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  1. Explore The Amazon With Google Street View – Via Zip Line!
  2. March 22nd Is World Water Day – Here Are Related Resources
  3. Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL
  4. This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues
  5. My New Book On Student Motivation Will Be Published In Two Weeks
  6. Search Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...
  7. Prior Mailing Archive

Explore The Amazon With Google Street View – Via Zip Line!


March 22nd Is World Water Day – Here Are Related Resources

The United Nations has designated March 22nd as World Water Day. It’s designed to bring attention to the fact that over one billion people in the world are without access to adequate water, and focuses attention on the growing issue of “water privatization” — forcing many people to pay private companies exorbitant prices to obtain the necessary water to survive.

You might be interested in The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About World Water Day.

    

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Two 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:

Seven Steps to Using Next Generation Science Standards with ELLs is from Common Core and ELLs. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners.

Here’s a video introducing EFL Classroom 2.0:

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Online Resources For “Information Gap” Activities:

A One-Time English-Language Learner Puts Premium on Bilingual, Bicultural Education is from Education Week.

Nine Lessons Learned During ELL Immersion appeared in Middleweb.

Teaching Nonfiction Writing to Beginning English Learners is by Judie Haynes.

Here’s a useful list of activities from the British Council that ELL teachers can do with “Zero Materials.”

Here are two resources I’m adding to The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction:

Error Correction 1 is from The British Council.

Error Correction 2 is from The British Council.

    


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, Posts & Videos On Education Policy In 2014 – Part Two):

California, GOP on same page in bid to curb U.S. role in schools reform is from The Los Angeles Times. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On The New NCLB Reauthorization Bill.

Everyone hates No Child Left Behind, and Congress is never going to change it is from Vox. I’m adding it to the same list.

The Differences Between Medical Tests and Standardized Tests is by Diane Ravitch. It doesn’t quite fit, but I’m still adding it to The Best Articles Highlighting Parallel Critiques Of Increasing School & Health Care “Efficiency.”

Separating fact from fiction in 21 claims about charter schools appeared in The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools.

How Twitter is changing the national Common Core debate is an intriguing article about an interesting project. I’m adding it to The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards.

How can you tell if scientific evidence is strong or weak? is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research.

Contentious teacher-related policies moving from legislatures to the courts is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.

Rift escalates between Los Angeles teachers, district is from The Associated Press.

Rahm Emanuel Forced Into Runoff in Bid for Second Term as Chicago Mayor is from The New York Times. The Humbling of Rahm is from Politico.  You might be interested in The Best Resources On The Chicago Teachers’ Strike.

How AP History became so controversial that Oklahoma is trying to ban it is from Vox.  This is connected to The Best Posts & Articles On The Teacher & Student Protests In Colorado.

    

My New Book On Student Motivation Will Be Published In Two Weeks

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The third book in my student motivation “trilogy” will be published in two weeks. You can pre-order it at Routledge or on Amazon, and learn a lot more about it here.

In a week, I’ll spend a few days sharing snippets of the book on Twitter, and you’ll see a number of excerpts published in-print and online in different places during the second half of the month.

I’ll also be doing an online chat about the book for Education Week on March 23rd.

Finally, I was recently honored to have my last book, Self-Driven Learning (the second in my “trilogy”) appear on recommended book lists by two respected educators/bloggers:

40 Books To Read Before You Start Teaching by John Spencer

100 Books Every Teacher Should Read by AJ Juliani

    



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