What kind of “smarts” does your child possess?


There are so many ways to learn! Part of teaching children is studying their strengths and creating activities & lessons that build upon those strengths. (To learn more, check this out: https://www.verywellmind.com/gardners-theory-of-multiple-intelligences-2795161)


Some learners understand concepts mostly from words, text, print. They would be considered “linguistic” intelligent.


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Many children learn mostly through counting, shapes, math problems or logic. They would be considered as having logical-mathematical intelligence.


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Some babes learn mostly through pictures. They would be considered as having spatial intelligence.


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Many children who learn mostly through songs lyrics & music would be considered to have musical intelligence.


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Some students who learn mostly through journaling & writing independently in order to do self reflective work tend to have intrapersonal intelligence.


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Many children who learn mostly through physical activity such as leaping, dancing, or drawing tend to be bodily kinesthetic learners.


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Many learners who process through chatting with friends, group work/play & social interactions tend to be “interpersonal” intelligent.


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Those who learn mostly via nature walks, hikes, outdoor fun tend to have “naturalist” intelligence.


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As an educator, I believe children & students can learn skills, lessons, activities, concepts, etc through any of these intelligences. It’s important that we study children & teach them based on their strengths or “smart”. I also believe it’s important that parents/caregivers/educators learn about their own strengths as learners, first.

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