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I have a huge backlog of resources that I’ve been planning to post about in this blog but, just because of time constraints, have not gotten around to doing. Instead of letting that backlog grow bigger, I regularly grab a few and list them here with a minimal description. It forces me to look through these older links, and help me organize them for my own use. I hope others will find them helpful, too. These are resources that I didn’t include in my “Best Tweets” feature because I had planned to post about them, or because I didn’t even get around to sending a tweet sharing them.

Here are This Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”:

Setting the Stage for Change Toward Differentiation contains a very useful chart that was developed by Carol Tomlinson and others. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction.

Career Zone California has revised their exceptional online student budget calculator. I’m adding the new link to The Best Sites For Students To Create Budgets.

Making Friends With Failure is a good piece at Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists is from “Violent Metaphors.” I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

The Misremembering of ‘I Have a Dream’ is from The Nation. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About The March On Washington.

A Kinder, Slower, More Receptive Approach to the Start of School is by Pernille Ripp. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Planning The First Days Of School.

10 Paragraphs About Lists You Need in Your Life Right Now is from The New Yorker. I’m adding it to The Bests Posts & Articles About Why We Like Lists.

Tongue-Painting Chimp Takes 1st Place in Art Contest is from Live Science. I’m adding it to The Best Examples Of “Unusual” Art.

The Maker Movement Matters is from Smart Blogs. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Maker Movement.”

National Flags Created From the Foods Each Country Is Commonly Associated With is from Visual News. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures