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Larry Ferlazzo's Monthly Website Newsletter -- June, 2015

May’s “The Best” Lists — There Are Now 1,430 Of Them!

Here’s my monthly round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,430 of them categorized here).  There weren’t many this month, but I’ll be making up for it in June when I post all my “mid-year” annual lists:

The Best Videos About The Famous “Trolley Problem”

In ASCD Education Leadership: Read My Choices For The Best Eleven Mobile-Learning Apps

The Best “Sound Maps” & Webcams For Teaching Geography

The Best Resources For Learning About Restorative Practices – Help Me Find More

May’s Tops 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).

You can also see my all-time favorites here.

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):

Quote Of The Day: “Do” Is Better Than “Don’t”

Here Are Forms My ELL Students Will Use To Evaluate Our Class (And Me!)

This Is The Geography “Final” For My ELL Students

“The Kind of Professional Development We Need”

My ELL English & Geography Class Blog

Study Finds That Rewards For School Attendance Make Things Worse

Update On My “Practical Example Of Trust, Self-Control & Choice In The Classroom” & What I’m Doing Next

“In My Ideal School, I Would Hire Teachers Who Believe…”

Nice Online “Summer Reading Challenge” From Curriculet

Here’s My Chapter On Elements Of A Successful Lesson, Along With Student Hand-Outs THEY Use To Teach

“Quizizz” Is A Great Game-Playing & Game-Creating Site For Classes!

I Talk About Student Motivation On “Principal Center Radio”

Educators Stay Because They ‘Tap Into Moral Dimension Of Teaching’

“TweenTribune” Provides The Same Text At Different Levels AND A Virtual Classroom – For Free!

My U.S. History Class Blog Has Now Been (Almost) Completely Updated

Here Are Forms Students Will Be Using To Evaluate The Class & Me

My Almost Complete World History Class Blog

Reading Strategies, Student Engagement, & The Question Of “Why?”

Just Added New Resources & Revamped My Theory of Knowledge Class Blog

“Breaking News Generator!” Is The Latest Tool From “ClassTools”

A Simple Game Using Academic Language

Measurement Matters….Maybe Not So Much

My TOK Essay Planning Form, Along With Great Student Model

Here Are Some Examples Of Using “Concept Attainment” In Writing Instruction

Goal-Setting Lesson Plan

Here’s A Successful Music Lesson We Did With Beginning ELLs (Hand-Outs & Student Examples Included)

The Limits To The Power Of A Growth Mindset (& The Dangers When We Don’t Recognize Them)

Quote Of The Day: It’s Not An Achievement Gap – It’s An Advantage Gap

‘Teachers Don’t Leave High-Poverty Urban Districts; They Are Exiled’

Three Useful Growth Mindset Resources

Ways To End The School Year & Prepare Students For Summer Learning Is Focus Of My Latest NY Times Post

“Reading Teacher” Now Lets You Create Free Virtual Classrooms

Nothing New In New “Top 20 Principles from Psychology for Teaching,” But Still Very Useful

New Study Shows That Teaching About “Growth Mindset” Works At Large Scale – Or Does It?

What Are The School Implications Of New Chetty Study On Geographical Mobility?

“Edueto” Has Got To Be One Of The Best Teacher & Web 2.0 Sites Of The Year

Useful Tweets On Ed Research From #rEDNY

“The Value Of ‘Small Learning Communities’”

Useful Resources For Teaching About #FreddieGray

This Looks Like A Pretty Important Stanford Report On Social Emotional Learning



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