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Preview and Review

February 9, 2009

Andrew Hughes of the South Bend Tribune gave South Bend Civic Theatre‘s production of Almost, Maine a nice preview article on Friday.  Unfortunately, the piece won’t be available in the archives for long before you have to pay per view.  Here’s the link for now.  If you’ve had the chance to see it, don’t forget to submit a review online at ArtsEverywhere.   

And if you’re still wondering whether or not it’s something you want to see, Marcia Fulmer — formerly of the Elkhart Truth — seemed to enjoy what we presented over the weekend.  Ms. Fulmer’s opinion has been one I’ve trusted in the past, and her more recent reviews can be found here.

I wonder.

May 2, 2008

Who is reading me locally?  I have linked to MomsMichiana.com, so I imagine I have some local folks reading.  I ask because the front page of the family section of the South Bend Tribune (SBT) tackled the local angle of a topic I wrote about back in February, and while I’ve been remiss in fulfilling my promise to write about executive function and inhibitory control, I still promise to do so. 

Until then, in the SBT article, Howard Dukes discovered local preschool programs working on executive function development, but the title of the program’s different from Tools of the Mind.  I don’t know how related they are or what adaptations have been made, and maybe they’re exactly the same, but “plan, do, review” looks awfully similar.  Dukes cites Adele Diamond, an important child development researcher today, who was cited in the Tools of the Mind story featured in February on National Public Radio. 

“Plan, do, review” comes from High Scope Educational Research Foundation.  You now have two similar curriculums and you know them by name, so when you’re looking for preschools with effective conflict resolution programs and they cite “plan, do, review” or Tools of the Mind, then you can be confident the curriculum is attempting to address a child’s executive function and inhibitory control development. 

Whether you be local or international, I hope I’m helping you out here.  Don’t be shy.  Leave a comment, and if you’ve got some advice, we’d love to hear it.

 


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