Blogger Spotlight: Back to School

August 2nd, 2013

Each Friday, we compile a list of our favorite education posts from around the web. Now that summer is drawing to a close, this week’s posts focus on getting back into the classroom mindset. 

Is America a republic or a democracy? Read Peter Levine’s discussion of our political origins.  

Are you smarter than an 8th grader? See how you stack up against this 1912 exam Joanne Jacobs uncovered. The results may surprise you.

Looking to create lessons aligned to the Common Core? Review EDSITEment’s best posts about implementing the new standards this fall.

The founding of a nation: Explore the National Archive’s Declaration of Independence resources on the 237th anniversary of its signing.

What’s your favorite American novel? Kevin Hartnett asked literary scholars to name the Great American novel.

Professional development pop quiz: Check out this post from EdWeek designed to gauge how your school approaches professional learning.

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