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February 25, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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February’s Tops 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).

You can also see my all-time favorites here. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in anticipation of this blog’s tenth anniversary in 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:

New Study On Reading Takes Right Idea & Messes It Up

ASCD Educational Leadership Publishes My Article On Personalized Learning

Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story

“Performance Assessments are ‘Absolutely Worth the Effort’”

I Really Like How SAS Curriculum Pathways Site Incorporates Knowledge Transfer In Social Studies

A History Of The United States’ Fear Of Immigrants

Study Finds That It’s True: Good Teaching Conditions For Educators Equals Good Learning Conditions For Students

We Should Be Obsessed With Racial Equity

Immigration Fears Appear To Become Reality

Useful Resources On “Fake News,” Including An NPR Story Highlighting My Lesson

Have Students Use “GlobalXplorer” To Become “Armchair Archaeologists”

New Study Reaffirms What Teachers Know: Relationships Matter

“Math can be a ‘Hard Sell’”

“Author Interview: ‘The ABCs of How We Learn’”

You’ll Want To Read This Interview With Education Researcher Kirabo Jackson

A Look Back: Every Teacher Who Has An ELL In Their Class Should Watch This “Immersion” Film

New “What If?” History Presentations

A Look Back: New Study Shows Intervention Has Big Impact On “Achievement Gap” – Also Shows Shortcomings Of Ed Research

Video: “Immigrants In Our Community Are A Gift”

Immigration Raids Across The Country – Is This Just The Beginning? (If It Is, Here Are Helpful Resources)

“Putting Teacher Action Research Into Action” Is My New British Council Post

A Look Back: How Much “Content” Knowledge Do You Really Need To Be An Effective Teacher?

A Look Back: Important New Study Looks At Assets, Not Deficits, Of Teen “Defiance”

No Surprise: Study Finds That If Teachers Show Bias, Then Students Don’t Trust Them Or School

Sad News: Swedish Statistician & “Edutainer” Died Today – Here Are His Best Videos

DeVos Is Confirmed As Ed Secretary: Here’s a Wrap-Up

A Look Back: Video – “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop Intrinsic Motivation to Write”

A Look Back: Here Are Downloadable Scaffolded Instructions For Students To Create A “3/2/1” Poster

Video: Entire “Uncut” 84 Lumber “Journey” Super Bowl Commercial (That Will Be Shown In Many ELL Classes Tomorrow)

“What If?” History Projects

“Good Judgment” Is A Site Where Our Students Can Showcase Their Forecasting Skills

“Home Language Support ‘Helps Learners Navigate Both Worlds They Inhabit’”

A Look Back: “KQED Interviews Me About Saul Alinsky & His Connection To Teaching”

The Right – & Wrong – Way To Apologize

Here’s A Lesson – & A Template – That Intermediate ELL Students Taught Beginners

A Look Back: “Ways A Mainstream Teacher Can Support An ELL Newcomer In Class”

“‘The Writing Strategies Book’: An Interview With Jennifer Serravallo”

Three Excellent Resources For Learning About Effective Social Change

“Understanding the Benefits of a Student’s Home Language”

A Look Back: “The Elephant In The Room In The Talent vs. Practice Debate”

Everything Is Crazy, So What Do We Teachers Do In Class This Week?

New Study Connects Growth Mindset & “Bouncing Back” From Mistakes

A Look Back: No, Most Educators Are Not “Fueling Student Anxieties” – Trump Is Handling That On His Own

Good Advice On “De-Escalating Power Struggles In The Classroom”

 

January 28, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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January’s Tops 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).

You can also see my all-time favorites here. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in anticipation of this blog’s tenth anniversary in 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:

My Latest NY Times Post For ELLs Is On Teaching About “Fake News”

“SuperTeacherTools” Is An Excellent Site For ELL Beginners To Create & Play Games

Another Excellent Issue of ASCD Educational Leadership – This One is On Writing Instruction

Trump’s Executive Order Today May Create Fear In Immigrant Communities (& Their Schools)

“Write About” Is Another Great Tool For ELLs

A Look Back: “Two New Useful Resources On Teaching Writing – And An Old One”

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

Video: “Adobe Spark” Is Excellent Tool For ELLs

A Look Back: “Here’s A Narrated Version Of My Slide Deck On SEL & The Common Core”

“Students ‘Take Ownership of Their Learning’ Through Goal-Setting”

“ESL Video” Improvements Turn Good Site Into Great One

A Look Back: “New Study Says Teacher-Student Relationship In Fifth Grade Sets Stage For Future Behavior”

What Does “Direct Instruction” Really Mean?

