Top Educational Leadership Magazine Articles of 2018


As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at the most widely-read Educational Leadership articles of 2018. Educational Leadership published more than 100 articles in nine issues this past year, addressing themes such as “Fighting Educator Burnout,” “The Promise of Social-Emotional Learning,” and “Measuring What Matters.”

This year’s most popular article written by Lee Ann Jung and Dominique Smith, argues that behavioral charts don’t teach self-regulation—and the concept of managing student behavior through public shaming methods needs to be retired.

Other popular pieces covered topics such as using a “collective efficacy” approach to school culture, the main aspects of effective measurement in learning, and the competencies for teaching empathy.

Here are the top reads of 2018:

  1. Tear Down Your Behavior Chart! – by Lee Ann Jung and Dominique Smith
  2. The Power of Collective Efficacy – by Jenni Donohoo, John Hattie, and Rachel Eells
  3. Three Key Questions on Measuring Learning – by Jay McTighe
  4. Nine Competencies for Teaching Empathy – by Michele Borba
  5. Is It Burnout? Or Demoralization – by Doris A Santoro
  6. Giving Students the Right Kind of Writing Practice – by Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle
  7. Getting Consistent with Consequences – by Mike Anderson
  8. The Empathetic School – by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Michael Murphy
  9. Responding with Care to Students Facing Trauma – by Kristin Souers
  10. Escape from the Zero Learning Zone by Jim Knight

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