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Top Teacher Stories of 2014

Education Week's Most Viewed

For an idea of what piqued our readers’ interests in 2014, the editors at Education Week Teacher compiled a list of the 10 most-viewed articles. Do you have a favorite article that wasn’t included? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

Professional Development Opinion The Five Habits of Creative Teachers
Five educators and innovation experts discuss their efforts to help teachers cultivate greater creativity in the classroom (and their lives).
Cathleen Nardi, Melissa Goodwin, Tracee Vetting Wolf, Strawberry-Blue Olive & Maureen Maher Wizel, August 19, 2014
6 min read
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Teaching Profession Opinion Is Anybody Listening to Teachers?
English teacher Vivian Maguire wonders why education decisionmakers don't take teachers' input more seriously.
Vivian Maguire, June 10, 2014
6 min read
Students in Finland work together frequently, and the material they study is important to them.
Students in Finland work together frequently, and the material they study is important to them.
Sophia Faridi
Curriculum CTQ Collaboratory Happy Teaching, Happy Learning: 13 Secrets to Finland's Success
When Sophia Faridi visited several schools in Finland, students and teachers seemed happier than students and teachers in the U.S.
Sophia Faridi, June 24, 2014
5 min read
Illustration of job candidate and check list.
Teaching Profession Opinion Open Letter to a First-Year Teacher (From a Second-Year Teacher)
For Robert Kolar, the first year of teaching was difficult—but it was also rewarding. He offers some advice to new teachers.
Robert Kolar, July 29, 2014
5 min read
Image of kids with backpacks running outdoors.
School Climate & Safety Opinion The School Kindness Project
In tough times, kindness—both in and out of the classroom—is crucial to student success, writes high school teacher Adam Sherman.
Adam Sherman, September 9, 2014
6 min read
Curriculum CTQ Collaboratory When Bell-Ringers Go Bad: My Quest to Deepen Start-of-Class Activities
High school English teacher Kim McCready offers three micro-exercises that she's found can help improve students' vocabulary and close-reading skills, even as she attends to beginning-of-class duties.
Kim McCready, January 15, 2014
4 min read
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Five Teaching Tips for Helping Students Become 'Wild Readers'
Educator and author Donalyn Miller offers teachers some techniques to create not only avid readers, but lifelong readers.
Donalyn Miller, March 26, 2014
5 min read
Image of a student writing in a notebook.
Teaching Opinion How to Reach Reluctant Learners
Nancy Barile shares some practical tips she learned from a former student about helping seemingly unmotivated students.
Nancy Barile, May 27, 2014
5 min read
Teaching Teachers May Need to Deepen Assessment Practices for Common Core
As teachers transition to common standards, experts say they may need to take on more of a "teacher- researcher" role in the classroom.
Liana Loewus, March 5, 2014
7 min read
Teaching Opinion Sticking With Students: Responding Effectively to Incorrect Answers
Teachers can improve class participation and engagement by changing how they react to a student's incorrect answer, educator Brooke McCaffrey says.
Brooke McCaffrey, January 6, 2014
4 min read