059On 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, breastfeeding, pediatric health, play, early learning, and much more.

After doing a few media interviews in the morning for some Singapore parenting magazines and blogs, I delivered a noon keynote address to around 200 parents (and kids), on ”Awakening the Genius in Every Child.”  Then in the afternoon, I did two workshops on multiple intelligences:  ”The Multiple Intelligences of Reading and Writing,” and ”Eight Ways of Teaching:  How to Teach Practically Anything Using Multiple Intelligences.”   It was great having lots of babies and young kids in the audience who gave instant credibility to the presentations and let me know when I was on track, and also when it was time to start wrapping things up!

For parents who attended the keynote or the workshops, and who would like to have copies of my handouts for each presentation, here are links to my handouts on SlideShare, which is a website where anyone can post their Power Point slides and other materials:

Keynote Handouts:  ”Awakening the Genius in Every Child”  –  (click here)

Workshop 1 Handouts:  ”The Multiple Intelligences of Reading and Writing”  – (click here)

Workshop 2 Handouts :  ”Eight Ways of Teaching:  How to Teach Practically Anything Using Multiple Intelligences” –  (click here)

My appearance at the Rise and Shine Expo was sponsored by Wyeth Nutrition and their nutritional formulas for young children marketed under the name S-26 , which I tried at their booth in the Exhibition Area (pictured above), and personally I thought the formula I sampled tasted pretty good!

My visit to Singapore has been too short (only three days), but I did manage to meet some great people while I was here.  I look forward to coming back next year!

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  1. I often think about this topic. I believe chiderln deserve the best. As adults, we all have different intelligences therefore we could all find a career in which we will succeed. I believe that some people do not discover their smarts or passion and then just DECIDE to teach. I have seen many teachers who are just in it for the job. They do not have the passion or smarts for the job, and it breaks my heart for the students. I don’t believe all classrooms should be the same, that all educators should be similar, or that we should be cookie cutter. I DO believe that we should fuel the passion and strive to learn new things each day that will strengthen our classrooms.

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