August’s “Best” Lists – There Are Now 1,953 Of Them
Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,953 of them categorized here):
“BEST” LISTS OF THE WEEK: MUSIC
“BEST” LISTS OF THE WEEK: RESOURCES ON GENOCIDE & WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
AUGUST 23RD IS “INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE REMEMBRANCE OF THE SLAVE TRADE AND ITS ABOLITION” – HERE ARE RELATED RESOURCES
“BEST” LISTS OF THE WEEK: LISTENING & SPEAKING RESOURCES
“BEST” LISTS OF THE WEEK: RECOMMENDATIONS
THE BEST VIDEO CLIPS SHOWING THAT WORKING TOGETHER CAN HELP YOU ACCOMPLISH MORE THAN WORKING ALONE – HELP ME FIND MORE
JAMES BALDWIN WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1924 – HERE ARE RELATED RESOURCES
“BEST” LISTS OF THE WEEK: INFOGRAPHICS
“BEST” LISTS OF THE WEEK: SEASONS OF THE YEAR
“BEST” LISTS OF THE WEEK: ALL OF MY “ALL-TIME” BEST LISTS IN ONE PLACE!
My Favorite Posts That Appeared In August
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):
GUEST POST: SOCRATIC SEMINAR WITH ELS? CAN DO!
GUEST POST: ELLS & SPECIAL NEEDS – A VIEW FROM CANADA
NEW & MORE ACCESSIBLE WAY TO FIND MY “BEST” LISTS – LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK
RESEARCH FINDS THAT SLEEP HELPS LANGUAGE LEARNING
NEW STUDY FINDS THAT SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AWARDS EITHER DON’T HELP OR ACTUALLY DECREASE STUDENTS COMING TO SCHOOL
I LIKE THIS FRAME FOR DIFFERENTIATION: “SUPPORTS, SCAFFOLDS, EXTENSIONS”
MAKE YOUR OWN DISTRACTED BOYFRIEND MEME
CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW BLOG REDESIGN
NEW STUDY FINDS A SPECIFIC FORM OF “COLLABORATION” GETS THE BEST RESULTS
“AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH DONALYN MILLER: ‘READING IN THE WILD’”
INTRIGUING, THOUGH NOT CONCLUSIVE, STUDY SUGGESTS THAT KNOWLEDGE GAINED THROUGH ACTIVE LEARNING IS MORE TRANSFERABLE TO NEW CONTEXTS
IMPORTANT NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT WHEN IT COMES TO INTELLIGENCE, NURTURE BEATS NATURE
GUEST POST: EVALUATING FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL
FORMATICALLY CREATES NEW CITATION TOOL THAT MIGHT BE EASIEST TO USE
HERE ARE VIDEO CLIPS FOR NEW SEL LESSONS – HELP ME FIND MORE
“OODLU” DEFINITELY LOOKS LIKE A WINNER WHEN IT COMES TO CREATING & PLAYING ONLINE LEARNING GAMES
“YOUR AGORA” HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A GREAT VIRTUAL CLASSROOM FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
NEAT TEACHER-CREATED ANCHOR CHARTS/POSTERS ABOUT OUR “ELL TEACHER’S TOOLBOX” BOOK
NEW STUDY FINDS A GROWTH MINDSET INTERVENTION EFFECTIVE WHEN IT HIGHLIGHTS IMPACT ON BRAIN
MASSIVE NY TIMES PROJECT ON CLIMATE CHANGE ACCOMPANIED BY GOOD LESSON PLANS
DEVOS CONTINUES EFFORT TO UNDERCUT ELLS – SHE NEEDS TO PUT HER LISTENING EARS ON….
THE L.A. TIMES MADE THE IRRESPONSIBLE DECISION TO PUBLISH TEACHING “RATINGS” EIGHT YEARS AGO THIS MONTH
AM I THE ONLY TEACHER WHO DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT “BOOKTUBERS”?
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BEGINNING A NEW SCHOOL YEAR BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
“‘TEXTBOOKS ARE TERRIBLE’”
GUEST POST: ELL MATH STRATEGIES
GREAT ARTICLE ON THE BENEFITS OF READING – WITH AN ACCOMPANYING WRITING PROMPT!
“CRIO” IS GOING TO BECOME A FAVORITE ONLINE TOOL OF MANY TEACHERS
THESE ARE PROJECTS I’LL BE WORKING ON OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS
NEW STUDY FINDS THAT USING CELLPHONES DURING LECTURES HURT EXAM SCORES, BUT THAT’S NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT RESULT
“UNHANGOUT” LETS YOU CREATE MULTIPLE SIMULTANEOUS ONLINE CHAT ROOMS
FASCINATING – & I REALLY MEAN THAT – NY TIMES ARTICLE ON TRANSLATION
WOW! YOU’LL WANT TO WATCH THIS NEW STORYCORPS ANIMATED VIDEO: “MY FATHER, THE GIANT”
A GREAT POST ON SEEING ASSETS INSTEAD OF DEFICITS
August’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:
- “Crio” Is Going To Become A Favorite Online Tool Of Many Teachers
- Am I The Only Teacher Who Didn’t Know About “BookTubers”?
- Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”
- After Spending $575 Million On Teacher Evaluation, Gates Foundation Says, “Oops”
- Nice Series Of Videos Designed to Teach Ethics
- Interesting Study On Percentage Of Time Students Are “Off-Task”
- The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”)
- The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games
- New Study Finds That Using Cellphones During Lectures Hurt Exam Scores, But That’s Not The Most Important Result
- The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom