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Octobers’s “Best” Lists – There Are Now 1,623 Of Them

Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,610 of them categorized here):

The Best Resources & Ideas For Teaching About Current Events

The Best Places Where Students Can Tell Their – And/Or Their Families – Immigration Story

The Best Ways To Use Multiple Choice Exercises

A Look Back: 2012’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: 2011’s Best Posts From This Blog

A Look Back: Best Posts From 2007 To 2009

A Look Back: 2010’s Best Posts From This Blog

The Best Resources For Teaching Students About The Dangers Of Procrastination

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2016 – Part Two

The Best Resources On Helping To Build Empathy In The Classroom – Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Writing In Social Studies Classes

The Best Resources For Writing In Science Class

The Best Resources For Writing In Math Class

October’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. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in anticipation of this blog’s tenth anniversary in February.

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:

“Learning Apps” Is One Of The Top Educational Websites Of The Year!

“Teachers Lose ‘Credibility’ if we Don’t Address ‘Controversial’ Topics”

A Look Back: Classroom Management Strategy: “Sometimes The Only Thing Worse Than Losing A Fight Is Winning One”

Here Are The Instructions I Give Mentors To Our ELLs – Help Me Make Them Better

“Common Core in Social Studies Looks Like ‘the Work of Historians’”

My Students Show How Punctuation Can Save Lives

Great Free Resource Available Today – The Performance Assessment Resource Bank

What My Students Say About Teachers Mispronouncing Their Names

Two Quick Examples Of Concept Attainment

A Look Back: Students Remember More When They Tell Stories

A Look Back: Cultivating Student Leadership

My New BAM! Radio Show Is On Helping Students Develop Self-Control

Statistic Of The Day: Many States Spending Less On Schools Now Than Before Recession

A Look Back: “Get Organized Around Assets”

Wow – What An Impressive Site On The Great Migration

“Dollar Street” Is Clearly One Of The Best Online Educational Resources Of The Year

A Look Back: “Helping Students Motivate Themselves”

StoryCorps & Upworthy Create Neat Video Series

A Look Back: Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

“There is ‘Hope That ESSA Will Bring Positive Change To Classrooms’”

A Look Back: How To Recover From A Classroom Train Wreck….

A Look Back: Ducklings Video Demonstrates Great “Differentiated Instruction”

Winner Of Nobel Prize For Economics Opposes Teacher Merit Pay

“Metacognition Helps Students ‘Understand Their Gaps & How To Close Them’”

The Elephant In The Room In The Talent vs. Practice Debate

Round Two: How Much “Content” Knowledge Do You Really Need To Be An Effective Teacher?

A Report On EdSource Symposium On California Ed, Including What I Said About State Assessments

“Checkology” Looks Like A Good Classroom Tool To Promote News Literacy

“Drafting Board” Is A Good Interactive For Teaching Argument

“Vote Compass” Is An Interactive That Can Help Students Determine Their Position On Political Spectrum

“Caption Generator” Lets You Create Your Own Captions For Any YouTube Videos – Perfect For ELLs!

Here’s The Video TED-Ed SHOULD HAVE MADE About Henrietta Lacks

A Look Back: Alternatives To Collective Punishment

NameCoach Is Ingenious Tool For Helping Pronounce Student Names & It’s Free Through Colorin Colorado!

Excellent & Simple Three-Step Guide To Classroom Management Challenges

Here’s A Simple Lesson On Prehistoric Cave Paintings I Did With My ELL World History Class

A Look Back: What Can We Learn About Classroom Management From Abraham Lincoln?

“‘a Mistake is a Door to Discovery’”

Google Says They Just Achieved A Huge Breakthrough In Machine Translation

Resource Links For ELL Professional Development

Most Popular Posts Of The Month

As regular readers know, at the end of each week I share the five most popular posts from the previous seven days.

I thought people might find it interesting to see a list of the ten most popular posts from the previous thirty days:

  1. The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games
  2. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom
  3. The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2012 — So Far
  4. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them)
  5. The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures
  6. The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”)
  7. The Best Sites For Teaching About Latitude & Longitude
  8. The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween
  9. The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”
  10. The Best Sites To Learn About The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections

October’s Updated “Best” Lists

I am constantly adding new resources to my over 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.  I’ve completed this process with 223 lists so far this year.

Here are a list of them from this month (you can see previous compilations here):

The Best Resources For Learning About The Great Depression

The Best Sites For Learning About The Statue Of Liberty

The Best Sites For Learning About Famous Buildings

The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States

The Best Visualizations Of Poverty In The U.S. & Around The World

The Best Resources About The “Supermoon”

The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners

The Best Visually Engaging News Sites

The Best Resources For “The International Day Of The Girl”

The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In The Movies

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

The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays

The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner

The Best Places For Students To Write Their Resumes

The Best Sites For Learning About Hurricanes

The Best Places To Create Funny Subtitles For Silent Movies

The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween

The Best Sites For Learning About Diwali

The Best Sites To Learn About World Food Day

The Best Resources To Learn About World Teachers Day

The Best Online Resources About Christopher Columbus

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

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