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April 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Excellent & Practical List Of Question-Asking Strategies

Grant Wiggins shared on Twitter an exceptional older post by UK educator/blogger Alex Quigley. It’s titled Questioning – Top Ten Strategies and, as you’ll see, it has to be one of the best and most practical list of recommendations out there. I suspect that many educators, including me, are going to be referring to it often.

Interestingly enough, I had just started following that blog, called Hunting English, a couple of weeks ago. However, since that particular post was written in 2012, it’s unlikely I would have found it if Grant hadn’t sent his tweet.

I think it speaks to the fact that there are so many gems out there that have been written in the past by educator/bloggers, but that many of us may never see them.

Off and on, I have tried to re-post links to past pieces I think are exceptionally useful in a series called A Look Back. But I haven’t done it often.

I am now going to try to be a little more consistent about highlighting those past posts, and I think that we would all benefit if more education bloggers did the same.

I’m adding Alex’s post to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

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April 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: Animated Time Lapse Of New York City’s Skyline

This is how an article in The New York Times begins:

An imposingly realistic vision of the old 1 World Trade Center, the ultimately doomed north tower, will begin appearing next month in a most unlikely place: the five special elevators servicing the observatory atop the new 1 World Trade Center.

From the moment the doors close until they reopen 47 seconds later on the 102nd floor, a seemingly three-dimensional time-lapse panorama will unfold on three walls of the elevator cabs, as if one were witnessing 515 years of history unfolding at the tip of Manhattan Island.

I’ve embedded the video below, and I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About New York City.

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April 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Cinco de Mayo Is Coming Up – Here Are Related Resources

Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, commemorates the defeat of the French by the Mexican Army in 1862. It’s a holiday in some parts of Mexico, and is celebrated by Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans in the United States.

You might be interested in The Best Sites For Teaching & Learning About Cinco de Mayo.

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April 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2014 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

Strengthening Connections in a Brain-Friendly Classroom is from ASCD. It’s a short and sweet article with good, practical suggestions.

8 HABITS OF CURIOUS PEOPLE is from Fast Company, and could be a very accessible article for students to read. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Curiosity.

12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Classroom Management.

Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students is also from Edutopia. I’m adding it to the same list.

Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Metacognition.

3 WAYS TO TRAIN YOURSELF TO BE MORE CREATIVE is by Art Markman, and could be a useful article for students to read. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice On Helping Students Strengthen & Develop Their Creativity.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice:

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April 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: Let Students Choose Their Own Books To Read Over The Summer

A new study concludes that providing a choice of books for students to read over the summer reduces the summer slide.

This is not surprise, since a number of previous studies have reached the same conclusion — student choice makes all the difference. You can find links to that previous research at The Best Resources On The “Summer Slide.”

Here’s an excerpt from a report on this most recent research:

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April 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Believe It Or Not, Today Is World Penguin Day – Here Are Related Resources

Here’s some info on World Penguin Day:

Today is World Penguin Day, which aims to raise awareness for the importance of conserving penguins’ natural habitats.

The day coincides with the Adelié penguins’ return to Antarctica after months spent at sea – the area is home to 10,000 species, including Adelié and emperor penguins, but is under threat from human interference.

You might be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About Penguins.

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April 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Ways To Teach Common Core Math To ELLs”

Ways To Teach Common Core Math To ELLs is the title of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, educators Bill Zahner, Ben Spielberg, Gladis Kersaint, Denisse R. Thompson, Maria Montelvo-Balbed, and Denise Huddlestun share their suggestions for how teachers can best handle the challenge of teaching Common Core Math to English Language Learners.

Here are some excerpts:

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I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners.

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