Per Howard Gardner (1979) Frames of Mind It is the ability to solve problems. It is the ability to fashion a product. It is the ability to make culturally relevant contributions to your community. And it is an ability to identify a new challenge and to pursue it.
Intelligence Definition- intelligence means our ability to learn But Multiple Intelligences explains how we learn
It’s not how smart we are, it’s how we are smart.
Steven J. Gould said “We pass through this world but once. Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper that the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within” Would you want your area of interest or talent to be considered unimportant or wrong? HOPES, DREAMS, AND TALENTS
Did you realize? Children are directly affected by our expectations of them.
EVERYONE is smart in some areas and weak in others. Students experience greater self experience when we teach to their areas of strength.
Occupations Biologist Zoologist Artists Environmentalist Landscaper Game warden Famous People Charles Darwin John Audubon Meriwether Lewis Carl Sagan E.O. Wilson Naturalist
Verbal/Linguistic Reading/Writing Debate/Speech Word Puzzles Spelling/Vocabulary Languages Listening
Verbal/Linguistics Occupations Writer Speaker Teachers Actor Attorneys Politicians Talk show Hosts Famous People Abraham Lincoln Tom Daschle Jerry Seinfeld Martin L. King T.S. Eliot Hemingway Charles Dickens Barach Obama, FDR Sir Winston Churchill Jay Leno, Bill Maher
Musical/Rhythmic Singing Playing instruments Rhythms/beats Composing Sound Pitch
Musical/Rhythmic Occupations Composers Conductors Singers DJ Producer Musicians Famous People Paul McCartney Mozart, Toscanini Luciano Pavarotti Igor Stravinsky Billy Joel Beethoven, Bach
Intrapersonal Occupations Psychologists Clergy Elite Athlete Author Philosopher Explorer Famous People Socrates Emily Dickinson Sigmund Freud Marie Montessori Plato Mary Lou Retton
Interpersonal Cooperative Groups Collaboration Sensing/intuiting Uses Feedback Empathy
Interpersonal Occupations Teacher Salesperson Social Worker Minister Doctor/Nurse Psychiatrist/Psycholog ist Famous People Maria Montessori Zig Ziegler Helen Keller Billy Graham/MLK Ben Carson Dr. Phil
Review Verbal/Linguistic Logical/Mathematical Musical/Rhythmic Naturalist Visual/Spatial Intrapersonal Interpersonal Bodily/Kinesthetic Word smart Logic smart Music smart Nature smart Art smart Self Smart People smart Body smart
Multiple Intelligences Everyone has all eight of them There are many ways to be smart within any ONE intelligence They are not isolated With work, MOST people can become REASONABLY competent in ALL of the 8 intelligences