Published Online: December 21, 2017
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Top Education Week Teacher Stories of 2017


Top Teacher Stories of 2017: Education Week's Most Viewed

Take a look at the news and opinion pieces that appeared in Education Week that resonated most with classroom educators this year in this list of the most-viewed articles by and for teachers.

1. New Report Names the Best Cities to Live in If You're a Teacher

U.S. cities were ranked by factors like job availability and comparative salary to determine the best locations for K-12 teachers in 2017. (May 26, 2017) | From the Blog: Teaching Now

2. 4 Things Great Principals Don't Do

The true beauty in leadership is being able to discern when to pull back and not give teachers things they don't need, writes Monica Washington. There is a balance that great principals learn, and because of that balance, they generally have happy teachers in their classrooms. (Oct. 4, 2017) | From the Blog: Teacher-Leader Voices

3. Death to the Behavior Chart! 3 Reasons to Resist the Lure of Punishments and Rewards

Star charts and color cards create a negative classroom environment, writes Justin Minkel. To address the root problems of students’ misbehavior, teachers need to toss the behavioral systems and focus on building relationships. (Sept. 6, 2017) | Filed Under: Classroom Management

4. Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care

Experts say that teachers must develop their own social-emotional competencies, including the ability to manage stress, before they can effectively model these skills to students. (June 7, 2017) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession

5. Educators Are More Stressed at Work Than Average People, Survey Finds

A survey by the American Federation of Teachers and the Badass Teachers Association found that teachers are reporting high stress levels and experiencing bad mental health days. (Oct. 30, 2017) | From the Blog: Teaching Now

6. 'The Magic School Bus' Will Return to Teach New Generations About STEM

Netflix rebooted the beloved '90s educational cartoon, "The Magic School Bus," starring eccentric science teacher Ms. Frizzle and her eager students as they embark on out-of-this world field trips. (Jan. 5, 2017) | From the Blog: Teaching Now

7. Do Fidget Spinners Belong in the Classroom? Teachers Are Divided

Fidgets spinners are supposed to help students sit still and focus. But many teachers say it's having the exact opposite effect. (May 11, 2017) | From the Blog: Teaching Now

8. Guided Reading: How to Make Kids Hate (or Love) to Read

Teachers should help students experience the joy of simply reading a great book. Justin Minkel shares guided reading strategies that help engage young readers by sparking their excitement. (Jan. 31, 2017) | Filed Under: Classroom Management

9. Unidentified Dyslexia Takes Heavy Toll

Teachers need to know how to identify early signs of dyslexia, so they can make sure dyslexic students have access to learning accommodations and support, says Kyle Redford. (May 24, 2017) | Filed Under: Classroom Management

10. The Life Lesson a Teacher of the Year Learned in Rehab

After suffering from burnout, Justin Ashley learned the keys to happiness and to becoming a better, more emotionally balanced teacher. (June 7, 2017) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession

Vol. 37, Issue 17
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