Play-Doh & IB Theory Of Knowledge: Student Hand-Out & Videos

A Look Back: “What My Students Say About Teachers Mispronouncing Their Names”

“Little Bird Tales” Is An Excellent Web 2.0 Tool For Beginning English Language Learners

Our School Is Not “Flush With Cash” & Our Students Are Not “Deprived Of All Knowledge”

A Look Back: Best Resources On Culturally Responsive Teaching

Using Learning Taxonomies In The Classroom Is Topic Of My New BAM! Radio Show

“Author Interview: ‘Visible Learning for Mathematics’”

Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing Indicates It’s Going To Be A Very Long Four Years For Schools

Free Resources From All My Books

A Look Back: “Study Reviews 25 Years Of Research Into What Helps Students Graduate – Here’s What They Found”

I Can’t Imagine Why Anybody Teaching Shakespeare Would NOT Use “Shakespeare’s World”

A Look Back: “I Did A Presentation Today On The Concept Attainment Instructional Strategy – Here Are My Materials”

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

A Look Back: “Here’s How My Students Taught Their Classmates A Social Studies Unit – Handouts Included”

“Local Lingual” Lets You Click On Map To Hear Languages Spoken There

Here Is A List (With Links) Of All My Regular Weekly Features

“Challenging Moments in Teaching”

Here Are Two Activities I’ll Be Doing With My ELL Students The Day We Come Back From Break

A Look Back: “How to Cultivate Student Agency in English Language Learners”

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On Performance Assessment

All Teachers Could Benefit From Watching New PBS NewsHour Segment On Motivation

New & Important Report On Deliberate Practice & Teacher Prep

Exemplar Slideshows For Our “Ways Of Knowing” Project

“Learning From Difficult Teaching Moments”

How My Fall Semester University Students Evaluated Me

“‘Visible Learning for Literacy’: An Interview With Doug Fisher & Nancy Frey”

Here’s What I’m Doing In 2017 & What You Can Look Forward To Reading About Here

A Look Back: “The Fifteen Tech Tools & Non-Tech Resources I Use Most Often With My Students”

Three Good “Bloom’s Taxonomy According To…” Videos Using Movie Scenes

A Look Back: “Deliberate Practice & Red Herrings”

 

December 28, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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December’s Top 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).

You can also see my all-time favorites here. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in anticipation of this blog’s tenth anniversary in 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 Look Back: A Piece I Wrote For Ed Wk On “the Princess Leia approach to teacher-parent conversations”

“Schools Can’t ‘Wish Away’ Challenges of Student Trauma”

A Look Back: Here’s My Chapter On Elements Of A Successful Lesson, Along With Student Hand-Outs THEY Use To Teach

Useful Student Self-Survey On Learning Strategies

A Look Back: The Importance Of Knowledge Transfer

A Look Back At The Most Popular Piece I’ve Ever Published

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On Challenges Facing Math Teachers

“A history of global living conditions in 5 charts” Is Very Impressive

Very Useful NY Times Video Series On Implicit Bias

Simple & Fun Lesson For ELLs Of All Ages: Writing & Recording A Letter To Santa Claus

Teaching Resources On Fake News – Part Three

Education Research & “The Graph That Will Never Die”

“A teacher makes eight education predictions for 2017 — some of them dire”

A Look Back: Our Two Books On Teaching English Language Learners

My New BAM Radio Show Is On Using ELLs Home Language In The Classroom

Study Finds Lecturing Not Best Way To Teach – Shocking (NOT!)

