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Last month, I attended a safari/conference at Kruger National Park, South Africa.  The conference was sponsored and co-directed by my wife Barbara Turner and her colleague Celia van Wyk from Johannesburg, and was held at the Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp inside Kruger Park.  The focus of the conference was on sandplay psychotherapy, and the attendees were...
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Last week I returned from doing a two-day workshop on multiple intelligences in Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  The training, made in cooperation with Medex International, was attended by fifty men and women from all walks of life, primarily from the Abu-Dhabi area,  who wanted to know about Howard Gardner’s theory and how to apply it to learning,...
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I’m happy to report that the Japanese translation of my book The Power of Neurodiversity:  Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain, has just been released by NHK Publishing Inc. in Tokyo.  This is my fourth book to be translated into Japanese.  If there are Japanese speakers reading this, contact me (thomas@institute4learning.com) and I...
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On April 15 and 16, 2013 I visited the Philippines and did two talks on multiple intelligences.  The first talk on April 15th was for 1500 pediatricians as part of a dinner symposium sponsored by Wyeth/Nutrition at the CMX Convention Center in Manila, coinciding with the annual conference of the Philippine Pediatric Society. I focused...
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On Saturday, March 2, 2013 I conducted a workshop with teachers from the Urban Charter Schools Collective, a coalition of schools in urban areas around California that operate under charters allowing them more freedom to innovate in their curriculum and administration.  About half of the participants were from the Yav Pem Suab Academy, a public elementary school...
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