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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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December 26, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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December’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):

I Wish Everyone Connected To A Private Foundation Would Read This Article, But I Suspect My Wish Will Go Unfulfilled

This Year’s “What If?” History Lesson

“Make It Share It” Seems Like The Easiest Way To Make Online Animations

What Has Each Of Us Done Lately To Bend The “Arc Of The Moral Universe”?

My Most Popular Posts Of The Year — 2012

This May Be The Most Uplifting Video I’ve Seen All Year….

“Cutting a deal doesn’t necessarily have to mean capitulation”

“Effective Ways to Use Tech in The Classroom — Part Three”

Is This The Most Important Research Study Of 2012? Maybe

Engagement — Dilbert Style

This Is What Happened In My Classroom Today — What Happened In Yours?

What Can We Learn From Today’s Most Depressing Piece Of News?

New Common Core Unit Plan On Persuasive Writing

This Is A Very Worrying Interview About Students Grading Teachers

Questions To Ask People We Want To Mentor, Including Students (& Ones We Might Want To Ask Ourselves)

“Teaching Writing by Respecting Student Ideas”

How To Recover From A Classroom Train Wreck….

Useful Infographic & Commentary On Flipped Classroom

Wow, What A Chart On International Education!

“Ideas for English Language Learners | Celebrate the Holidays”

“9Slides” Shows Your Slides & You At The Same Time

Here’s What I Do During My Favorite Time Of The School Week

Will $3 Million Buy A “Total School Makeover” For 20,000 Students? The Ford Foundation Says It Will

Student Goal-Setting Form I’m Using This Month

Check Out What We’ve Been Doing In Class….

Excellent Critique Of The Silliest Column Of The Year Related To Education

“Helping Boys Become Stronger Writers”

David Brooks Gives Great Education Advice When He Isn’t Writing About Education

“Helping Our Students Become Better Writers — Part Two”

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November 23, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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November’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 my previous 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):

What Is The Best Education-Related Book You’ve Read This Year?

Create Your “Perfect Day” with “Peek”

” The best — and worst — education news of 2012″

Another Excerpt From Our Book On Teaching ELL’s!

“Celebrating our Students’ Good Writing”

The Fifteen “Twitterers” Whose Tweets I Read First

Video Gives A Sense Of What People With Autism Might Experience

Follow-Up To My Lesson On “Grit”

Wow! Check Out Google’s New “100,000 Stars”

It’s Looking More Likely That CA Schools May Get Long-Term Monies They Need, But Not For Another Two Years…

What Worked For The Obama Campaign Can Work For Us & Our Students In The Classroom

A Rube Goldberg Machine Like You’ve Never Seen Before….

Nice & Simple Bloom’s Taxonomy Poster

Terrific “New Yorker” Profile Of Diane Ravitch — & The Struggle For The Soul Of Education

” Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning”

“Assisting Students With Special Needs”

Latest Round Of Edits Completed For My Next Book!

Video: “Star Wars and Blooms Taxonomy Revised”

Google Creates A Rather Odd “Story Builder”

Using The “Carrots, Eggs & Coffee” Story In Class

All My Class Blogs

There Are Now One Thousand Categorized “The Best…” Lists

“Teachers as “Brain Changers””

Subscribing To Twitter Via RSS Feed

“Meograph” Just Became A Lot More Useful To My Students & Me

What Do Students Think Are The Best Ways To Assess Their Learning?

Our Grading Guidelines

“Ideas for English Language Learners | ‘Gangnam Style,’ ‘Emotion Words’ and More

“Instead of seeing students as Far Below Basic or Advanced, we see them as learners”

“Taking Advantage Of Neural Networks In The Classroom”

“The Victorians” Looks Like A Great Site

 

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October 28, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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October’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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

“Working Smarter, Not Harder, With Neuroscience in the Classroom”

Two More Studies Show The Flaws Behind Using “Value-Added Measures” To Assess Teachers — Is Gates Foundation Listening?