“‘Great Field Trips Expand the Mind’”

A Look Back: All My “All-Time Best” Lists

“Radio Garden” Is A Curated Interactive Map Of Thousands Of Radio Stations Around The World

Interview With…Me: “How Skilled Teachers Cultivate Self-Motivated Students”

Surprise – NOT! Study Finds That Money Matters To Education

A Look Back: “Oh, Boy, This Is Great! Researcher’s Scans Show Brain Connections Growing When Learning New Language”

Guest Post: “Inquiry” vs. “Diagnostic” Frameworks For Writing Assessments

“Encouraging Students to Set Their Own Goals” Is Topic Of My Latest BAM! Radio Show

Instructions & Feedback Form For My TOK Class “Ways Of Knowing” Project

“Tech Tools That ‘Increase Learning’”

A Look Back: Almost Ninety Posts On Teaching ELLs For The NY Times

Big New – & Useful – Federal Report Out Today On Helping Students Develop Self-Regulation Skills

PISA Test Results Are In – Relax!

Statistic Of The Day: Less Physical Activity For Boys Equals Less Academic Achievement

This New Video From “Sandy Hook Promise” Is Useful On Many Levels

Why Did My History Lesson Go So Well Yesterday?

Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers

Statistic Of The Day: This One Should Make Everyone Learning A New Language Happy

Wash. Post Publishes My Annual Education “Year-In-Review”

A Look Back: All My Posts For The British Council

“‘Learning Self-Regulation’ is Needed ‘on Path to Academic Success’”

 

November 27, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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November’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. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in anticipation of this blog’s tenth anniversary in 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:

“‘Self-Control Doesn’t Just Happen, it Needs to be Taught’”

My New BAM! Radio Show Is On What Teachers Learn From Their Most Difficult Moments

Video: Big Bang Theory Shows (Sort Of) How Close Reading Is Supposed To Work

Ways A Mainstream Teacher Can Support An ELL Newcomer In Class

It’s The Time Of Year For Student Recommendations & This Form Might Help

The New “Google Sites” Opens To The Public

I Can’t Decide If “Write & Improve” Is The Best Or Worst Site To Help ELLs Improve Their Writing

“‘Student Autonomy Is a Prerequisite of Self-Control’”

“Five Guidelines For Effective Classroom Management” Is My New British Council Post

The Mannequin Challenge, ELLs & A Frozen Tableau

Ways To Support Students With Trauma Is Topic Of My New BAM! Radio Show

TIME Publishes “The Most Influential Images of All Time”

Remembering “Breaking The Plane” Solved My Classroom Problems This Week

No, Most Educators Are Not “Fueling Student Anxieties” – Trump Is Handling That On His Own

The New “PhotoScan” By Google Is One Of The Most Useful Apps I’ve Ever Seen

“‘Give me Longer Class Periods & More Space,’ Pleads Science Teacher”

Mathematica Releases “Must-Have” Guide For Any Educator Trying To Interpret Research

Neat “Copy-Editing” Interactive From NY Times – Do You Know Of Tools That Let You Create Similar Ones?

Student-Created Fallacy Videos

Prodigy Math Game Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms

My New BAM! Radio Show Is On How To Organize Great Field Trips

Wash. Post Publishes Letters From My Students To Trump (ELL Sentence Frames Included)

My Latest British Council Post Is On “Critical Thinking”

Will Disney’s “Moana” Be More Helpful Than Unhelpful To Our Pacific Islander Students, Their Families & Culture?

“It’s ‘Vital’ for Teachers to ‘Integrate Controversial Topics Into Lessons’”

“Sugarcane” Lets You Create Lots Of Different Learning Games

The Last Two World Series Champions Emphasized Social Emotional Learning Skills

“‘Controversial Topics Should not be Avoided’ in School”

Video: “Human Population Through Time”

Jimmy Fallon Takes Mad Libs To Another Level & It May Be Useful For ELLs

Using “My Shot” From Hamilton With ELLs & Others (Including Writing Prompt)

My New British Council Post is On Student Strategies for self assessment

Two New Useful Resources On Teaching Writing – And An Old One

“Young Writers Program” Looks Like An Excellent Online Site To Assist Student Writing

 

 

October 29, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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October’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. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in anticipation of this blog’s tenth anniversary in 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:

“Learning Apps” Is One Of The Top Educational Websites Of The Year!

