A little while ago I was assign to take a training about: Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
These are the followings:
- Mathematical-Logical Intelligence
- Musical Intelligence
- Visual-Spatial Intelligence
- Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence
- Interpersonal Intelligence
- Intrapersonal Intelligence
- Naturalist Intelligence
- Existential Intelligence
- Verbal Linguistic Intelligence
This class inspired me. Gardner’s idea was that people learn best when the information or activity is presented in their strongest intelligence areas. I took this information and became more proactive in my teaching. My lesson was more fun for the children because I was more intentional about teaching children in the ways that they learn. When I proactively identified which learning style or combination of styles I can use, I was more effective. I encourage you all to get familiar with this but more importantly, to grow your understanding of your child’s learning style. Spend more time with them, playing with them, and while you engage in the activity, scaffold their learning using different methods, to help them to reach their highest potential.