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The New York Times published an article today about a teacher at The Success Academy, a ”high achieving” school in New York City, who was observed abusing a young child verbally for getting confused on a math problem.  The article includes an accompanying video filmed surreptitiously by an assistant teacher. In the video, we see the teacher...
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I have been in Vietnam for the past two days presenting information about the theory of multiple intelligences to pediatricians and other health care professionals.  Yesterday (November 22), I was in Hanoi and spoke to about 220 HCPs at the Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel about the ‘’Eight Kinds of Smart.’’  Today, I was in Ho...
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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of working with the teachers and parents of Somerset Pines Charter School, in Pompano Beach, Florida.  Somerset Pines Charter is just beginning to integrate multiple intelligences into all the other wonderful things they’re doing for kids at their school.  I did a five-hour workshop for about thirty teachers of K-8...
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The Common Core has made the learning of frequently used academic vocabulary words a top priority in their focus on creating standards in the public schools.   It follows then that finding just the right instructional strategies to teach these words is an important task for K-12 teachers.  Here is an 8-step strategic plan that you...
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On October 26, 2013, I gave the closing keynote speech at the 13th Annual International Conference on Early Childhood Education held at the Monterrey Theater in Monterrey, Mexico, sponsored by CENDI (Centros de Desarrollo Infantil del Frente Popular ”Tierra y Libertad”), a coalition of exemplary early childhood education centers in the Monterrey metropolitan area.  This was my...
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