The 10 Most-Viewed Teacher Stories of 2013

By The Editors — December 30, 2013 2 min read

For an idea of what piqued our readers’ interests in 2013, the editors at Education Week Teacher compiled a list of the 10 most-viewed articles, including both news and opinion pieces. Do you have a favorite article that wasn’t included? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

1. Interview: Charlotte Danielson on Teaching and the Common Core

In this Q&A, teaching expert Charlotte Danielson discusses the effects of the common standards on instructional practice and teacher professional development. March 13, 2013

2. Classroom Shock: What I Am Learning as a Teacher in Finland

Tim Walker, an American educator who recently moved to Finland to teach 5th grade, reflects on the lessons he would bring back to a U.S. classroom. November 26, 2013 - Opinion

3. 7 Ways to Increase Student Ownership

Inviting students to help make changes in their school can be a powerful exercise in practicing leadership, says teacher Jennifer Barnett. January 8, 2013 - Opinion

4. The Lost Art of Teaching Soundly Structured Lessons

Mike Schmoker discusses the essential elements of effective lessons—and wonders why they are so often violated in schools today. June 4, 2013 - Opinion

5. The Time-Tested Dos and Don’ts of Using Classroom Technology

After years of experimentation and reflection, English and digital media teacher Paul Barnwell offers his current take on smart—and not-so-smart—ways to use technology in the classroom. February 12, 2013 - Opinion

6. In Common Core, Teachers See Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Educators around the country are exploring innovative ways to teach the new common-core literacy standards, and some are calling attention to an approach they say is working well: cross-subject thematic units. March 13, 2013

7. Interview: A Conversation With a ‘Bad’ Teacher

John Owens, author of Confessions of a Bad Teacher, talks about his brief, unhappy career in education and what it says about school systems today. November 19, 2013

8. Instructional Coaches Dissect Classroom-Management Challenges

Coaches say teachers can develop their classroom-management capacities—assuming they’re willing to re-examine their practices and attend more closely to the details of their interactions with students. October 14, 2013

9. Math Teachers Strive to Bring Core to At-Risk Students

Despite often lacking support and clear guidance, math educators are taking steps to refine their practice and adopt creative methods to help at-risk and struggling students make the shift to the Common Core State Standards’ new instructional paradigm. March 13, 2013

10. The ‘Monster’ at the End of the Common Core

Laura Thomas argues that progressive educators have become so accustomed to the burden of instructional mandates that they may be missing opportunities presented by the common standards. May 1, 2013 - Opinion