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1 Smart Options Career exploration based on multiple intelligences Smart Options Middle School Smart Options Plus High School and Post-Secondary Career exploration based on Multiple Intelligences

2 Smart Options Career exploration based on multiple intelligences Theory Howard Gardner, 1983 Frames of the Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences Functionality, utility or value of behavior to society Brain organization – brain injuries Exceptional people – 1 area, underdeveloped in others Thomas Armstrong, 1993, 7 Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing Your Many Intelligences Daniel Goleman, 1995, Emotional Intelligence

3 Smart Options Career exploration based on multiple intelligences GardnerArmstrong IntelligenceSmart Bodily-kinestheticBody% Interpersonal (IE)People (IE)% Intrapersonal (IE)Self (IE)% LinguisticWord% Logical-mathematicalLogic% MusicalMusic% NaturalistNature% SpatialPicture%

4 Smart Options Career exploration based on multiple intelligences Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Core Components 1.Self-awareness – knowing what you’re feeling 2.Empathy – knowing what others are feeling 3.Managing your moods – controlling impulses 4.Persistence – staying motivated during difficult circumstances 5.Social skills – leading others, mediating and negotiating

5 Smart Options Career exploration based on multiple intelligences Guiding Principles 1.Intelligence is pluralistic and multi-dimensional 2.Multiple intelligences (MIs) are inherent in all people 3.MIs can be identified and described 4.MIs can be developed and strengthened 5.Everyone has a unique mix of MIs 6.Everyone is entitled to recognize, express and cultivate her/his MIs 7.MIs constantly interact in out motivation, attitudes and behavior 8.Knowledge of one’s MIs enhances self-esteem and self- confidence 9.Knowledge of one’s MIs stimulates self-direction and self-reliance 10.MIs are good bases for exploring life and work options

6 Smart Options Career exploration based on multiple intelligences Step One (5) Your Smarts Objectives Introduce participants to multiple intelligences and help them assess their smart 1 to 1½ hours Activities Discuss changes in the world of work Explore the concept of intelligence Introduce the 8 smarts Participants assess their smarts

7 Smart Options Career exploration based on multiple intelligences Step Two (20) Thinking Smart Objectives Increase familiarity with smarts and explore their role in work settings 1 to 1½ hours Activities Identify the main and secondary smarts in job examples Identify the relevance of specific smart in example jobs Explore smarts and life choices

8 Smart Options Career exploration based on multiple intelligences Step Three (26) Working Your Smarts Objectives Help participants generate their Smarts Profiles and research potential careers using their profiles 1 to 1½ hours (additional research time by participants) Activities Participants create their Smarts Profiles Identifying possible career paths based on smarts Converting occupational profiles to smart profiles

9 Smart Options Career exploration based on multiple intelligences Step Four (31) Building Your Smarts Objectives Participants learn that awareness of smarts enhances employability and capacity to adapt in all aspects of life Participants learn that smarts can be developed and strengthened ½ to 1 hour Activities Discuss advantages of seeing oneself in terms of smarts Review strategies for building smarts

10 Smart Options Career exploration based on multiple intelligences Step Five (41) Smart Resumes Objectives Participants learn how to create resumes that show they have the smarts, the skills, the knowledge and the ability to perform the job. ½ to 1 hour Activities Developing a Smart File Targeted resumes Bringing values The Cover Letter

11 Smart Options Career exploration based on multiple intelligences Step Six (49) Smart Interviews Objectives Participants learn how to prepare for a smart and successful interview ½ to 1 hour Activities Discuss the outcomes and objectives of employment interviews Preparing for the interview Tips for performing well during the interview Follow-up after the interview Tips for building a network

12 Smart Options Career exploration based on multiple intelligences Prices Smart Options Smart Options Plus Grade 6-8Grade 9 – Post-seconadryFacilitator’s Guide$14.95 each Student’s ResourceParticipants Smart Book Book$4.00 each $3.00 each For more information or to order:


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