Larry Ferlazzo's Monthly Website Newsletter -- May, 2017
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April’s “Best” Lists – There Are Now 1,701 Of Them

Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,701 of them categorized here):

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Health

The Best Resources Explaining Why We Need To Support The Home Language Of ELLs

The Best Resources On The Cassini Spacecraft

The Best Resources On The Famine Threatening 20 Million People & How To Help

The Best Resources Showing Conflicts Around The World

All My BAM! Radio Shows About Social Emotional Learning

The Best Resources On Helping Students Make Good Decisions

The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On John Hattie’s Research

The Best Resources On Social Capital In Schools

All My BAM! Radio Shows About Classroom Management

The Best Resources For Learning About The Issue Of “Learning Styles”

 

April’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:

Here’s A Plan For An Oral Skills Class Next Year – Please Help Make It Better!

Amazing Bruce Springsteen Video On The Importance Of Practice

Learning As An Act Of Rebellion

“Teaching ELLs to Write Academic Essays”

Guest Post: What ELLs Taught Our School In A Week-Long Empathy Project

Video: I Think My Student’s TOK Oral Presentation Is Pretty Good – Do You Agree?

Check Out “The Global Jukebox” For Folk Music From Around The World

New Animated Video I’ve Done With Ed Week: “What Is ‘Transfer of Learning’ and How Does It Help Students?”

“‘It Won’t Be Easy’: An Interview Tom Rademacher”

“LibQuotes” Looks Like A Good Place To Find Quotations – With Their Original Sources!

There Was A 1088% Increase In Public School ESL Teachers Between 1987 & 2012

“End the Year With Moments ‘Students Will Remember’”

Important NY Times Column On Importance Of African-American Teachers

Guest Post From Lorin W. Anderson, Co-Author Of The Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

“Quiznetic” Lets Teachers Create – & Students Play – Online Racing Games For Learning

“Author Interview: ‘Teach Like Finland’”

“Knowledge” & Bloom’s Pyramid

Google’s Brand New “AutoDraw” Is Likely To Become A Favorite Place For Those Of Us Who Are Artistically-Challenged

Guest Post From One Of Our ELL Students: “Challenge”

“Legends Of Learning” Is New Game-Based Site That Lets Teachers Create Free (For Awhile) Virtual Classrooms

The Importance Of “Purpose”

“To Extend the School Year/Day or not: That is the Question”

Another Study Highlights Importance Of Teacher Diversity

Apple’s New Video-Editing App “Clips” Is Much More….

Strategies To Pre-Empt The Summer Slide

“Unpaywall” Is New Tool For Accessing Research Papers For Free

“Author Interview: ‘The Perfect Assessment System’”

Does Competition Have Any Useful Role In Schools?

“Community Schools ‘Transform the Lives of Children & Families’”

Online English Language-Learning Resources For Students Not Literate In Their Home Language

Ten-Minute Podcast: Vicki Davis Interviews Me About Classroom Management

New Report Connecting SEL To Standards Should Be On “Must-Read” List For Most Educators

Nice Article On Metacognition

“New Education Ideas Must not be ‘Just for the Sake of Change’”

“Loopy” Lets You Create Interactive Simulations That Look Cool But I Don’t Really Understand Them

iSLCollective Appears To Be A Jackpot For ELL Student Hand-Outs & Interactive Videos

“Author Interview: ‘Growing Critically Conscious Teachers’”

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. Now This Is A Student Goal-Setting Strategy That May Actually Work
  2. “Unpaywall” Is New Tool For Accessing Research Papers For Free
  3. The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games
  4. “Legends Of Learning” Is New Game-Based Site That Lets Teachers Create Free (For Awhile) Virtual Classrooms
  5. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom
  6. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them)
  7. “Quiznetic” Lets Teachers Create – & Students Play – Online Racing Games For Learning
  8. “Knowledge” & Bloom’s Pyramid
  9. The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures
  10. The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”)

April’s Updated “Best” Lists

I am constantly adding new resources to my over 1,700 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 289 lists over the past twelve months.

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

The Best Sites For Learning About Penguins

The Best Sites To Learn About The Hubble Telescope

The Best Sites For Teaching & Learning About Cinco de Mayo

The Best Resources For Learning About May Day

The Best Places To Find Quotations On The Web

The Best Sources Of Advice On How To Get A Teaching Job

The Best Resource Sites For Scholarship Information

The Best Resources For Learning About World Malaria Day

The Best Sites For Learning About Leonardo Da Vinci

The Best Spelling Sites

The Best Online Geography Games

The Best Sites For Learning About The Titanic

The Best Sites For Students To Create & Participate In Online Debates

The Best Sources For Interactive Infographics

The Best Sites To Learn About U.S. Presidents

The Best Sites For Learning About The American Civil War

The Best Glossaries Of Education Terminology

The Best Resources On Punctuation

The Best Resources For Learning About Chemical Weapons

Apparently, Today Is Both “World Book Night” & “UN English Language Day” – Here Are The Best Resources For Both

The Best Resources For Learning About Genocide

The Best Earth Day Sites

The Best Sites To Introduce Environmental Issues Into The Classroom

The Best Online Carbon Calculators

The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change

The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day)

The Best Sites To Learn About “Earth Hour”

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About World Water Day

The Best Online Resources For Teachers of Pre-Literate ELL’s

 
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