What One Resource Would You Refer to for Teaching and Learning?

I was asked this question, in so many words, by a guest touring my school today. My response was, “Uhh, well, uhmm…”. I obviously didn’t have an immediate answer. There are too many great resources out there to make an easy selection.

I threw this question out on Twitter.

Here were the smart responses.

As you can see, there were a wide variety of responses. If this were an election, Twitter would be the winner. Several online resources were also mentioned. I was a little surprised that more actual books were not suggested. For me, I referenced Visible Learning by Dr. John Hattie (Routledge, 2009). What’s great about education is that learning is complex enough to allow for a variety of responses with this type of inquiry.

So what is your go-to resource for teaching and learning? Please share in the comments.

Author: Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick is an 18-year public educator who began as a 5th and 6th-grade teacher in Rudolph, WI. He now serves as an elementary principal for the Mineral Point Unified School District (http://mineralpointschools.org/). Matt also teaches online graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He tweets @ReadByExample and writes for ASCD (www.ascd.org) and Lead Literacy (www.leadliteracy.com).

4 thoughts on “What One Resource Would You Refer to for Teaching and Learning?”

  1. Matt,
    I would second this tweet: “Any book, blog, or tweet from anyone associated with @TCRWP . Brilliant thinkers & learners. Best PD around.

    — Susan Verdi (@sacchetti7) December 13, 2013”

    Every single person connected with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is knowledgeable and brilliant! Many staffers take turns hosting Wednesday night chat’s that result in fabulous learning for all participants. (They are also “kind, thoughtful, and generous learners!”)

    Great question!


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