Larry Ferlazzo's Website Newsletter - June, 2018
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May’s “Best” Lists – There Are Now 1,900 Of Them

Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,900 of them categorized here).

By the way, there weren’t many in May, but that will change in June.  I’ll post all my mid-year “Best” lists, and there will be a lot of them!

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Planets & Space

Not Very “Best” Lists Of The Week: Gun Violence

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Natural Disasters

No, Secretary DeVos, Schools Cannot Choose To Call ICE On Students – Here Are The Best Rebuttals To Her False Claim

The Best Reports On North Carolina Teacher Walkouts

My Favorite Posts That Appeared In May

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:

What A Great Article On The Power Of Being A Good Listener

“Ways to Avoid Teacher Burn-Out”

In A Surprise To No Teacher Anywhere, New Studies Find Positive Teacher/Student Relationships Help Learning

“No Shortage Of Education Buzz Words”

Video: John Lewis Commencement Speech At Boston University

#DISRUPTTEXTS Looks Like An Exceptional Resource Where English Teachers Can Learn & Contribute

It Looks Like “Building Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom: A Practical Guide” Will Be The Title Of My Next Book

Guest Post: Classroom Management – Redirecting without Escalating

“Four games for vocabulary development”

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On What’s Wrong With Prof. Dev. & How To Fix It

Santa Fe High School & Illusion Of An American “Can Do” Spirit

Quote Of The Day: The Consequences Of Calling People “Animals”

Highlights From First Two Weeks Of The Online Book Chat About Our New ELL Book

It’s Christmas In May! Sac Library Now Lets Our Students Access Tons Of Online Resources By Student ID

Every Teacher Interested In SEL Should Read This Report On Its Connection To Racial Equity

Flipping “Pits To Peaks”

“How Income Affects The Brain” & What We Can Do About It

This Is Nuts: Corporal Punishment Used On 100,000 Students

Ways To Connect With “Sister” Classes

Does The “Word Gap” Really Exist?

Treasure Chest Of Immediately Applicable Motivation Strategies

Another Study Finds Poverty’s Impact On “Cognitive Bandwidth”

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On How Researchers & Teachers Can Collaborate

DeVos Might Eliminate Federal ELL Office

Guest Post: “ELL Student Engagement: Learning from Immigrant Perspectives”

Here Are The Two End-Of-Year Projects Students Do In My TOK Classes

Great Tool For Creating Sequencing Activities

Now This Is VERY Intriguing: Students & Teachers Can Now Create Their Own Google Virtual Reality “Tours”

“‘Teaching is not a job, but a way of Life’”

Fun Activity For ELLs – Choose The MOST Correct Caption

Statistic Of The Day: Teacher Decisions & Implicit Bias

Good Advice On How To Increase Your Influence – Anywhere

“Author Interview With Kelly Gallagher & Penny Kittle: ‘180 Days’”

Being Vulnerable With Students

Listen (or not) To Me Discussing “Myths and Misconceptions About ELLs”

Video: My Talk On Social Emotional Learning & The Common Core At The California Teachers Summit

Update On The Pilot Class Providing Support To Long-Term ELLs I’ll Be Teaching Next Year

Here Are Slides I Used In An Eight-Minute Presentation To Our Faculty – “Teaching ELLs”

“Culturally Responsive Teaching in the ELL Classroom”

Researchers Find That Curious Students Achieve More Academic Success. In Other News, The Sky Is Blue

“Principals Should Realize ‘They are Still Learners Themselves’”

New Study Finds That Teens Can Learn A New Language As Quickly As Younger Children

“Paired Text” Of The Day: Hiring Investment Bankers As School Superintendents

Here’s A Neat Conversation On ELLs (And On Our Book)

Check Out This Interactive Map Of 1.7 BILLION Stars!

No Surprise To Teachers, But It’s Nice To Have Evidence: Study Finds That Students Improve Their Writing By Reading

Harvard Business Review Publishes Great Article On The Importance Of Asking Questions

Guest Post: Integrating Writing Into Math Classes

May’s Most Popular 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. The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games
  2. Another Study Finds Poverty’s Impact On “Cognitive Bandwidth”
  3. Good Advice On How To Increase Your Influence – Anywhere
  4. Guest Post – “As the New Moon Grows, We Can Too: How Educators Can Learn More About Muslim Students During The Month of Ramadan”
  5. Oral Presentation Suggestions For IB Theory of Knowledge Classes
  6. The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”
  7. The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures
  8. Make Your Own “American Chopper” Meme
  9. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them)
  10. The Best Sites For Learning About The 2018 World Cup In Russia
 
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