“Teachers Lose ‘Credibility’ if we Don’t Address ‘Controversial’ Topics”

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

Here Are The Instructions I Give Mentors To Our ELLs – Help Me Make Them Better

“Common Core in Social Studies Looks Like ‘the Work of Historians’”

My Students Show How Punctuation Can Save Lives

Great Free Resource Available Today – The Performance Assessment Resource Bank

What My Students Say About Teachers Mispronouncing Their Names

Two Quick Examples Of Concept Attainment

A Look Back: Students Remember More When They Tell Stories

A Look Back: Cultivating Student Leadership

My New BAM! Radio Show Is On Helping Students Develop Self-Control

Statistic Of The Day: Many States Spending Less On Schools Now Than Before Recession

A Look Back: “Get Organized Around Assets”

Wow – What An Impressive Site On The Great Migration

“Dollar Street” Is Clearly One Of The Best Online Educational Resources Of The Year

A Look Back: “Helping Students Motivate Themselves”

StoryCorps & Upworthy Create Neat Video Series

A Look Back: Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

“There is ‘Hope That ESSA Will Bring Positive Change To Classrooms’”

A Look Back: How To Recover From A Classroom Train Wreck….

A Look Back: Ducklings Video Demonstrates Great “Differentiated Instruction”

Winner Of Nobel Prize For Economics Opposes Teacher Merit Pay

“Metacognition Helps Students ‘Understand Their Gaps & How To Close Them’”

The Elephant In The Room In The Talent vs. Practice Debate

Round Two: How Much “Content” Knowledge Do You Really Need To Be An Effective Teacher?

A Report On EdSource Symposium On California Ed, Including What I Said About State Assessments

“Checkology” Looks Like A Good Classroom Tool To Promote News Literacy

“Drafting Board” Is A Good Interactive For Teaching Argument

“Vote Compass” Is An Interactive That Can Help Students Determine Their Position On Political Spectrum

“Caption Generator” Lets You Create Your Own Captions For Any YouTube Videos – Perfect For ELLs!

Here’s The Video TED-Ed SHOULD HAVE MADE About Henrietta Lacks

A Look Back: Alternatives To Collective Punishment

NameCoach Is Ingenious Tool For Helping Pronounce Student Names & It’s Free Through Colorin Colorado!

Excellent & Simple Three-Step Guide To Classroom Management Challenges

Here’s A Simple Lesson On Prehistoric Cave Paintings I Did With My ELL World History Class

A Look Back: What Can We Learn About Classroom Management From Abraham Lincoln?

“‘a Mistake is a Door to Discovery’”

Google Says They Just Achieved A Huge Breakthrough In Machine Translation

Resource Links For ELL Professional Development

 

 

September 25, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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September’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:

Very Good Interview With Literacy Expert Tim Shanahan

“‘Freedom to Fail’ Creates a Positive Learning Environment”

Here’s How We Modified The Picture Word Inductive Model Today

Twitter List For ESL/ELL Teachers Growing Fast – Let Me Know If I Should Add You!

Here Are Downloadable Scaffolded Instructions For Students To Create A “3/2/1” Poster

“CommonLit” Now Lets Teachers Create Free Virtual Classrooms

“Creating Classrooms ‘to Unlock the Learning Potential Mistakes Provide us’”

The New Study Headlined “Group Work Harms Memory” Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

My New BAM! Radio Show Is On “Encouraging” Student Mistakes

Video: New TED-Talks PBS Education Show Exceeds My Expectations & Ten Minutes Is A “Must-Watch”

Important New Study Looks At Assets, Not Deficits, Of Teen “Defiance”

Here Are Presentation Instructions I’m Giving To My TOK Students

“Free School” Looks Like An Excellent YouTube Channel For Teachers & Students

Video & Transcript Of President Obama’s 9/11 Memorial Speech & How I Will Use It In Class

“Links To All Q & A Posts From The Past Five Years – In One Place!”

This Is The Revised & Updated Three-Day 9/11 Lesson I Did This Week (With Hand-Outs & Links)

Great Video For ELLs (& Everybody Else): “Wallace and Gromit – Train Chase”

“‘Why We Teach Now’: an Interview With Sonia Nieto”

Excellent Ideas On Using Photos In Lessons

NY Times Publishes Best Piece On Restorative Practices That I’ve Seen

Monster Study On Learning Strategies Released

Every Teacher Who Has An ELL In Their Class Should Watch This “Immersion” Film

Another Study Finds That Learning Second Language Helps Our Brains

“‘No More Reading For Junk’: an Interview With Barbara Marinak & Linda Gambrell”

LinkedIn Finds Employers Are Looking For “Soft Skills”

Silence Can Be Golden – Sometimes

I Doubt If You’ll Ever Find A Better Video Than This One To Demonstrate Grit & Perseverance

“eMargin” Lets You Annotate Text & Website – & Share Those Annotations

A Milestone – There Are Now Exactly 1,600 “Best” Lists!

