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:

A Powerful Way to End the School Year is by Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Finish The School Year Strong.

Wrapping Up the School Year: 5 Reflective End-of-Year Activities is from The Teaching Channel. I’m adding it to the same list.

Why Inquiry Fails is a useful post by Dave Wees about math instruction.
Fidget Spinners CAN be a fantastic teaching resource! is from Ed Tech For Beginners. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Handle Fidget Spinners.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: An Interview With Zaretta Hammond is from Corwin. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!

Reader Idea | Building Community Through Shared Immigration Stories is from The New York Times Learning Network. It shares a fairly common lesson, but I’m sure some are not familiar with it. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States.

6 Steps To Create Effective Seating Plans is from Teacher Toolkit. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Classroom Seating Strategies.  Thanks to Dr. Anael Alston for the tip.

Melissa Kaufman, a student in a Boston University class taught by Travis Bristol, has created a useful site called “Teaching in the Age of Trump.”

Jose Carlos Haro Preciado is a student in Bret Gosselin‘s high school class. Jose has created a nice resource on How To Write A Poem, and I’m adding it to The Best World Poetry Day Resources – Help Me Find More.  A little more about Jose: Jose Carlos Haro Preciado is currently a student at Coppell High School. He is from Mexico where he lived until moving to the United States two years ago as a sophomore. He is an ambitious student who uses his writing as a way to learn from the world around him. He believes that by hard work, he can learn to do anything well, including English. He plans to go to college to become an engineer and is a valued member of Coppell’s champion-winning varsity soccer team.