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Yesterday I wrote in my blog about a new program being tested that provides young kids with wearable devices that track the number of words they hear or speak in the course of a day.  Today I want to write about another form of datafication, this time being used in our schools.  The Equal Opportunity...
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I’ve just read an account in the Detroit Free Press, about a program where young kids are being given data-gathering bracelets that keep track of how many words they speak or hear in a given day.  This new technology has emerged out of findings that the number of words a child speaks or hears during...
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I have a new article just out today published by the website Arts of Thought, that discusses my psycho-spiritual views of the human life cycle.  It suggests that we develop through the stages of life along two fundamentally different trajectories, one spiritual and the other physical.   The physical journey of life is chronicled in most...
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I’m happy to see that educators are paying more attention these days to the impact that past traumas have had on students and the need for an emphasis on social and emotional learning in the classroom.  This comes as welcome relief from the strong emphasis that has been placed in past years on standards and...
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With mindfulness practices being all the rage in school these days, some teachers are bound to respond with a feeling of doubt or even exasperation, thinking: ”I already have enough on my plate, curriculum-wise, and I see mindfulness as just another thing I have to incorporate into my classroom.” This objection is understandable, because teachers...
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Yesterday, I wrote a blog post giving 17 reasons why I believe ADHD is not a legitimate medical disorder.  Today, I’ve converted the script into a video with a narrative track and a series of images to drive home what I am saying.  I hope that it will spark some meaningful dialogue.  Enjoy! Printer FriendlyShare...
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I’ve been writing a lot the past couple of years and I wanted to let you know about two new books that have come out this year!  The first one is The Human Odyssey: Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life.  This is a new edition of a book published by another publisher in 2008, that...
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First, let me begin by saying I am not an idiot.  I clearly recognize that ADHD is a certified medical condition as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM 5).  In addition, I recognize that the symptoms described in the DSM-5 are very real:  things like ‘’fidgets’’ ‘’blurts out...
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Check out this photo.  That’s you several decades ago.  Well, not exactly you, but let’s say there’s a pretty remarkable resemblance.  What you’re looking at is a zygote, a fertilized ovum, a one-celled organism.  This, however, is not a science essay.  It’s more along the lines of a self-introspection.  I’d like you to meditate upon...
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