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This School Year’s Most Popular Q&A Posts

By Larry Ferlazzo — May 21, 2018 1 min read
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I still have several new questions and answers to post before taking a summer break. During that hiatus, I’ll begin posting updated thematic compilations of posts from the first seven years of this blog’s existence.

Today, though, I thought readers might be interested in seeing a list of the 10 most popular posts over the last 10 months. A number of them appeared on earlier dates, and are “oldies but goodies":

1. Instructional Strategies Teachers Might Be Missing

Jo Boaler, Katie Brown, Rachael George, Laura Greenstein, Dan Rothstein, David Jacob, and Greg Brown contribute their thoughts.

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

Stephen Lazar, Bill Bigelow, and Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez are contributors to this post.

5. Mistakes Teachers Make In Reading Instruction

Regie Routman, Cindi Rigsbee, Shaeley Santiago, Wiley Blevins, and Dr. Rebecca Alber contribute to this post.

6. ‘Doing’ Geography Instead of ‘Studying’ It

Guest responses in this post 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.

7. So, You Want To Be A Principal?

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

8. Challenges Principals Face & How To Respond To Them

Dr. Sanée Bell, Jen Schwanke, Mike Janatovich, Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., Cynthia L. Uline, and Lynne G. Perez contribute their thoughts on the topic.

9. Mistakes Made In Writing Instruction & What To Do Instead

Lisa Eickholdt, Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski, Mary Ann Zehr, Nancy Frey and Valentina Gonzalez share their commentaries.

10. Underused Teaching & Learning Strategies

Kathy Glass, Amber Chandler, Carol Salva, Jennifer Davis Bowman, and Janet Allen propose their “nominees.”

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