There are many lists of different instructional/teaching strategies online. However, I thought readers might find it useful if I compiled a sort of “list of list” – a post sharing the exceptional ones.
And there aren’t many of them (though feel free to let me know which ones I’ve missed).
I’m just putting links on this list to compilations that share multiple instructional strategies, including quite a few that are not the “typical” ones many teachers already know. In addition, the site must be well-designed and share enough information that the teacher can apply each strategy immediately.
(Also check out THE BEST COLLECTIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR ELLS – HELP ME FIND MORE!)
I’m starting off with only three, though am happy to add to it. In addition, I’m including a few links to related “Best” lists.
Here they are:
Teaching Tolerance Teaching Strategies
Facing History Teaching Strategies
I learned about this excellent collection of instructional strategies via a tweet by Tony Vincent. It’s from the University of Oklahoma, and is very well-designed. Click on the “card” and it will take you to a much more extensive explanation of the method.
Connecticut State Department of Education Instructional Strategies That Facilitate Learning Across Content Areas
Instructional Strategies from Education Alberta.
MUST-READ ARTICLE ON ACTIVE LEARNING, PLUS A GREAT COLLECTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
Vocabulary, Reading & Writing strategies in one place! @michelleshory and I created this Google site for all educators of ELLs! It includes resources from the best experts in the field @Larryferlazzo@MsSalvac @TanELLclassroom @dr_aquagirl #esl #ellchathttps://t.co/98f9K4Cigb pic.twitter.com/HGlVmTia0z
— Irina McGrath (@irina_mcgrath) January 22, 2019
The Washoe County School District has a nice list of instructional strategies.
Here are some related “Best” lists:
The Best Places To Find Free (And Good) Lesson Plans On The Internet
The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!
The Best Resources For Learning About “Learning Strategies”
The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching
The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction
The Best Advice To Content Teachers About Supporting English Language Learners
The Best Videos For Content Teachers With ELLs In Their Classes – Please Suggest More
Q&A Collections: Instructional Strategies shares related posts from my Ed Week Teacher advice column.
Research-Based Instructional Strategies is from Clearview Schools.
A collection of 273 interactive techniques that place the students at the centre of the learning process. https://t.co/ntIyLTMIxz pic.twitter.com/9lWDra0aRj
— Miguel Míguez (@onthesamepagelt) January 22, 2022
One-Pagers: Teaching Summaries by Jamie Clark are really impressive, and well-designed, one page summaries of key instructional strategies.
PROJECT ZERO’S “THINKING ROUTINES TOOL” IS AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE.
Thanks for all the interest. I must repeat – these are not my ideas, all I’ve done is collated others brilliant tips. This is a copy of what I’m sure will be a growing document! You can find it in my google drive linked in my pinned post or here https://t.co/rBKfnQfgBt
— Rachel Ball (@MrsBallAP) June 27, 2022
TARA is a new site for teachers that has a number of features, including a “resource bank” with many instructional strategies (you can read about it at Richard Byrne’s blog). Each strategy has guidance, and the ones I checked all had support videos and downloadable templates. There were a few with names I didn’t recognize, but they also didn’t have any added materials – perhaps they were just placeholders of some kind. You need to register to access them all, but it’s free quick and easy.
Reading Rockets has a nice collection of instructional strategies.