'December 31, 2006: The End!' photo (c) 2006, Matt McGee - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

It’s that time of the year, and I thought it would be useful to publish this post as a sort of “bookend” to The Best Resources For Planning The First Days Of School.

I’ll also be publishing a post on the same topic over at my Education Week Teacher blog later this month (actually, it’s been posted now, and it’s very, very good. It’s a two-part series that includes responses from Roxanna Elden and Donalyn Miller, as well as others.).

You might also be interested in The Best Resources On The “Summer Slide.”

Here they are:

Coincidentally, Middleweb, the great resource-sharing blog I often write about, also just published their own “round-up” of resources on finishing the last few weeks of school. I’m not going to repeat what they wrote, so I’d just suggest you visit their site.

Instead, I’ll list some pieces of my own that I’ve written on topic. They include:

Today’s post at The New York Times, Ideas for English-Language Learners | Celebrating the End of the School Year  (co-authored by Katherine Schulten).

I wrote Finishing the School Year Strong for Education Week Teacher.

I also wrote Teaching Secrets: The Last Day of School for Ed Week Teacher.

What Do You Do On The Last Day Of Class? (Part Two)

My Revised Final Exams (And An Important Lesson)

Six ways teachers can stay energized is a piece I wrote for the British Council.

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