Over the last 12 months, we welcomed Chicago-based charter school teacher Marilyn Rhames, prolific writer and ELL expert Larry Ferlazzo, and a rotating cast of up-and-coming teacher voices to our blog roll, as well as said goodbye to a talented and humble veteran, Susan Graham.
Take a moment to look back at the five most-read teacher blog posts of the year:
In her debut blog post, Marilyn Rhames wrote about a conversation she stumbled upon in the teacher’s lounge that changed her life.
Anthony Cody’s interview with John Kuhn, the Texas superintendent who made headlines for his Alamo-like letter, highlighted Kuhn’s stance on education reform and his reasons for writing the letter in the first place.
On the first day of 2011, David Ginsburg pointed out a flaw in PEMDAS, the acronym intended to help students solve mathematical expressions.
In a response to a reader’s question, Larry Ferlazzo offered advice and examples on how to help students better understand instructions and lectures.
Back in February, David Ginsburg wrote: “Success often has as much or more to do with people’s thoughts and actions as it does their abilities.”
We hope you will continue to check back on our eclectic—and growing—group of bloggers throughout the new year and, as always, add your comments!
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.