Sunday, July 9, 2017

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

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

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

Privilege & Chief Justice Roberts’ Commencement Speech

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts gave a speech at his ninth-grade son’s graduation, and it’s been receiving rave reviews across the land. It really is a good speech, and you can watch it in the video embedded below, and you can read the transcript here . But, ever since I heard about it last week, something has been bothering me. His son’s school is an exclusive one (its six week summer s


“Author Interview: ‘Making Evaluation Meaningful'”

Author Interview: ‘Making Evaluation Meaningful’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. In it, PJ Caposey agreed to answer a few questions about his new book, “Making Evaluation Meaningful: Transforming the Conversation to Transform Schools.” Here are a few excerpts:
This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

© 2011 CGP Grey , Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2017 – So Far ): 18 States Sue Betsy DeVos And Education Dept. Over Delay Of Borrower Defense Rule is from NPR. Reform Lessons from Skeptical But Not Cynical Veterans is by Larry Cuban. I’
SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists: I’m adding this video from the Harvard Business Review to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students (it’s about this article ): HOW CAN TEACHERS DEVELOP THEIR OWN SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SKILLS? is from Ed Week. The power of givers:They boost auto
July 18th Is “Nelson Mandela International Day” – Here Are Related Resources

This is from The United Nations : Every year on 18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the UN asks individuals around the world to mark Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) by making a difference in their communities. Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better, and Mandela Day is an occasion for everyone to take action and inspire change. You mig
Easily Create Vocabulary Quizzes With “Wordsmyth”

Wordsmyth seems like an exceptional online dictionary that lets you create several different types of vocabulary quizzes. Teachers can get accounts for free. The site has many other features, as well. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Create Online Tests . However, Bob Parks (its creator) tells me that they “are developing new functionality for teachers, including a full vocabulary study system.”

JUL 07

The Best Resources On Co-Teaching With ELLs – Please Suggest More

The only time I’ve co-taught a class was an ELL Beginners/Intermediate combo that my co-author and colleague Katie Hull and I did several years ago. I do know, however, that many ELL teachers are in situations where they either go in to a class to support students when the content teacher is teaching, or pull ELLs out to support content instruction. I thought it would be useful to start a list wi
New Study Finds That Punishment May Encourage The Behavior Being Targeted

In no surprise to teachers and parents everywhere, a new study finds that punishing someone for their behavior may actually result in an increase in the behavior that’s being targeted. Science Daily published a summary of the study under the headline Motivation through punishment may not work . Here’s an excerpt: The experiment itself was a series of experiments where participants would get elect
Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

© 1970 Pip R. Lagenta , Flickr | CC-BY-ND | via Wylio Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here. You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Tw o and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far .
Video: “Why Seeing A Total Solar Eclipse Is So Rare And Where It’ll Be In The U.S.”

I’m adding this new TIME video to The Best Resources For Learning About The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse :

Interactive Map Of The World’s Most “Sacred” Places

Sacred Places, Sacred Ways is a nice interactive map to five places “revered” by some of the world’s key religions. I’m adding it to The Best Websites To Learn About Various Religions & English .
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