“Two Cheers for Gates Foundation Student Survey Research” — Guest Post By Dr. John Thompson

“Using ‘Brain-Based Learning’ in the Classroom”

Have You Ever Had A Student Say “This Is Boring”? Here’s A Lesson On It I’m Trying Out Tomorrow

This Is Why I Have Students Share Their Positive Stories

“Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice” Is An Excellent Resource

“Skqueak” Looks Like A Great App For Providing Audio To Photos

“Classroom Strategies to Foster a Growth Mindset”

“Don’t Eat The Marshmallow, Mr. Ferlazzo”

What Does A Broken Escalator Have To Do With A Lesson On Personal Responsibility?

Wow! Google Cultural Institute Is Pretty Impressive…

Transcript To Our Online Ed Week Chat On Teaching ELL’s

Tell A Story At “Web Of Stories”

“Eight Ways to Use Video With English Language Learners”

“Applying Research Findings to the Classroom”

Treasure Chest Of Ways To Build Academic Vocabulary

Nice Review Of My Book, “Helping Students Motivate Themselves”

“Bloom’s Taxonomy according to Andy Griffith”

“Using Photos With English Language Learners”

Wash Post Re-Publishes My Piece On Importance Of “Making A Deal”

“Image Code” Makes Photo Attribution Easy

“What education reformers did with student surveys” Is Clearly A Candidate For Best Educational Policy Post Of The Year

“The Best Ways To Use Interactive White Boards”

“Urlist” Is Now My Favorite Tool For Creating Internet Scavenger Hunts

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September 29, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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September’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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

Participate In A Free Online Chat With Us About Our New ELL Book

“Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do”

“Ideas for English Language Learners | Election 2012″

“Using Games in the ELL Classroom, Part II”

Teaching Science By “Becoming A Learner”

Series Of Good Dan Pink Videos To Use With Students

More Info On Why Inductive Learning Is So Effective

Using “Gangnam Style” As A Language Acquisition Activity

“Using Games in the ELL Classroom, Part I”

Arrogance, The Gates Foundation & The “Remembering Self”

“This Is Your Brain On Reading”

“A Nobel Laureate Writes About Becoming A ‘Science Coach’”

Everyone Should Hear This Speech From Karen Lewis

This Is The Best Piece I’ve Read So Far On The Chicago Teachers’ Strike

New Organizational Tool I’m Using This Year: Double – Sided Notebooks

“Sacramento City Teachers Association declines to participate in Race to the Top “

Evaluating Student Athletes

“Mural.ly” Opens To The Public

More Free Online Resources From Our ELL Book

The “Who Am I?” Poster I Use As A Model For Students

My Student Handout For Simple Journal-Writing

We’ve Decided On A Title For My Upcoming Book!

” An Interview With Paul Tough On Character & Schools”

Eight Ways To Build An Audience For Your Blog

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August 31, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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August’s Best Posts

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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

“What to do — and not do — for growing number of English Language Learners”

Third Week’s Twitter Discussion On “ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide”

Quotation In NY Times Pinpoints The Issue I Have With “School Reformers”

“Don’t Wait Until Christmas To Smile”

Manuscript For Sequel To “Helping Students Motivate Themselves” Is Done!

“Szoter” Will Become A Key Tool For ELL Students & Teachers

Great New Reading Site From “GCFLearnFree”

All The Figures In Our ELL Book Can Now Be Downloaded By Everybody

The Best Picture — So Far — Of What The Next Generation Of Standardized Tests Is Going To Look Like

“Dancing Guy: Why teachers should ignore his advice”

“Personalized Learning,” Race To The Top & Putting Even More Lipstick On A Pig

“Several Ways To Get The New Year Off To A Good Start — Part One”

It Would Be Hard To Find A Better One-Minute Video Than This One To Use With ELLs

What Can We Learn About Education From The World’s Tallest Tree?

