Every year I identify my personal favorite posts, and it’s time for my mid-year selection.
You can see my choices for each of the past eight years here.
Here are My Favorite Posts In 2015 — So Far:
Here are some of my favorite “The Best…” lists from this year (by the way, the total lists I’ve published reached 1,450 this year):
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2015 – So Far
All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions
The Best Movie/TV Scenes Demonstrating Metacognition – Help Me Find More
The Best & Most Useful Free Student Hand-Outs Available Online – Help Me Find More
The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!
The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching
I also wrote quite a few posts for The New York Times on teaching English Language Learners (you can see them all here) that I think are quite useful. By the way, I’ll be writing for a fourth year starting in September and, insanely, I will be going back to doing it weekly instead of monthly.
I had several articles published elsewhere, including some excerpts from my latest book on student motivation that were surprisingly popular:
- Help Your Students Get Into the Learning Flow
- What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing
- Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation
- Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves
- The real stuff of schooling: How to teach students to apply knowledge
- Why Viewing Classroom Management as a Mystery Can Be a Good Thing
- Teachers: What we want everyone to know about working in our high-needs school
And here are a few other posts from this blog that I thought were particularly useful:
Jigsaw Puzzles As A Language-Learning Activity
“Cash” For Good Student Behavior – Without An Exit Strategy – Is Not The Best Classroom Management System
Here’s My Chapter On Elements Of A Successful Lesson, Along With Student Hand-Outs THEY Use To Teach
All Student Hand-Outs From My New Student Motivation Book Now Online For Free
No, The “Cone Of Experience” Is Not “Research-Based” & Yes, Some People Debunking It Have Way Too Much Time On Their Hands
Last, but not least, I think this relatively short video of me talking about student motivation is one educators might find helpful:
Dynamite material! Thank you for sharing!