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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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June 29, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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June’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):

What Can School Districts (& School Reformers) Learn From Pixar?

Teaching Complex Texts Requires ‘Getting To Know Your Students’

“Interactive Time-Lapse Map Shows How the U.S. Took More Than 1.5 Billion Acres From Native Americans”

John Lewis: “You Must Find A Way To Get In Trouble”

How My Students Evaluated Me This Year

“Response: The Role Of Arts Education In Schools”

What Are You Going To Do Differently Next Year?

More TOK & ELL Student Instagram Videos

My New BAM! Radio Show Is On “How Is Globalization Changing How and What You Teach?”

California Court Rules It’s All The Teachers’ Fault

I Explain The Picture Word Inductive Model In My Latest British Council Post

‘Creating a Culture Where Students Want to Succeed’

My Latest NY Times Post For English Language Learners Is On Pets

New Student Motivation, Engagement & SEL Resources

“Ways To Develop a Culture of Success in Schools”

My New BAM! Show: “How Can Teachers Meet the Common Core Requirement for Complex Reading?”


“slidebean” Looks Like A Good Way For Creating Online Slideshows

Here Are Some Instagram Videos My Theory Of Knowledge Students Created

“Teaching History By Not Giving ‘The Answers’”

My Latest NY Times Post For ELLs Is On Sentence & Paragraph Scrambles — Plus More!

What A Disappointment — Khan History Videos Continue To Be Awful

Videos: Using Art As A Language-Learning Activity

“A Teacher-Counselor Partnership Is ‘Essential’ For Student Success”

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

How I Incorporate Reflection Into Semester Summative Assessments

“Teaching History By Encouraging Curiosity”

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May 25, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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May’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):

Dr. Walter Mischel, Creator Of Famous Marshmallow Test, Is Writing A Book

Geography Instagram Videos By English Language Learners

“Ways To Develop A Teacher – School Counselor Partnership”

This Is One Of The Best Pieces I’ve Read On Teacher Evaluation: “The Problem with Outcome-Oriented Evaluations”

Resources On Ending The Year Strong

How We Can Develop a Culture of Success in Schools Is Topic Of My New BAM! Radio Program

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL — Gold Mine Included!

Learn About Synonyms & The World Cup In My Latest NY Times Post For ELLs

‘Help Students Be Organized By Being Organized Yourself’

“Quill” Could Be A Very Useful Tool For Reinforcing Grammar Concepts

My New BAM! Radio Show Is On Making History Curriculum More Engaging

Important New Report Questions VAM

#IRA14 — Useful Tweets From The International Reading Association Convention

“School Leaders Must Focus On ‘Authentic Learning,’ Not ‘Test Prep’”

My Latest NY Times Post For ELLs is on Mexico, Travel & “Articles”

Using Instagram, Bloom’s Taxonomy & Student Interest As A Fun Part Of A Semester Final

Great GIF: “European Colonial Empires from 1492-2008″

Another Reason Why We Need More Organizing, Not More Dialogue, In Education Policy Fights

Administrators Must Make ‘Alliances With Students, Teachers & Parents’

How Much Do We Teachers Spend On Our Classrooms?

I Learn Another Great Game For English Language Learners From Jimmy Fallon

Wow! 800 Pound Gorilla Google Unveils “Google Classroom” That May Make Many Present Tools Irrelevant

“Six ways teachers can stay energized” Is My New Post At Teaching English

Learn About Mother’s Day & Conjunctions In My Latest NY Times Post For ELLs

“TUZZit” Looks Like An Intriguing Site For Online Graphic Organizers & More

New RSA Animated Video Of Daniel Pink Talk

Here’s The Writing Prompt I’m Using As Part Of My Final For Ninth-Grade English

This Month’s ASCD “Ed Leadership” Is Out — Here Are 3 Articles I Recommend

‘The Grading System We Need to Have’

New Writing Prompt For My U.S. History Class

Here’s The Writing Prompt I’m Using For My Geography Class

San Francisco Symphony Unveils Must-See Redesigned Website

Discovery Channel Cancels “Bad Teacher” Immediately In Response To Complaints

Class Activity: Setting A Goal For The Last Six Weeks Of School

Using Dance To Teach English Is Topic Of My Latest NY Times Post

An Interesting Exchange With Sugata Mitra

Sacramento Makes Correct Decision In Withdrawing From CORE NCLB Waiver

Cool NY Times Interactive Lets You Create “Blackout” Poetry With Their Articles

Yes, It’s Authentic: School Cancels Kindergarten Play Because It Doesn’t Prepare Kids “For College & Career”

“Many Ways To Help Our Students Grieve” Is My New Ed Week Post — & Here’s A Bonus

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April 24, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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April’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):

Getty Museum Adds 77,000 Images To Public Domain

My New Radio Program: “How Can Administrators Help Support an Engaging Curriculum in the Classroom?”

Another Big Surprise: Reflection Helps Learning

Another Shocker – NOT! Students Respond Better To Support Than Threats

“Sentence Navigator” Is Jason Renshaw’s Gift To ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Everywhere!

