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The Best Resources On Instruction In 2021 – Part One

 

I’m continuing with my mid-year “Best” list posts…

I’m adding this post to All 2021 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:

Teach About Inequality With These 28 New York Times Graphs is from The NY Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About Wealth & Income Inequality — Help Me Create A Simple Lesson Plan Using Them.

Teaching About the Current Conflict in Gaza and Israel is from The NY Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The “Best” Resources For Learning About The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Creating Opportunities for Project-Based Learning in Math is from Edutopia. You might also be interested in a series I did in Ed Week about math and project-based learning.

Here’s why students don’t revise what they write – and why they should is from The Conversation. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Getting Student Writers To “Buy-Into” Revision – Help Me Find More.

When students research the inequality in their own schools is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.

What Teachers Pay Teachers Is Learning From Bad Lessons and Upset Teachers is from Ed Surge. You can see my previous comments on Teachers Pay Teachers at Love Ed Week & The PBS NewsHour. Their Episode On Teachers Pay Teachers – Not So Much.

The Anatomy of an Effective and Efficient Piece of Feedback is from Matthew M. Johnson. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students and Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

School Kids’ Memory Is Better For Material Delivered With Enthusiasm, Because It Grabs Their Attention is from BPS Research Digest.

A Simple Way to Self-Monitor for Bias is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to We Should Be Obsessed With Racial Equity  and to New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work.

Teaching Students How—and When—to Change Their Minds is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics.

How High School Teachers Can Support Students with Reading Difficulties is from The American Educator. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!

Writing Classroom is from the University of Kansas and has a ton of videos and PDFs about teaching…writing. I’m adding it to The Best Professional Development Resources On Writing Instruction.

How to write an effective IEP is also from Teach Learn Grow.

Don’t avoid discussing race with your students is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism.

Pile of Words: Drive Deeper Engagement with Vocabulary at the Beginning of a Unit, Text, or Project is from Dr. Catlin Tucker. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

The Underrepresentation Curriculum Project is a new and free STEM curriculum. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!

I’m adding this video from Edutopia to Best Posts On Classroom Management:

 

 

The National Museum of the American Indian has a collection of lessons and materials, including this one on The Trail of Tears. You can see links to all their resources on the left when you go to that link. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People.

Unteaching the Native Narrative is from The School Library Journal. I’m adding it to the same list.

Sentences That Matter, Mentor and Motivate is from The NY Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.

How To Create A Summary Story is from Sharing Scholar.

Diversifying Your Classroom Book Collections? Avoid these 7 Pitfalls is from MindShift. I’m adding it A Beginning Collection Of Resources About Books As “Windows, Mirrors & Sliding Glass Doors” – Please Suggest More.

Here’s the new draft of the State of California’s Ethnic Studies curriculum.  I’m adding it to The Best Posts On The Value Of Ethnic Studies Classes – Help Me Find More.

“Created and led by Native peoples, IllumiNative is a new nonprofit initiative designed to increase the visibility of – and challenge the negative narrative about – Native Nations and peoples in American society.” I’m adding it to The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People.

Grades versus comments: Research on student feedback is by Thomas Guskey. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Grading Practices.

Our Top Ten Lesson Plans of 2020 is from The Pulitzer Center. The Center is on The Best Places To Find Free (And Good) Lesson Plans On The Internet list.

Tips for Teachers: Developing Instructional Materials about American Indians is from American Indians in Children Literature. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People and to New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work.

 

John Padula left this comment on a post where I have collected materials on Project Zero’s great activities:

Alice Vigors from Australia created s site called Thinking Pathways – a really unbelievable set or resources on many topics, one of which is Visible Thinking. She has created graphics for most of the Project Zero routines as well as added some of her own. If you haven’t seen it, please check it out here.

I’m adding it to Project Zero’s “Thinking Routines Tool” Is An Excellent Resource.

How to Spark Engagement in Math With Pictures is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.

8 Quick Checks for Understanding is from Jay McTighe. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment.

 

I Think This Is A Brilliant Idea For An Opening Class Ritual – Here’s How I’m Modifying It For Distance Learning https://t.co/5HEAq8Vxrx https://t.co/sP17as9wLh

— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 5, 2021




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