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 RESOURCES ON INSTRUCTION IN 2021 – PART ONE.

Here are this week’s picks:

The four planks of an effective homework policy is from Carousel. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues.

A Critical Thinking Strategy for Student Note-Taking is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Effective Note-Taking Strategies – Help Me Find More.

Don’t Confuse Reading Comprehension and Learning to Read — Rereading is by Timothy Shanahan. Though he only talks about it at the end, it’s not possible to over-emphasize the need to have different clear purposes laid-out for rereadings (for example, in my History class, it’s to develop questions that might be on the test). I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Close Reading” — Help Me Find More.

Vawe provides “Background music and sounds for relaxation and productivity.” I’m adding it to The Best Research On Listening To Music When Studying.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Education Articles From “The Onion”:

Here’s a slide that Jim Peterson, our principal, showed us on “Do-Nows” (Walk-ins). I’m adding it to The Best Resources For “Do Now” Activities To Begin A Class: