-Nehisi Coates To Teachers

iCivics Adds Bilingual Social Studies Game

Video: “DECISIVE by Chip and Dan Heath – Animated Core Message”

New Research Quantifies The Vocabulary Improvement Generated By Reading – Here’s How I Plan To Use It In Class

“‘The Newcomers’: An Interview with Helen Thorpe”

 

November 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Favorite Posts In November

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. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in recognition of this blog’s tenth anniversary this past February.

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:

Researchers Find That African-American Students Punished More Severely Than Whites For Same Behavior

“The Newcomers” Looks Like An Incredible Book – How Could I Have Not Known This Was Coming Out?!

“Ways to use Questions Effectively in the Classroom”

My New BAM! Radio Show Explores What Policy Makers Don’t Understand About Education

Quote Of The Day: Pronounce Students’ Names Correctly!

Make An Amazing Number Of Different Learning Games With “GameBuilder”

Very Useful Article On Resilience

StoryCorps Unveils Searchable Archive Of 400,000 Interviews

LyricsGaps Gets Even Better – Now ALL Existing Songs Can Be Assigned & Student Progress Monitored

Video: Grammar & The Search For Knowledge

“Reading Through History” Looks Like An Excellent YouTube Channel For…History Classes

Four New Additions To Best Sites For English Language Learners

This Is The Advice I Try To Follow Every Time I Have A Conflict With A Student Or Someone Else

“‘Strong Structures’ are Needed for Effective Classroom Discussions”

Excellent New Online Activities To Prep For Citizenship Test Unveiled

More Studies Finding That If Educators Are Good At Raising Test Scores, They Might Be Missing The Boat With Other Skills

One Of My Favorite – & Easiest – ELL Activities To Practice Speaking (Links & Recordings Included)

Video: “I’m Always Early” (& How I’m Using It In Class)

Using SEL to Challenge ‘Systems of Oppression’”

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

Wisdom From Nobel-Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman On Creating Change

 

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