Differentiating Lessons By “Content, Process or Product”

British Pathé Makes 85,000 Historical Clips Available On YouTube

Ideas For Finishing The School Year Strong & Beginning The Summer Even Stronger

“Dissecting Grades: What Do They Mean, What Are They Worth?” Is My New BAM! Radio Program

Study: Gratitude Increases Self-Control

Who’s To Blame For The SAT’s Existence? Thanks A Lot, Tom Edison…

Amazing Video: “Watch as 1000 years of European borders change (timelapse map)”

Surprise, Surprise — Study Finds Shouting At Children “creates further discipline problems”

“Spacehopper” Is One Of The Best Geography Games I’ve Seen

ELL Teachers & Students Will Love MusiXmatch – It Provides Karaoke-Style Lyrics To Most YouTube Music Videos

‘Simply Putting Tech In Front Of Students Won’t Engage Them’

Grit, Failure & Stuff Like That

“One-To-One Technology ‘Is Really About Building Effective Relationships’”

How Adam Grant Just Made Teaching More Complicated

LBJ As A Teacher In Texas

“What Is This Animal Thinking or Saying (If It Could Talk)?” Is A Fun Language Development Exercise

Big News! Sacramento Withdraws From NCLB Waiver Granted CORE Districts

“Booktrack” Lets You Read Books With Soundtracks & Make Your Own

My New BAM! Podcast Is Tragically Timely: “How Can We Help Students Handle Loss and Grief?”

“Poverty-related Challenges Sap Instructional Time in High Schools”

Another Nail In VAM’s Coffin?

My New British Council Post: “Creating The Conditions For Self-Motivated Students”

My Latest NY Times Post Is On Lying As A Language-Learning Activity

“Scarlet Letter” Comes To The UK: Get Good Test Results & You Can Wear Your Own Clothes, While Bad Results Means You Wear School Uniform

Ways To Cultivate ‘Whole-Class Engagement’

Wow! The NY Times’ “Time Machine” Is One Wild “This Day In History” Site

One Of The Worst Tweets I Read This Week Came From The Gates Foundation

Here Is The Simple Outline I’m Having My TOK Students Use For Their Oral Presentation

Free Resources From All My Books

I Am Tired Of “School Reformers” Using The Civil Rights Movement Legacy To Support Their Agenda

My Latest NY Times Post For ELLs Is About Nouns, Soccer In China & More!

 

 

 

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March 29, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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March’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):

‘Best Practices’ Are Practices That Work Best For Your Students

“Knowledge Motivates Preschoolers More Than Stickers, Study Says”

My New BAM! Podcast: What Are The Benefits & Challenges Of A One-To-One Program?

Origami & The Language Experience Approach

“Unknown Unknowns” & The Potential Of An Exceptional Theory Of Knowledge Lesson

“Scrawlar” Will Certainly Be One Of The Top Web 2.0 Tools Of The Year…

“Great Teachers Focus On Connections & Relationships”

Students Learn About Antonyms & Write About Their Perfect School In My Latest NY Times Post For ELLs

English Language Learners Design Their Own “Ideal” Neighborhoods

Different Teachers, Different Classrooms, “but the thinking & learning going on inside students’ heads is the same”

This Is The Best Piece I’ve Seen On The Role Of Social Media In Making Social Change

I’m Interviewed In Podcast “Parent Involvement Versus Parent Engagement: Is There Really a Difference?”

My New Podcast: “How Can We Get All Students in Our Classes Thinking & Learning All the Time?

I’m Not Sure How Effective It Will Be, But Sugata Mitra’s New Online Tool Definitely Looks Interesting

Here’s One More Small Thing I’m Doing To Help Students See The Importance Of Social Emotional Learning

Learn English By Reading About Eating Bugs At My Latest NY Times Post

Excellent (& I Mean EXCELLENT!) Post On Asking Questions

Will It Ever Be Possible For A Teacher To Trust Bill Gates?

‘Respecting Assets That ELLs Bring To A School Community’

Bookmark “Teach UNICEF” For Excellent Lesson Materials

Our Latest Response From A Sister Class — This Time From South Africa!

Recent Student Projects From My Theory Of Knowledge Class

Using Art For Language-Learning Is Focus Of My Latest NY Times Post For ELLs

We’re In The Middle Of My Favorite Unit Of The Year — Comparing Neighborhoods

This Has Me Concerned: “Study Links Teacher ‘Grit’ with Effectiveness, Retention”

Reducing Attrition In Urban Schools ‘By Listening To Our Teachers’

Wash. Post Republishes My Piece On SEL: “The manipulation of Social Emotional Learning”

Several Excellent New Posts & Articles On Assessment

My Slide Presentation For Education Writers Association: “Connecting Educators & Education Journalists”

Khan Academy To Do SAT Prep Not Just For Math, But For Reading & Writing, Too

“Four questions to ask before using an Ed Tech tool” Is My New British Council Post

Excellent Post: “This Brilliant Math Teacher Has a Formula to Save Kids’ Lives”

Getty Images Has Just Become The Number One Source For Images In Social Media — Choose From 40 MILLION!

“TED Talks” Unveils Redesigned Website With New Useful Tools

The Problem With Including Standardized Test Results As Part Of “Multiple Measures” For Teacher Evaluation

Practice Pronunciation With Tongue-Twisters AND Learn About Dinosaurs!

