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).

You can also see my all-time favorites here.

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):

Another Excerpt From My Book: “Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves”

Practical Strategies For Student Engagement Is Topic Of My New BAM! Radio Show

Another Excerpt From My New Book: “Why Viewing Classroom Management as a Mystery Can Be Helpful”

“Teaching Literature Through ‘Choice’ & ‘Practice’”

Washington Post Publishes My Book Excerpt On Transfer Of Learning

“Literature Can Be A ‘Gateway For Understanding Everything’”

Very Useful Excerpt From New National Writing Project Book: “Family Dialogue Journals”

“Animal Translations” Are Great For ELLs

“Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation” Is My New Book Excerpt At Edutopia

Excerpt From My New Book: “What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing”

Excellent Article By Dan Willingham On Reading

Boy Oh Boy, Christmas Has Come Early For Teachers With The New StoryCorps Mobile App!

‘Every Teacher Is A Language Teacher’

Excerpt From My New Book: “Help Your Students Get Into the Learning Flow”

Lesson On Importance Of Asking Good Questions

Quote Of The Day: “Teaching Doubt” (& How I’m Going To Use It In Class)

“Teaching Strategies For ELLs In Content Classes – Part One”

Nearly 2,000 Categorized Resources For IB Theory Of Knowledge Classes

Here’s A New Strategy I’m Trying To Help Students Develop Intrinsic Motivation

Good Videos On A Growth Mindset, The Importance Of Learning From Mistakes & A Lot More

Fun Video: Using Books As A “Weapon Of Mass Instruction”

“Writing Challenge For Kids” Could Be A Nice Change-Of-Pace For Students

“Ten Principles For Vocabulary Instruction”

Google Announces Big Online Conference For Educators

Quote Of The Day: Active Learning Equals More Student Motivation

Study Finds Another Reason To Look At ELLs Through Lens Of “Assets”: They Are Likely To Be More Creative

The Value Of Students Creating Their Own Evidence

Yet Another Study Finds Constructivism Tends To Work Better Than Direct Instruction

Is “Draftback” A Cool Toy You’ll Use Once Or Potentially An Effective Tool For Teaching Writing?

“Five strategies for ELL vocabulary instruction” Is My Latest British Council Post

Statistic Of The Day: Teachers Need To Feel Like They Are Learning, Too

Great Summary Of Research On Developing Creativity

I Think This Is An Excellent Visual About Student Choice

My Newest NY Times Post For ELLs Is On “Teaching and Learning About Animals”