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 reviewing old favorites, too.

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):

THREE CHALLENGES I’M FACING IN MY ELL NEWCOMERS CLASS & HOW I’M RESPONDING TO THEM

STUDENT EXAMPLES OF “EXPLAIN IT TO ME LIKE I’M FIVE” PROJECTS

VIDEO: THE ONE SUPER BOWL AD – SO FAR – USEFUL IN ELL CLASSES

MY FOUR “GO-TO” TEACHER TIPS

INVITE STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PROJECT TO COLLECT COVID STORIES

PADLET UNVEILS COOL NEW AI-POWERED “MAGIC PADLET” FEATURE FOR TEACHERS

“BLUESKY” OPENS UP TO EVERYONE – & THE EDUCATION SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD BECOMES EVEN MORE FRACTURED

I CREATED ANOTHER CHATBOT FOR ELL TEACHERS & IT SEEMS TO BE RELATIVELY DECENT?

“WHAT’S THAT LESSON GOT TO DO WITH ME? HOW TO HELP STUDENTS SEE THE RELEVANCE”

A FORGOTTEN (BY ME!) GEM THAT HAS BEEN REDISCOVERED (BY ME & MY STUDENTS): ESL VIDEO

“STORIES BY ANGRIS” IS THE EASIEST TOOL OUT THERE FOR CREATING “CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN ADVENTURE” STORIES

LISTEN TO AN INTERVIEW WITH…ME, ABOUT MY LATEST BOOK ON STUDENT MOTIVATION

IT’S THE SEVENTEEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THIS BLOG!

RESEARCH REDUX: THE PRESENCE OF IMMIGRANT STUDENTS HELPS EVERYBODY

GOOGLE’S AI TOOL, BARD, NOW HAS TEXT-TO-IMAGE CAPABILITY

I’M TRYING OUT WHAT IS PROBABLY MY TENTH (AT LEAST!) DIFFERENT ATTEMPT AT A STUDENT GOAL-SETTING STRATEGY – WISH US LUCK!

USING (OR, TRYING TO USE) GOOGLE’S GEMINI TO GENERATE “SPOT THE DIFFERENCE” IMAGES

ANOTHER STUDY FINDS THAT HANDWRITING BEATS TYPING WHEN IT COMES TO LEARNING

“TEACHERS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE LESSONS FOR ELL NEWCOMERS”

“TEACHING ADVICE IN 6 WORDS, MORE OR LESS”

“DO I REALLY HAVE TO GO TO SUMMER SCHOOL? HOW TO GET STUDENTS TO CHANGE THEIR MINDS”

“STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH CELLPHONES IN THE CLASSROOM”

“HOW TO TURN STUDENTS INTO WRITERS. 4 TEACHERS SHARE HOW THEY DO IT”