The Most Popular Posts Of The Year From My Ed Week Blog

The Best Education Week Posts From My First Year Blogging There…

How Cool Is This? NASA Has A Site For Their Infographics & Lets You Create Your Own!

Our New Book On Teaching English Language Learners Is Out Three Weeks Early!

“Exit,” “Voice” & Schools

My Latest NY Times Post

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July 28, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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July’s Best Posts

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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

My New Monthly NY Times Column: “Ideas For English Language Learners”

My New Piece In The Washington Post

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail” — Economists Go After Schools Again

Even More Criticism For “The Dancing Guy” TED Talk

1200 Categorized IB Theory Of Knowledge Links

“FlockDraw” Is One Of The Best Online Drawing Tools Around

Anthony Bryk Compares Summative Teacher “Evaluation” With Teacher “Improvement” — A Very Smart Video

Brilliant! Nelson Mandela’s Life Story If Social Media Had Been Around

“much of what seems real to us is governed by our own perceptions”

L.A. Times Writes Shockingly Good Editorial On Schools — With Convenient Amnesia

Toilet-Training, Incentives & Merit Pay

I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This: “Next Up in Teacher Evaluations: Student Surveys”

You Can Now “Search Inside” My New Book On ELL’s Over At Amazon

Powtoon Looks Like An Easy Way To Create Cool-Looking Presentations

All My Ed Week Columns On Instructional Strategies In One Place…

Prof. James Heckman Says Adolescence Is Key Time To Teach (& Learn About) Self-Control & Perseverance

I wonder if Arne Duncan read this Dilbert strip today?

My Social Studies Curriculum Is Freely Available Online

 

Bloom’s Taxonomy According To “Finding Nemo”

 

“If You Can’t Govern With Authority, Do It With Comedy”

Bloom’s Taxonomy (Revised) According to Homer Simpson”

Everything You Wanted To Know About Classroom Management But Were Afraid To Ask…

Next ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival Is August 1st!

” How Google is teaching computers to see” — Inductively

 

 

 

 

 

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June 27, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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June’s Best Posts

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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

No, The Dancing Guy Does Not Teach The Best Leadership Lessons

Part Two Of “Can’t Economists Stay Away From Schools?” — My Worst Fears Realized

Video Of Yong Zhao’s Keynote Speech At ISTE

Variations On “The Benjamin Franklin Effect”

“First Year Highlights: Helping Our Students Become Better Readers”

Guest Post: Here’s What Was Missing From The Wall Street Journal’s Column On Teacher Evaluation

Wow, MarQueed Could Be One Of The Best New Web 2.0 Tools Of The Year

Collaborate On An Essay With Nietzsche, Poe, & All Your Favorite Dead Writers

Being Reminded Of The Consequences Of Losing Self-Control Doesn’t Help; Asking About Goals Does

What Are The Best Sites For Smartboard Resources (& For Other IWB’s)?

“21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity”

Can’t Economists Stay Away From Schools? Don’t They Have Enough Other Things To Do?

“ImageSpike” Seems — Almost — Just Like “Thinglink”

This Sure Is One Impressive Interactive Infographic On The Civil War

Teachers’ Union Unveils Site To Share Lessons

“First Year Highlights: Student Motivation”

Yet Another Reason Why We Need To Be Positive With Our Students

“BeeClip.Edu” Looks Great

Subject Matter Knowledge Versus Pedagogy?

