Published Online: December 28, 2015
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Top Teacher Stories of 2015: Education Week Teacher's Most Viewed

For an idea of what piqued our readers' interests in 2015, 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. 9 Mistakes New Teachers Make

New teachers face many obstacles during their first year on the job. Middle school teacher Cristie Watson draws attention to some major errors to avoid. (August 4, 2015) | Filed Under: Teacher Quality, Teaching Profession

2. Why I'm Calling It Quits After Six Years as a Teacher

As she prepares to leave the classroom behind for good, English teacher Rosa Nam asks herself, "Is teaching turning me into a terrible person?" (April 7, 2015) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Curriculum and Instruction

3. Why I've 'Softened' My Classroom-Management Style

Sending kids out of class or out of school doesn’t set them up to be successful when they return and knocks them further down the ladder they are trying to climb, high school teacher Joanna Schimizzi says, offering a different approach. (November 18, 2015) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Discipline

4. 3 Things You Can Do This Summer to Be a Better Teacher in the Fall

The journey of becoming a better version of your teacher self is all about finding balance, joy, and opportunities to learn and collaborate, says special education teacher Elizabeth Stein. (June 10, 2015) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Teacher Preparation, Teacher Quality

5. Why Are All the Teachers White?

It's not enough to ask why the teaching profession isn't more diverse, says Christina Berchini. She argues that first, we have to recognize that the education system was created by and for white students and teachers. (April 28, 2015) | Filed Under: Diversity, Teaching Profession

6. Becoming a Better Public Speaker: Tips From the Greats

Former Florida Teacher of the Year Megan Allen shares a few lessons to help teacher leaders feel better prepared for public presentations. (July 1, 2015) | Filed Under: Professional Development, Teacher Preparation

7. Distracted by Rewards: Moving Beyond Carrots and Sticks

When students are motivated by star charts and glitter pencils instead of a love of knowledge, writes Justin Minkel, they stop paying attention to what they're supposed to be learning. (March 23, 2015) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Curriculum and Instruction

8. Stop Sending Emails, and Other Tips for Building Positive Relationships in Schools

It's easy for teachers to find themselves isolated in the classroom. Paul Barnwell has some strategies for getting more involved in the school community and forging connections between colleagues. (January 13, 2015) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Professional Development

9. Beyond Growth Mindset: Creating Classroom Opportunities for Meaningful Struggle

To foster traits like grit and growth mindset, teachers need to develop lessons that challenge students to work independently toward grasping key conceptual ideas, write researchers Brad Ermeling, James Hiebert, and Ron Gallimore. (December 7, 2015) | Filed Under: : Teacher Voices

10. Why Looping Is a Way Underappreciated School-Improvement Initiative

Justin Minkel says that remaining with the same group of students for more than one year strengthens student-teacher relationships and has a powerful impact on learning. (June 17, 2015) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Professional Development

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