Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

September 30, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Excellent ASCD Article On Memory & Learning

As usual, Bryan Goodwin has written an excellent piece in this month’s issue of ASCD Educational Leadership. It’s titled Research Says / Which Strategy Works Best?

It’s a concise description of the differences between short-term memory, working memory and long-term memory, with teaching hints for all three.

I’ve written a lot about memory and learning, and you can see a bunch of those posts here.

August 29, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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ASCD’s Ed Leadership Is Online – Here Are My Recommendations

The newest issue of ASCD’s Educational Leadership publication is now online, and its theme is Motivation Matters.

Here are three pieces that are not behind a paywall that I would highly recommend:

Rick Wormeli has a typically great article that’s titled Motivating Young Adolescents. It includes a list of “Top 12 Demotivators” that I think should be taped to every teacher’s desk.

Motivated to Learn: A Conversation with Daniel Pink can also be found in the issue, and Dan always has important thoughts to share and that are worth hearing.

Research Says / Curiosity Is Fleeting, but Teachable is an excellent piece by Bryan Goodwin.

I’m adding Bryan’s piece to The Best Posts On Curiosity.

I’m adding the others to The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students.

May 3, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Month’s ASCD “Ed Leadership” Is Out — Here Are 3 Articles I Recommend

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Most months, I highly recommend two-to-four articles that appear online in ASCD’s “Educational Leadership,” one of the best ed journals that are out there. You can see my recommendations from previous months here.

The May issue on “Professional Learning: Reimagined” just came online.

Here are my recommendations:

Rethinking Classroom Observation by Emily Dolci Grimm, Trent Kaufman and Dave Doty is excellent. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers.

Research Says / Keep Professional Learning Groups Small, But Connected is by Bryan Goodwin (who always writes great stuff). I’m adding it to the same list.

Power Up! / Your 1:1 Program: Can You Answer These 10 Questions? is by Doug Johnson. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “One-To-One” Laptop/Tablet Programs.

April 2, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Our New ASCD Educational Leadership Article: “Teaching Argument Writing to ELLs”

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My colleague Katie Hull-Sypnieski and I wrote wrote a lengthy and, if I say so myself :) , excellent article that has just been published by ASCD Educational Leadership.

It’s titled Teaching Argument Writing to ELLs, and it discusses very practical ways to teach writing to Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced English Language Learners — especially in light of the new Common Core Standards. But I think it offers helpful advice even if you’re teaching in a country not using CCSS.

I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays and to My Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

February 5, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Three Excellent Articles From ASCD On Teacher Morale

November 3, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Month’s ASCD’s “Educational Leadership” Is Now Online — Here Are My Recommendations

Tackling Informational Text is the theme of this month’s ASCD Educational Leadership, and it’s now online.

Here are the articles there I’d particularly recommend:

One to Grow On / Invitations to Read is by Carol Ann Tomlinson. Here’s how she ends it:

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You Want Me to Read What?! is by Timothy Shanahan.

Points of Entry is a typically excellent piece by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher.

I’m adding these articles to The Most Useful Resources For Implementing Common Core.

September 4, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Issue Of ASCD Educational Leadership Is Out – Here Are Some Articles Worth Reading

ASCD has just published the September issue of their periodical, Educational Leadership. Its theme is “Resilience and Learning.”

Here are some highlights:

The Significance of Grit: A Conversation with Angela Lee Duckworth doesn’t really have anything new to people familiar with Duckworth’s work, but it does provide a good overview. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit.”

Research Says / Grit Plus Talent Equals Student Success by Bryan Goodwin and Kirsten Miller is good. I’m adding it to the same list.

Havens of Resilience by Nan Henderson is a good piece.

I also like a piece on Research on Resilience.

Art and Science of Teaching / Cognitive Verbs and the Common Core by Robert Marzano is not connected to resilience, but it’s a useful piece. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

May 3, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Good New Issue Of ASCD’s “Educational Leadership”: “The Faces Of Poverty”

ASCD has just placed their new issue of Educational Leadership online. It’s theme is “Faces Of Poverty.” Here are the articles that I think are particularly useful and are not behind a paywall:

The Widening Income Achievement Gap is by Sean Reardon (you might remember that he wrote an excellent column in The New York Times last week on a similar topic). His EL piece provides some great data tracing the gap’s history, though I think he misses some important points in his suggested solutions. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Achievement Gap”


How Poverty Affects Classroom Engagement
is by Eric Jensen. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On Student Engagement.

Research Says / Teaching Self-Regulation Has Long-Term Benefits is by Bryan Goodwin and Kirsten Miller.

Art and Science of Teaching / Targets, Objectives, Standards: How Do They Fit? is by Robert Marzano.