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

June’s “The Best…” Lists — There Are Now 924 Of Them

Here’s my monthly round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 924 of them categorized here):

The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development

The Best Sites For Learning About The Colorado Wildfires

The Best Resources For Learning About The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

The Best Resources For Learning About The European Financial Crisis

The Best Resources For The World Day Against Child Labor

The Best Resources To See Connections (or Disconnections) In The World Before & After The Internet

The Best Resources On The Obama Administration’s Plan To Partially Implement The DREAM Act

The Best Sites For Learning About Voyager 1 & Its Departure From Our Solar System

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Venus Transit”

The Best Resources On The Importance Of Knowing What You Don’t Know

The Best Resources For Learning About Parent Fundraising & Equity Issues

My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2012 (So Far)

The Best Resources On “Race To The Top”

The Best Posts On The Weirdest School Reform Story Of The Year (So Far, At Least)

The Best Resources For Applying “Fed Ex Days” To Schools

The Best Resources On Bringing Students To Nature (& Nature To Students)

The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate


June’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):

No, The Dancing Guy Does Not Teach The Best Leadership Lessons

Part Two Of “Can’t Economists Stay Away From Schools?” — My Worst Fears Realized

Video Of Yong Zhao’s Keynote Speech At ISTE

Variations On “The Benjamin Franklin Effect”

“First Year Highlights: Helping Our Students Become Better Readers”

Guest Post: Here’s What Was Missing From The Wall Street Journal’s Column On Teacher Evaluation

Wow, MarQueed Could Be One Of The Best New Web 2.0 Tools Of The Year

Collaborate On An Essay With Nietzsche, Poe, & All Your Favorite Dead Writers

Being Reminded Of The Consequences Of Losing Self-Control Doesn’t Help; Asking About Goals Does

What Are The Best Sites For Smartboard Resources (& For Other IWB’s)?

“21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity”

Can’t Economists Stay Away From Schools? Don’t They Have Enough Other Things To Do?

“ImageSpike” Seems — Almost — Just Like “Thinglink”

This Sure Is One Impressive Interactive Infographic On The Civil War

Teachers’ Union Unveils Site To Share Lessons

“First Year Highlights: Student Motivation”

Yet Another Reason Why We Need To Be Positive With Our Students

“BeeClip.Edu” Looks Great

Subject Matter Knowledge Versus Pedagogy?

On The Importance Of Being Positive In Class

“Stories are about 22 times more memorable than facts alone”

How Students Evaluated Me This Year

“Check This” Is Another Super-Easy Way To Create A Webpage

This Is Really An Extraordinary Video…

An Even MORE Useful Infographic On “Smart Teaching”

“Response: Several Ways We Can Help Students Develop Their Creativity”

“‘What Money Can’t Buy’ and What it Shouldn’t Buy”

“Test Scores vs. Entrepreneurship”

“Did You Ever Grow Anything In The Garden Of Your Mind?” — Great PBS Remix Of Mister Rogers

This Post By John Thompson On Gates Is Candidate For Best Ed Policy Commentary Of The Year

“What If?” Slideshows From My English Language Learner Students

Qwiki Is Back! (Though It Never Really Went Away)

“Part Two Of Several Ways We Can Help Students Develop Good Habits”

“Tank Man of Tiananmen”

“You Cannot Make A Plant Grow — You Can Provide The Conditions For Growth”

U.S. Department Of Education Tries To Put Lipstick On A Pig

“You’re Never Going To Keep Me Down”

Excellent Commencement Address On Failure By Atul Gawande

More Evidence Reinforcing The Importance Of Connecting To Student Prior Knowledge

“” Lets You Easily Record a Thirty Second Message

A Very Good Article On Metacognition

Here’s Another “Wow!” Site From Google — The “World Wonders Project”

Part Two Of “How I’m Helping My Students Try To Avoid The “Summer Slide””

How I’m Helping My Students Try To Avoid The “Summer Slide”

“Several Ways To Connect With Disengaged Students”

Free Resources From All My Books

“Film Story” Is A Very Impressive Site


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