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Larry Ferlazzo's Monthly Website Newsletter -- June, 2012

May’s “The Best…” Lists — There Are Now 907 Of Them

Here’s my monthly round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 907 of them categorized here):

The Best Resources For Learning About May Day

The Best Images Of The Ring Of Fire Eclipse

The Best Nature Photographs Of The Year

The Best Web Tools That Show You Objects To Scale

The Best Sites For Learning About The Golden Gate Bridge

The Best Resources For Learning About The Maya

The Best Sources Of Advice On Helping Students Strengthen & Develop Their Creativity

The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More

The Best Tools For Creating Clozes (Gap-Fills)

The Best Posts Questioning If Direct Instruction Is “Clearly Superior”

The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons

My Best Posts On Metacognition

The Best Tools For Displaying Instagram Photos On The Web

The Best Sites For Learning To Write A Story

The Best Writing Advice From Famous Authors


May’s Best Posts

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 my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

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):

How NOT To Prepare A Student For A Standardized Test

Wow! Voice Of America Dramatically Redesigns & Expands Its Learning English Features

Very Helpful Research On Using Photos & Videos In Lessons

Smithsonian Unveils Best Site Out There To Prepare For Citizenship Exam

A Great Example Demonstrating The Pitfalls Of Extrinsic Rewards

Surprising — At Least To Me — NY Times Interview With Bill Gates On Education

Part Two Of “Factors Behind The Success Of Ontario’s Schools”

“Factors Behind The Success Of Ontario’s Schools — Part One”

This Post By Larry Cuban Is A Candidate For The Best Education Policy Commentary Of The Year

Washington Post Ranks Our High School Among Top Ten Percent In U.S.

This Is So Cool! Google Maps For The Ancient Roman World

Texting Becomes New Marshmallow Test

“Fostering Relationships in the Classroom”

“Helping Long-Term ELL’s & Evaluating ELL Teachers Fairly”

Grant Wiggins’ Critique Of Value-Added Measurement To Assess Teachers

Share Your Ideas On How You Have Involved Parents In Classroom Lessons

“Self-Persuasion” — A Good Addition To Lessons On Self-Control & Blame

Finding Google Images For “Reuse”

“The Darn Thing’s Not Working”

Using A Lesson On Cognitive Dissonance To Help Students Learn To Take Responsibility

“Several Classroom Management Ideas For Younger Students”

Hot Off The Press! The Best Piece Yet Published On Teacher Evaluation

How Reading Strategies Can Increase Student Engagement

“” Is Clearly The Easiest Tool For Creating Infographics

This Is A Great Passage For Learning How To Make Change

Here’s The Cover Of My Upcoming Book (Along With Excerpts)

“Assessment & Reflection With ELLs—And All Students”

What Are The Right Things To Measure?

My Final Post In A Three-Part Series On Teaching Social Studies

What Are You Going To Do Differently Next Year?

The 28th Edition Of The ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival Is Up!

“Evaluate Me, Please”


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