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. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in recognition of this blog’s tenth anniversary this past February.
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:
A Fourth Step: “I Do, We Do, You Do” and then “You Teach”
The Best Story To Come Out Of The Shutdown Is How They Used A Talking Stick
Extremely Useful Animated Video Series On Ethical Dilemmas
Guest Post: Getting Started With Flipgrid
Do You Want To Use This Survey With Your Intermediate & Advanced ELLs?
“The Best Teaching Moment was When ‘I let go’”
“Author Interview: ‘Motivated – Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In’”
Check Out The Number One Song In 3,000 Locations Around The World
Teachers Can Learn About Ed Research At The “Learning Zone”
Suggestions For Assisting Students To Develop Intrinsic Motivation To Learn
This Year’s “What If?” History Project Student Examples
Lots Of Good Tidbits On Teaching English Language Learners
Here’s How I’m Trying To Incorporate More Retrieval Practice In Class – Let Me Know How I Can Improve
“The Best Ways to use Video in Class”
PBS NewsHour Segment On Generosity & Belonging – Here’s How I’m Using It In Class
We [White] Teachers Should Look At This Research When We Feel We Don’t Show Bias In The Classroom
Lots Of Good Tidbits On Helping Students Motivate Themselves
My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On Good “Underused” Instructional Strategies
Here’s An Article & Questions We Used For A Good Faculty Discussion On Classroom Management
What Message Does It Send To Our Students When President Of U.S. Calls African Countries & Haiti “Sh-tholes”?
New Treasure Trove Of Education Research
“Dictionary Squared” Looks Like It Could Be A Useful Vocabulary Development Tool For Students
Statistic Of The Day: To The Surprise Of No Teacher, New Study Finds That Class Size Matters
Love Ed Week & The PBS NewsHour. Their Episode On Teachers Pay Teachers – Not So Much
Video: “Tim Shanahan – Prior Knowledge and Literacy”
I’m Not Sure This Big Meta-Analysis On Direct Instruction Says What Its Authors Think It Says
“We Need to ‘Slow Down’ When Teaching Writing”
Check Out The NY Times Learning Feature “What’s Going On In This Graph?”
A Look Back: All My Favorite Posts From The Past Eleven Years In One Place!
This Is Why I Make It A Priority To End Each Class & School Year On A Positive Note
Second Statistic Of The Day: Many Cartoon Villains Speak in Foreign Accents
Wash. Post Publishes My Predictions For 2018
Wow! It Looks Like iCivics Wants To Be THE One-Stop Shop For Social Studies Teachers
Great Clip From “Lady Bird” On A Growth Mindset
A Look Back: More Studies Finding That If Educators Are Good At Raising Test Scores, They Might Be Missing The Boat With Other Skills
A Look Back: My Best Ever Growth Mindset Lesson
You’ll Want To See & Read This NY Times Feature: “How the World Expresses Itself in GIFs”
“Best Practices For Teaching High School Math”