Around the Web: our Top 5 content picks for the week of March 16

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We love all things brilliant or insane, from our own site and many others. Here are our top 5 content picks from Brilliant or Insane and around the web this week.

  1. The Blogger’s Handbook — 101+ Resources On How To Start A Blog: Mahesh Mohan, from Minterest, provides a comprehensive help tool for anyone interested in starting a blog.
  2. 3 Questions To Consider Before You Give A Test: Judy Willis, at TeachThought, suggests that students should be included in the test planning process, among other things.
  3. Olympic gold medalists to headline Dancing with the Stars: The Olympics may be over, but readers are still interested in this piece from Brilliant or Insane pop culture writer, Anna Turner.
  4. Delusions of great teaching: Brilliant or Insane’s education guru, Reed Gillespie, sheds light on an old-school method that may work for particular students. But which ones?
  5. Education’s Endless, Erroneous Either-Ors: Chester Finn, at Educationnext, examines skills vs. knowledge, diversity vs. uniformity and other education topics that we tend to pit against one another in this thoughtful post.

Bonus pick

Jason Collins is gay, but can he play in the NBA? Brilliant or Insane publisher, Mark Barnes, takes on the media for sensationalizing a pro athlete’s sexual orientation.

Anything you love that we’ve missed? Please share any content from this week from any site in our comment section.

From the Brilliant or Insane Team

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Mark Barnes is the author of many education books, including Bestseller Hacking Education, part of his Hack Learning Series, books that solve big problems with simple ideas. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and student-centered learning. Join more than 100,000 interested educators who follow @markbarnes19 on Twitter.

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