Larry Ferlazzo's Monthly Website Newsletter -- October, 2017

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September’s “Best” Lists – There Are Now 1,769 Of Them

Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,769 of them categorized here):

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Months, Seasons & Days Of The Week

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Numbers

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Clothes

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About The Weather

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn Colors

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn Vocabulary About The Human Body

The Best Advice To Content Teachers About Supporting English Language Learners

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The National Anthem Protests

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Little Rock 9”

The Best Way To Assist Earthquake & Hurricane Victims

The Best Resources For Learning About The Rohingya Refugee Crisis

The Best Resources For Learning About Hurricane Harvey

The Best Ways To Help Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

The Best Resources For Learning About School Dress Codes



September’s Best 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 recognition of this blog’s tenth anniversary this past 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:

Woolly Mammoths & Inductive Learning

New Study Suggests That Motivation & Growth Mindset Are Most Important Factors For Student Success

My Growth Mindset Lessons Usually Go Well, But What I Did Today Was The Best Yet (Student Hand-Outs Included)

“‘White Educators Must Sharpen Their Humility’ Before They Discuss Race”

Slideshow For ELLs: “Cline” or “Spectrum” On Temperature

My New BAM! Radio Show Is On How Teachers Approach Race & Implicit Bias

“Simplish” Automatically Simplifies And/Or Summarizes Text

Another Study Finds That Learning By Doing Works….

“Apps 4 EFL” Looks Like An Excellent Site For English Language Learners & Their Teachers

Here’s What My ELL Students Are Reading & Writing About Columbus

Study Finds Adding More Periods Of Instruction That Didn’t Work In First Place Doesn’t Help High School Readers

Using “Spot The Difference” Pictures With ELLs

“New Teachers Should ‘Leave Gossip for Tabloids & Reality Shows’”

Here’s The Cover For Our Next Book On Teaching English Language Learners

U.S. History Students Creating A “Buffalo Hide Painting” – Lesson & Student Hand-Out

Yet Another Study Documents The Long-Term Harm Of Short-Term Extrinsic Motivation

Space X Releases Video Of All Their Failures – Perfect For Teaching The Value Of Making Mistakes

“Annotator Tool” Is A Good…Tool For Online Annotation

“Internet Polyglot” Is A Very Useful Site For English Language Learners

Nice Sign Welcoming All Students At Our School Today

New Short Video: Daniel Pink On Motivation & Schools

Good NY Times Piece On Empathy’s Role In School Discipline

“Time.Graphics” Is A New, Free & Useful Tool For Creating Online Timelines

A Message From A Houston Teacher

“Management [& Teaching] Is Much More Than a Science”

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 FarTenth 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?

  1. Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”
  2. TOK Essay Prompts For May, 2018 Just Released – Here They Are, Along With Supporting Resources
  3. The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games
  4. The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures
  5. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them)
  6. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom
  7. The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”
  8. The Best TV/Movie Scenes Demonstrating A “Growth Mindset” – Help Me Find More
  9. The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”)
  10. The Best Sites For Teaching About Latitude & Longitude

September’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 Sites For Learning How To Tell Time

The Best Sites For Images Of Fall Foliage (& For Teaching About The Season)

The Best Online Geography Games 

The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space

The Best Online Resources For Learning About Eid al-Adha

The Best Tools For Cutting-Out & Saving Portions Of Online Videos

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