Do you learn faster when you can actually do something? Walk T a l k Sing! Laugh
Do you learn better when you see something? Watch a movie See a play See a demonstration
We call these Multiple Intelligences. Using your multiple intelligences may make learning easier for you.
There are seven main multiple intelligences. Verbal Logical Visual Musical Kinesthetic Intrapersonal Interpersonal
Verbal “Word Player” You learn best when listening to verbal presentations, reading, writing and discussing with others.
Verbal If you learn this way, you are skilled at… Communicating Creating stories Debating Foreign languages Word games Reading Remembering facts Spelling Telling jokes Writing
Common Misbehaviors Writing notes in class Reading at inappropriate times Talking out in class Class clown remarks – always having a comment for everything
Ways to Develop this Intelligence Write notes and letters Retell jokes and stories Learn a new word or fact every day Try your best on writing assignments Speak up in class Try debate Read a lot of what you like to read
Verbal People who learn this way might enjoy these jobs… Attorney Comedian Speaker Journalist Author Publisher Sales person Poet
Logical “Questioner” You learn best through problem solving, analysis, asking questions, and experimenting.
Logical These people are skilled at… Predicting Estimating Experimenting Reasoning Finding patterns Organizing Outlining Sequencing Questioning
Common Misbehaviors Working on math or building things during other lessons. Being overly concerned about schedules, orders, and rules. Being overly concerned with trivial details.
Ways to Develop this Intelligence Practice math facts Follow sequences in projects Use graphic organizers Use a day planner Solve number problems and puzzles Show how you got your answers Work your hardest on math and science assignments
Logical People who learn this way might enjoy these jobs… Accountant Computer programmer Mystery writer Engineer Judge Mathematician Scientist Philosopher Inventor
Visual “Visualizer” You learn best by using charts, graphs, models, drawings, photographs, computer animation, films, and videos.
Visual These people are skilled at… Visualizing Reading maps Remembering details Seeing other points of view Solving problems Graphic organizers Decorating Navigating Art
Common Misbehaviors Doodling on papers Drawing whenever you have a spare moment Daydreaming
Ways to Develop this Intelligence Use your imagination more often Draw, paint, and sculpt Use mind mapping skills Practice reading maps, charts, and graphs Play chess Build models, make crafts, do puzzles Do mazes
Visual People who learn this way might enjoy these jobs… Architect Chess master Decorator Explorer Marksperson Navigator Painter Photographer Sculptor Doctor
Musical “Music Lover” You learn best through songs, rap, chants, and with music in the background.
Musical These people are skilled at… Composing music Learning through lyrics Playing instruments Reading music Understanding music Rhythm Recognizing music Singing Appreciating music
Common Misbehaviors Tapping your pencil, fingers, or feet Humming Whistling Singing
Ways to Develop this Intelligence Create songs or jingles Change song lyrics to fit what you are studying Practice an instrument Listen to music you don’t usually listen to Sing Clap rhythms
Musical People who learn this way might enjoy these jobs… Composer Conductor Instrumentalist Disc Jockey Instrument maker Improvisers Singers Song writers
Kinesthetic “Mover” You learn best through movement and hands-on activities.
Kinesthetic These people are skilled at… Acting Athletics Dancing Mimicking people Choreographing Fine motor skills Gross motor skills Endurance Strength
Common Misbehaviors Fidgeting Wandering around the room Unable to sit still Talking excessively with your hands Being too “physical” with others – pushing, fighting, shoving
Ways to Develop this Intelligence Play active games Try a new sport Exercise Learn a new hobby Use your large and small muscles often Take a short study break and do something active
Kinesthetic People who learn this way might enjoy these jobs… Athletes Actors Dancer Surgeon Typist Choreographers Fitness enthusiast Juggler Magician
Interpersonal “Socializer” These people learn best by interacting with other people.
Interpersonal These people are skilled at… Teaching others Communicating Sympathizing Leading groups Sensitivity to others Making friends Resolving conflicts Seeing other points of view Understanding others
Common Misbehaviors Passing notes in class Talking too much Not being friends with who are not already in your group of friends
Ways to Develop this Intelligence Become a peer tutor Try hard to work with your group and do your share of the work Say positive things to others Walk in someone else’s shoes Follow through on your responsibilities Be sensitive towards others
Interpersonal People who learn this way might enjoy these jobs… Anthropologist Doctor Educator Humanitarian Talk show host Nurse Politician Therapist Social reformer Sociologist
Intrapersonal “Individual” These people learn best through introspection, reflection and individual think time.
Intrapersonal These people are skilled at… Clarifying values Controlling impulses Developing opinions Motivation Setting goals Thinking Intuitions Managing emotions Knowing strengths Knowing weaknesses
Common Misbehaviors Having conflict with others Having trouble working in a group Not fitting in with people in other groups
Ways to Develop this Intelligence Keep a journal of your thoughts and feelings Make goals and work towards them Ask “How does this apply to me?” as you learn Ask yourself, “What did I learn today?” or “How did I learn this?”
Intrapersonal People who learn this way might enjoy these jobs… Philosopher Poet Political leader Psychologist Psychiatrist Religious figure Theologian Visionary
You may have more than one of these learning types.
Learning about your own learning styles can make school easier and more fun.