Category Archives: Reading

Irish Writer Colm Tóibín Didn’t Read Until He Was Nine

I’m in Jakarta, Indonesia right now, having finished a series of presentations for media, physicians, psychologists, and parents on multiple intelligences for Wyeth Nutrition-Indonesia. Yesterday, I was reading The International New York Times and was amused by this recollection from award-winning … Continue reading

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Teacher Workshop and Parent Talk on Multiple Intelligences in Pompano Beach, Florida

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of working with the teachers and parents of Somerset Pines Charter School, in Pompano Beach, Florida.  Somerset Pines Charter is just beginning to integrate multiple intelligences into all the other wonderful things they’re doing for … Continue reading

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8 Steps to Teaching Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary in the Classroom

The Common Core has made the learning of frequently used academic vocabulary words a top priority in their focus on creating standards in the public schools.   It follows then that finding just the right instructional strategies to teach these words … Continue reading

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New Webinar on Neurodiversity and Dyslexia/ADHD

On November 13, 2013, I did a webinar for the organization Dyslexic Advantage, founded by Drs. Fernette and Brock Eide.   As noted on their website, ”Dyslexic Advantage is a 501c3 non-profit charity that seeks to create a world where the strengths and … Continue reading

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10-Item Test On What Is Most Important in Education

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 … Continue reading

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