Thursday, November 12, 2015


2014 - 2015 Update

Inspections of Private Schools in Dubai during February and October, November and December
In-service training workshops in India during April and September/October
Programme Director at the Jowett Walk campus for Oxford Royale Academy Summer School in July and August.
Assessments of Higher Level Teaching Assistants in the UK throughout the year.

Inspections of Private Schools in Dubai during February, March and October.
Reviews of College of Excellence in Saudi Arabia during May
Programme Director at the Jowett Walk and Yarnton Manor campuses for Oxford Royale Academy Summer School in July and August.
Assessments of Higher Level Teaching Assistants in the UK throughout the year.

Friday, January 10, 2014


2012 - 2013 Update

Where have the last 18 months gone?  I have been so busy that this Blog has not been updated.  So here is some information about the last 18 months.

Problems arose, for different reasons, for both the Indian and the Algerian groups of teachers.  So although neither of the groups came from India or Algeria to the UK, the course advertised on the website drew the attention of someone in Egypt who successfully completed the course via Skype in August 2013.  A friend of hers is at present completing the same course, which in now on-line.  Others have shown an interest in the on-line course, so I look forward to working with them soon. I can only mark the work of 5 students each month, so enrol soon or you will miss out.

Between times, I have been working in India, Dubai and Abu Dhabi and have visited Harvard University (home of MI) in Boston, when attending a conference run by the International Biographical Centre, based in Cambridge, UK.

The Assessments for those wishing to upgrade to Higher Level Teaching Assistants has also taken up some of my time when I have been in the UK, as has the work involved in transferring the on-site course to an on-line course.  This course is at

2014 has begun and various opportunities seem to be on the horizon.  I will update you when they are confirmed.

Meanwhile I hope 2014 brings you too many exciting opportunities.  I wish you all the best for 2014.

Friday, April 27, 2012


MI Courses in Oxford

MAW Education is providing, in Oxford UK, courses on applying MI to classroom practice, for groups of teachers from abroad.  15 teachers and their esteemed university professor have booked on the course arranged for the end of August 2012.  This is a 4 day course with 4 days of site seeing.  Although 6 teachers in India have also shown an interest in two of these courses they could not find the necessary 16 people to run a course.  If any more of you are interested, please look at the website and contact me via e-mail and we will try to arrange a course for you in the next academic year (September 2012 - September 2013).

Sunday, January 08, 2012


MAW Education Consultations via Skype

December 2011 - MAW Education provides Skype consultations and a course on applying Multiple Intellingences theory to teaching and learning. For details go to:


MAW Publications

December 2011 - MAW Publications (a branch of MAW Education) published two booklets of templates helpful to classroom teachers on how to apply Mutiple Intelligences theory to lesson planning and assessment. For details go to:

MI and Assessment

MI and Lesson Planning


HLTA Assessments in the UK

Meanwhile, when not working abroad, I continue to carry out assessments of teaching assistants who are aspiring to become Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA), travelling up and down the motorways of southern England to schools for children of all ages.


India February - March 2011

A wide range of places and schools visited to run workshops, and in one school give a lecture.

School visited:

Bishop Cotton College - Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
Budding Buds Senior Secondary School - Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Assam.
Dehradun Teachers' Centre - representatives from three schools attending; Doaba Public School, Hoshiarpur; Hopetown Girls', Dheradun; Doon School.
Guru Nanak Public School, Ludhiana, Punjab (lecture)
Bal Bharati School, Pitampura, Delhi.
Sunbeam School, Lahartara, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Thank you all for your warm and generous hopitality.

This visit included a wonderful evening attending the most amazing wedding reception in Chandigarh. Thank you for letting me take part in such an amazing event.


School Inspections in Dubai

January 2nd - 21st, 2011 - Took part in school inspections in Dubai and the desert town of Hatta through UK - CfBT and Dubai - KHDA. Memorable journeys and visits to schools and a fascinating afternoon at the Dubai Museum.


