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”