Saturday, January 23, 2021

THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007

  Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007


THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... 
The latest news and resources in education since 2007



YESTERDAY

Saturday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopenings
llorcraft / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : Newsom’s $2 billion school reopening fund could actually cost districts money is from CAL Matters. A Report Card for U.S. Schools is from The NY Times. Biden’s Plans To Reopen Schools In His First 100 Days is from NPR. Inconsistent vaccine supply, lack of state coordination complicate
Modifying “Messenger & Scribe” (The BEST Classroom ELL Game!) For Zoom
I think “Messenger and Scribe” is just about the best classroom game ever for English Language Learners. As most ELL teachers know, you write three-or-four different sentences on sheets of paper you tape on different walls in the classroom. Then you pair students up – one is the “messenger” and one is the “scribe” (though those roles can change at various times during the game). You tell students

JAN 21

Most Popular Posts Of The Week
I’m making a change in the content of the regular feature. In addition to sharing the top five posts that have received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they may have originally been published on an earlier date), I will also include the top five posts that have actually appeared in the past week. Often, these are different posts. You might also be interested in IT’S THE THIRTE
Friday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopenings
OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : 13,000 School Districts, 13,000 Approaches to Teaching During Covid is from The NY Times. Biden promises guidance, vaccines to get schools open, though familiar challenges loom is from Chalkbeat. Biden Details Plan for Reopening Schools is from US News. California Supreme Co
My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On How This Year Of Pandemic Teacher Will Alter Our Future Classroom Practice
My latest ten-minute BAM! Radio Show is on how this year of pandemic teaching will alter our classroom practice in the future. I’m joined in the conversation by Kayla Solinsky, Sarah Said, Pamela Mesta and Olga Reber, who have also all contributed written commentaries to my Education Week Teacher column. I’m adding it to All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions .
Video: Dave Grohl Honors Teachers At Inaugural Concert
tobbo / Pixabay Last night’s Inaugural Concert was a amazing, and had a segment honoring teachers: Nice acknowledgement of teachers in Inaugural Concert from kindergarten educator Mackenzie Adams and the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl — Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 21, 2021 Here’s part of it (I can’t find an online video segment showing what came before the Foo Fighters, but if you go to the

JAN 20

Thursday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopenings
AnnaliseArt / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : In inaugural address, Biden says it is possible to teach children ‘in safe schools’ is from Ed Source. CTU delegates approve walkout, send vote to full union membership is from The Chicago Sun Times. More school organizations urge revising Gov. Newsom’s reopening plan is from Ed Sou
Here Are Three Lesson Plans About Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem- Share Others
Tumisu / Pixabay As everyone knows, Amanda Gorman read an amazing poem today at President Biden’s inauguration. Here are some lesson plans, along with the video of her reading it: Lesson of the Day: Amanda Gorman and ‘The Hill We Climb’ is from The NY Times Learning Network. Teach This Poem: “In This Place (An American Lyric)” by Amanda Gorman is from Poets.org. Lesson Plan: Discuss 22-year-old A
Wednesday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopenings
stevepb / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : Daily Covid testing plans ‘paused’ in English schools is from The Guardian. For schoolchildren struggling to read, COVID-19 has been a wrecking ball is from The Boston Globe. What could go wrong? ———— Rocklin students return to in-person instruction five days a week https://t.co/0swMjWM

JAN 19

This Week’s Resources To Support Teachers Coping With School Closures
Wokandapix / Pixabay I have a number of regular weekly features (see HERE IS A LIST (WITH LINKS) OF ALL MY REGULAR WEEKLY FEATURES ). This is a relatively new addition to that list. Some of these resources will be added to The Best Advice On Teaching K-12 Online (If We Have To Because Of The Coronavirus) – Please Make More Suggestions ! and the best will go to The “Best Of The Best” Resources To
Tuesday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopenings
Pexels / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : Pandemic Teacher Shortages Imperil In-Person Schooling is from The NY Times. ¿QuĂ© significa para las escuelas la nueva variante del coronavirus? is from The NY Times. I think the safest thing to say, is we’re still learning so much about COVID. Given uncertainty and arrival of vaccines,

JAN 18

Five Key Lessons I’ve Learned About Distance Learning This Semester
Wokandapix / Pixabay I have been regularly documenting what’s been working and what hasn’t been working, along with my fears and concerns for the future. Now that the semester is ending next week, I thought it would be useful – for both readers and for me – to share some practical reflections. Before I do that, however, here are some of my past pieces (that have appeared here, at the British Coun
Must-Read NY Times Column On Miguel Cardona’s Experience As An ELL
The Potential Plus of Having a Former ‘English Learner’ as Education Secretary is a NY Times column that every teacher of English Language Learners – and every education policymaker and district leader – is going to want to read. Here’s another excerpt: As education secretary, Mr. Cardona could push for federal funding for programs that have lagged behind the growing English learner population, a
Six Important New Resources For Learning About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here are new additions to The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King,Jr: The Youthful Movement That Made Martin Luther King Jr. appeared in The NY Times. The Words of Martin Luther King Jr. Reverberate in a Tumultuous Time is from The NY Times. Don’t ask what Martin Luther King Jr. would do today and then ignore his real message is from Vox. Embrace These 4 Lessons From Dr. Martin Lu

JAN 17

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL
BiljaST / Pixabay Six years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention. You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2020. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners. In additi
Three Videos About The Importance Of Storytelling
Ramdlon / Pixabay Here are three new additions to The Best Digital (& Non-Digital) Storytelling Resources : You can find the written transcript to this first video, a TEDx Talk, here : I watched Tom Hanks’ new movie, News of the World, yesterday, and it is a great one on the value of storytelling. Here are two videos from it that highlight that message:
Ed Tech Digest
Nine years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech, including some Web 2.0 apps. You might also be interested in THE BEST ED TECH RESOURCES OF 2020 – PART TWO , as well as checking out all my edtech resources . Here are this w
Muhammad Ali Was Born On This Day In 1942 – Here Are Teaching & Learning Resources
GregReese / Pixabay Muhammad Ali was born on this day in 1942. You might be interested in Muhammad Ali, R.I.P. – Useful Resources To Teach About His Life . On this day in 1942, the great Muhammad Ali was born. Shook up the world pic.twitter.com/zIUR2jWP8l — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 17, 2021

JAN 16

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week
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. Of course, this is a crazy time for “classroom” instruction…. You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES ON INSTRUCTION IN 2020 – PART TWO . Here are this week’s picks: Ineffective ‘learning styles’ theory persists in education is from Science
Sunday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopenings
kaboompics / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : "As U.S. authorities debate whether to keep schools open, a consensus is emerging in Europe that children are a considerable factor in the spread of Covid-19…" https://t.co/16Da88a5IJ — Margaret Thornton (@MaggieEThornton) January 16, 2021 Everything We Know Now About Schools, Kids,
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. You might also be interested in THE BEST SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES OF 2020 – PART TWO. Finally, check out “Best” Lists Of The Week: Social Emotional Learning Resources . Here are this week’s picks: Want to Stop Procrastinati
This Week’s Resources To Support Teachers Coping With School Closures
Wokandapix / Pixabay I have a number of regular weekly features (see HERE IS A LIST (WITH LINKS) OF ALL MY REGULAR WEEKLY FEATURES ). This is a relatively new addition to that list. Some of these resources will be added to The Best Advice On Teaching K-12 Online (If We Have To Because Of The 

  Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007