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Today I’m beginning a new category for my blog entitled Trump Watch.  It will consist of blog posts specifically related to Donald Trump and how his pronouncements and policies affect learning and human development, especially as it relates to our children. In a Tweet Thursday, Trump said that the U.S should greatly expand its nuclear capability....
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The election of Donald Trump as president-elect of the United States yesterday sends a number of strong messages to America’s children. Here are 12 things they learned today: You can win if you bully people around; You can make fun of people with disabilities; Building walls against people is better than taking them down; Learning...
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I am writing you today with an urgent message.  The United States has not faced a more critical moment in its history since World War II as American citizens are being asked to choose between two candidates in Tuesday’s election.  There are many things that can be said on each side about the two major...
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I spoke today in Edmonton, Alberta at the Alberta Teachers Association Early Childhood Education Council annual conference held at the Fantasyland Hotel, located in the West Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in North America (and until 2004, the largest mall in the world).  Over 650 educators from all over Alberta gathered to discuss timely issues...
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Recently I was doing a workshop on multiple intelligences for a group of teachers, and I started talking excitedly about the educator John Holt, who leaped to fame in the 1960’s with the publication of his best-selling book How Children Fail, and who later became one of the founders of the homeschooling movement in the...
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