June’s “Best” Lists – There Are Now 1,584 Of Them
Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,584 of them categorized here).
The Best Videos For Educators In 2016 – So Far
The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2016 – So Far
My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2016 – So Far
The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2016 – So Far
The Best Online Learning Games Of 2016 – So Far
The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2016 – So Far
The Best Science Sites Of 2016 – So Far
The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2016 – So Far
The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2016 – So Far
My Ten Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2016 – So Far
The Twenty Most Popular Posts In 2016 – So Far
The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – So Far
The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2016 – So Far
The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2016 – So Far
The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2016 – So Far
This Year’s Most Popular Q & A Posts!
All Mid-Year 2016 “Best” Lists In One Place
The Best Resources For Organizing & Maximizing Field Trips – Both “Real” & “Virtual”
The Best Videos About The Importance Of Practice – Help Me Find More
The Best Social Media-Created “Syllabuses” About Current Events
The Best Resources For Understanding The Every Student Succeeds Act
The Best Resources On The Importance Of Correctly Pronouncing Student Names
The Best Resources On Student Absenteeism
The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!
Muhammad Ali, R.I.P. – Useful Resources To Teach About His Life
New & Updated: Recommendations For Who To Follow On Twitter In 2016
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:
Download All Lesson Plans & Student Hand-Outs From Our ELLs & Common Core Book – For Free!
What Are Your Ideas For Incorporating the “Maker Movement” In Teaching English Language Learners?
Video: Bloom’s Taxonomy According To “Monsters Inc.”
Congressman John Lewis: “Sometimes you have to make a way out of no way”
Smithsonian Learning Labs Now Lets You Create Free Virtual Classrooms & Assignments
I Didn’t Learn Much From How Students Evaluated Me This Year, & Here’s What I’m Going To Try In The Future
Nice Review Of Our ELLs & Common Core Book
Ed Week Publishes Special Report: “Changing Practices In Writing Instruction”
Wealthiest Person In World Unveils Online Learning Platform
This Interactive Lets You Compare Different Types Of Map Projections
“Ways to Help ELLs Learn Pronunciation”
Dan Willingham Writes The Best Piece On “Grit” That I’ve Seen
Here’s My List Of “The Best Things You Can Do to Maximize the Chances of a Lesson Being Successful”
Excellent Advice From Dan Willingham On Students Listening To Music In Class
Study Says Just Taking One International Baccalaureate Class Has Powerful Impact
Atul Gawande On “A Mistrust Of Science”
“Classroom Rules – Ways to Create, Introduce & Enforce Them”
“What Makes Great Teaching” Seems Like An Excellent Report – With One Exception
You’ve Heard Of “Deeper Learning”? How About “Deeper Teaching”?
Teachers Can Try-Out New “Minecraft Education Edition” For Free This Summer
Paul Tough Puts Free Interactive Version Of His New Book Online
Study: “you want to speak to the brilliance, but you also need to speak to the struggle”
Wall St. Journal Publishes Coolest Hamilton Teaching Tool Yet
Calm Down, Everybody – Group Work & Class Discussions Can Work Just Fine
My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs Is On Reflecting About The School Year
Is “Emotional Granularity” The Next SEL Skill To Teach?
This Use Of A Venn Diagram For Poetry Is Brilliant & Hilarious
TOK Connection: “Pearls Before Swine” Does Another Version Of “Who’s On First?”
My Summer Reading List So Far – Light On Ed, Heavy On Bubblegum For The Brain. What’s On Yours?
“Making Grading Practices ‘Specific, Constructive & Timely’”
As More Schools Use VAM To Evaluate Teachers, Businesses Go In Opposite Direction
My Next Three Big Writing Projects
Hopeful Study On Academic Success, But I Have A Question
“Roots” Visualization Of Atlantic Slave Trade
“FoxType” Looks Like A Very Versatile Writing Site
‘Children Need Both Paper Books & Digital Texts’
How My University Students Evaluated Me Spring Semester
Here’s What My Theory Of Knowledge Students Will Be Doing For Their “Finals” – What Are You Doing?
Wash. Post Publishes Excerpt From Our Book on ELLs & The Common Core
Statistic Of The Day: Books Are Important
“Reading Digitally vs. Reading Paper”
I am constantly adding new resources to my nearly 1,600 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, 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 (you can see previous compilations here):
The Best Websites For Learning About The Fourth Of July
The Best Resources For Learning About The Summer Solstice
The Best Resources For Learning About Juneteenth
The Best Ways To Use Stephen Curry & The Warriors For Teaching Social Emotional Learning Skills
The Best Video Clips On Goal-Setting — Help Me Find More
The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day
The Best Resources For The World Day Against Child Labor
The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies
The Best Sites To Teach & Learn About Ramadan
The Best Father’s Day Sites