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 ten 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 Mid-Year 2017 “Best” Lists In One Place.

Here are My Favorite Posts In 2016 — Part Two:


Two New & Very Useful Writing Frames For Teachers & Students

“Four ways to encourage speaking in the ELL classroom” Is My New British Council Post

I Talk About My Biggest Teaching Mistake In This Radio Interview

Here’s A Plan For An Oral Skills Class Next Year – Please Help Make It Better!

Amazing Bruce Springsteen Video On The Importance Of Practice

Guest Post: What ELLs Taught Our School In A Week-Long Empathy Project

New Animated Video I’ve Done With Ed Week: “What Is ‘Transfer of Learning’ and How Does It Help Students?”

Guest Post From Lorin W. Anderson, Co-Author Of The Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

“Knowledge” & Bloom’s Pyramid

Google’s Brand New “AutoDraw” Is Likely To Become A Favorite Place For Those Of Us Who Are Artistically-Challenged

Everything You Wanted To Know About How We’re Using Virtual Reality With ELLs, But Were Afraid To Ask

Now This Is A Student Goal-Setting Strategy That May Actually Work

What ‘Scarcity’ Does To The Mind & Why Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough

Here Are Some Of The Knowledge Questions My TOK Students Are Using For Oral Presentations This Year

“Everyone Is A Teacher” Is A New Engagement Strategy I’m Using & It Seems To Be Working

Here’s My Entire ELL Beginners Seven-Week Unit On Writing A Story (Including Hand-outs & Links)

ASCD Educational Leadership Publishes My Article On Personalized Learning

We Should Be Obsessed With Racial Equity

You’ll Want To Read This Interview With Education Researcher Kirabo Jackson

“Putting Teacher Action Research Into Action” Is My New British Council Post

Here’s A Lesson – & A Template – That Intermediate ELL Students Taught Beginners

My Latest NY Times Post For ELLs Is On Teaching About “Fake News”

Video: “Adobe Spark” Is Excellent Tool For ELLs

What Does “Direct Instruction” Really Mean?

Play-Doh & IB Theory Of Knowledge: Student Hand-Out & Videos

Our School Is Not “Flush With Cash” & Our Students Are Not “Deprived Of All Knowledge”


The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On John Hattie’s Research

The Best Resources Explaining Why We Need To Support The Home Language Of ELLs

The Thirty-Seven “All-Time” Best Lists

The Best Practical Resources For Helping Teachers, Students & Families Respond To Immigration Challenges

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Fighting Islamophobia In Schools

The Best Resources On Providing Scaffolds To Students