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The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2018 – So Far

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Here’s another mid-year “Best” list…

I’m adding this list to All 2018 Mid-Year “Best” Lists – In One Place!

Four years ago I began publishing a regular Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week post and have so far published:

The Best Resources On Class Instruction – 2015

The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2016 – So Far

The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2016 – Part Two

The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far

The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two

Here are this year’s mid-year choices:

Comprehension Skills or Strategies: Is there a difference and does it matter? is from Timothy Shanahan. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!

A journey of a thousand miles… how can we help students begin?is from Harry Fletcher-Wood and is very good. It goes along with other posts I’ve written about the “Zeigarnik Effect.”

This is a very complete TED TALK UNIT from Brian Sztabnik. If you want to have your students create their own TED Talks, you won’t find anything better than this resource. I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).

Here are some interesting thoughts on the KWL chart from Crawling Out Of The Classroom. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of Prior Knowledge (& How To Activate It).

Positive Framing Examples and Non-Examples is from Teach Like A Champion. I’m adding it to  Best Posts On Why It’s Important To Be Positive In Class.

Tips for Teaching RACE Constructed Response Strategy is from Teaching To Inspire. I’m adding it to The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students.

Eight Daily Classroom Data Sources to Empower Student-Directed Learning is by Kathy Dyer. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven”

Kelly Gallagher is sharing an argument unit he is teaching on mass shootings.

The MTBoS Search site is a search engine for posts from Math teachers.  It’s pretty impressive.  I’m adding it to The Best Apps, Online Tools & Other Resources For Math.

I really like the instructional activity the video in this tweet shares:

Teaching Tolerance published an impressive set of materials titled A Framework for Teaching American Slavery. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Teach About African-American History.

Everyday Equity in the Classroom: A Start is by Josh Parker and appears in Ed Week. I’m adding it to New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work.

A Pernicious Myth: Basics Before Deeper Learning appeared in Ed Week. This line stuck out for me:

Shifting from Bloom as ladder to Bloom as web is particularly critical if the goal is to re-engage learners for whom school is not working well.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom.

Using Jilk’s (2016) “It was smart when…” statement to name and notice students’ mathematical strengths is from Embracing Life With Major Revisions. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Looking At Our Students Through The Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits and to The Best Apps, Online Tools & Other Resources For Math.

Improving reading comprehension through strategy instruction is from The Education Endowment Foundation. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!

3 Techniques for Students Who Know What They Want to Say But Not How to Say it is from Moving Writers. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

The Danger of the Story of “Both Sides” is from Teaching Tolerance. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “The Danger Of A Single Story”

Civic Online Reasoning is new from The Stanford History Education Group. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.

First Encounters With Race and Racism: Teaching Ideas for Classroom Conversations is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race, Police & Racism.

Station Learning Engages High School English Students is by Starr Sackstein. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Planning “Learning Stations” – Please Add More.

A FRONT THE WRITING DISCUSSION TEMPLATE (AND THE FEEDBACK WE GOT ON IT) is by Doug Lemov. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

 

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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