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Top 5 Most-Viewed Teacher Blog Posts of 2011

By Francesca Duffy — December 30, 2011 1 min read
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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:

1) Charting My Own Course: Haunting Words to Inspire Every Teacher

In her debut blog post, Marilyn Rhames wrote about a conversation she stumbled upon in the teacher’s lounge that changed her life.

2) Living in Dialogue: I Am Educator, Hear Me Roar! An Interview With John Kuhn

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.

3) Coach G’s Teaching Tips: Math Mandate: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally (PEMDAS)--Forever!

On the first day of 2011, David Ginsburg pointed out a flaw in PEMDAS, the acronym intended to help students solve mathematical expressions.

4) Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo: Response: Several Ways to Help Students Become Better Listeners

In a response to a reader’s question, Larry Ferlazzo offered advice and examples on how to help students better understand instructions and lectures.

5) Coach G’s Teaching Tips: Success Comes From the HEART

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.