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 nine years here.
And you can also see a list of my My All-Time Favorite Posts!
Here are My Favorite Posts In 2016 — So Far:
Here are some of my favorite “The Best…” lists from this year (by the way, the total lists I’ve published reached 1,580 this year):
The Best Teaching/Learning Resources On The Musical, “Hamilton”
The Best Resources On Student Agency & How To Encourage It
The Best Ways To Use Stephen Curry & The Warriors For Teaching Social Emotional Learning Skills
The Best “Fair Isn’t Equal” Visualizations
The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!
I had several articles published elsewhere, including some excerpts from my latest book on the Common Core and English Language Learners:
- Eight education predictions (and some wishful thinking) for 2016 — a teacher’s list
- Common Core Writing and ELLs
- Collaborative Writing, Common Core, and ELLs
- Peer Review, Common Core, and ELLs
- How to Cultivate Student Agency in English Language Learners
- Ideas for “Close Reading” with ELL Students
- Helping English-Learners Meet the Common-Core’s Speaking and Listening Standards
- Chat Stations, Predictions, and ‘Wingmen’: More Speaking and Listening Activities for ELLs
- Teacher: What happened when my students’ behavior took a ‘major turn for the worse’
- Strategies for teaching the Common Core — no matter what you think about the standards
And here are a few other posts from this blog that I thought were particularly useful:
Download All Lesson Plans & Student Hand-Outs From Our ELLs & Common Core Book – For Free!
President Obama Provides Great Analysis Of Key Community Organizing Adage: Do You Want To Be Right, Or Effective?
An Interview With…Me, About Teaching ELLs
Using The “Green Eggs and Ham hypothesis” To Help Students Develop Creativity
Here’s How My Students Taught Their Classmates A Social Studies Unit – Handouts Included
We Did A Great ‘Growth Mindset’ Lesson With Our ELLs This Week – Here’s The Lesson Plan
“Ofrecer autonomía es clave para desarrollar la motivación”
New Study Reviews 25 Years Of Research Into What Helps Students Graduate – Here’s What They Found
Zootopia Movies Highlights Importance Of Grit, But Also Its Limitations
A Community Organizer’s Definition Of Leadership – How Can It Be Applied To Education? (Part One)
I Did A Presentation Today On The Concept Attainment Instructional Strategy – Here Are My Materials
I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan
Teachers Might Find My “Concept Attainment – Plus” Instructional Strategy Useful
Lastly, The Sacramento Bee asked me to give ninety-seconds of tips for new teachers. Here’s the video: