Category Archives: Education

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What you need to know about Howard Gardner’s contribution to special education

What you need to know about Howard Gardner’s contribution to special education

1983 marked a revolution in the way learning is approached.  That year, a brilliant mind from Scranton, Pennsylvania launched what would become one of the most popular educational theories in the history of the discipline.  It was the introduction of the Multiple Intelligence Theory by Howard Gardner and boy did it change how we looked… Continue Reading

Margaret Bancroft: devoted to children with disabilities for the first time

Margaret Bancroft: devoted to children with disabilities for the first time

Margaret Bancroft was born in Philadelphia on June 28, 1854, the younger daughter of Harvey and Rebecca Bancroft. She attended the Philadelphia Normal School, and immediately upon graduation began her career as a teacher in Philadelphia. Bancroft’s intelligence, imagination, and dedication to her students set her apart as an extraordinary educator. She was fiercely devoted… Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about Maria Montessori and her legacy

Everything you need to know about Maria Montessori and her legacy

Maria Montessori was born on August 31, 1870, in Chiaravalle, Italy, to middle-class, well-educated family. She managed to break the gender limits and in 1986 became the first female doctor in Italy. She also specialized in pediatrics and psychiatry. While teaching at her alma mater, Montessori treated poor and working-class children who attended the free… Continue Reading