Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,599 of them categorized here):
The Best Data On How Much Money Teachers Pay Out Of Their Own Pocket – What Do You Spend?
The Best Resources For Learning About “Learning Strategies”
The “All-Time” Best Sources Of Online Images
The Best Resources On The Study Finding That Reading Books Makes You Live Longer
The Best Resources On Students Having A “Purpose For Learning”
August’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:
Video: “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop Intrinsic Motivation to Write”
Study Reinforces That Prior Knowledge Is Important – As Well As Critical Thinking Skills
New Ken Burns Film, “Defying The Nazis,” Looks Good & Has Tons Of Free Teaching Resources
Chicago Teacher Creates Very Impressive Rap Video To Welcome His Students
Request Free Kindle E-Readers For Your Classroom
“Q & A Collections: Science Instruction”
New Resources On Starting The New School Year Strong
Newsela Unveils Exceptional Library Of Primary Sources Edited For Different “Levels”
California Supreme Court Puts Stake In Heart Of Challenge To Teacher Tenure
Video: John Oliver Takes On Charter Schools
Researchers Find – Once Again – That Extrinsic Motivation Doesn’t Work
Big News: EFL Classroom 2.0 Is Now Entirely Free!
Important NY Times Column On Separating “Art & Artist” – Here’s The Writing Prompt I’m Using With It
“Zooniverse” Is One Of The Coolest Ed Sites On The Web – I Can’t Believe I’m Just Hearing About It!
“Q & A Collections: Author Interviews”
Important Analysis Of Schools With Fewer Suspensions Makes Important Points, As Well As Highlighting Gaps
A Look Back: Best Posts From 2007 To 2009
Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-posting a few of my favorite posts from the past ten years.
At the end of each month, I’ll also compile a few of them that I think readers might find particularly useful.
In August, I shared posts from 2007 to 2009 (I’m not quite finished with 2009 yet). Here is a selection of the ones I shared from those years:
A Look Back: The Best Piece Of Classroom Management Advice I Ever Read
A Look Back: “Data-Driven” Versus “Data-Informed”
A Look Back: Compasses Or Road Maps?
A Look Back: A Pretty Interesting Year-Long Ed Tech Experiment
A Look Back: “Evaluating Teachers In Order To Fire Them?”
A Look Back: Teachers Making Home Visits
A Look Back: A Super Tool To Help When You Have A Sub
A Look Back: My Book & Blog On Parent Engagement In Schools
A Look Back: Ways To Collaborate Online – In Real Time
A Look Back: Dvolver Moviemaker Is Still One Of The Easiest Web Tools For Creating Online Content
A Look Back: “Dad, Look – There’s A Deer Over There!”
A Look Back: When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!)
A Look Back: Providing Computers & Home Internet Access To Immigrant Families