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This School Year’s 10 Most Popular Posts

By Larry Ferlazzo — June 02, 2013 2 min read
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I’ll begin posting new questions and answers in late August, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past two years. You can see those collections from the first year here

Today, though, I thought readers might be interested in seeing this school year’s 10 most popular posts. You can also see a list of the most popular posts from the 2012 calendar year here and from the 2011 calendar year here.

I’ll be spending the summer organizing questions and answers for the next school year, and there is always room for more!

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Here are this year’s 10 most popular posts:

1. Best Ways to Prepare Our Students for CCSS in Language Arts

This post features commentaries from educator/authors Christopher Lehman, Amy Benjamin and Ben Curran.

2. Best Homework Practices

Read what educator/authors Dr. Cathy Vatterott and Bryan Harris have to say on this topic.

3. 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.

4. Several Ways to Get the New Year Off to a Good Start -- Part One

Rick Wormeli and Roxanna Elden respond to this issue.

5. Several Ways To Differentiate Instruction

Carol Tomlinson and Rick Wormeli are this post’s guest responders. It’s actually from the previous school year, but has certainly retained its popularity.

6. The Best Ways To Use Interactive White Boards

Ben Stein, Patti Grayson, and Bill Ferriter, along with readers, contributed their responses in this post.

7. Several Ways to Become Better at Teaching Math

Read what educators José Vilson, Shawn Cornally and Dan Meyer have to say here.

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

Educators Stephen Lazar, Bill Bigelow, and Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez share their ideas here.

9. Celebrating our Students’ Good Writing

Check-out the thoughts of Mary Tedrow, Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey at this post.

10. Ways To Observe Teachers Without Demoralizing Them

Readers and four educator/authors -- Trent Kaufman and Emily Dolci Grimm; PJ Caposey, and Brian Nichols -- chime in here.

Have a great summer!

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