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A to Z: Teaching Tools and Resources

The following list is a compilation of resources, articles, and videos covering a wide range of topics in education and
teaching. I hope it serve as a great resource for you. When you come across a great article, teaching strategy, video
resource, etc. please feel free to add it to this list and create your own categories, as needed.

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Assessment

C
Check for Understanding
https://www.edutopia.org/blog/dipsticks-to-check-for-understanding-todd-finley?crlt_pid=camp.H
ZJ6RzTTRqCe

Class Culture

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/06/22/a-simple-exercise-to-strengthen-emotional-intelligenc
e-in-teams/
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/08/15/sir-ken-robinson-how-to-create-a-culture-for-valuable
-learning/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/31/well/family/what-kids-wish-their-teachers-knew.html?smid=f
b-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Classroom Environment
https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/10-motivational-posters-your-classroom?utm_source=face
book&utm_medium=socialflow

Classroom Management

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/31/well/family/what-kids-wish-their-teachers-knew.html?smid=f
b-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/11/09/3-helpful-ways-teachers-can-work-with-a-class-clown
/
http://mobile.edweek.org/c.jsp?cid=25920011&item=http://api.edweek.org/v1/blog/186/?uuid=60
253&cmp=eml-eb-popweek+09302016
Class Cards/Equity Cards: http://newmanagement.com/books/cc_info.html
http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/5-second-solution/
http://www.smartclassroommanagement.com/2016/08/20/how-to-handle-a-class-that-tests-you-r
ight-from-the-get-go/

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


https://rossieronline.usc.edu/common-core-standards/

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Critical Thinking
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/11/06/three-tools-for-teaching-critical-thinking-and-problem
-solving-skills/

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Discussion Strategies
http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/speaking-listening-techniques/
http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/freeze-frame-discussion-strategy
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/socratic-seminars-culture-student-led-discussion-mary-davenport
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teaching-ells-to-participate-in-discussions-ousd
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/participation-protocol-ousd
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/improve-conversation-skills-ells-ousd
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/strategies-for-student-centered-discussion
https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/479

Discourse
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/how-discussion-enhances-learning

E
Enduring Understandings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q8yXQvi-l4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPpFRVogJIg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DRnaSR1kZU

Essential Questions
https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/100-awesome-essential-questions

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First Days of School

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/08/21/four-skills-to-teach-students-in-the-first-five-days-of-sc
hool-alan-november/
http://blog.flocabulary.com/culture-building-first-day-of-school-activities/
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/lessons/mapping-your-identity-a-back-to-school-ice-breaker/

G
Games/Learning Games

https://getkahoot.com/?utm_name=controller_app&utm_source=web_app&utm_medium=link

Genius Hour
http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/genius-hour-questions/

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Graphic Novels
http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/teaching-graphic-novels/

Graphic Organizers

http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/

Growth Mindset

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/07/26/a-growth-mindset-could-buffer-kids-from-negative-aca
demic-effects-of-poverty/
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/11/16/growth-mindset-clearing-up-some-common-confusio
ns/
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/10/02/how-to-weave-growth-mindset-into-school-culture/

I
Infographics
http://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/can-cultivate-critical-thinking-infographics/

Information Text

http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/informational-text/
https://www.commonlit.org/
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/strategies-keep-informational-reading-fun-john-spencer

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Learning, Thinking, Metacognition, Reflection

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/08/10/the-role-of-metacognition-in-learning-and-achieveme
nt/
http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/03/31/when-kids-have-structure-for-thinking-better-learning-
emerges/
http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/07/15/making-learning-visible-doodling-helps-memories-stic
k/
http://www.teachthought.com/learning/use-twitter-exit-slip-teaching/

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https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/09/14/dont-leave-learning-up-to-chance-framing-and-reflect
ion/
http://www.middleweb.com/32620/3-ways-to-encourage-ownership-of-learning/
https://www.edutopia.org/article/7-ways-calm-young-brain-trauma-lori-desautels?utm_source=fa
cebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Learning Outcomes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGXANN3MUsg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_woMKwBxhwU