Infographic: “How the Brain Benefits from Being Bilingual”

Wash. Post Does It Again With “25 maps and charts that explain America today”

‘Reading Is Intensely Social’: An Interview With Jeffrey Wilhelm & Michael Smith

Video: Though It Seems Like A Parody, It’s A Real Professional Development Event

Check Out Our New Article: “English-Language Learners and Academic Language”

 

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February 26, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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February’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):

Another Study Demonstrates The Ineffectiveness Of Extrinsic Motivation, But Also Something More….

Using “Dvolver Moviemaker” With English Language Learners

Learn About Comparatives & Superlatives At My Latest NY Times Post For ELLs

Quote Of The Day: Have You Ever Wondered How Many Decisions We Teachers Need To Make Each Day?

Excellent Wash. Post Piece: “You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.”

This Looks Interesting, Though I Have Some Concerns: Angela Duckworth Creates “Grit” Organization

How My ELL Students Evaluated Me At The End Of First Semester

“Reading Is a ‘Means to Bigger and Better Things’”

My New BAM! Podcast: “How Can We Reduce Teacher Attrition at High-Poverty Schools?”

“Sea Of Liberty” Looks Like An Excellent U.S. History Site

Let Them Eat Character

“Ways To Develop Life-Long Readers”

Great Chart: “the differences between teaching writing and teaching writers”

Tweets From My “Integrating Social Emotional & Brain-Based Learning Into Instructional Strategies” Workshop

If You Weren’t Able To Attend Our Workshop On “Developing A Self-Motivated Student Culture,” These Tweets Have It Covered

An Olympics Performance Perfect For A Lesson On “Grit”

Some Very Interesting Info On Self-Control Research

“Thinglink” Announces Free Virtual Classrooms

“Why Do Teachers Leave High-Poverty Schools?” Is My Latest Nine-Minute Podcast

I Began This Blog Seven Years Ago: Here Are My All-Time Most Popular Posts

“The Maker Movement Can Give Students ‘A Story To Tell’”

The New “Connect With English” Site Has Got To Be One Of This Year’s Best New Sites For ELLs

Here’s My NY Times Post On Valentine’s Day, PLUS A “Video Bingo” That Didn’t Get Included!

Very, Very Impressive New Interactive Site On Climate Change

I Doubt Teachers Will Find A More Useful Resource On The Olympics Than This: “How Olympians Stay Motivated”

“How Do We Help Our Students Become Better Readers?” Is My New Podcast — With Donalyn Miller!

“Assessing English language learners” Is My New Post At TeachingEnglish

School Sets Dance For Straight-A Students – Some Others Can Come Later & Hundreds Not At All

A Collection Of #EvaluateThat Tweets

‘Character Is Not Compliance Out Of Fear’

Quote Of The Day: “We Must Always Take Sides”

Creating Instagram Video “Book Trailers” With English Language Learners

How To Turn A Negative Consequence Into A Positive Classroom Management Strategy

My Latest NY Times Post For ELLs: Learn The Progressive Tense & Create A Future Family Tree

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January 27, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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January’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):

I’ll Be Presenting At San Francisco “Learning & The Brain” Conference — Here Are Supporting Resources

‘Character Should Be An Integrated Element Of Education’

Here’s My Teacher Model For Instagram Video “Book Trailers” Students Will Be Making

It’s That Time Of Year Again: Here’s How My Ninth-Graders Evaluated The Class & Me

The Power Of A Phone Call Home

Testing On The Brain

From The Archives: “Five ways to get kids to want to read and write”

BBC Launches Exhaustive Interactive World War I Resource

“The Education Department’s strange new report on teaching”

Funny Video: Do We Teach Like Dogs Or Like Cats?

Home Culture Presentations With English Language Learners

New US Dept. of Ed Finds That “Less Effective Teaching” Responsible For 2-4 Percent Of Achievement Gap

“Keys To Parent Engagement – Relationships, Climate, Communication”

You Can Read About An Excellent ELL Speaking Activity At My New British Council Blog

Two Must-Visit Resources: 40 More Maps AND 40 Charts “That Explain The World”

From The Archives: “Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips”

More “What If?” History Projects — Plus, What Students Thought Of Them….

NEA Announces Online Lesson Project

“Parents Can Teach Educators ‘Lessons About Learning and Life’”

TED Talks Unveils TED-Ed Clubs For Students

My New BAM! Radio Show Is On The Air & First Episode Is On “Flipping” Classrooms

My Latest NY Times Post: Learning Prepositions & Using Badly Translated Signs For Language Learning

Resources From All My Blogs

This Translator Map Is A Cool Way To Teach European Geography & More

From The Archives: “Cultivating Student Leadership”

“Parent Engagement Requires ‘Trust, Not Blame’”

Gates Foundation Makes Its Move In California — And It Looks Like Somebody Is Giving Them Good Advice

From The Archives: “Five Questions That Will Improve Your Teaching”

“Listening To Parents With Our Heads And Hearts”

Must-Read Article About A Must-Read Study: “Can Upward Mobility Cost You Your Health?”

