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ASCD’s Whole Child Initiative has launched a series of podcasts on a number of issues important to the full development of a child’s potential in school.  I was fortunate to be a part of their most recent podcast which focused on early childhood education.   The title of the podcast was:  ”Early Childhood Education: Balancing Expectations...
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On September 28, 2013 I was a featured speaker at the Rise and Shine Expo held at the Suntec Convention Center in the Republic of Singapore.  This was an early childhood expo for parents billed as ”the premier expo to raise healthy and happy kids” featuring over 100 workshops and classes on all aspects of parenting, including pregnancy,...
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I am sickened by a news report from Reuters on the rapid rise in the use of standardized testing at the kindergarten level.  The push for academic accountability in the higher grades has been essentially pushed downwards through the grade levels and now sits like a 10-ton block of steel on what used to be literally a “children’s garden”...
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My Note:  During my recent trip to the Philippines, I did a number of media interviews (television, print, and online).  Here is an article that came out of one such interview.  It appeared at www.InterAkyson.com, the online news portal of TV 5 in Quezon City, Philippines: Educator warns: Be wary of schools preparing kids for ‘next level,’ focus...
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I’ve just returned from the Philippines where I spoke at an early childhood education conference (“SuperKids 2012”)  held in Manila, September 14-15, 2012, and sponsored by Potencia Inc., PrimeTrade Asia Inc, and Wyeth Philippines Inc.  I did two 2 1/2 hour presentations.  The first was entitled “Exemplars of Best Schools (Preschool through High School).”  It focused...
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