Statistic Of The Day: Fewer Teachers, More Students

Video: “Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners”

Statistic Of The Day: Low-Income Children Better Prepared When They Enter School

 

August 26, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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August’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:

Video: “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop Intrinsic Motivation to Write”

Study Reinforces That Prior Knowledge Is Important – As Well As Critical Thinking Skills

New Ken Burns Film, “Defying The Nazis,” Looks Good & Has Tons Of Free Teaching Resources

Chicago Teacher Creates Very Impressive Rap Video To Welcome His Students

Request Free Kindle E-Readers For Your Classroom

“Q & A Collections: Science Instruction”

New Resources On Starting The New School Year Strong

Newsela Unveils Exceptional Library Of Primary Sources Edited For Different “Levels”

California Supreme Court Puts Stake In Heart Of Challenge To Teacher Tenure

Video: John Oliver Takes On Charter Schools

Researchers Find – Once Again – That Extrinsic Motivation Doesn’t Work

Big News: EFL Classroom 2.0 Is Now Entirely Free!

Important NY Times Column On Separating “Art & Artist” – Here’s The Writing Prompt I’m Using With It

“Zooniverse” Is One Of The Coolest Ed Sites On The Web – I Can’t Believe I’m Just Hearing About It!

“Q & A Collections: Author Interviews”

Important Analysis Of Schools With Fewer Suspensions Makes Important Points, As Well As Highlighting Gaps

The Importance Of Teacher & Student Autonomy

“Call Me Ishmael” Is A Neat Site & Model For Student Book Activity

Create Virtual Classrooms With “Awesome Stories” – Plus Students Can Write For An Authentic Audience

New Study Shows Intervention Has Big Impact On “Achievement Gap” – Also Shows Shortcomings Of Ed Research

“Q & A Collections: Reading Instruction”

Another Very Positive Review Of Our Latest Book On Teaching ELLs

“Giving Students ‘a Place to Belong’ When Starting a School Year”

Deliberate Practice, The Olympics & Red Herrings

Facebook Unveils New “Personalized Learning” Platform They’re Making Available To Everyone

New Study Says Teacher-Student Relationship In Fifth Grade Sets Stage For Future Behavior

“eLesson Inspirations” Is An Excellent Collection Of Critical Thinking Lessons For ELLs

Noise Level Charts

The Endless Loop Of Negative Attention

A Look Back: What Were The Number One Websites For Learning In 2007 & 2008?

Great Source Of Advice For New Teachers

A Look Back: Sister Classes Around The World

Guest Post: Response From David Yeager To My Question About SEL, Race & Class

This ESSA Update Is A “Must-Read” For Anyone Teaching ELLs In The United States

This Would Be Great For ELLs: Play – Or Create – A “Listening & Speaking” Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Story

Great Piece On Setting Goals Like An Olympian

Confirmed! I’m Writing Two More Books….

iCivics Steps Up Its Game Big Time With Free Virtual Classrooms & Primary Source Interactive

Fascinating Interactive Comparing How Democratic & Republican Delegates Described Their States

All Of This Year’s Presidential Campaign Ads & How To Use Them In Class

A Look Back: “Twenty Questions Game”

“Write The World” Provides An Authentic Audience & A Space For Peer Review

“‘Learning That Lasts’: an Interview With Ron Berger, Libby Woodfin & Anne Vilen”

Create Free Virtual Classrooms & Monitor Student Progress At Vocabulary.com

Here’s A Narrated Version Of My Slide Deck On SEL & The Common Core

Important Advice On Classroom Rules From The New Yorker

“What Would You Do?” Is A Fantastic Video Series For Theory Of Knowledge Classes

Wow – “My Simple Show” Is An Extraordinary Tool For Creating Free Video “Explainers”

Video & Transcript Of President Obama’s Speech – Plus Writing Prompt on “Making Mistakes”

Video & Transcript: Michelle Obama’s Speech To The Democratic Convention (Plus Writing Prompt!)

 

 

July 24, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

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

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