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). There are a lot of them this month:
“How To Use Data – & How Not To Use It – In Schools”
Two New Useful Writing Resources
Statistic Of The Day: Explicit Teaching Of Grammar Is Not A Winner – What Do You Think Is?
New “Open eBooks” App Unveiled By White House Looks Like A HUGE Benefit To Students & Schools
Google Docs Expands Voice-Typing Ability Expanding Language-Learning Possibilities
New Study Finds That Most Kids Don’t Think Collective Punishment Is Fair – Here’s What I Do Instead
“Changing Your Mind” Is Title Of My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs
“Human” Is Impressive Video Series Of Personal Stories From Around The World
“Photos For Class” Is My Favorite Site For Finding Images
Student Instructions For How They Can Create A Cloze (Gap-Fill)
Nice YouTube Channel For University Of California Science Animations
I Did A Presentation Today On The Concept Attainment Instructional Strategy – Here Are My Materials
Another Study Shows Limitations Of Standardized Tests For Teacher Evaluations
New Study Documents The Power Of Teacher Collaboration
Video: “Better Call Saul” Scene Illustrates The Limitations Of Grit
How My Students Evaluated Me This Semester
Justice Scalia’s Death – Resources For Teaching About It & Analyses Of What It Means For Ed
“Principals Must Support Teachers in ‘Quest of Continuous Improvement’”
Study: Learning About Failures Of Famous Scientists Improves Student Achievement
This Student Presentation Is An Example Of Why The “KnowMe” App Is Perfect For ELL Teachers
Great New Yorker Essay On Teachers
NY Times Video Of Success Academy Charter School: “Rip & Redo”
A Useful Lesson When Teaching Problem/Solution Essays – & Other Topics
“Drawing Out” Book Is Excellent For ELL Beginner Homework
Here’s An Example Of How I Scaffold A Short Writing Prompt
Here’s What My Students Think Of A Growth Mindset
My Latest NY Times Student Interactive Is On Chinese New Year
Video: “Close Reading” A Super Bowl Commercial
Study: Do Tests On Computers Assess Academic or Technological Abilities?
Teachers Can Get A Free DVD Of “He Named Me Malala”
“How to Practice Restorative Justice in Schools”
I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan
Videos & Lesson On Rube Goldberg Machines From Our School’s Physics Teacher
New Issue Of “ASCD Educational Leadership” Is A Must-Read On ELLs
Teachers Might Find My “Concept Attainment – Plus” Instructional Strategy Useful
Three Good Speaking/Writing Prompts – Along With Video Models
Sacramento Bee Story On Teacher Shortage Features Our School’s Student Teacher Support Program
Ted Cruz Provides Example Of Applying Good Research In Destructive Way – Maybe He Learned It From Ed Policy?
My Latest NY Times Student Interactive For ELLs Is About Valentine’s Day
Ninth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?
Really Impressive Interactive Traces The World’s Population Over The Last 2,000 Years
“Building Relationships With Families of ELLs”
Reading Rainbow Unveils New Classroom Site Today
Here’s The Writing Prompt I Used With My Intermediate ELLs Today