earning About Tamales, Holiday Food Traditions & Three Kings Day

Interesting Infographic: “The Most Important Developments In Human History”

From The Archives: “Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do”

Here’s What I’m Having My ELL Geography Students Do As Their Semester “Final”

From The Archives: The Best Post I’ve Ever Written…

“Gibbon” Is An Easy Tool For Creating Internet Scavenger Hunts

“Simon’s Cat” Videos Are Perfect For English Language Learners

Yay! PBS Unveils Third In Series Of Best Online U.S. History Games Out There

‘Flipped Learning Makes Teachers More Valuable’

My “Nine educated education predictions for 2014!” Published At Wash. Post — Here Are Some Additions

“What school reformers can learn from Pope Francis”

From The Archives: “The best kind of teacher evaluation”

 

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December 27, 2013
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).

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):

Classroom Management Advice From Pope Francis

“The 10 Most Popular ‘Classroom Q & A Posts’ of 2013″

What “School Reformers” — And All Of Us — Can Learn From Pope Francis About Creating Change

Cartoon: “Try To See Things From The Other Person’s Perspective”

Must-Read Column By Joseph Stiglitz In NY Times: “In No One We Trust”

“Education Innovation Is Like A ‘Stradivarius Violin’”

‘Educators Are Suffering From Innovation Fatigue’

“Stoodle” Could Be The Best “Virtual Corkboard” Site Out There

Using “PixiClip” With English Language Learners

Using Current Events As A Language-Learning Activity

Free Resources From All My Books

“Teachers Must Help Determine New Ideas Being Implemented”

“Flowchart For When A Day Goes Bad In Classroom Management”

“Male Teachers ‘Walking A Tight Rope’”

Excellent Pie Chart On What Influences Student Test Scores

Telling Jokes As A Language-Learning Activity

Wondering ‘How Gender Influences a Teacher’s Struggles & Successes’

This Is Exactly What I Mean By Connecting Social Emotional Learning & Literacy Instruction….

Slate’s Podcast Asked Me, ” Does Class Size Matter?”; Guess What My Answer Was…

Students Creating Quizzes On Videos For Their Classmates

“Best and worst education news of 2013″

 

 

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November 27, 2013
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):

Using Protest Movements & Historical Photos For English Language Development

Here’s What My IB Theory Of Knowledge Students Did For Their “Ways Of Knowing Final Project”

‘Listen, Empathize, Connect’ For Student Motivation

A Simple & Effective Classroom Lesson On Gratitude

“Collection Of Tweets From Second Week’s Chat On Classroom Management”

‘Good News & Bad News’ About Student Motivation

Geography Students Use “Stay.com” To Create Virtual Trips

Create Collaborative Online Documents Using “Notepad” With Audio Chat

“Choice Equals Power: How to Motivate Students to Learn”

Lesson On John F. Kennedy

“Teachers Should Be Friendly With Students But Not Friends”

‘There Is No Such Thing As An Unmotivated Student’

Professor James Heckman Publishes New Paper On “Non-Cognitive Traits”

Microsoft Eliminates Its Own Destructive VAM Rankings; However, Gates Still Seems Focused On Using It For Us

“Collection Of Tweets From First Week’s Chat On Classroom Management”

Supporting English Language Learners In Content Classes

Teaching English With Lucha Libre

Having English Language Learners Use Cellphones To Identify High-Interest Vocabulary

No, L.A. School Reformers, Grit Does Not Equal Giving Students Rewards & Being Data-Driven

Finding Similar Images To Use For Compare/Contrast Prompts

Ways To Support Students Setting Goals

Student-Created Prompts As A Differentiation Strategy

English Language Learners Using Screencast-o-matic For Folktale Presentations

Literably Is An Excellent Reading Site — If Used With Caution

Getting A Special Wristband Is Not The Best Road To Greater Student Motivation

“Response: A Bad Day In The Classroom ‘Will Pass’”

Google Unveils Great Resource For Virtual Field Trips

My NY Times Post On Using Music With ELLs

This Year’s Shipment Of Stress Balls For Students Has Arrived!

“My Most Popular Parent Engagement Posts In 2013″

“Recover From Bad Days by Seeing ‘Disasters as Opportunities’”

Three Useful Common Core “Cheat Sheets”

EDpuzzle Is An Innovative Video Site

Education Books In One Sentence — Part One

It Might Be Hard To Find A Better Short Video Than This One To Portray “Grit”

Using Freire & Fotobabble With English Language Learners

“Student Contest | 15-Second Vocabulary Videos”

New Link For My Article, “Developing Teacher Leadership For The Long Haul”

“Five key strategies to get/keep kids engaged at school”

 

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October 27, 2013
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):

The Role Of Technology In Progressive Social Change

Hypocrisy & Eli Broad

“Using the “Fun Factor” To Encourage Student Reading at Home”

Photo: What Should A Professional Learning Community Discussion Look Like, Sound Like, Feel Like?

