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The Ten Most Popular Classroom Q & A Posts in 2015

By Larry Ferlazzo — December 26, 2015 1 min read
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It’s that time of year when it seems like everybody is putting together lists of their most popular content (see A Collection Of The Best Education-Related “Most Popular” Lists For 2015).

And I’m no exception with this blog.

Here are the ten most popular posts over the past twelve months - counting down from the tenth to the number one most popular column:

10. Ways To Build ‘Authentic Engagement’ & Not ‘Strategic Compliance’

Educators Vicki Davis, Rusul Alrubail, Laura Cabrera and Dana Dusbiber contribute their suggestions.

9. “Ten Elements Of Effective Instruction”

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

8. Goal Of Classroom Management Is To Have Power ‘With,’ Not ‘Over,’ Kids

Educators Dr. Debbie Silver, Richard L. Curwin, and Marcia L. Tate provide guest responses.

7. Positive Classroom Management Strategies - Part One

Educators Bryan Harris, Marcia Imbeau, Pernille Ripp, Gianna Cassetta, Brook Sawyer and Julia Thompson share their advice in this post.

6. 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.

5. So, You Want To Be A Principal?

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

4. ‘Teachers Don’t Leave High-Poverty Urban Districts; They Are Exiled’

Educators Pia Lindquist Wong, Rufus Thompson, Gail L. Thompson, Yvette Jackson, Veronica McDermott, Karen Baptiste, Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., Cynthia L. Uline, and Lynne G. Perez contribute to this jam-packed post.

3. 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. Several Ways To Differentiate Instruction

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

1. 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.

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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