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MENA Teacher Summit Conference in Dubai

October 11, 2017

Tom spoke at the MENA Teacher Summit Conference in Dubai in early October. He was a keynote speaker on The Formative Five and also presented a pre-conference session on school culture. The conference was attended by hundreds of educators from UAE, Egypt, Qatar, Singapore, Shanghai, and Iran. Tom notes that from talking with teachers and principals, he was struck by how much in common. The number one complaint of educators […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 27, No 2

October 1, 2017

Greetings MI Fans, Written around the time of the American holiday of Halloween, I see a connection between the theory of multiple intelligences (MI) and some of the costumes worn by the kids who troll our neighborhood seeking candy. You see, like many of the undead vampires and villains, similar to the costumed creatures from the crypts, MI won’t die. That’s a powerful statement. MI was conceived by Dr. Howard […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 26, No 1

July 1, 2017

Greetings Multiple Intelligence Fans, I hope that your summer is going well, and that you are finding some time to relax and refresh. As teachers and administrators know, being an educator – touching the future through our students – is a remarkably rewarding experience, but it comes with a cost. That cost is more than the out-of-pocket expense that teachers typically spend each year (estimated at $500 per year by […]

Commencement Address, College of Education, University of Missouri, St. Louis

May 14, 2017

Tom speaking at the UM-St. Louis College of Education graduation ceremony. Thank you, Chancellor. I appreciate the honor of being asked to speak at graduation and I appreciate the honor of receiving an honorary doctorate. Happy Mother’s Day! Even more, congratulations to all of our graduates. You know, it’s easy to be concerned about the world. If you read the newspaper, watch the television, or listen to the radio, it […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 25, No 6

April 1, 2017

Greetings MI Fans, How does it feel to be in the last lap of the school year? I know that this time of year is always busy: there are the things that should be happening in April and May as well as all of the things that you didn’t get to and want to address before the summer hiatus. There simply isn’t enough time in the school day, school week, […]


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