Terrific New Videos: Using English “Sister Classes” From Throughout The World In Our ELL Geography Class

Wide Angle’s “Video Bank” Is An Excellent Social Studies Resource

“Response: Getting Students to Read at Home by ‘Building a Daily Habit’”

Making Instagram Videos With English Language Learners

Student Interactive On The Importance Of Learning From Mistakes

“Response: Helping Students Develop a Desire To Read At Home”

If You Want To Write A Book, Or If You Are Teaching Writing, Then “Writer’s Success Academy” Is A Must-See Site

Resources From All My Blogs

Excellent Infographic On The UN Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

Trust Can Have A Pretty Powerful Impact In The Classroom

Excellent Education Week Feature: “Inside Classroom Management”

“Response: The Best Advice On Doing Project-Based Learning”

Voice Of America Redesigns & Enhances Their “Learning English” Site — Again!

“‘Teacherpreneurs Can Lead Reforms’: An Interview With Barnett Berry” (plus Video!)

New Study Says That Half Of “Evidence-Based Practices” In Writing Instruction Not “Signaled” By Common Core

This “Waiting Game” Video From Sesame Street Is PERFECT Follow-Up To Learning About The Marshmallow Test

Google To Start Using Our Words & Faces In Ads — Here’s How To Opt Out

“LSO Play” Is A Mind-Blowing Way For Students To Learn About Orchestras & Musical Instruments

Fun Theory Of Knowledge Lesson To Examine The Role Of Gestures In Language

Create “Playlists” Of Educational Videos, Websites & Google Docs With HippoCampus (Plus Explore English Interactives)

Learn About Punctuation Through Soccer

Supporting Resources For My 2013 K-12 Online Conference Keynote

“Writing Instruction & the Common Core – Part Three”

Infographic: “Twitter For Teachers”

Excellent Video On Having A “Growth Mindset”

“Trippin” Is An Innovative Site For Learning English

Education Week Releases My Newest Book

“Preparing Students To Write Is ‘About Our Own Collaboration’”

Easily Create A “Portrait” Of Your Twitter Connections

U.S. Dept. Of Ed Announces Not One, Not Two, But Three Studies Show NY Performance Pay Generally Makes Things Worse

My Latest NY Times Post Is On Cultural Significance Of Colors

New Kindle Edition Of “Helping Students Motivate Themselves” Is Available

Great Graphic: “The Ed Tech Troubleshooter”

“Developing Student Writers By Letting Them Talk…”

Jimmy Fallon Comes Up With A Great Game For English Language Learners

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September 26, 2013
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):

“Constitute” Is A New “Must-Use” Site For Any Social Studies Teacher

An Extremely Important “Take” On “Wait Time” — One That I Hadn’t Thought About Before….

Using Magic To Teach Academic Language

Where I Post What In Social Media

“Advice For Aspiring Principals: ‘Shadow, Connect & Dream’”

Tennessee Using Portfolios To Evaluate Teachers In Non-Tested Subjects – Why Not In ALL Subjects?

“So, You Want To Be A Principal?”

Washington Post Republishes My Most Popular Blog Post Of The Year

My Newest Lesson At The NY Times Is On Teaching “Grit”

Another Study Shows The Benefits Of Reading For Pleasure

I’ll Take 90% Student Engagement Over 100% “Compliance” — Any Day

CTA Magazine Runs Interview With Me On Student Motivation

Video: “Kid President’s Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!”

New Kindle Version Of My Book, Self-Driven Learning, Now Available

Study: Young People Respond Better To The Positive Than They Do To Threats

My NY Times Post On Teaching 9/11

“Teachers Need To Behave Like Johnny Appleseeds”: An Interview With Daniel Coyle

Quote Of The Day: “A Sandy Hook Parent’s Letter to Teachers”

These May Be Some Of The Most Important Passages About Self-Control That I’ve Ever Read

A Little Respect Can Go A Long Way In The Classroom

New Study: “Using harsh verbal discipline with teens found to be harmful”

The “Broken Picture Telephone” Online Game Is Back!

Interview: “Self-Driven Learning and Student Motivation”

Extremely Positive Review Of Our ESL/ELL Book

“There Are No Shortcuts”: An Interview With Rafe Esquith”

Video: New Version Of “Blooms According to Andy Griffith (Edited Version)”

 

 

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August 30, 2013
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):

Social Emotional Learning Can Help, But More Research Shows It’s Not Enough

“Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners” Is Title Of My Next Book

All My Education Week Teachers Posts From Past Two Years In One Place

Bill Gates’ Employee Evaluation Process

This Is The Best Video I’ve Seen On Perseverance & Resilience: “There’s no dishonor in having a disability”

Discussion Questions & Resources For Combined #engchat & #sschat On Monday

USA Weekend Feature Article: “What teachers want you to know”

This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll Just Released — Here Are Highlights (& “Reformers” Are Not Going To Be Happy)Guest Post: Commentary On New IB Theory Of Knowledge Guide From Author Of Bestselling TOK Textbook

I’m Now Writing A Weekly Post For The NY Times On Teaching ELLs

Great Illustration On The Shelf-Life Of Knowledge

Wow, Google Street View “Treks” Site Is Impressive!