Listening & Speaking Skills


https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/10/03/why-the-art-of-speaking-should-be-taught-alongside-
math-and-literacy/
http://www.edutopia.org/practice/oracy-classroom-strategies-effective-talk

Literacy

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/05/14/why-reading-aloud-to-older-children-is-valuable/
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/literacy-practices-we-should-abandon-nell-k-duke
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-students-skills-expert-readers-tricia-hilliard
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/instill-the-love-of-reading-levar-burton
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/integrating-technology-and-literacy-frank-ward
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/literacy-instruction-across-curriculum-importance
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/03/18/why-listening-to-podcasts-helps-kids-improve-readin
g-skills/
https://www.edutopia.org/article/6-techniques-building-reading-skills-susan-barber?utm_source=
facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

M
Math (Assessments)
http://www.middleweb.com/32700/math-high-and-low-tech-quick-assessments/

Motivation

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/07/10/how-writing-down-specific-goals-can-empower-strug
gling-students/

N
Notetaking Skills:
http://www.middleweb.com/32873/tips-tools-to-improve-student-notetaking-skills/

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Parent Partnership
https://www.edutopia.org/article/5-ways-create-strong-parent-partnership-elena-aguilar

Podcasts
http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/educational-podcasts-for-kids/

Pop Culture

https://rossieronline.usc.edu/blog/pop-culture-in-the-classroom/?utm_source=facebook&utm_m
edium=social

Professional Development

http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/pineapple-charts/

Q
Questioning Strategies

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/questioning-that-deepens-comprehension-douglas-fisher-nancy-fre
y
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/new-classroom-questioning-techniques-todd-finley
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/questioning-in-the-classroom
https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/designing-questions
http://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/inquiry/5-ways-help-students-ask-better-questions/

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Reading Skills
https://www.edutopia.org/article/6-techniques-building-reading-skills-susan-barber?utm_source=
facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Retrieval Strategy
http://ditchthattextbook.com/2016/10/03/improve-retention-re-teach-less-with-this-learning-techn
ique/

S
Student Feedback
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/ways-of-responding-to-a-wrong-or-no
t-very-good-answers/

Study Skills
http://thankyoubrain.blogspot.com/2016/10/strategic-studying.html

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Teaching (Characteristics)

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/become-and-remain-transformational-teacher-david-cutler
http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/20-observable-characteristics-of-effective-teaching/

Teaching Strategies

https://learn.k20center.ou.edu/strategy/find.html (GREAT RESOURCE!!!)

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Understanding by Design (UbD), Grant Wiggins & Jay McTighe

http://www.authenticeducation.org/ae_bigideas/article.lasso?artid=99
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DRnaSR1kZU

V
Vocabulary/Academic Language

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/word-must-dos-vocabulary-instruction-rebecca-alber
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/8-strategies-teaching-academic-language-todd-finley
https://www.edutopia.org/article/buliding-vocabulary-through-fun-and-games-rebecca-givens-roll
and

Visual Literacy Strategies


https://www.edutopia.org/blog/ccia-10-visual-literacy-strategies-todd-finley
https://www.facinghistory.org/resource-library/teaching-strategies/analyzing-visual-images-and-s
tereotyping

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Warm-Up (Lessson Hooks)

https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2016/09/14/5-ways-to-start-your-lessons/

Writing

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/learning/2016/09/07/how-to-teach-with-our-picture-prompts-and
-other-times-images/?_r=0&referer=http://m.facebook.com
http://www.edutopia.org/practice/low-stakes-writing-writing-learn-not-learning-write
https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2016/07/30/10-mentor-texts-to-lift-the-level-of-students-na
rrative-writing-by-stacey-shubitz/?utm_content=buffer16ba3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=
facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/persuasive-writing/
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