The preferred method for teaching and testing reading in the [Insert Name Here] Core Standards is to treat reading as a discrete set of skills, completely unrelated to any prior knowledge. This is a problem.
Unless you have had your head buried in the sand for the last few years, you would have seen that content marketing as a marketing practice and discipline has burst into the limelight.
Content marketing is effective, useful and here for the foreseeable future.
The recently released list of galleries to join Art Miami continues to make this fair a remarkable assemblage of innovative works by emerging and established artists. Here's an accounting of noteworthy new exhibitors that caught my attention.
We can never really know anything outside of its context, even things we are looking at with our eyes. After gasping at how easily our eyes can be fooled, I found myself thinking of the role of context in many other situations.
What makes someone attractive to you? Specific physical features? A particular personality type? A certain indefinable quality of character or depth of soul? All reasonable answers, sure, but there's another critical influence on who you're attracted to: context.
While we tend to view ourselves and others around us in terms of predictably consistent personality types, time and time again behavioral science demonstrates that how we think and what we do varies dramatically by simple situational considerations like where we are.
I have wondered why the White House hasn't been making some political hay over the success of the withdrawal timetable in Iraq. But I now see they wanted to roll this news out when people were actually paying attention.