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2018’s Most Popular Classroom Q&A Posts

By Larry Ferlazzo — December 20, 2018 1 min read

I hope your holidays are restful and rejuvenating!

After this quotation from the most popular post of the year, you’ll see the 10 columns, in descending order, that received the most “hits” during 2018.

Enjoy!

1.Instructional Strategies Teachers Might Be Missing

Jo Boaler, Katie Brown, Rachael George, Laura Greenstein, Dan Rothstein, David Jacob, and Greg Brown name what they consider underutilized teaching and learning strategies.

2. Response: The Best Ways to Resolve Conflicts Between Students

Vickie Gomez, Danny Woo, Kevin Parr, Jessica Torres, Rosalind Wiseman, and Dr. Bryan Harris contribute their ideas on how to manage conflicts between students.

3. Response: Ways to Handle a Class That Has Gotten Out of Control

Bobson Wong, Rita Platt, Kevin Parr, Theresa Staley, Valerie Ruckes, and Sarah Thomas share classroom-management strategies.

4. Challenges Principals Face & How to Respond to Them

Dr. Sanée Bell, Jen Schwanke, Mike Janatovich, Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., Cynthia L. Uline, and Lynne G. Perez share their ideas on challenges facing principals and how best to respond to them.

5. Underused Teaching and Learning Strategies

Kathy Glass, Amber Chandler, Carol Salva, Jennifer Davis Bowman, and Janet Allen propose their “nominees” for underused—and effective—instructional strategies.

6. ‘Do Not Grade Every Piece of Writing a Student Creates’

Tan Huynh, Dr. Lynell Powell, Dr. Rebecca Alber, Cheryl Mizerny, Mitchell Nobis, and Kai Marks write about mistakes made in writing instruction.

7. Ways to Integrate Writing Into Science Classes

Mary K. Tedrow, Amy Roediger, Dr. Maria Grant, Diane Lapp, EdD, Mandi White, Tara Dale, and Becky Bone share their suggestions for how to integrate writing into science classes.

8. ‘Building Relationships With Students Is the Most Important Thing a Teacher Can Do’

Timothy Hilton, Valerie Ruckes, David Bosso, Jenny Edwards, Pamela Broussard, Kara Pranikoff, Patty McGee, and Jonathan Eckert share their advice on teacher-student relationships.

9. ‘Writing Frames Are the Recipes of Writing’

Patty McGee, Jules Csillag, Sara Holbrook, Michael Salinger, and Kathy Glass share their ideas on writing frames.

10. Being a Principal Means ‘Spending Time Each Day Building Relationships’

PJ Caposey, Stephanie Brant, Megan Allen, Sanée Bell, and Rachael George share their ideas about how principals should spend their time.

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