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October 24, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two

 

Here’s another end-of-year “Best” list…

I’m adding this list to All 2017 “Best” Lists – In One Place!

Three 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

Here are this year’s choices:

Why This/Not That? A thinking routine to move kids from identification to analysis appeared in Moving Writers. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

10 Ways to Teach Argument-Writing With The New York Times is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays.

How Teachers Are Addressing the ‘Take the Knee’ Controversy in Class is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics.  You might also be interested in The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The National Anthem Protests.

Culturally Responsive Teaching: 4 Misconceptions appeared in Cult of Pedagogy. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!

Teachers Designing Reforms That Stick: The Interactive Student Notebook (Part 1) is from Larry Cuban.

Teaching From a Textbook Makes My Class More Student-Centeredis by John T. McCrann and offers an intriguing perspective. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death.

CLMOOC Make Bank is filled with tons of ideas on how teachers in every subject can utilize ideas from The Maker Movement into their classroom. I’m adding it to  The Best Resources For Learning About The “Maker Movement” — Help Me Find More.

FROM PROJECT TO PROJECT-BASED is from The New School. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

Engaging Students With Primary Sources is from The Smithsonian. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Using Primary Sources.

What is self-efficacy and how can we help our students to get more of it? is by Shaun Allison. I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students.

Guiding student improvement without individual feedback is by Harry Fletcher-Wood. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students.

A Year of Picture Prompts: Over 160 Images to Inspire Writing is from The New York Times Learning Network, and I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

Why Inquiry Fails is a useful post by Dave Wees about math instruction.

Is Differentiation Really Doable in Math Class? is from Middleweb. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction.

Guest Post | Ideas for Student Civic Action in a Time of Social Uncertainty is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.

October 21, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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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.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

Why This/Not That? A thinking routine to move kids from identification to analysis appeared in Moving Writers. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

Core Knowledge has released their elementary school History and Geography curriculum, and it is free to download and use.  I doubt if most educators would want to use it all “as is,” but it certainly has some resources from which to pick-and-choose.  You can read more about it at Education Week.

Multiple-choice Testing: Are the Best Practices for Assessment Also Good for Learning? is from The Learning Scientists. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Multiple Choice Exercises.

Why I (Re)Write? #NationalDayofWriting is from Used Books in Class. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Getting Student Writers To “Buy-Into” Revision – Help Me Find More.

I’m a big fan of Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain  (you can read an interview I did with her here). She’s just released a free study guide for her book.

Fighting Extinction: Researching and Designing Solutions to Protect Endangered Species is a lesson plan from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day).

After Charlottesville: Public Memory and the Contested Meaning of Monuments is a lesson plan from Facing History. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching About Confederate Monuments.

October 7, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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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.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

10 Ways to Teach Argument-Writing With The New York Times is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays.

Dangers of (starting with) definitions is from The Science Teacher and offers helpful advice about vocabulary instruction. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

How Teachers And Schools Can Help When Bad Stuff Happens is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies.

SAS Curriculum Pathways, one of my favorite online sites, offers a free Math 1 course. You can read more about it here.

USING THE DO NOW FOR RETRIEVAL PRACTICE–AN UPDATE FROM ALEX LANEY is from Doug Lemov. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For “Do Now” Activities To Begin A Class.

Math Class Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Solution is by Jo Boaler and appeared in TIME.

In History Projects, Point of View & Context Matter is a very good piece by Anthony Cody on project-based learning in Social Science classes. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.

Resources for Teaching and Learning About the Las Vegas Shooting is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Island in Crisis: Teaching About Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria is also from The NY Times Learning Network.

RETRIEVAL PRACTICE: A TEACHERS’ DEFINITION AND VIDEO EXAMPLES is from Doug Lemov.

September 30, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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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.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

Meet the #SinglePointRubric is by Jennifer Gonzalez. I’m adding it to The Best Rubric Sites (And A Beginning Discussion About Their Use).

11 Research-Based Classroom Management Strategies is by Todd Finley. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Classroom Management.

How Teachers Are Addressing the ‘Take the Knee’ Controversy in Class is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics.  You might also be interested in The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The National Anthem Protests.

Spaced Practice in Practice is from A Classroom Of One’s Own.

Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using is from Jennifer Gonzalez.

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

September 21, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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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.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

BEYOND JUST A CELLS UNIT: What My Science Students Learned from the Story of Henrietta Lacks is from ReThinking Schools. You might also be interested in resources I’ve previously shared about Ms. Lacks.

The New York Times Learning Network began two excellent new regular series this week: What’s Going On in This Graph? and Country Of The Week.

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It is from Edutopia.

Questions as Invitations, Not Inquisitions is from Russ On Reading. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.

Cognitive biases can hold learning back – here’s how to beat them is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Cognitive Bias.

September 18, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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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.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

Douglas Reeves Takes On Five Myths About Grading is from The International Educator. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Grading Practices.

Teaching the Art of Listening: How to Use Podcasts in the Classroom is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More.

I’m adding this tweet to The “Best” Lists Of Recommendations About What “Effective” Teachers Do:

I’m adding this Teaching Channel video to My Best Posts On Students Evaluating Classes (And Teachers):

September 12, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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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.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

Culturally Responsive Teaching: 4 Misconceptions appeared in Cult of Pedagogy. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!

Don’t Get Rid of Grades. Change Their Meaning & Consequences! appeared in Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Grading Practices.

MAPPING CHILDHOOD: How Our Stories Build Community appeared in ReThinking Schools. It’s somewhat connected to my favorite lesson of every year when students compare neighborhoods (see A Lesson Highlighting Community Assets — Not Deficits).

Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Writers appeared in The NY Times. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

Inspiring Students to Engage with Social Studies is by Sarah Cooper.

September 7, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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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.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two andThe Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – So Far.

Here are this week’s picks:

The New York Times Learning Network announced they were beginning two new regular features: What’s Going On in This Graph? and a Current Events Conversation. I’m adding the second one to The Best Resources & Ideas For Teaching About Current Events.

What makes people apply what they learn during training offers ideas applicable to the concept of learning transfer in schools. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Concept Of “Transfer” — Help Me Find More.

How to spot fake social media photos before you hit the share button is from iMore. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Ways To Use Multiple Choice Exercises:

This tweet might serve as a good classroom management reminder:

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