This is the 200th edition of this feature!
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 ; The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2018 – So Far
Here are this week’s picks:
Trying to make math meaningful. is a nice post by Joe Schwartz on differentiating instruction. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction.
I’m adding this first tweet to The Best Resources On “Close Reading” — Help Me Find More:
— Kylene Beers (@KyleneBeers) September 23, 2018
Here is an interesting series of tweets related to the topic of whether to post learning objectives on the board for students:
If math is supposed to be discovery-based, what do my fellow math minds think about posted objectives? Do they take away from the opportunity for students to figure things out? @ddmeyer @gfletchy @robertkaplinsky @joboaler #mathchat #math
— Tilli (@JessicaTilli1) September 25, 2018
Where I teach it is required to have our objectives posted. I’ve been to conferences and spoke with other Ts and have heard objectives weren’t presented until the end of the lesson. Their reasoning was to allow Ss to discover and explore thus generating their own objectives. 🤔
— Idewthemath2 (@idewthemath2) September 25, 2018
(1) Teachers should prepare with purpose for their lessons.
(2) Students should understand the purpose of their work by the end of class.
Neither of those goals requires posted objectives at the start of class. https://t.co/dMCsiXjfYj
— Dan Meyer (@ddmeyer) September 25, 2018
What if they determine the objective at the end of the lesson? That would be a powerful closure to any lesson!
— Tilli (@JessicaTilli1) September 26, 2018
This tweet shares a cool math idea:
I finally got around to reading my students’ responses to my year opening @desmos activity and the responses were adorable. There was a lot of rabbit imagery! Stow this one away for next year! https://t.co/M6lklRwfEv #iteachmath pic.twitter.com/3qkCi6iCQo
— Mathster Willis (@MJHS_JWillis) September 20, 2018