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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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The use of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences (MI theory) has been increasing by leaps and bounds in countries across the globe.  In many countries, it has become part of national policy.  In India, for example, as part of its National Curriculum Framework for School Education teachers are required to have familiarity with the...
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I’ve just completed three days of training in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  I did a two-day training in multiple intelligences, and a one-day training entitled “The Road to Genius.”  The seminar was a joint venture between the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and Medex International.  We had around 35 participants in this Training...
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During my recent visit to the Philippines, I had the pleasure of visiting two exemplary schools that meet my definition of “best schools” as described in my book The Best Schools:  How Human Development Research Should Inform Educational Practice.  They were the Explorations Preschool and its sister school, the Keys Grade School, both in Mandaluyong, part...
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