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Larry Ferlazzo's Monthly Website Newsletter -- February, 2016

January’s “The Best” Lists – There Are Now 1,531 Of Them!

Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,531 of them categorized here):

The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners

The Best Resources On The Recent “Discovery” Of A Possible Ninth Planet

The Best Resources For Learning About The Flint Water Fiasco

Part 2 – Best Resources For Learning About Flint Water Crisis

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About Plato’s Allegory Of The Cave

The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of Prior Knowledge (& How To Activate It)

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2015 – Part Two

My Favorite Posts In 2015 — Part Two

My Twelve Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2015

The Best Education “Year-In-Review” Round-Ups For 2015

January’s Updated “Best” Lists

I am constantly adding new resources to my over 1,500 categorized “Best Lists.

I also regularly “cull” through the lists to weed-out dead links, but haven’t been very systematic about doing that task.

So, this month I’ve started to go through them and highlight the ones that I’ve gotten around to completely cleaning-up and revising.

Here are a list of them from this month:

The Best Sites For Learning About The Holocaust

The Best Sites To Learn About Australia

The Best Sites For Learning About Nuclear Weapons

The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn About The Super Bowl

The Best Resources On Japanese Internment In World War II

The Best Resources For Chinese New Year

The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English

The Best Websites For Beginning Older Readers

The Best Websites To Teach & Learn About African-American History

The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging

The Best Sites That Show Statistics By Reducing The World & The U.S. To 100 People

The Best Resources For Groundhog Day

The Best Images Of Weird, Cool & Neat-Looking Buildings (& Ways To Design Your Own)

The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online

The Best Art Websites For Learning English

The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations

The Best Tools For Creating Fake “Stuff” For Learning

January’s Top 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). There are a lot of them this month:

New Study Suggests That Teacher Observations Should Focus More On Teacher Inputs, Less On Student Outcomes

New ELL History “What If?” Projects

“Seeing Families as ‘Co-Creators’ of our Schools”

“Ask A REL” Archives Are Some Of The Most Accessible Education Research Sites Around…

“KnowMe” Has Immediately Become The Most Useful iPhone App In My Classroom

Supreme Court Agrees To Rule On Obama Immigration Executive Order – Big Implications For The Classroom

Very Interesting Interview With Motivation Researcher

The Latest Videos From Our Sister Class Geography Project — This Time, From Greece!

“Manage Classrooms Through ‘Positive Relationships’”

Simple Exploration Project With ELL History Class

A Simple Writing Prompt To Accompany Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Essay, “The Purpose Of Education”

“Annotation Studio” Looks Like A Nice Tool For Online…Annotation

Interesting Study On Teaching Vocabulary

Here’s A Nice Lesson I Did On Ethics In My Theory Of Knowledge Class

“‘Reading Nonfiction': An Interview With Kylene Beers & Robert Probst”

Statistic Of The Day: Immigrants More “Law-Abiding” Than Natives

Quote Of The Day (& How I’m Using It In Class): “the winner is the person who keeps asking questions”

New Study Finds Big Results From Ethnic Studies Classes

Google & British Museum Create “Museum Of The World”

Here’s A New Phonics Activity I Did Today

My Latest NY Times Student Interactive Is On Martin Luther King, Jr.

Another Study Points To The Importance Of Students Writing For An Authentic Audience

Killing Baby Hitler & Student “What If?” Projects

Michael Jordan Story On Goal-Setting

Studies Find No Surprise: Kindness Matters

“Colleges of Ed Can Make ‘Lifetime Commitments’ to Working Teachers”

The Importance Of Having Many Tools: “If Your Only Tool Is A Hammer, Then Everything Looks Like A Nail”

Useful TED-Ed Lesson On “The Danger of a Single Story”

New York Public Library Makes 180,000 Images Available In Public Domain

Top-Notch English Site, USA Learns, Unveils Rebuilt Version

Great Letter From Feds On Importance Of Welcoming Muslim Students – Ironic That It Comes Same Day As ICE Raids Begin

“Teaching ELLs That ‘Science is a Verb’”

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs Is On New Year’s Resolutions

Newsela Now Provides Spanish Translations With Leveled Text

Our Book On Teaching Common Core To ELLs Will Be Published In Two Months – Here’s Simple Table Of Contents

Quote Of The Day: Gratitude Isn’t Enough

“Teaching Science to English Language Learners”

Useful Writing Scaffold For A Classroom Wall

If You Ever Have A Bad Day, Here’s Some Good Advice On How To Turn It Around

“WordsEye” Is A New Cool Tool That Could Be A BIG Help With Language-Learning

NEW “Fillable” PDF Forms For IB Theory Of Knowledge Presentations

Statistic Of The Day: How Much Do Teachers Spend Out Of Their Own Pockets For Supplies?

Is “Learning Agility” A Useful Concept Or Just Another Buzzword?

This Is Great – National Writing Project & KQED Announce “Letters to the Next President 2.0″

“Increasing Motivation Through Students Setting Goals” Is My New British Council Post

Harvard Business Review Publishes Excellent Classroom Management Formula

No Big Surprise: Having A “Sense Of Purpose” In Life Enhances Self-Control

Statistic Of The Day: Documenting Progress Towards Goals & Making It Public Helps To Achieve Them

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