World Internet Summit

November 11th - 14th, 2011 - Attended the World Interent Summit where many inspiring speakers including Tom Hua and Brett McFall spoke and we were able to speak to them.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


World Forum 2010 - Cambridge UK

The International Biographical Center, UK and the American Biographical Institute once again organised the annual World Forum, this time held in the beautiful setting of St. John's College at Cambridge University, UK.

This year a gave a presentation on 'Changing Education: a challenge across the world for the 21st century.' After speaking about past changes in education I showed photos of schools in the different countries I have visited: South Africa, Malta, India, Algeria, Qatar and Dubai where change is taking place and pointed towards some of the challenges teachers face now and in the future.

I was greatly honoured with an unexpected award for 'Distinguished Intellectual Contributions to the 2010 World Forum, Cambridge, England Representing Europe', for which I thank humbly the two respective Institutes.


Beijing, China - May 2010

The Multiple Intelligences Institute in Beijing organised a World Symposium at which Professor Howard Gardner was a speaker. It was advertised as an all Asia Symposium, so I decided to attend as I work so much in India and wanted to hear about Gardner's latest research.

I was not disappointed. It was a wonderful conference, with many excellent speakers and very informative group sessions.

After the two-day conference, I stayed on for three days to do some site-seeing, visiting the Temple of Heaven and Hutong, The Forbidden City and Summer Palace, the Ming Tombs and a walk along the Great Wall of China. Wonderful experiences and my guide was first class.


Dubai - January 2010

How lucky I was to be invited back yet again to take part in four school inspections, leading three of them. I visited schools in the city of Dubai and also 40 minutes away, travelling to a village in the desert.

When I arrived in Dubai on January 1st, all were still in festive mood with families from many Arab countries enjoying a holiday at the hotel.

A truly momentous occasion was the opening of Burj Khalifa (Dubai) the highest building in the world at 828 metres. The six-lane traffic came to a halt, as we all watched the amazing fireworks and the ceremonial opening.


Dubai - October and November 2009

I was invited to return to Dubai, to take part in school inspections. I joined teams in eight different schools with students from Kindergton up to Grade 12, leading two of the inspections.


India September 2009

Another wonderful visit to India to run Multiple Intelligences and Assessment Workshops, and this time also to interview principals and a politician to gather information for a book I am writing.

Schools visited were:

Alpha Matriculation - Chennai
Miles Bronson - Guwahati
Navrachana - Baroda
Spring Dale - Amristar
Pinegrove - Solan Hills


ABI and IBC World Forum 2009, in Washington USA

Another wonderful World Forum organised by the American Biographical Institute and the International Biographical Centre,UK. This time it was held in Washington DC, at the end of June and the start of July, so we were there for the festivities on the 4th July.

As always the presentations were of high quality and by people from many different professions and countries. A real cultural exchange of ideas and many international professional friendships formed.

It was a sadness to us all that I had to give news to the gathering of the death of two former delegates, Dr. and Mrs. Sandu of Spring Dale and Spring Blossom schools, Amritsar.

Monday, March 30, 2009


Dubai in March

I was invited to work with teams inspecting schools in Dubai. On this occasion, I took part in three school inspections, leading two of them.


India February 2009

One and two-day Workshops held in the following schools:

Multiple Intelligences Workshops:
Introduction to ICT ad the Digital Classroom through Multiple Intelligences


World Forum


I chaired one of the Symposia at the World Forum, held during August 2008 in Oxford, UK which was organised by the American Biographical Insitute (ABI) and the International Biographical Center (IBC). Many interesting lectures, papers and presentations were given.

In 2007, I attended this World Forum, which was then held in Washington DC.

Friday, June 13, 2008


Publications in 2008


I have had articles published in the following journals this year.

Education World - February 2008 - Developing Multiple Intelligences

Teacher Plus - March 2008 - Bringing Multiple Intelligences into the Classroom

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