Tuesday, March 4, 2014

3-4-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL:











My New BAM! Radio Program: “What Are the Five Best Practices to Promote Better Student Learning?”
The latest episode of my nine-minute BAM! Radio podcast is on What Are the Five Best Practices to Promote Better Student Learning? My guests are Diana Laufenberg and National Teacher Of The Year Jeff Charbonneau. They have both contributed a written response to that question for one of my future Education Week Teacher columns.


Video: “WKRP: Venus Explains the Atom” Shows Great Teaching In Action
Neil deGrasse Tyson shared this great video on Google Plus. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In The Movies:
“Building ‘Political Will’ To Retain Teachers In High-Need Schools”
Building ‘Political Will’ To Retain Teachers In High-Need Schools is Part Two in my Education Week Teacher series on teacher turnover in high-poverty schools. Today, Barnett Berry and Ilana Garon share their thoughts. Here are some excerpts:

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New Resources On The Ukraine Crisis
Here are new additions to The Best Resources On The Protests (& Crisis) In Ukraine: Covering the Russian Army in Crimea is a photo gallery from The New York Times. Ukraine crisis: the military imbalance is an interactive from The Guardian. Military movements in Crimea is an infographic from The Washington Post. Newsround Guide – What’s happening in Ukraine? is a very accessible summary from C
The Problem With Including Standardized Test Results As Part Of “Multiple Measures” For Teacher Evaluation
There’s a lot of discussion, and actual implementation of, standardized test results as part of “multiple measures”  for teacher — and for principal — evaluation. Among other points, proponents suggest that no one is suggesting that they count as one-hundred percent, only a portion — usually somewhere between twenty and fifty percent. That sounds very reasonable, doesn’t it? Except that it isn’t…
3-3-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Practice Pronunciation With Tongue-Twisters AND Learn About Dinosaurs!Practice pronunciation with “tongue-twisters” and learn about the dinosaurs at the same time with my latest New York Times post for English Language Learners. A student interactive and teaching ideas are included. I’m adding this post to The Best Sites Fo




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