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The Best Q&A Posts of 2017 So Far

By Larry Ferlazzo — June 02, 2017 2 min read

I’ve been compiling mid-year “Best” lists on multiple education topics at my other blog (see All Mid-Year 2017 “Best” Lists In One Place), and I thought readers might find it useful if I shared my personal picks for the best posts appearing here since January.

I’ve still got a few more questions to cover until beginning my regular summer hiatus, and in late June I’ll publish a list of the most popular posts of the year.

Here are my personal choices for the best posts appearing here this year—so far (not in any order of priority):

* Response: The Best Teaching Advice Is...

Rita Platt, Fred Ende, Arpine Ovsepyan, Rachael George and Cindi Rigsbee contribute the best teaching advice they have heard...

* Response: Learning ‘Transfer Is Our Collective Goal’

Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Adeyemi Stembridge, Todd Finley, Kenneth Baum, and David Krulwich share their ideas on transfer of learning.

* Response: Teaching ELLs to Write Academic Essays

Tan Huynh, Vicky Giouroukakis, Maureen Connolly, Margo Gottlieb, and Ivannia Soto share suggestions on assisting English Language Learners with academic writing skills.

* Response: End the Year With Moments ‘Students Will Remember’

Pernille Ripp, Alfonso Gonzalez, Jeremy Adams, Roxanna Elden, Ann Mausbach, Kim Morrison, Michael Haggen, and Maia Heyck-Merlin contribute their ideas on how to end the school year well.

* Response: We Need to ‘Initiate Wonder in the Classroom’

Lorena Germán, John Spencer, Laura Gibbs, Rachel Trowbridge, Amy Sandvold, Jen Schwanke and Howard Pitler share their responses on how to help students develop creativity.

* Response: What Teaching in the Year 2047 Might Look Like

Diana Laufenberg, Dr. Nancy Sulla, Matt Renwick, Barnett Berry, PJ Caposey and Ken Halla share their predictions for the future of education.

* Response: Ways to Use Learning ‘Taxonomies’ in the Classroom

Meghan Everette, Dr. Rebecca Stobaugh, Dr. Sandra Love, Michael Fisher, Susan M. Brookhart, Howard Pitler, and Tony Frontier contribute their advice on using learning & questioning taxonomies in the classroom.

* Response: ‘Challenges Are a Natural Part of Mathematics’

Makeda Brome, Pia Hansen, Linda Gojak, Marian Small, Kenneth Baum and David Krulwich share their thoughts on the biggest challenges facing math teachers.

* Response: ELL Students’ Home Language Is an Asset, Not a ‘Barrier’

Melissa Eddington, Wendi Pillars, Tracey Flores, Sandy Ruvalcaba Carrillo and Mary Ann Zehr offer their thoughts on the role of an ELL student’s home language in the classroom.

* Response: Student Goal-Setting in the Classroom

Dr. Sanée Bell, Rita Platt, Kevin Parr, Dr. Jennifer Davis Bowman and Matt Renwick share their ideas on helping students set learning goals.

* Response: Learning From Difficult Teaching Moments

Lorena Germán, Tom Rademacher, Diana Laufenberg, Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, and Jeff Bradbury share their stories of difficult teaching moments and what they learned from them.

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