Larry Ferlazzo's Monthly Newsletter, May 2018

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April’s “Best” Lists – There Are Now 1,895 Of Them

Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,895 of them categorized here):

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Math Resources

The Best Sites For Learning About Germany

The Best Resources For Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 Years After His Assassination

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism

Linda Brown, Of Brown vs. Board Of Education Case, Dies – Here Are Resources About Her Life

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources On The Environment

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Social Emotional Learning Resources

The Best Videos & Articles About The Arizona and Colorado Teacher Walkouts

The Best Resources Explaining The GAO Report That Finds Racial Disparities In School Discipline

The Best Resources For Learning About The Teacher Compensation Crisis

The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of Ninth-Grade For Students – & How To Support Them

The Best Videos & Articles On The Kentucky & Oklahoma Teachers Strikes (& In Other States!)

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Vocabulary Instruction

My Favorite Posts That Appeared In April

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 eleventh 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:

Our Book, “The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox,” Has Been Published!

New Report On Everything You Wanted To Know About Metacognition, But Were Afraid To Ask

An Online Book Club Discussing “The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox” Is Starting This Week – Here Is All The Info

Guest Post – “As the New Moon Grows, We Can Too: How Educators Can Learn More About Muslim Students During The Month of Ramadan”

“How to ‘Weave Writing Throughout Science Lessons’”

Good Classroom Management Advice In The NY Times Today

No Surprise: Another Study Finds That Having An Authentic Audience Results In Improved Performance

A Few Simple Phrases To Help Keep Students Engaged

Teachers – And Everybody Else – Can Learn A Lot From This Southwest Pilot’s Audio Recording

Video: Katie & I Share ELL Instructional Strategies

“How to Use Oral Presentations to Help English Language Learners Succeed”

Videotaping Sub Instructions – Here’s Mine For Today

“How to Engage ELLs in Literary Conversations”

Guest Post: How One Of Our Teachers Has Approached The Stephon Clark Shooting In Class

‘Making an Inclusive Classroom Work’

No Surprise: Study Finds Students More Engaged When Studying Topics Related To Them

ALL Student Reproducibles From Our New Book Are Now Available To Everybody!

How Our Intermediate ELLs Taught Our Beginner ELLs About World War One Today

Google Launches Cool Word Game That’s Fun For ELLs & Everybody Else

Study Finds Unique Way To Promote Student Self-Control

Listen To What Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Before She Administers Oath To New Citizens

The Value Of Student “Opinion” Surveys

Revised Extensive Outline, Including Student Exemplars, For TOK Essay Unit

“Use ‘Compassion’ When Planning for a sub or Being one”

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On How Principals Should Spend Their Time

New Useful Lesson On “Practice”

Make Your Own “American Chopper” Meme

New Study Finds Having Students Make Predictions Enhances Learning

New Video: English Language Learners Share What Helps Them Learn

Here Are All The Tweets From The SECOND Week Of Sharing Excerpts From Our New Book, #ELLTeachersToolbox

Ed Week Publishes Excerpt From Our New Book – Section On “Helping English-Learners End the School Year Strong”

StoryBots Classroom Looks Like A Great Place For Teachers To Create Free Virtual Classrooms

Edutopia Publishes Excerpt From Our New Book – Section On “Activating Prior Knowledge”

“Teachers Recognize Those who ‘Dive Into the Fray’ With us”

Study Finds Calling Transgender Youth Their Chosen Name Helps – Teachers Should Follow That Guide For Every Student

“Read Ahead” Looks Like An Interesting Literacy Tool

“Micro-Writing for English Learners” Is My New Article In ASCD’s “Educational Leadership”

Important Reminder That We Need To Praise Process To Support A Growth Mindset

April’s Most Popular Blog Posts

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 Eleventh Anniversary Of This Blog: What Have Been My Most Popular Posts? (Part One) and Part Two: Eleventh Anniversary Of This Blog – What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

Here are this month’s most popular posts:

  1. Make Your Own “American Chopper” Meme
  2. The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games
  3. A Few Simple Phrases To Help Keep Students Engaged
  4. The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”)
  5. The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”
  6. The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures
  7. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them)
  8. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom
  9. Oral Presentation Suggestions For IB Theory of Knowledge Classes
  10. Excellent Free Online Professional Development For Teachers!
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