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 “Top Ten” picks 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.

Since I put out December’s list early because of the holidays, this post contains some posts from late December, too.

Here are the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month-and-a-half (not in any order of preference):

“Giving Classrooms a Purpose”

More “Fun Theory”

“Point, Quote, Connect”

Updates On Some Classroom Lessons & Research I’ve Been Doing

Update On My ELL Book

Newscred Looks Good

1 Cast For Video News

A Growth Mind-Set For Educators

“How to have more self-discipline”

How Do You Use Photos In The ELL Classroom?

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

Update On My Website For Students

How Do Students Feel About Using Computers To Help Learn English?
Newest Assessment Results From Family Literacy Project


Interview Of The Month: Jim Burke
My Thoughts On Seth Godin’s Post “Without Them”

Class Blogs

A Few Reflections On Daniel Pink’s New Book, “Drive”

Thanks, Thomas Edison, For The Light Bulb, Phonograph and…the SAT?

More On Saying “I’m Sorry” To Students
I Love This Quote From Education Secretary Arne Duncan

“Dumb Arguments for Stupid Ideas”

“How Not To Communicate With Parents”

More Research On Self-Control

If You Drop-Out Of High School, You’ll Be Less Healthy

“William And The Windmill”

I Like Sprixi

Academic Research Has Its Place, But It Also Has To Be Kept In Its Place

Intriguing Study On Self-Control
Helping Students Respond To Writing Prompts

How I Organize My Classroom Library

Students’ Personal Space

Walking In Someone Else’s Shoes