This particular “Best” list is a newer one.
I have regularly published The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers lists, and will continue to do so.
However, last year I began publishing a regular Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week post. I thought, because of that new feature, it made sense to just publish a list highlighting the best from that series, in addition to the regular “Practical Advice” one. That latter list will include many other resources.
The Best Resources On Class Instruction – 2015 was the first edition of this new series.
I’ll be adding this post to All Mid-Year 2016 “Best” Lists In One Place.
Here are my choices for The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2016 – So Far:
Rethinking the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model is from The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, but I think all teachers can gain by looking at it. Here is his Part Two.
Teaching Evolution Isn’t About Changing Beliefs is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics.
Do Smartphones Have a Place in the Classroom? is from The Atlantic and is by Paul Barnwell. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Student Cellphone Use In Class — Please Contribute More.
20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students is from MindShift. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Classroom Management.
The Spring, 2016 issue of The American Educator has several important articles on performance-based assessment. I’m adding them to The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment.
Questioning That Deepens Comprehension is a great post by Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey. It appears in Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Close Reading” — Help Me Find More.
We’re Thinking About ADHD All Wrong, Says A Top Pediatrician is a useful NPR article for teachers to review. It’s also worth checking out at least some of the several hundred comments left at the site, too.
Josie Mingay has a great multi-part series on metacognition in the classroom. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Metacognition.
Dunning-Kruger and the curse of knowledge by Greg Ashman offers some ideas worth thinking about by teachers.
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.