On The Importance Of Being Positive In Class

“Stories are about 22 times more memorable than facts alone”

How Students Evaluated Me This Year

“Check This” Is Another Super-Easy Way To Create A Webpage

This Is Really An Extraordinary Video…

An Even MORE Useful Infographic On “Smart Teaching”

“Response: Several Ways We Can Help Students Develop Their Creativity”

“‘What Money Can’t Buy’ and What it Shouldn’t Buy”

“Test Scores vs. Entrepreneurship”

“Did You Ever Grow Anything In The Garden Of Your Mind?” — Great PBS Remix Of Mister Rogers

This Post By John Thompson On Gates Is Candidate For Best Ed Policy Commentary Of The Year

“What If?” Slideshows From My English Language Learner Students

Qwiki Is Back! (Though It Never Really Went Away)

“Part Two Of Several Ways We Can Help Students Develop Good Habits”

“Tank Man of Tiananmen”

“You Cannot Make A Plant Grow — You Can Provide The Conditions For Growth”

U.S. Department Of Education Tries To Put Lipstick On A Pig

“You’re Never Going To Keep Me Down”

Excellent Commencement Address On Failure By Atul Gawande

More Evidence Reinforcing The Importance Of Connecting To Student Prior Knowledge

“Croak.it” Lets You Easily Record a Thirty Second Message

A Very Good Article On Metacognition

Here’s Another “Wow!” Site From Google — The “World Wonders Project”

Part Two Of “How I’m Helping My Students Try To Avoid The “Summer Slide””

How I’m Helping My Students Try To Avoid The “Summer Slide”

“Several Ways To Connect With Disengaged Students”

Free Resources From All My Books

“Film Story” Is A Very Impressive Site

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May 27, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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May’s Best Posts

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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

How NOT To Prepare A Student For A Standardized Test

Wow! Voice Of America Dramatically Redesigns & Expands Its Learning English Features

Very Helpful Research On Using Photos & Videos In Lessons

Smithsonian Unveils Best Site Out There To Prepare For Citizenship Exam

A Great Example Demonstrating The Pitfalls Of Extrinsic Rewards

Surprising — At Least To Me — NY Times Interview With Bill Gates On Education

Part Two Of “Factors Behind The Success Of Ontario’s Schools”

“Factors Behind The Success Of Ontario’s Schools — Part One”

This Post By Larry Cuban Is A Candidate For The Best Education Policy Commentary Of The Year

Washington Post Ranks Our High School Among Top Ten Percent In U.S.

This Is So Cool! Google Maps For The Ancient Roman World

Texting Becomes New Marshmallow Test

“Fostering Relationships in the Classroom”

“Helping Long-Term ELL’s & Evaluating ELL Teachers Fairly”

Grant Wiggins’ Critique Of Value-Added Measurement To Assess Teachers

Share Your Ideas On How You Have Involved Parents In Classroom Lessons

“Self-Persuasion” — A Good Addition To Lessons On Self-Control & Blame

Finding Google Images For “Reuse”

“The Darn Thing’s Not Working”

Using A Lesson On Cognitive Dissonance To Help Students Learn To Take Responsibility

“Several Classroom Management Ideas For Younger Students”

Hot Off The Press! The Best Piece Yet Published On Teacher Evaluation

How Reading Strategies Can Increase Student Engagement

“Easel.ly” Is Clearly The Easiest Tool For Creating Infographics

This Is A Great Passage For Learning How To Make Change

Here’s The Cover Of My Upcoming Book (Along With Excerpts)

“Assessment & Reflection With ELLs—And All Students”

What Are The Right Things To Measure?

My Final Post In A Three-Part Series On Teaching Social Studies

What Are You Going To Do Differently Next Year?

The 28th Edition Of The ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival Is Up!

“Evaluate Me, Please”

 

 

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April 29, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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April’s Best Posts

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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

 

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March 31, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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March’s Best Posts

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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 4, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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February’s Best Posts

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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

 

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January 28, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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January’s Best Posts

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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

 

 

 

 

 

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December 20, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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December’s Best Posts

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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 25, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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November’s Best Posts

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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

 

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October 31, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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October’s Best Posts

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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

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October 2, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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September’s Best Posts

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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

 

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September 5, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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August’s Best Posts

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 back issues of those newsletters here and my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

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):

 

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