I continue my end-of-year “The Best…” lists…
I’ll be adding this post to
All My 2015 “Best” Lists In One Place.
You might want to explore
The Best Resources On Class Instruction – 2015, too.
The title of this
“The Best…” list is pretty self-explanatory. What you’ll find here are blog posts and articles this year (some written by me, some by others) that were, in my opinion, the ones that offered the best practical advice and resources to teachers this year — suggestions that can help teachers become more effective in the classroom today or tomorrow. Some, however, might not appear on the surface to fit that criteria, but those, I think, might offer insights that could (should?) inform our teaching practice everyday.
For many, the headlines provide enough of an idea of the topic and I haven’t included any further description.
You might also be interested in:
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2015 – So Far
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2014 – Part Two
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2014 – So Far
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2013 – Part Two
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2013 – So Far
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2012 — Part Two
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2012 — Part One
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2011
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers — 2010
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers — 2009
In addition, you might find these useful:
The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice In 2011
The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice — 2010
The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice — 2009
Here are my choices for The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2015- Part Two:
The Fifteen Tech Tools & Non-Tech Resources I Use Most Often With My Students
Teaching Channel Video: “Wingman” Is A Great Small Group Discussion Activity
Here’s A Stephen Curry Quote Teachers Can Use With Their Students!
I’ve got to include
my BAM! Radio shows and my Education Week Teacher advice column.
How My University Students Evaluated Me This Semester
The Best Resources For Using “Object Lessons” In History
No Surprise To Teachers: Study Finds That Helping One Or Two Students Can Make Entire Class Better
The Best Sites To Learn About The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections
Skills and Strategies | The Four-Corners Exercise to Inspire Writing and Discussion is from The New York Times Learning Network.
The Best Resources For Helping Students Learn How Best To Study
Shocker – NOT: New Study Finds That Lectures Are Not Best Instructional Strategy
The Educational Value Of Students Creating “What If?” Scenarios
Quote Of The Day: Attorney Journal Loretta Lynch On Anti-Muslim Bullying In Schools
What is ‘Breaking the Plane’? is by Doug Lemov. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Classroom Management.
Statistic Of The Day: Diversity Helps Us Learn
Big New Report Issued On Social Emotional Learning
The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies is by Jennifer Gonzalez. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Sharing The Best Practices For Fruitful Classroom Discussions.
Doug Lemov has a nice post on
using touch in the classroom. I’m adding it to The Best Posts About The Power Of Light Touches In The Classroom.
All My “Best” Lists On Race, Racism & The Civil Rights Movement – In One Place
New Study Says Emphasize Quality Over Quantity In Teaching Writing, But I Don’t Think That’s Most Important Finding
This Is A Useful Video For Students To Learn The Advantages Of Asking For Help
Are you guilty of these 12 microaggressions? is from Mashable.
Learning From The Past To Inform Our Present Response To Refugees
Good Quote From Ta-Nehisi Coates On Writing & How I’m Using It In Class
Part Two Of Best Teaching Resources On Paris Attacks
If You Ever Have Difficult Conversations With Students Or Colleagues, You’ll Want To Read This
Jo Boaler, a math professor at Stanford, recently released this great video. Though it talks about math, it would be a good one to show to any class – it’s a good intro to Social Emotional Learning I’m adding it to
The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning.
Student Agency & How To Encourage It
Does Your Principal Support Teachers Developing A Growth Mindset?
Quotes Of The Day: The Kansas City Royals Manager Sounds Like An Excellent Teacher
“The Science Of Learning” Is A Must-Read (& An Accessible One) For Teachers
This Is A Great Article On The Benefits Of Reading Books & Here Is How I’m Going To Use It
This Is A Really Useful Article On Giving Student Feedback
“How Can I Better A Better Teacher For You?”
“ReadWorks.org” Looks Like A Good Source Of Free Reading Passages For Social Studies
Here’s The Form I’m Giving To Most Students Who Want Me To Write A Letter Of Recommendation
My New Classroom Management Strategy: “How Are You Going To Use Your Power?”
This Is Interesting: “8 Strategies Robert Marzano & John Hattie Agree On”
Excellent Article On Listening AND Writing Prompt I’ll Be Having Students Use With It
A Nice Video On The Importance Of Asking Questions – & An Accompanying Writing Prompt
“I Could Do That” Is A Great Video For Anyone Interested In Close Reading (& For TOK Teachers)
“Teach This Poem” Provides A Weekly Poem & Learning Activities To Teachers – For Free
Two Good Articles – & A Student Writing Prompt – On The Importance Of Reading
Surprise, Surprise – Punishment May Not Be The Best Parenting (Or Teaching) Strategy
A Great Piece On Student Boredom & The Writing Prompt I’m Using With It
Graphic Organizers Supporting The Common Core – Help Me Find More
New Study Shows Goal-Setting – With Some Twists – Can Have Big Impact On Student Achievement
“They Say, I Say” Is A Great Writing Resource
Questions To Help With Positive Classroom Management