Being smart is more than getting good grades and test scores in school. It's more than reading well, solving math problems quickly, and memorizing facts. It's more than having a high IQ. A psychologist named Dr. Howard Gardner studied how kids and adults learn. He discovered that there are many different ways to be smart. For example, you can be Music Smart. You can be People Smart. You can even be Nature Smart. Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences is changing how teachers teach in schools around the world. But you don't have to wait for someone to tell you about these ideas. You can learn them on your own. you can use them in your life, starting now. This book shows you how. Look inside to: Learn about eight different intelligences and what they mean Find out which one you have Make the most of your strongest intelligences Strentghen your other intelligences Use all eight intelligences at school, at home, and everywhere you go Discover more about who you are and who you can be Understand and get along better with the people around you Look to the future and think of how you'll use your smarts when you get older Quick quizzes help identify the many ways your're smart. Did You Know? boxes entertain you with fascinating facts. Easy-to-Use lists give you lots of fun ways to build your smarts. Resource point you toward books, magazines, organizations, and Web sites where you can learn even more. Because it's not about how smart you are, but how you are smart.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 186 Vendor: Free Spirit Publishing Publication Date: 2003 Dimensions: 9 X 7 (inches)
ISBN: 1575421135 ISBN-13: 9781575421131 Availability: In Stock Ages: 8-12
Howard Gardners theory of multiple intelligences has revolutionized the way we think about being smart. Teachers are using multiple intelligences curricula in their classrooms. Multiple intelligences schools have opened in several states. But its not enough for adults to know about multiple intelligences. In true Free Spirit style, this new book helps kids understand Gardners theory, what it means to them, and how to make the most of their own abilities and potential.
In clear, simple language, Thomas Armstrong introduces the theory, explains the eight intelligences, and describes ways to develop each one. He tells young readers how to use all eight intelligences in school, build them at home, and draw on them to plan for the future. Resources describe related books, software, games, and organizations.
As kids read the book, try Toms ideas, and check out the resources, they stop asking "How smart am I?" and start asking "How am I smart?" This powerful learning tool is recommended for all kidsand all adults committed to helping young people do and be their best.
Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and speaker with 30 years of teaching experience and over one million copies of his books in print. He has authored 11 books, including Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom; written numerous articles for Parenting, Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle, and other periodicals; and appeared on several national and international television and radio programs, from NBCs the Today show to the BBC.
"Clear, concise, and fun to peruse." School Library Journal