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Larry Ferlazzo's Monthly Website Newsletter -- February, 2013

January’s “The Best…” Lists — There Are Now 1,056 Of Them

Here’s my monthly round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,056 of them categorized here):

All My Math-Related “The Best…” Lists In One Place

A Collection Of “Best…” Lists On Vocabulary Development

The Best Sites To Learning About This Month’s Fires In Australia

The Best Resources On President Obama’s Gun Control Proposals

The Best Sites For Learning About President Obama’s Second Inauguration

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On The Seattle Standardized Test Boycott

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts On Gates’ Final MET “Effective Teaching” Report

The Best Videos On Parent Engagement

The Best Resources On Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) Programs

The Best Resources On Grading Practices

The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2012

The Best Ways To Help Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Succeed

My Best Posts Of The Year — 2012

The Best Posts & Articles On The “Motivation Trumps IQ” Study

All My “Best Of 2012″ Lists In One Place!

The Best Posts On Student Cellphone Use In Class — Please Contribute More


January’s Best Posts From This Blog

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).

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):

“The Great Divide: Global income inequality and its cost” Is A Must-See Interactive

How My Theory Of Knowledge Students Evaluated Me This Semester — “We learned things that are different than normal classes”

CA Gov. Jerry Brown: “I would prefer to trust our teachers”

“U Tell Story” Looks Like A Great Storytelling Tool

Our “First Semester Reflection Questions”

“‘How on Earth Will I Implement’ Common Core for Language Arts?”

“Best Ways to Prepare Our Students for CCSS in Language Arts”

How Do We Contribute To Students Being Rude In Class?

Here’s The “Growth Mindset” Article & Prompt We’re Using As Part Of Our Semester Final

Here’s The Table Of Contents & Link To Pre-Order My Upcoming Book

Surprise, Surprise: Study Finds That Relationships Promote Perseverance & Cash Bonuses Do Not

This Is One Of The Best Articles On Giving Student Feedback That I’ve Seen…

Wow, This May Be The Best Interactive On Climate Change I’ve Seen

Short, Sweet & Effective Advice On Helping Students Motivate Themselves

IB Theory Of Knowledge Oral Presentation & Essay Resources

Do Teachers Undercut Our “Relevance” By Pointing Out Other Factors That Affect Student Achievement?

The “Best Learning Techniques” Are Useless If Students Won’t Do Them — A Critical Take On A Well Done Study

“Ways To Deal With ‘History Myths’ In The Classroom”

“8.5% of the variation in student achievement is due to teacher characteristics”

Using TED-Ed Videos

A Few Points About Education From Nate Silver’s “The Signal And The Noise” (Plus A Video)

Here Are Some Quotes From Me In Dan Pink’s New Book

What A Great Video To Show The Importance Of Modeling & Support

“From Cave Paintings to the Internet” Is Quite A Site

“” Lets You Easily Add Speech Bubbles To Photos

“Several Ways to Become Better at Teaching Math — Part Two”

“Reading Like A Historian” Is Pretty Impressive

Here Are The Web Tools My Students Are Using For Their Writing….

Intriguing Gallup Student Poll Results, But Not Something I’d Quote A Lot

A “Taxonomy For Understanding”

“Several Ways to Become Better at Teaching Math”

More Evidence Showing The Dangers Of Using High-Stakes Testing For Teacher Evaluation

“Ideas for English Language Learners | Labeling Photos, Sequencing Passages and More”

“Google Maps Streetview Player” Is Just What I’ve Been Looking For!

The New York Times Has Discovered The Perils Of Being Data-Driven — I Just Wish Arne Duncan Would, Too

“The Hundred Best Lists of All Time” Is A Wonderful….List

“The 10 Most Popular ‘Classroom Q & A Posts’ of 2012″



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