Sunday, December 27, 2020

My Goals For 2021 | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

My Goals For 2021 | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

Yesterday, I shared Eight Teaching Concerns I Have Going Into 2021.

I thought it would be a good reflective exercise for me to follow that post with one sharing my goals for the next year, and thought that at least a few readers might find them interesting.

1. Of course, one major goal is that the eight concerns I listed yesterday get prevented, or at least are substantially alleviated.  I’m not holding my breath that I bat a thousand, but I hope that the worst case in most don’t come true.

2. In addition to maintaining my own physical and mental health, as I included in my concerns yesterday, I hope that everyone in my family can stay healthy and get vaccinated at the earliest possible opportunity.

3. I also want to make it through the end of the school year with my love for teaching still alive.  Of course, during a “normal” school year, that wouldn’t be in question.  But I’m sure I’m not alone thinking it might not be a sure thing now.

4. Katie Hull and I should finally finish the second edition of the ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide, which will be twice as long as the original.  We were first delayed by simultaneously editing three new books in the “Toolbox” series , which came out last spring (pro tip: never agree to edit three books at the same time) and, then, by the professional and personal chaos of the pandemic.  Though we have been able to do a little bit of CONTINUE READING: My Goals For 2021 | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

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Pins Of The Week
I’m fairly active on Pinterest and, in fact, have curated 22,000 resources there that I haven’t shared on this blog. I thought readers might find it useful if I began sharing a handful of my most recent “pins” each week (I’m not sure if you can see them through an RSS Reader – you might have to click through to the original post). You might also be interested in MY MOST POPULAR PINS OF 2020 Here
How Could I Have Not Known How Easy It Is To Use Graphic Organizers In Jamboard?
htuuli / Pixabay I don’t know about you, but using graphic organizers in Google Drive has been a pain-in-the-butt for me. Yes, I know I can create them in Google Drawings, and I have been doing that, but it takes some time. Today, though, I learned a Google Drive trick that rivals MY MIND WAS BLOWN TODAY AFTER LEARNING HOW TO COLLABORATIVELY ANNOTATE PDFS ON GOOGLE DRIVE . I had not realized that
This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues
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 2019 – PART TWO ): Public Schools Face Funding ‘Death Spiral’ as Enrollment Drops is from The NY Times. 5 big questions facing Miguel Cardona, Biden’s pick for education secretary is from Chalkbeat. Arizona charter school got a PPP l
Special Edition: Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL
Note: Usually, I only post this regular feature once a week. This week, though, there are a lot of resources to share, so I’m posting twice to make space for all of them!) BiljaST / Pixabay Six years ago I began this regular feature