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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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On Wednesday, I spoke to 45 pediatricians from the Philippines who were in San Francisco on a trip sponsored by Wyeth Philippines, Inc.  The event was held at the famed Fairmont Hotel, on Nob Hill in San Francisco, which has played host to every U.S. president since Truman.   The talk took place in the...
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Tests have become the fashion in education these days, with everyone, it seems, being assessed on their ability to increase test scores.  I’ve developed this test (not yet standardized) to help teachers get in touch with their own inner sense of what is most important to the learning and teaching process.  Hopefully, this can help...
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Here are some quotations that I’ve collected over the years about the amazing genius of children. “The real magic wand is the child’s own mind.” – Jose Ortega Y Gasset (Spanish philosopher) “The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.” – Mencius (Chinese sage) “No Columbus, no Marco Polo has ever seen stranger and...
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