I’m continuing with my mid-year “Best” list posts…
I’m adding this post to All 2020 Mid-Year “Best” Lists In One Place!
Seven years ago I began publishing a regular Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week post. You can see all my “Best” lists on instructional strategies here.
Here are my choices from the past few months:
3 Ways This I Believe Essays Support Writing Instruction is from The National Writing Project. I’m adding it to Tons Of Resources For Teaching Students To Write “This I Believe” Essays.
How to — and How Not to — Teach Role Plays is from the Zinn Education Project. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories and to The Best Online Learning Simulation Games & Interactives — Help Me Find More.
LEARNING BY DOING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW is from The Learning Agency Lab. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Value Of “Self-Explanation” and to The Best Research Demonstrating That Lectures Are Not The Best Instructional Strategy.
Over 60 New York Times Graphs for Students to Analyze is from The NY Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Multimedia Resources For Introducing Students To The Advantages Of Charts, Graphs & Infographics.
Making Annotations with Less Pain, More Meaning is by Sarah Cooper. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More! and to The Best Applications For Annotating Websites.
How Is What You Are Studying in School Relevant to Your Life and the Larger World? is from The NY Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas For Helping Students Connect Lessons To Their Interests & The World.
The Critical Thinking Consortium has a lot of free materials, including this photo analysis sheet. If you pay $40 per year, you also gain access to many more resources. I’m adding them to The Best & Most Useful Free Student Hand-Outs Available Online – Help Me Find More.
Feeling Stuck? How to Get Started with Your First Project is from PBL Works. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.
A Conversation About Instructional Equity with Zaretta Hammond, Part 1 is from The Center For The Collaborative Classroom.
Using a child’s identified pronouns might feel complicated, but it’s crucial. Here’s why. is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to THE BEST WAYS TO SUPPORT LGBTQ STUDENTS.
How scaffolding lessons can strengthen critical thinking development is from Education Dive. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Providing Scaffolds To Students.
Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Guide for Urban Educators is from the Smithsonian. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!
Narratives of Native Nations: Indigenous Communities in the News is a lesson plan from the Pulitzer Center. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People.
6 Ways to Make the Most of Classroom Movies appeared in Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Offering Free Lesson Plans For Movies and to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL.