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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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Today I delivered a keynote address to 150 professional organizers who work with the chronically disorganized at the annual convention of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, held at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.  My topic was “Celebrating Inattention:  ADHD,  Neurodiversity, and Multiple Intelligences.” I was delighted to hear from attendees after the talk who told me...
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It is part of federal law that students with special needs should have their strengths identified and described in their IEPs (IDEA 2004 Section 1414(d)(3)(A)).   And yet, when I search the special education literature online, I find virtually nothing dedicated to identifying strengths in these students. If a student is having difficulty in school,...
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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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On August 19, 2013, I did a full-day workshop for the staff at the Wisconsin International School (WIS) in Green Bay, Wisconsin (photo to left).  Also attending were staff from St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic School in Two Rivers, Wisconsin (photo below).   Both schools are International Baccalaureate schools, a prestigious international accreditation focused on helping...
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