The importance of context
Posted March 1, 2017on:
Only the disconnected and disinterested will not know what is happening in US politics now.
Only the uninspired will not be able to design lessons based on what the Trump administration seems to spew every day.
This video was of Trump railing on what he considered to be “fake news” media.
The clip (27s to 1min 57s mark) of Trump’s claim and its rebuttal by MSNBC is a lesson on the importance of context. Specifically, how NOT to cite a quote selectively and out context.
The same could be said when teaching. Any content should not be taught without context. If it is, the content is not meaningful. Any strategy should not be employed without context. If it is, this would be like walking around blind and rudderless.
Bonus lesson: When trying to make a point, there is no need to make it about your birthday.