Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

May 22, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

“Popular 50” Lets You Watch Popular Videos From Around The World


Here’s how Popular 50 describes itself: serves as a 24/7 hub covering and curating the most viral and shareable video content across the web. It is a home for all videos of what is trending on the Internet. Choose your country, category and voilà, you have the best trending videos available on the internet. Currently, we are present in 40 countries and have 15 categories.

I’m adding it to:

The Best Tools To Help Develop Global Media Literacy

The “All-Time” Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators

May 22, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

In A Surprise To No Teacher Anywhere, New Studies Find Positive Teacher/Student Relationships Help Learning

Two studies point to the power of teacher-student relationships to boost learning is a useful article in the Hechinger Report.

In addition to the two studies mentioned in the headline, the piece also includes links to additional research with similar findings.

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources On The Importance Of Building Positive Relationships With Students.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

May 22, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

No, Secretary DeVos, Schools Cannot Choose To Call ICE On Students

U.S. Education Secretary DeVos certainly did not make many families feel safer today when she said it’s up to schools to decide if they should identify undocumented students to federal immigration authorities (see DeVos: Schools should decide whether to report undocumented kids from Politico).

The ACLU quickly made it clear that doing so would be unconstitutional.

Learn more about why this action would be unconstitutional at Public Education for Immigrant Students: Understanding Plyler v. Doe.

May 21, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

#DISRUPTTEXTS Looks Like An Exceptional Resource Where English Teachers Can Learn & Contribute

I’ve been seeing some pretty impressive tweets lately with the #DISRUPTTEXTS hashtag, and was thrilled to learn that it has a website.

Here’s how the organizers describe it:

Disrupt Texts is a crowdsourced, grass roots effort by teachers for teachers to challenge the traditional canon in order to create a more inclusive, representative, and equitable language arts curriculum that our students deserve.

Each week, join us for the #DisruptTexts slow chat on Twitter as teachers from across the country and world come together to apply a critical lens on a central text. We’ll discuss how to disrupt traditional pedagogies by suggesting alternative titles and approaches through thoughtful pairings, counter-narratives, and inclusive, diverse texts sets.

The #DisruptTexts chat and website are facilitated by Tricia EbarviaLorena GermanDr. Kim Parker, and Julia Torres.


It seems like a great idea, and the facilitators are an impressive line-up.

I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues.

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