Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,736 of them categorized here):
The Best Resources For Learning About The Seasons Of The Year
A Beginning List For Learning About The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics
A Beginning List For Learning About The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics
The Best Suggestions On Ways Teachers Can Sanely Approach PD Over The Summer & Still Have Time To Relax
A Collection Of Resources On “Tricky” Teacher Topics
The Best Resources For Examining “Privilege”
The Best Resources For Learning How Repeal Of Obamacare Will Affect Students & Schools
The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2017 – So Far
The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2017 – So Far
My Favorite Posts In 2017 – So Far
“The Best Q&A Posts of 2017 – So Far”
My Ten Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2017 – So Far
The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2017 – So Far
The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2017 – So Far
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 recognition of this blog’s tenth anniversary this pastFebruary.
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:
“Support Curriculum Innovations by ‘Failing Forward’”
New Study On Cellphones Helpful To Teachers Everywhere
Using The “Curiosity Gap” To Enhance Student Motivation
Students & Teachers Can Transcribe Ads From Former Slaves Looking For Their Families
“Make 1:1 Programs ‘About the Learning, not the Device’”
Study Suggests That Simple Writing Exercise Gets Big Results
What Are Your Rules About Students Eating In Class?
Harvard Business Review Lays-Out A Good Three-Step Process To Introduce A Lesson
Video(s): My #VirtuEL17 Session On SEL & ELLs (Plus Supporting Links) & Everyone Else’s Session, Too!
This Is A Must-Watch Video For Any Volunteer Or Peer Tutor Working With ELLs
Here’s What I Will Do Differently (& The Same) Next School Year – Share Your Own “Resolutions”
This Is Interesting: Hattie Says Jigsaw Strategy Hits a Homerun
Google Supports Development Of New “Lynching In America” Interactive
“Advice on Making a Mid-Career Change to Teaching”
I Suspect That Many ELL Teachers Will Want To Use These Personal Stories As Models For Their Students
“Author Interview: ‘Learn Better’”
New TED Talk From Anne Lamott With Great Excerpt On Writing – Here’s How I’m Using It In Class
Intriguing Research On How To Increase Intrinsic Motivation
Now THIS Is An Example Of Writing For An Authentic Audience: Writing For History
Important Video: Martin Luther King, Jr. Address To Junior High School Students, “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?”
Google Unveils New Online Safety Game & Curriculum
“Genius Hours can be ‘Transformative’”
“Today I Learned” Is Great Series Of Short Videos From National Geographic
Lots Of Lessons In These Two Articles About How To Teach – & How Not To Teach – About Controversial Issues
“Teaching Advice To Remember – Part Three”
No, No, No! Do Not Grade SEL Skills!
Here’s What I’m Doing As “Part Two” For My ELL Beginner Finals
“Words Without Borders” Looks Like An Excellent New Source Of International Texts & Teaching Ideas
NY Times Publishes Best Summary Of Why Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough….
New National Academies Of Science Report Identifies Three Qualities Key To Student Success
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.
You might also be interested in Most Popular Posts From This Blog In 2017 – So Far; Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts? (Part One) and Part Two: Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?
- Two New & Very Useful Writing Frames For Teachers & Students
- The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them)
- The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom
- The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games
- What Do You Do On The Last Day Of Class? (Part Two)
- The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”)
- The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2017 – So Far
- Using “Google Story Builder” To Encourage Students To Study English Over The Summer
- Study Suggests That Simple Writing Exercise Gets Big Results
- New Study On Cellphones Helpful To Teachers Everywhere
June’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 well over 300 lists over the past eighteen months.
Here are a list of them from this month (you can see previous compilations here):
The Best Online Games Students Can Play In Private Virtual “Rooms”
The Best Sites To Learn About Canada
The Best Ways To Create Online Slideshows
The Best Sources For Free & Accessible Printable Books
The Best Resources For Learning About Juneteenth
The Best Resources For Learning About Our World’s Population Of 7 Billion
The Best Sites To Learn About Anne Frank
The Best Sites For Learning About The Summer
The Best Sites For Images Of Fall Foliage (& For Teaching About The Season)
The Best Sites For Learning About The Winter Season
The Best Sites For Learning About The Spring Season
The Best Resources For The World Day Against Child Labor
The Best Sites For Learning Online Safety
The Best Father’s Day Sites
The Best Sites To Learn About The World’s Tallest Buildings
The Best Sites For Developing English Conversational Skills