Published Online: December 30, 2014
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Top Teacher Stories of 2014: Education Week Teacher'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.

1. 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). (August 19, 2014) | Filed Under: Professional Development

2. Is Anybody Listening to Teachers?

English teacher Vivian Maguire wonders why education decisionmakers don't take teachers' input more seriously. (June 10, 2014) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession

3. 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. (June 24, 2014) | Filed Under: Curriculum and Instruction

4. 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 starting this fall. (July 29, 2014) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Teacher Preparation, Classroom Management

5. 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. (September 9, 2014) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Curriculum and Instruction

6. 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. (January 14, 2014) | Filed Under: Curriculum and Instruction

7. 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. (March 25, 2014) | Filed Under: Reading

8. How to Reach Reluctant Learners

Nancy Barile, a high school language arts teacher, shares some practical tips she learned from a former student about helping seemingly unmotivated students. (May 27, 2014) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Curriculum and Instruction

9. 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. (March 5, 2014) | Filed Under: Common Standards, Teaching Profession

10. 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. (January 6, 2014) | Filed Under: Teacher Voices

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