If You Don’t Have Teacher Access To YouTube At Your School, Then This Search Engine is a “Must”

Lingua.ly Is A Useful Tool For Second-Language Learners

“Rewordify” Is One Of The Most Unique Sites Out There For English Language Learners & Others

This May Be The Best Geography Site Of The Year: “40 maps that explain the world”

Attention IB Theory Of Knowledge Teachers: How Is The New TOK Guide Going To Affect How You Teach?

“Mighty Meeting” Lets You Easily Create Free Online Meetings For An Unlimited Number Of Participants

“BrainRush” Lets You Create Online Learning Activities & Monitor Student Progress

Updated “Best and Worst Education News of 2013 — So Far”

“A Good Beginning is More Than Half of the Whole”

“Why we can’t all get along over school reform”

Quote Of The Day: “A Question That Can Change Your Life”

Do We Want A “Community Of Learners” Or A “Classroom Of Students”?

“Ways To Start Off The New Year On A Positive Note – Part One”

Create Your Own “Escape The Room” Game With “Room Escape Maker”

Two Great Sites – SAS Curriculum Pathways & Awesome Stories – Upgrading Big Time This Month

Excellent Article On Teaching Making Home Visits — & It Features Our School!

Deliberate Practice, Myelin & The Brain

Video: Cookie Monster Sings — I Kid You Not — About Self Regulation

Ask A Classroom Question, Any Classroom Question….

A Site For Teaching ELLs About Adjectives & TOK Students About Perception

Chaplin & Keaton Silent Movies For English Language Learners

Now This Is The Classroom Management Mindset I Need To Have….

Yet Another Good Piece For Students On Learning & The Brain

 

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July 25, 2013
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):

If You Want To Influence People To Change, Then You Want To Read Atul Gawande’s New Article

Article On Learning & The Brain That’s Perfect For Tenth, Eleventh, & Twelfth Graders

It Looks Like Nate Silver Is Bringing His Stats Knowledge To Education

“Teachers As ‘Givers, Takers & Matchers’: An Interview With Adam Grant”

What In The World Is Rahm Emanuel Thinking?

Nine California Districts (Including Ours) Seek Waiver From NCLB — Duncan Should Turn It Down

Whew! Just Finished First Chapter Of Third Book On Student Motivation

“ColAR” Could Be The Coolest Tablet App Out There, & Here’s How I Would Use It In Class

If You’re Ever Teaching About Racial Profiling, You Definitely Want To Show This Video

The New Google Maps Is Now Open To Everybody!

Stop The Presses! Study Finds Student Prior Knowledge Is Important & Best Explored Through “Flipped Flipped Classroom” (not a typo)

Video: “Kids React to Controversial Cheerios Commercial”

New Kindle Versions Of My Student Motivation Books (& All Eye On Education Books) Available Soon

All My Ed Week Posts On Brain-Based Learning In One Place

Thoughtful Resources On Trayvon Martin Case & Verdict

Standardized Tests & Student Motivation

“Urban Observatory” Is The Coolest Map Site I’ve Seen In Awhile….

Wonderful Video: Brazilian Kids Learn English By Correcting Tweets From Celebrities

Infographic: How Much Of Their Own Funds Do Teachers Spend In The Classroom?

Important Advice For Anyone Who Wants To Be Effective At Making Change

Malcolm Gladwell’s New Story On The Importance Of Being A Good Listener

You Can Read & Download The Entire First Chapter From Our ELL Book For Free

Quote Of The Day: Hannah Arendt & The Origin Of Evil

All My Ed Week Posts On Teaching Math & Science In One Place!

Video: Charlotte Danielson — “We Better Hold Off On Making High-Stakes Decisions” Based On Student Test Scores

Excellent PowerPoint On Feedback Promoting A Growth Mindset

My Most Popular Parent Engagement Posts Over The Past Four Years

Quote Of The Day: You Won’t Hear Better Classroom Management Advice Than This….

Great Student Hand-Out On Learning & The Brain

More On The Research Showing Reading When Young Slows Alzheimer’s Later

Great Interview With My Teaching Partner, Katie Hull-Sypnieski

Create A 28 Year Timelapse Animation Of….Anywhere

That Was Quick — My New Publisher Has Made Even More Free Downloadable Figures From My Newest Book Available

A Surprising Study Only To People Who Have Never Worked In The Community: Low-Income People Care About Their Neighborhoods

“News In Levels” Looks Like An Excellent Site For ELLs

All My Ed Week Posts On Teaching Reading & Writing In One Place!

What Are They Thinking? Cleveland Paper Publishes Teachers’ VAM Ratings

 

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June 25, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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June’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):

Finally Began Working On My Next Book About Student Motivation….

Intriguing Study Seems To Question Importance Of Word Quantity Spoken To Young Children

How The NBA Finals Taught A Lesson About Not Being “Data-Driven”

All My Ed Week Posts On The Common Core In One Place!

Intriguing New Study On Student Engagement

How My Ninth-Grade English Class Evaluated Me This Year

Interesting New Study By Carol Dweck

How Many Studies Must A Man Do Before He Gives Up On Trying To Prove Extrinsic Motivation Works?

