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13 Best Q&A Posts of 2016

Last week, I shared This Year's Most Popular Q & A Posts!

They include a number of posts from previous years that have retained their popularity.

Now, it's time for me to share my personal picks for the best 13 posts published in this column during 2016. 

Here they are (though not in any order of preference) after this excerpt from one of them:

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'Self-Control Can Be Learned'

This post considers how teachers can best help students strengthen these self-control skills with suggestions from Bryan Harris, Dr. Jennifer Davis Bowman, Amanda Koonlaba, Nancy Steineke, Mike Anderson, and Jen Schwanke.

* 'Fear' Should Not Stop Us From Exploring 'Controversial' Topics in School

Gabriella Corales, Tom Rademacher, Martha Caldwell, Oman Frame, Danny Woo, Paul Barnwell, Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski share their responses to the question: "How do you handle controversial issues in the classroom?"

* Teachers Lose 'Credibility' if we Don't Address 'Controversial' Topics

Lorena Germán, Adeyemi Stembridge, Stephen Lazar, Jen Schwanke, and Aubrie Rojee share their ideas on how to handle so-called "controversial" topics in the classroom.

* Metacognitive Skills put Students on 'Road to Lifelong Learning'

Laura Robb, Teresa Diaz, Matt Renwick, PJ Caposey and LouAnne Johnson share their thoughts on helping students develop metacognition.

* Creating Classrooms 'to Unlock the Learning Potential Mistakes Provide us'

Experienced educators Doug Lemov, Danny Woo, Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski, Bena Kallick, Allison Zmuda, Jen Schwanke and Mike Janatovich discuss how to handle student mistakes in the classroom.

* Ways 'to Launch a Successful Year With Students'

Roxanna Elden, Dave Stuart Jr., Ekuwah Moses, Matt Wachel , Pam Allyn, and Kevin Parr offer suggestions on how to start a new school year on the right foot.

* Reading Digitally vs. Reading Paper

Daniel Willingham, Kristin Ziemke, Lester Laminack and Kimberly Carraway explore that topic of reading digitally compared to reading on paper in this post.

* 'It is Long Past Time to Meet the Needs of Students of Color'

This is Part One of a special project guest-hosted by Django Paris (Michigan State University) , PhD & Travis Bristol, PhD (Stanford Center For Opportunity Policy in Education)

* What Educators Wish They Knew When They Began Teaching

Roxanna Elden, Dave Stuart Jr., Julia Thompson and Jennifer Gonzalez share what they wish they had known prior to becoming a teacher.

* Effective Strategies For ELL Error Correction

Anabel Gonzalez, Katie Brown, Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, David Freeman, and Yvonne Freeman, and readers, offer suggestions on how to handle error correction with English Language Learners.

* 'Don't Fear' Students Who Challenge Class Chemistry

Kevin Parr, Gianna Cassetta, Allen Mendler and Signe Whitson contribute their suggestions on how to respond to "difficult" or "challenging" students.

* How to Practice Restorative Justice in Schools

Shane Safir, Jen Adkins, Timothy Hilton, Crystal T. Laura, and Mark Katz share their commentaries on applying restorative practices in schools.

* Manage Classrooms Through 'Positive Relationships'

Karen Baptiste, Gianna Cassetta, Harry Wong, Rosemary Wong, and Julia Thompson share their classroom management recommendations.

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