Posts tagged New York
A fundamental change in thinking about the nature of instruction was initiated in 1963 when John B. Carroll argued for the idea of mastery learning. Mastery learning suggests that the focus of instruction should be the time required for different students to learn the same material. This contrasts with the classic model (based upon theories of intelligence ) in which all students are given the same amount of time to learn and the focus is on differences in ability. Indeed, Carroll (1989) argues that aptitute is primarily a measure of time required to learn.
The idea of mastery More >
NP: ‘Zombie Apocalypse in our Midst Revisited: ‘Mock’ Invasion Planned for all Military
By James W. Astrada
The Military is planning to assemble for preparation of a ‘mock invasion’ using zombies as the enemy. Located in San Diego, the counterterrorism summit will host hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, and firefighters in case of a zombie invasion. On any other day, this would be seen as entertainment; however, now that the nations defenses are involved this may be something to look at carefully.
Mark Twain was one of the most famous and well-loved authors in the world. He still is, actually. No wonder Mark Twain quotes still live on even decades after his death; they have inspired people from all walks of life to succeed.
And with books like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, there’s no doubt that he knows what life is all about. Read on to know more about some of his most powerful quotes.
Mark Twain Quote # 1: “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The word owes you nothing. It was here More >
Are You Doing What You Love Each and Every Day? by: Stacey Mayo, “The Dream Queen”
It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day stress of everyday life: deadlines to meet, schedules to keep, unexpected expenses, conflicts to resolve, illness of loved ones, to name a few. Amidst all this, it is easy to for me to lose sight of why I do what I do – my purpose for being. I discovered my passion and my purpose over seven years ago. It was the catalyst for starting my business, The Center for Balanced Living in 1996. It is what led me to my purpose which is to empower you to live out your dreams More >
RobertJRGraham.com asks J. D. Brown, author of The Dark Heirloom Series…
What is your book about?
Dark Heirloom is the first book of the Ema Marx series and it’s about a young woman (Ema) who mysteriously becomes a vampire without being bitten. Not coincidently, the transformation happens while she is being stalked and hunted by a vampire prince named Jalmari. He’s forced to take her back to his castle and provide her with shelter so the transformation can be completed. He still has every intention of killing More >
by: Keith Varnum
Six hundred feet straight down! Nothing to break the fall. I’ve got to switch channels. I don’t like my chances on this station. Infused with youthful caprice, I mused to myself about my predicament. Enjoying the intense body rush of imminent danger, I was torn between prolonging the joy-terror and searching for an escape from my imminent demise.
I’d been in similar dire situations before and I’d always evaded the worst. How did I get out of danger before? Quick, you idiot, think! You don’t have all day!
The impending disaster pumped my adrenaline-and my memory. I let go, I More >
A mix of sprinkling system water and melted aluminium from aircraft hulls likely triggered the explosions that felled New York‘s Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, a materials expert told a technology conference Wednesday.
“If my theory is correct, tons of aluminium ran down through the towers, where the smelt came into contact with a few hundred litres of water,” explained Christian Simensen, a scientist at SINTEF, an independent technology research institute based in Norway.
“From other disasters and experiments More >
Top literary agents get about 400-1000 unsolicited queries every month from hopeful book authors. Publishing houses sometimes juggle 5000. Most of my private clients and participants in my seminar, How To Get A Six-Figure Book Advance, ask me “how is an author supposed to get an agent’s attention when there is so much competition?”
First of all, don’t write a book — write a book proposal. Publishers buy ideas not books. To capture a reputable literary agent’s attention you’ll need to More >
The Falcon HTV-2 will be launched on a rocket into space then will glide back down to Earth at speeds of 13,000mph.
The previous test flight lasted only nine minutes before being deliberately crashed as a safety measure due to technical difficulties.
Falcon HTV-2: The aircraft can travel at 20 times the speed of sound – or 13,000mph. It is part of research effort by DARPA to one day make long-duration hypersonic flight a reality
Epic: The mission might lead to new More >