Every year I identify my personal favorite posts, and it’s time for my end-of-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!

I’ve also been highlighting some of the “best-of-the-best” in the “A Look Back” series.

I’m adding this post to All My 2016 “Best” Lists In One Place.

Here are My Favorite Posts In 2016 — Part Two:

Video: Big Bang Theory Shows (Sort Of) How Close Reading Is Supposed To Work

Ways A Mainstream Teacher Can Support An ELL Newcomer In Class

Remembering “Breaking The Plane” Solved My Classroom Problems This Week

No, Most Educators Are Not “Fueling Student Anxieties” – Trump Is Handling That On His Own

Wash. Post Publishes Letters From My Students To Trump (ELL Sentence Frames Included)

My Latest British Council Post Is On “Critical Thinking”

The Last Two World Series Champions Emphasized Social Emotional Learning Skills

My New British Council Post is On Student Strategies for self assessment

Two New Useful Resources On Teaching Writing – And An Old One

Here Are The Instructions I Give Mentors To Our ELLs – Help Me Make Them Better

What My Students Say About Teachers Mispronouncing Their Names

“Dollar Street” Is Clearly One Of The Best Online Educational Resources Of The Year

The Elephant In The Room In The Talent vs. Practice Debate

Round Two: How Much “Content” Knowledge Do You Really Need To Be An Effective Teacher?

A Report On EdSource Symposium On California Ed, Including What I Said About State Assessments

Here Are Downloadable Scaffolded Instructions For Students To Create A “3/2/1” Poster

The New Study Headlined “Group Work Harms Memory” Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

Important New Study Looks At Assets, Not Deficits, Of Teen “Defiance”

Every Teacher Who Has An ELL In Their Class Should Watch This “Immersion” Film

Video: “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop Intrinsic Motivation to Write”

“Zooniverse” Is One Of The Coolest Ed Sites On The Web – I Can’t Believe I’m Just Hearing About It!

Important Analysis Of Schools With Fewer Suspensions Makes Important Points, As Well As Highlighting Gaps

New Study Shows Intervention Has Big Impact On “Achievement Gap” – Also Shows Shortcomings Of Ed Research

Deliberate Practice, The Olympics & Red Herrings

New Study Says Teacher-Student Relationship In Fifth Grade Sets Stage For Future Behavior

Here’s A Narrated Version Of My Slide Deck On SEL & The Common Core

Wow – “My Simple Show” Is An Extraordinary Tool For Creating Free Video “Explainers”

The Endless Loop Of Negative Attention

KQED Interviews Me About Saul Alinsky & His Connection To Teaching

Opportunities & Dangers Of Big New Growth Mindset Study

The Physical & Psychological Impacts Of Racism

“Finding Dory,” Growth Mindset & Grit

The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits

The Best Data On How Much Money Teachers Pay Out Of Their Own Pocket – What Do You Spend?

The Best Resources For Learning About “Learning Strategies”

The Best Professional Development Resources On Writing Instruction

I was honored to be interviewed by Vicki Davis on “How Skilled Teachers Cultivate Self-Motivated Students.” It’s a quick eleven-minute show….

Remembering “Breaking The Plane” Solved My Classroom Problems This Week