Best of February 2014

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As the new Brilliant or Insane team continues to churn out amazing content, you seem to be taking notice. February was our all-time biggest month, as the site saw a whopping 15,000 more visits than it did in January.
We are committed to making Brilliant or Insane your first stop for cutting edge content on education, pop culture, Cleveland, social media and more.
Here are February’s top posts. 
  1. 10 reasons to greet students at the door — Reed Gillespie’s admittedly simple, “common sense” tips had readers scrambling and sharing our most popular post this month.
  2. Ellen Page comes out — Pop culture guru, Anna Turner, turned plenty of eyes on this revealing look at a movie star’s poignant personal announcement.
  3. 8 things all students need from their teachers — Our readers love lists, and this one was extremely hot.
  4. Can meditation change your life? — Brilliant or Insane publisher, Mark Barnes, is trying mediation. He shares his motives in this popular post.
  5. Jason Aldean to play Cleveland’s Progressive Field — Our man about town, Zach Fenell, explains what country music lovers can expect when megastar Aldean visits Cleveland this summer.
  6. Countdown to the Oscars — This crafty preview of the the 2014 nominees for Best Picture includes video trailers of the top picks all in one place.
  7. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s overdose symptomatic of a larger problem — Anna Turner exudes confidence and insight in this captivating piece on how the Hoffman tragedy underscores Hollywood’s drug issue.
  8. How to use Pinterest in the classroom — Our love of education and social media shine through in this highly-popular post, which includes a cool infographic on putting the pin to the classroom.
So, which post is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.
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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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