A Response To Questions About Sugata Mitra

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

LeBron James On Taking Personality Responsiblity

Interactive Infographic: “13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics”

Great Video On Motivation & Creativity

Here’s What I Do To Help My Students Combat The “Summer Slide”

The Power Of Stories

The Importance Of Explaining “Why”

“eduClipper” Has Potential To Be An “All In One” Tool For Teachers & Students

Infographic: “How Does The Act Of Writing Affect Your Brain?”

The Ten Most Popular Posts From My Ed Week Blog

“Keep Calm & Carry On”

Emphasizing What Students Can Do, Instead Of What They “Can’t” — Part Two

Rhetoric & “Revolution”

Study Says Ability To Identify Patterns Key To Second Language Learning

Must-Read Article: “Teachers’ lessons in heroism and healing”

Classroom Management Strategy: “Sometimes The Only Thing Worse Than Losing A Fight Is Winning One”

” Ideas for the Last Two Weeks of School — Part Two”

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May 25, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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May’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):

Michelle Obama On “Grit”

Pretty Awful Report On “Reforming” Teacher Observation Practices

Teachers Putting Children First In Oklahoma

Another Study On Schools Providing Students Home Computers Finds The Obvious Results

“Ways to Use Class Time During the Last Two Weeks Of School”

“Travel back in time to share one piece of scientific knowledge from today”

Classroom Management Strategy: Here Are Three Things I Want. What Are Three Things You Want?

“GeoGuessr” Is A Nice Little Geography Game

“Ability Grouping In Schools — Part Two”

“Using — Not Misusing — Ability Groups In The Classroom”

Very Good Video: “Diving Into Deeper Learning”

“Possibilism” — Maybe A New Word For “What If?” History

Brainscape Lets You Create Flashcards Including Images & Audio

Radio Show On Student Motivation

Infographic: “Seven Steps To The Perfect Story”

Texting & Marshmallows

President Obama On Perseverance

“Response: Ways To Develop Creative Thinking In The Common Core”

Video: Theory Of Knowledge Oral Presentation — What Do You Think?

“Ideas for English-Language Learners | Celebrating the End of the School Year”

Famous Person Project

All Excerpts From My Book, “Self-Driven Learning,” In One Place

Test Prep Hullabaloo — Maybe Short Term Gain, For Sure Long Term Loss

Learn Multiple Languages With Lingo Hut

Resources From All My Blogs

Math Instructional Videos In Spanish

“More Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips”

The More We Try To Control, The Less Chance Of Getting Our Preferred Outcomes

“Embracing & Celebrating Diverse Families”

Free Resources From All My Books

 

 

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April 27, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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April’s Best Posts From This Blog

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):

NEA Partners With Teach Plus & Creates Online Rating System For Student Assessments

Appealing To The Self-Interest Of Bullies

“Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips”

Simple Writing Exercise Said To “Narrow Achievement Gap”

“Response: Ways To Try Using The CCSS With English Language Learners”

Need More Evidence About The Dangers Of Extrinsic Rewards? Here It Is From The Harvard Business Review

“Presenter” Is A New Free Site For Creating Infographics & More

The Value Of “Mimic Writing”

Search & Use One Million Images at Imgembed

Helping Students Make A Connection Between What They’re Learning In School To Their Goals In Life

Another Nice Review Of My New Book

“Ways To Observe Teachers Without Demoralizing Them”

Quote Of The Day: Giving Feedback

“The Politics Of Naming”

Impressive PBS News Hour Report On Project-Based Learning

“Ideas for English-Language Learners | Earth Day and the Environment”

Writing Prompts — Feel Free To Contribute Your Own!

The Advantages Of Helping Students Feel Powerful

Here’s A Goal-Tracking Sheet I’m Giving To Students

“Response: Best Homework Practices”

“Givers, Takers & Matchers” In The Classroom

“Five ways to get kids to want to read and write”

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March 27, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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March’s Best Posts From This Blog

 

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):

“I Wish You To” Lets You Easily Draw & Create Your Own Ecards

“Flow” In The Classroom

What Is Your Most Original & Successful Lesson?

“Student Engagement ‘Requires A Conversation’”

Koi & Classroom Management

My New Book, Self-Driven Learning, Is Now Available On Kindle

Here’s The Latest Reflection/Goal-Setting Sheet I’m Using With Students

“Edcanvas” Has Just Leaped To The Top Of My List Of Useful Web 2.0 Tools

See What The Poor Can Buy Around The World In “The Poverty Line”

Another Positive Review Of My New Book

Video: “Imagine a World Without Hate”

Our Students Are Not Supermen & Superwomen

Two Excellent Posts On Giving Effective Feedback

“Many Ways To Help Students Develop Academic Vocabulary”

Part Two Of My ASCD Article On Using Ed Tech In The Classroom

“They didn’t come in and try to say that we needed to do everything differently”

What A Great Piece In “The New Yorker” About Standardized Tests

Nice Review Of My New Book

“Teachers & Superintendents Must ‘Work To Understand Each Other’”

“Ethical & Effective Test Prep” Is Another Excerpt From My New Book

Infographic: “History of the English Language”

Response: We Need “Fewer John Waynes & More John Deweys”

Irritation Vs. Agitation

“Skype Announces Free Group Video Calling for Teachers”

“Ideas for English Language Learners | The Real Harlem Shake, Mapping Memories and More”

Chart: Useful Summary Of The Differences Between Parent Involvement & Parent Engagement

Links To The Entire Six Week Twitter Chat On Helping Students Develop Intrinsic Motivation

“Ten Elements Of Effective Instruction”

Writing Letters To Students Redux

Video: “Helping Students Motivate Themselves”

“Map Tales” Lets You Create “Map-Based Stories”

Excellent Post On New KIPP Charter Schools Study

Learning Another Language Makes Your Brain Grow Bigger — Literally

My New Article “Technology: Moving from No to Yes”

You Can Read My New Book Excerpt At This Link Without Registering….

