In new memoir, the father of ‘multiple intelligences’ explains how he conceived his famous theory

Growing up in Germany, my parents were typical comfortable young people of the 1920s. They danced, partied, skied, and were quite social. But having lost a child in a sledding accident, they were very protective of me. They did not want me to be involved in any activity that might result in serious injury. I was essentially barred from any sports, never skied, never played tackle football. I did not ride a bicycle until I was in my twenties, long out of the family home, and have never felt fully comfortable on two wheels. I was not antisocial but …

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Nobel laureate: Tens of millions of children at risk of exploitation, forced labor during pandemic

He is the founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan, a nonprofit organization in India that works to protect children, and he is a member of The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity.

By Kailash Satyarthi

In early August, the 187th — and final — member of the U.N. International Labor Organization (ILO) ratified Convention No. 182, a treaty to protect children from the worst forms of child labor, including slavery, prostitution and trafficking. It’s a powerfully important achievement more than two decades in the making. Never before in history has there been, from every corner of the planet, an absolute

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What it means to care in a classroom

Rose has taught over several decades — from kindergarten and elementary writing to adult literacy — and has made some important contributions to the education field. He has written nearly a dozen books, including “The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker,” which demonstrated the heavy cognitive demands of blue-collar and service work and what it takes to do such work well, despite the tendency of many to underestimate and undervalue the intelligence involved in such work.

By Mike Rose

Care is a central tenet in the helping professions, most fully developed in education by

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How to Keep Students Drug Free and School-Focused

As people continue to practice safe social distancing, the isolation of remaining at home may drive some to seek escape in dangerous ways, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Recent research finds that in most states across the United States, drug overdoses are on the rise, and kids are not exempt from this temptation. Last month alone, 60% of students ages 12 and up used some sort of illicit substance, according to research by SAMHSA.

Wherever learning may be taking place, empowering students to proactively choose a healthy lifestyle requires understanding the impacts of drug misuse. 

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John Lennon’s report card at age 15: ‘He has too many of the wrong ambitions’

Friday would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday, and anybody who has read this blog long enough knows that it is a moment that I would attempt to mark with the right material. Thanks to historian Michael Beschloss for providing it.

Below, embedded in a Beschloss tweet, is a picture of a report card that the former Beatle — who was murdered in New York City in 1980 — got when he was 15 while attending Quarry Bank High School in Liverpool, England.

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This Week at DE: Week of October 11

Welcome to This Week at DE featuring activities for the week of October 11th!

Monday marks the beginning of the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge. For the first time ever, we’re taking the final events virtual and they’re open to the public to watch. Ten BRILLIANT young students from across the country will be presenting their world-changing innovations to a group of judges and competing for the title of America’s Top Young Scientist. Join us for the events on Monday and Tuesday. 



On Wednesday, we’re excited to share a BIG announcement about new product updates. We can’t give

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Jackson Charitable Foundation Recognizes Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI as the 2020 Money Smart Kids Challenge Winner

Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale has announced Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI as the winner of the 4th annual Cha-ChingTM Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge.

The Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Challenge presents K-6 schools in the United States the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant from Jackson Charitable Foundation to spark financial literacy education at their school, along with $1,000 designated for a philanthropic donation of the school’s choosing. Designed for elementary school educators, families, and community members to showcase their financial literacy commitments, the Challenge

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It’s been a week for conspiracy theories. Here’s how to teach students to identify them.

The material comes from the project’s newsletter, the Sift, which takes the most recent viral rumors, conspiracy theories, hoaxes and journalistic ethics issues and turns them into timely lessons with discussion prompts and links. The Sift, which is published weekly during the school year, has more than 10,000 subscribers, most of them educators.

The News Literacy Project also offers a program called Checkology, a browser-based platform designed for students in grades 6 through 12 that helps prepare the next generation to easily identify misinformation. During the coronavirus pandemic, the project is offering access to Checkology Premium at no cost

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Keeping Dual Credit Programs From Widening Gaps They’re Meant to Close – Inside School Research

Allowing students to take college credits in high school can give students a year or more head start on earning a degree, but in most schools, students don’t get an equal chance to participate.

Nationwide, 12 percent of white students take dual-credit courses in high school, compared to only 8 percent of Hispanic students and 7 percent of Black students, according to a new report by the Aspen Institute and Columbia University’s Community College Research Center. It found only 1 in 5 school districts have been able to close race-based gaps among students participating in the dual-credit programs. Researchers developed

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