Usually, I just publish a post in this series once a week. This week, though, since I’m trying to catch-up, here’s a special second edition!

Each week, I publish a post 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 (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2014 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

Genius Hour: An Avenue to Better Teaching is from My Own Genius Hour. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Applying “Fed Ex Days” To Schools.

History Matters offers a good suggestion about using photos in Social Studies classes. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.

Using Classroom Skits to Alter History Perspective is from Middleweb, and offers a creative twist on using skits in the classroom.

Teaching Vocabulary in Word-Rich Classrooms is from Middleweb and offers some good instructional ideas. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

That’s Not a Rubric, and You’re Using It Wrong: 5 Ways to Clean Up The Mess is by Angela Stockman. I’m adding it to The Best Rubric Sites (And A Beginning Discussion About Their Use).