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Maintaining this webpage helps me to keep my own teaching skills sharp. The list below is a curated collection of links to resources, informative videos, and basic pedagogical definitions that I’ve spent years collecting.  Much of what you find here can be put to use in your classroom immediately.  All I ask is that you please share great sites you find so that I can add for a comprehensive site of instructional strategies.

“The supreme art of the teacher is to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”-- Albert Einstein


Instructional Strategies

Best Practices

·       Student Centered Instruction

·       Student Centered Teaching & Learning

·       Best Practices – A Resource for Teachers

·       Experience-based Learning

·       Questioning Strategies

·       Instructional Strategies: Definitions and Resources

·       What is Active Learning

·       Active Learning

·       Facilitating Student-Led Discussions


Differentiated Instruction

·       What is Differentiated Instruction?

·       Great Video on Differentiation

·       A Journey Through Differentiated Instruction

·       Differentiation Central

·       Dare to Differentiate

·       Teaching Various Generations

·       Differentiated Instructional Resources

·       Differentiated Instruction for Math

·       Sample Differentiated Lesson Plans

·       Teaching Gen Y'ers

·       Teaching Gen Z’ers


Learning Styles

·       Learning Style Self Assessment

·       Learning Styles

·       Multiple Intelligence Inventory

·       Implement Learning Styles in your Classroom

·       Multiple Intelligences Discussion

·       More on Learning Styles


Student Engagement & Motivators

·       Teaching Philosophy101

·       Bell Work

·       Think-Pair-Share

·       Ice Breakers

·       26 Keys to Student Engagement

·       Chunking – Help Learners Remember More

·       BIG List of Instructional Strategies

·       Scaffolding to Improve Learning

·       Priceless Teaching Strategies

·       Glossary of Instructional Strategies

·       Class Discussion Strategies

·       Teaching Strategies


Note Taking, Study Guides & Graphic Organizers

·       Cornell Notes

·       More on Cornell Notes

·       Graphic Organizers Galore

·       More on Graphic Organizers

·       Learning to Learn Study Guides

·       Creately – Easily Create Graphic Organizers



Strategies to Build Literacy Skills

·       Elementary reading strategies – Can be applied to older students

·       Strategies for Reading Comprehension

·       Collection of Graphic Organizers


Strategies to Build Math Skills

·       Instructional Strategies for Math


Varied Strategies

·       Posting and Communicating Learning Objectives

·       Brainstorming using Six Facets of Understanding

·       See SED 444 for additional instructional Strategies

·       CTE Instructional Strategies


Teacher Tools

·       School House Chalk

·       Teaching Tips

·       Class room Management

·       BAM Radio - The largest education radio network



·       Teacher Channel

·       Big list of instructional strategies with videos

·       Classroom Video Projects


Online Teaching

·        Instructional Strategies Online

·        Critical Thinking in the Classroom

·       E-Learning Tips Improve Memory with Chunking

·       Best Practices in Online Teaching for Student Engagement

·       Instructional Strategies for Online Courses



Technology Resources

·       List of Classroom Technologies

·       New Padagogy Wheel

·        Edu Tech 

·        Hound

·        The Arizona Technology in Education Alliance

·        Teaching with Technology

·       Cyberspace for Children and Young Adults

·       Illumination for Math

·       Math Games for all Ages

·       Instructional Methods and Instructional Media

·       Education from Federal Agencies

·       Cindy’s Favorite Technology Links

·       Learn Software, Business and Creative Skills

·       WebQuests

·       Khan Academy

·       Media in the Classroom

·       Realtime Board

·        Online Whiteboard

·        Wordle

·       Tagxedo

·       Awesome Library Homepage

·       Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything





Updated 1/2/2017

Email Address:         Cindy.Barnes@my.gcu.edu
Phone Number:         (928) 792-8252
Postal Address:         Grand Canyon University