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

August’s “The Best…” Lists — There Are Now 967 Of Them

Here’s my monthly round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 967 of them categorized here):

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2012 — So Far

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2012 — So Far

The Best English-Language News Sites With An “Ethnic” Focus — Help Me Identify More

The Best Science Sites Of 2012 — So Far

The Best Resources For Learning About Neil Armstrong

The Best Visualizations Of How People Spend Their Days

The Best Sites For Learning About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

The Best Infographics Of 2012 — So Far

The Best Video Collages Of Natural Disasters

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2012 — So Far

The Best Sites For Learning About Oscar Pistorius

The Best Sites For Learning About The War Of 1812

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2012 — So Far

The Best Multimedia Resources For Introducing Students To The Advantages Of Charts, Graphs & Infographics

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll — 2012

“The Best Posts & Articles On Parent Trigger Movie “Won’t Back Down””

The Best Funny Movie/TV Clips Of Bad Teachers

The Best Resources On Using Drama In The Classroom

The Best Education Week Posts From My First Year Blogging There…

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2012 — So Far

The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea

The Best Online Videos Showing Teachers In The Classroom

The Best Places On The Web To Find Documentaries (Non-YouTube)

The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — So Far

The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On Punctuation

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2012 — So Far

The Best Resources On GIFs — Please Contribute More

The Best Places Where Students Can Post Book Reviews For Authentic Audiences


August’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):

“What to do — and not do — for growing number of English Language Learners”

Third Week’s Twitter Discussion On “ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide”

Quotation In NY Times Pinpoints The Issue I Have With “School Reformers”

“Don’t Wait Until Christmas To Smile”

Manuscript For Sequel To “Helping Students Motivate Themselves” Is Done!

“Szoter” Will Become A Key Tool For ELL Students & Teachers

Great New Reading Site From “GCFLearnFree”

All The Figures In Our ELL Book Can Now Be Downloaded By Everybody

The Best Picture — So Far — Of What The Next Generation Of Standardized Tests Is Going To Look Like

“Dancing Guy: Why teachers should ignore his advice”

“Personalized Learning,” Race To The Top & Putting Even More Lipstick On A Pig

“Several Ways To Get The New Year Off To A Good Start — Part One”

It Would Be Hard To Find A Better One-Minute Video Than This One To Use With ELLs

What Can We Learn About Education From The World’s Tallest Tree?

The Most Popular Posts Of The Year From My Ed Week Blog

The Best Education Week Posts From My First Year Blogging There…

How Cool Is This? NASA Has A Site For Their Infographics & Lets You Create Your Own!

Our New Book On Teaching English Language Learners Is Out Three Weeks Early!

“Exit,” “Voice” & Schools

My Latest NY Times Post

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