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New Years’ Day Analysis.

Happy New Year! If only I was technically fancy enough to make little virtual balloons and streamers fall from this page. Maybe next year.

In an homage to 2009, I have analyzed the most popular posts of 2009 from Notes From the School Psychologist, measured crudely by number of comments. There are a few posts that were my absolute favorite, and they were comment duds. Who knew? Like a good scientist-practitioner, I plan to tailor my 2010 posts based on your wants and needs. Judging that anything with “strategies” did well, I’m guessing you want practical stuff. Who doesn’t? Done. I also see that you want more posts with kittens, awkward conversations, and of course, urine. You’re a sick and twisted bunch! Just kidding, I love you people. Without further ado, the most popular blog posts of 2009:

January: Strategies for Visual Motor Integration

February: A Day in the Life of a School Psychologist

March: What I Have Learned About Executive Functioning From Planning my Wedding (By default—this was the only one I posted in March. I was busy crafting the perfect day).

April: Bride-chilla (Again, by default. It was all wedding, all the time)

May: Crisis Management (Seriously, I was obsessed. This was about a wedding crisis).

June: Awkward Conversation #247 in which I try to explain mental retardation to a borderline mentally retarded teenager. Awk-ward.

July: Judgy-Judgerson Gets a Karmic Punch in the Face (By default, this was my only post in July. I guess I had writers-blogque. I liked this one though).

August: Must. Write. About. Kittens. Kittens? Who knew?

September: Free to Be You and Me…and Pee?. “Urine” luck you don’t send your kid to this school…

October: Making Lemonde, Blog Posts and Whatnot. Enter: Stepford Elementary.

November: “Strategery”. Strategies for teaching reading comprehension.

December: Thrice Bitten, Not Shy. Who doesn’t love a good post about vampire children?

Thanks to all of you fabulous readers for sticking with me through all of the ups and downs of 2009! I wish you all a glorious 2010 in the classroom and beyond!

With much gratitude,


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Comments on New Years’ Day Analysis.

  1. Mimi says:

    Gotta love a bit o data analysis…and your writing! Soak up every last second of your time off!!

  2. Claire says:

    I always love your posts. Keep up the good work!!!!

  3. Tonia says:

    I'm new to following your blog, but find it fascinating–because it helps me see what's going on long before students get to me. It's very easy for us in the college trenches to blame all the problems we see in students on something the teachers are doing wrong in K-12–but having spent one year working with 9th grade teachers, I know the problems are a great deal more complex. And your nuts and bolts advice is helpful even in "13th grade." Thank you!

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