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The ‘All-Time’ Most Popular Classroom Q&A Posts

By Larry Ferlazzo — January 08, 2019 2 min read

Last month, I shared my choices for The 13 Best Classroom Q&A Posts in 2018 and 2018’s Most Popular Classroom Q&A Posts.

I thought it would be interesting to research and find which posts have been most popular during the eight-year existence of this blog.

Here, following a quotation from one of them, are the “all-time” (at least for now) 12 most popular Classroom Q&A posts:

1.* Several Ways We Can Teach Social Studies More Effectively -Part One

This post includes guest responses from three talented and experienced educators: Stephen Lazar, Bill Bigelow, and Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez.

2.* How to Practice Restorative Justice in Schools

Shane Safir, Jen Adkins, Timothy Hilton, Crystal T. Laura, and Mark Katz share their commentaries on applying restorative practices in schools.

3.* The Best Ways to Engage Students in Learning

Responses in this column come from Julia Thompson, Myron Dueck, Bryan Harris, and Debbie Silver.

4.* Classroom Strategies to Foster a Growth Mindset

Professor Carol Dweck and Dr. Lisa Blackwell, the co-founder of the organization designed to help schools be more effective in helping students develop growth mindsets, are the co-authors of this guest response.

5.* So, You Want to Be a Principal?

Justin Baeder, Allan R. Bonilla, and Josh Stumpenhorst share their reflections.

6.* “Ten Elements of Effective Instruction”

This post includes pieces from Jim Burke and David B. Cohen, as well as comments from readers.

7.* ‘Doing’ Geography Instead of ‘Studying’ It

Today’s guest responses come from Kelly Young, from whom I’ve learned more about teaching than from anyone else; Elisabeth Johnson, who is the best social studies teacher I’ve ever seen; middle school educator Lisa Butler; and Matt Podbury, who teaches geography at an International School in France.

8.* Several Ways to Differentiate Instruction

I was lucky enough to get both Carol Tomlinson and Rick Wormeli to contribute their ideas here!

9.* Several Ways to Connect With Disengaged Students

Assistant Principal Jim Peterson and author Jim Anderson share their suggestions. Jim’s downloadable instructions for conducting “walk-and-talks” with students seemed to particularly strike a chord with readers.

10.* Ways to Teach Globalization

Four educators- John T. Spencer, Diana Laufenberg, Jennifer D. Klein, and Jason Flom- respond to this issue.

11.* 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.

12.* Ways to Use Class Time During the Last Two Weeks Of School

This post offers suggestions from two exceptional teacher authors: Roxanna Elden and Donalyn Miller.

The opinions expressed in Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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