Hello, LYS Nation.  This is the 2,800th post to the column. In continuation of our tradition, we will review our progress.


First, the review


The 1st post was on Monday, February 16, 2009.


The 500th post was on April 7, 2010


The 1,000th post was on March 7, 2012


The 1,500th post was on April 7, 2014


The 2,000th post was on April 21, 2016


The 2,500th post was on August 23, 2018


The 2,600th post was on January 24, 2019


The 2,700th post was on June 4, 2019


The 2,800th post is today, November 18, 2019


The top 10 posts (from the last 150 posts) in terms of distribution, have been:


1 (tie). Whose Room Is It (7/31/2019)


1 (tie). The School Calendar (5/30/2019)


  1. Embrace Failure (5/21/2019)


  1. A Reader Asks… Using PowerWalks For Staff Coaching (11/12/2019)


  1. A Reader Asks… Written “Constructive” Feedback From An Observation (11/14/2019)


  1. Summer Regression And The Educator Belief in Magic (6/25/2019)


7 (tie). A PLC of 1, Isn’t (4/25/19)


7 (tie). Why Have a Coach (4/23/19)


  1. Why You Really Want The Promotion Somewhere Else (6/19/2019)


10 (tie). A Reader Asks… Lesson Closure in a Performance Classroom (4/24/19)


10 (tie). Teacher Pay and the Slow Death of Small Towns (4/16/19)


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