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The Most Popular Classroom Q & A Posts In 2017

By Larry Ferlazzo — December 23, 2017 1 min read

Last week, I shared my personal choices for the Best Classroom Q&A Posts in 2017.

Now, it’s time for the top ten most popular posts of the year:

1. * 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.

2. * 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.

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. * ‘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.

5. * So, You Want To Be A Principal?

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

6. * Mistakes Teachers Make In Reading Instruction

Regie Routman, Cindi Rigsbee, Shaeley Santiago, Wiley Blevins, and Dr. Rebecca Alber contribute their ideas.

7. * Ten Elements Of Effective Instruction

Jim Burke and David B. Cohen are the guests for this column.

8. * 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.

9. * 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.

10. * Classroom Rules--Ways to Create, Introduce & Enforce Them

Lou Denti, Gini Cunningham, Cindi Rigsbee, PJ Caposey, and readers share ideas about classroom rules--what they should be, how they should be developed, and how to enforce them.

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