Category Archives: Book Reviews

New Book on Legacy of Progressive Educator John Holt

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 … Continue reading

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Multiple Intelligences Expands Around the World

The use of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences (MI theory) has been increasing by leaps and bounds in countries across the globe.  In many countries, it has become part of national policy.  In India, for example, as part of … Continue reading

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New Book on 21st Century Learning Includes Article on Neurodiversity

A new free online book includes a chapter that I wrote on neurodiversity.  The book is entitled:  Creating an Appropriate 21st Century Education, and consists of 20 essays contributed by educators from a wide range of fields (the book was edited by Robert Sylwester, and … Continue reading

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Censorship Blocks Kids From Learning How the World Works

On January 22, 2007, the American Library Association awarded The Newbery Medal (the most prestigious book award for children’s literature) to Susan Patron for her book “The Higher Power of Lucky.”  The book is about a ten year old girl … Continue reading

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The Best Schools Are Not Test Factories but Places for Developing Whole Human Beings

I’ve written a book for educators called The Best Schools:  How Human Development Research Should Inform Educational Practice (publisher:  The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, December, 2006).  In this book I suggest that our educational climate has become totally … Continue reading

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