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Most Popular Classroom Q&A Posts of the Year

By Larry Ferlazzo — December 23, 2019 1 min read

It’s that time!

Here are the most popular posts appearing here over the past 12 months.

They are divided into two separate lists. The first highlights only posts that have actually appeared here in 2019, and the second lists the overall most popular posts (ones from previous years have had more time to spread in the education community and are read more often):

Most popular this calendar year, published from Jan. 1 through now:


  1. Response: Strategies for Effective Co-Teaching Arrangements
  2. Response: Mistakes That Math Teachers Make
  3. Response: Common Administrator Mistakes & What to Do Instead
  4. Response: ‘Reading Logs’ Can ‘Kill Students’ Love of Reading’
  5. Response: Ways to Build Speaking Skills With ELLs
  6. Response: The Biggest Mistake by Administrators ‘Is Putting Tasks Before People’
  7. Response: ‘Students Need to DO History, Not Just Listen to It’
  8. Response: Don’t ‘Steal the Aha’ From Science Instruction
  9. Author Interview With Rich Milner: “Reimagining ‘Classroom Management’ for Equity”
  10. Response: Phonics Instruction Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Boring & Dull’

Most popular this calendar year, published at any point:


  1. Response: Students Share Their Best School Experiences and What We Can Learn From Them
  2. Response: How to Practice Restorative Justice in Schools
  3. Response: The Best Ways to Resolve Conflicts Between Students
  4. Response: The Best Ways to Engage Students In Learning
  5. Response: Advice on Making a Midcareer Change to Teaching
  6. Response: ELL Students’ Home Language Is an Asset, Not a ‘Barrier’
  7. Response: Ways to Promote Transfer of Learning
  8. Response: Student Goal-Setting in the Classroom
  9. Response: Challenges Principals Face & How to Respond to Them
  10. Several Ways We Can Teach Social Studies More Effectively—Part One

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