Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

November 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“‘The Newcomers’: An Interview with Helen Thorpe”

‘The Newcomers’: An Interview with Helen Thorpe is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Helen Thorpe agreed to answer a few questions about her new book, “The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope In an American Classroom.”

Here are some excerpts:

November 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video From “The Good Place” About The Trolley Problem

The television series “The Good Place” recently featured an episode titled “The Trolley Problem.”

Yes, it was about that Trolley Problem.

Here’s a clip from the beginning of the show, followed by the entire episode. I’m adding it to The Best Videos About The Famous “Trolley Problem”.

I’ll be showing parts of it to my TOK class when we learn about ethics after the first of the year.

November 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Videos For Learning & Teaching About Net Neutrality

The Trump Administration is poised to make dramatic challenges in regulation – or deregulation – of the Internet in the coming weeks.

Here are a few resources to help understand the concept of “net neutrality.”

You might also be interested in The Best Sites To Learn About The Internet and The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology.

I’ll start off with a non-video resource: Net Neutrality Repeal: What Could Happen and How It Could Affect You is from The New York Times.

November 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Favorite Posts In November

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:

Researchers Find That African-American Students Punished More Severely Than Whites For Same Behavior

“The Newcomers” Looks Like An Incredible Book – How Could I Have Not Known This Was Coming Out?!

“Ways to use Questions Effectively in the Classroom”

My New BAM! Radio Show Explores What Policy Makers Don’t Understand About Education

Quote Of The Day: Pronounce Students’ Names Correctly!

Make An Amazing Number Of Different Learning Games With “GameBuilder”

Very Useful Article On Resilience

StoryCorps Unveils Searchable Archive Of 400,000 Interviews

LyricsGaps Gets Even Better – Now ALL Existing Songs Can Be Assigned & Student Progress Monitored

Video: Grammar & The Search For Knowledge

“Reading Through History” Looks Like An Excellent YouTube Channel For…History Classes

Four New Additions To Best Sites For English Language Learners

This Is The Advice I Try To Follow Every Time I Have A Conflict With A Student Or Someone Else

“‘Strong Structures’ are Needed for Effective Classroom Discussions”

Excellent New Online Activities To Prep For Citizenship Test Unveiled

More Studies Finding That If Educators Are Good At Raising Test Scores, They Might Be Missing The Boat With Other Skills

One Of My Favorite – & Easiest – ELL Activities To Practice Speaking (Links & Recordings Included)

Video: “I’m Always Early” (& How I’m Using It In Class)

Using SEL to Challenge ‘Systems of Oppression’”

Three Specific Actions I’m Taking This Year To Support Student Academic & SEL Development

Wisdom From Nobel-Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman On Creating Change

 

November 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Most Popular Posts Of The Month

As regular readers know, at the end of each week I share the five most popular posts from the previous seven days.

I thought people might find it interesting to see a list of the ten most popular posts from the previous thirty days.

You might also be interested in The Twenty Most Popular Posts From This Blog In 2017Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts? (Part One) and Part Two: Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

Here are this month’s most popular posts:

  1. TOK Essay Prompts For May, 2018 Just Released – Here They Are, Along With Supporting Resources 
  2. The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games 
  3. A Simple & Effective Classroom Lesson On Gratitude 
  4. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them) 
  5. The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels” 
  6. The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures 
  7. The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”) 
  8. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom 
  9. More Studies Finding That If Educators Are Good At Raising Test Scores, They Might Be Missing The Boat With Other Skills

  10. The 50 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017

November 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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November’s “Best” Lists – There Are Now 1,807 Of Them

 

Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,807 of them categorized here):

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – Part Two

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Food

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Home

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Christmas

The Best Resources For Learning What Caused The Civil War

The Best Resources For Learning About Martin Luther On The 500th Anniversary Of The “95 Theses”

The Best Teaching Resources For The Movie, “Coco”

The Best Collections Of Instructional Strategies

The Best Ways To Talk With Someone Who Disagrees With You

My “All-Time” Favorite BAM! Radio Episodes

The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2017 – Part Two

The Best Interactive “Copy-Edit This!” Grammar Quizzes In The New York Times

New & Updated: Recommendations For Who To Follow On Twitter In 2018

A Very Beginning List Of “Best” Videos Using Emotion To Manipulate – Please Suggest More

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2017 – Part Two

My Nine Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2017 – Part Two

The Best Resources For Learning About “Nudges” In Schools

My Favorite Posts In 2017 – Part Two

 

November 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists:

Michelle Obama Just Explained How to Be Successful in 6 Short Words is from Inc (“Focus on what you can control.”). I’m adding it to Best Posts On Students Setting Goals.

Want to change a behavior? Realize that others are changing, Stanford research suggests is from SCOPE.

Peers Guide 9th Graders Through ‘Make-or-Break’ Year is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Helping Students Teach Their Classmates — Help Me Find More.

I’m adding the first tweet to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures:

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