Daily Archives: October 8, 2020

BREAKING: Gretchen Whitmer responds to kidnapping plot, says Trump “complicit” in stoking extremists

The Hill

Published on Oct 8, 2020

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer slammed President Trump in response to a kidnapping plot against her.

Did Trump’s “Liberate Michigan” Result in Kidnapped Governor?

Thom Hartmann Program

Published on Oct 8, 2020

Donald Trump told his followers to “liberate Michigan”…. they answered by attempting to kidnap Governor Whitmer.
Donald Trump has been fanning the flames of division since before his election, this time the FBI was able to stop Trump’s followers from executing their plan to kidnap Michigan Governor Whitmer but what happens if Trump is allowed to keep pouring gasoline on the fire?

Did the kidnappers simply follow orders?

Biden blasts Trump for not condemning Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot

Guardian News

Published on Oct 8, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has slammed Donald Trump for not condemning right-wing militias following the foiled kidnapping plot against Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer. Speaking from his campaign in Arizona, Biden criticised the president for not watching his words after Trump previously tweeted ‘Liberate Michigan’ in response to the state’s Covid restrictions. ‘You saw what the head of the FBI said a couple of days ago. He said the greatest terrorist threat in America is from white supremacists,’ Biden said. ‘Why can’t the president just say, stop, stop, stop, stop, and we will pursue you if you don’t” Six people charged in plot to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer

Trump Spread COVID: Can Homophobic Law Charge Him?

Thom Hartmann Program

Published on Oct 8, 2020

Did Donald Trump knowingly spread COVID-19 to his followers, White House staff? Homophobic laws made to stop the spread of the HIV/AIDS could make Trump’s actions a felony!

Trump refuses virtual debate, takes shots at Kamala Harris

CBC News: The National

Published on Oct 8, 2020

Vice-President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris have both claimed victory in the tense vice-presidential debate, but it’s already been overshadowed by a vicious tirade against Harris from U.S. President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, despite being infected with COVID-19, Trump has refused to agree to a virtual debate with Joe Biden.

Frames of Mind – Theory of Multiple Intelligences – Howard Gardner

Aug 27, 2015

The theory of multiple intelligences affords specific modalities as opposed to seeing intelligence as dominated by a single general ability. This model was proposed by Howard Gardner in his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. In this Faculti insight, Gardner discusses the criteria for a behavior to be considered an intelligence.

Howard Gardner on Mind, Brain, and Education

Project Zero

Aug 29, 2017

Dr. Howard Gardner of the Harvard Graduate School of Education discusses two lessons from his work in Mind, Brain, and Education studies in a short video for a Korean TESOL conference.

Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences


Edutopia revisits its 1997 interview with Harvard University Professor Howard Gardner about multiple intelligences and new forms of assessment.

A Synthesizing Mind: A Memoir from the Creator of Multiple Intelligences Theory: Howard Gardner

An authority on the human mind reflects on his intellectual development, his groundbreaking work, and different types of intelligences—including his own.

Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind was that rare publishing phenomenon—a mind-changer. Widely read by the general public as well as by educators, this influential book laid out Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. It debunked the primacy of the IQ test and inspired new approaches to education; entire curricula, schools, museums, and parents’ guides were dedicated to the nurturing of the several intelligences. In his new book, A Synthesizing Mind, Gardner reflects on his intellectual development and his groundbreaking work, tracing his evolution from bookish child to eager college student to disengaged graduate student to Harvard professor.

Gardner discusses his mentors (including Erik Erikson and Jerome Bruner) and his collaborators (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, William Damon, and others). Comedian Groucho Marx makes a surprise (non-)appearance, declining Gardner’s invitation to chat with Harvard College students, in favor of “making a living.”

Throughout his career, Gardner has focused on human minds in general, or on the minds of particular creators and leaders. Reflecting now on his own mind, he concludes that his is a “synthesizing mind”—with the ability to survey experiences and data across a wide range of disciplines and perspectives. The thinkers he most admires—including historian Richard Hofstadter, biologist Charles Darwin, and literary critic Edmund Wilson—are exemplary synthesizers. Gardner contends that the synthesizing mind is particularly valuable at this time and proposes ways to cultivate a possibly unique human capacity.

About the Author

Howard Gardner is John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Best known as the originator of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, he is the author of thirty books, including Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences; Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed; and The App Generation (with Katie Davis).

  • Hardcover : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0262044269
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0262044264
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  • Publisher : The MIT Press (September 29, 2020)

Presidential debate: Trump refuses to take part in virtual TV event – BBC News



US President Donald Trump has refused to take part in a virtual TV debate with his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

The commission organising the debate in Miami on 15 October had earlier said it would have to take place remotely.

It made the decision after Mr Trump was treated for Covid-19. The president said he would not waste his time on a move designed to “protect” his rival.

Mr Biden’s campaign said Mr Trump was trying to evade accountability on his “failures on Covid and the economy”.

The first presidential debate on 30 September had descended into insults and interruptions. The vice-presidential debate, held on Wednesday night between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, was a far more measured affair.

The US election will be held on 3 November. Latest opinion polls suggest Mr Biden has a high single digit lead nationally, but the outcome is often decided in battleground states where the races can be much closer.

His comments during a phone-in interview with Fox Business Channel on Thursday touched on a number of key matters, including his health and the possibility of movement towards a stimulus package for the economy.

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