The 10 Most-Viewed Elmhurst U. Blog Posts of 2021


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Nothing beats a year-end top 10 list, especially when all 10 items on that list are worth checking out.

We are closing out 2021 on the Elmhurst University Blog by looking back at the most-viewed posts of the past year. Though the topics varied, every post on the list helped answer pressing questions—particularly if you have an interest in teaching and education.

We hope you enjoy the countdown, and that you stay with the blog in 2022 for more insights and quality advice.

The Most-Viewed Posts of 2021 Are …

An illustration of students in their graduation caps and gowns with the words "4 Reasons to Get a Master's Degree" in the background.

4 Reasons to Get a Master's Degree (#10)

This post named the four best reasons, but there are many ways an advanced degree can pay off.

Posted Feb. 23, 2021

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5 Must-Bookmark Sites for Teacher Leadership Resources (#9)

If you’re a teacher and want to add to your skillset, you simply must bookmark these five websites for teacher leadership resources!

Posted Feb. 16, 2021

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3 Keys for Career Success (#8)

Tim Panfil, Senior Director of Graduate Admission and Enrollment Management at Elmhurst University, shared his three “C’s” of success.

Posted April 6, 2021

Illustration showing a teacher trying to earn an ESL endorsement in Illinois. This endorsement is necessary to teach English as a Second Language courses.

How Do I Get an ESL Endorsement in Illinois? (#7)

Teachers looking to obtain an ESL endorsement in Illinois should look no further than Elmhurst! Here’s why.

Posted March 16, 2021

An illustration of a hand holding up a lightbulb to signify how to learn entrepreneurship.

How Do I Learn Entrepreneurship? (#6)

Did you know that entrepreneurship is a skill that can be learned? Professor Bruce Fischer offered this primer.

Posted July 6, 2021

An illustration of three students making up for lost time as schools go back to normal.

Schools Can’t Just ‘Go Back to Normal’ (#5)

What should the “new normal” be in school classrooms? Professor Debra Meyer had three timeless suggestions.

Posted Aug. 30, 2021

A colorful illustration shows a winding road to social emotional learning in schools. The letters "S," "E" and "L" are inside of map pins along the road.

How Should Social Emotional Learning Change Post-Pandemic? (#4)

Social emotional learning in schools is more important than ever. Here is why it needs to be a top priority amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted April 27, 2021

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The Ultimate Guide to Grad School Letters of Recommendation (#3)

The right letter of recommendation can really help your application to grad school stand out.

Posted April 20, 2021

An illustration with "GPA" in large block letters. Graduate school GPA, or grade point average, does matter for your future.

Does Graduate School GPA Matter? (#2)

No spoilers here! Read the post to get the answer.

Posted May 4, 2021

An illustration featuring in-person students and the chat box of a student attending school virtually shows just how important new teaching strategies will be for a permanent return to physical classrooms.

3 New Teaching Strategies for the Return to Classrooms (#1)

In our most-viewed blog post of the year, Professor Debra Meyer put the return to in-person teaching under the microscope. She came away with three great insights to share.

Posted Jan. 5, 2021

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Rankings reflect external page view data from Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 20, 2021.

Posted Dec. 20, 2021

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