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February 25, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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February’s Best Posts From This Blog

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).

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly“Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

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):

Summary: Week Four Of Twitter Chat On Student Motivation Using #selfdrivenlrng Hashtag

I Began This Blog Six Years Ago: Here Are My All-Time Most Popular Posts

Video: Excellent Classroom Example of Dan Pink’s “One Sentence Project”

What A Neat Lesson Idea For Using Photos!

Knowledge Isn’t Power — “Power is Power”

Study: More Power Equals More Self-Control & Less Power Equals — You Guessed It!

Free Book Excerpts — Lesson Plans On Bloom’s Taxonomy & Metacognition

“Teachers As ‘Persuaders’: An Interview With Daniel Pink”

The Harlem Shake As A Language-Learning Activity

“7 Qualities to Maximize the Impact of Your Lesson Plans”

“Several Ways to Balance Between District Mandates & Student Needs”

You Can Now Pre-Order My Book, Self-Driven Learning, On Amazon

I’ll Be A Guest At An Ed Week Webinar On “Developing Intrinsic Motivation in Students”

“What Does It Mean to Be a Citizen?”

“Brainy Box” Is A Winner!

“How Peer Assistance Can Improve Teacher Practice”

Brain “Priming” In The Classroom

What A Great New Financial Literacy Tool For English Language Learners & Everybody Else

“Creating a Culture of Improvement With Peer Assistance & Review (PAR)”

Student Reflection Form On Goals & Joy

New Research Shows Why Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Character Education Are Not Enough

One New Activity I’m Doing To Help ELLs Learn Academic Vocabulary – & Practice Speaking It

Washington Post Reprints My Evaluation Post

“Response: Do’s and Don’ts for Better Project-Based Learning”

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January 26, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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January’s Best Posts From This Blog

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).

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly“Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

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):

“The Great Divide: Global income inequality and its cost” Is A Must-See Interactive

How My Theory Of Knowledge Students Evaluated Me This Semester — “We learned things that are different than normal classes”

CA Gov. Jerry Brown: “I would prefer to trust our teachers”

“U Tell Story” Looks Like A Great Storytelling Tool

Our “First Semester Reflection Questions”

“‘How on Earth Will I Implement’ Common Core for Language Arts?”

“Best Ways to Prepare Our Students for CCSS in Language Arts”

How Do We Contribute To Students Being Rude In Class?

Here’s The “Growth Mindset” Article & Prompt We’re Using As Part Of Our Semester Final

Here’s The Table Of Contents & Link To Pre-Order My Upcoming Book

Surprise, Surprise: Study Finds That Relationships Promote Perseverance & Cash Bonuses Do Not

This Is One Of The Best Articles On Giving Student Feedback That I’ve Seen…

Wow, This May Be The Best Interactive On Climate Change I’ve Seen

Short, Sweet & Effective Advice On Helping Students Motivate Themselves

IB Theory Of Knowledge Oral Presentation & Essay Resources

Do Teachers Undercut Our “Relevance” By Pointing Out Other Factors That Affect Student Achievement?

The “Best Learning Techniques” Are Useless If Students Won’t Do Them — A Critical Take On A Well Done Study

“Ways To Deal With ‘History Myths’ In The Classroom”

“8.5% of the variation in student achievement is due to teacher characteristics”

Using TED-Ed Videos

A Few Points About Education From Nate Silver’s “The Signal And The Noise” (Plus A Video)

Here Are Some Quotes From Me In Dan Pink’s New Book

What A Great Video To Show The Importance Of Modeling & Support

“From Cave Paintings to the Internet” Is Quite A Site

“Phrase.it” Lets You Easily Add Speech Bubbles To Photos

“Several Ways to Become Better at Teaching Math — Part Two”

“Reading Like A Historian” Is Pretty Impressive

Here Are The Web Tools My Students Are Using For Their Writing….

Intriguing Gallup Student Poll Results, But Not Something I’d Quote A Lot

A “Taxonomy For Understanding”

“Several Ways to Become Better at Teaching Math”

More Evidence Showing The Dangers Of Using High-Stakes Testing For Teacher Evaluation

“Ideas for English Language Learners | Labeling Photos, Sequencing Passages and More”

“Google Maps Streetview Player” Is Just What I’ve Been Looking For!

The New York Times Has Discovered The Perils Of Being Data-Driven — I Just Wish Arne Duncan Would, Too

“The Hundred Best Lists of All Time” Is A Wonderful….List

“The 10 Most Popular ‘Classroom Q & A Posts’ of 2012″

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