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

“‘Successful Schools Solicit’ Family Engagement”