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6 Reasons for Fully Including Children with Special Needs in Regular Classrooms

This is a presentation I made at the 16th Encuentro Internacional de Educacion Inicial y Preescolar in Monterrey, Mexico on October 15th, 2016, which focused this year on inclusion and diversity.  The event was sponsored by an exemplary early childhood … Continue reading

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Teenage Brain is Adaptive for Reward-Seeking Behaviors

Everyone knows that teens have a larger appetite for quick rewards than either adults or children.  But up until now scientists have been uncertain about whether this tendency had any beneficial impact. Some have argued, in fact, that this propensity … Continue reading

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Sign Up For My ASCD Webinar on The Power of the Adolescent Brain

On Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm (eastern) and 12:00 pm (pacific), I’m giving a one-hour webinar on my new book The Power of the Adolescent Brain. The webinar is open only to ASCD members, but if you know … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times: Teacher Verbally Abuses First Grader for Getting Confused on Math Problem

The New York Times published an article today about a teacher at The Success Academy, a ”high achieving” school in New York City, who was observed abusing a young child verbally for getting confused on a math problem.  The article includes … Continue reading

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Multiple Intelligences Talks to Pediatricians in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I have been in Vietnam for the past two days presenting information about the theory of multiple intelligences to pediatricians and other health care professionals.  Yesterday (November 22), I was in Hanoi and spoke to about 220 HCPs at the … Continue reading

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