Multiple Intelligences 12/24/2009
HOWARD GARDNER'S NINE MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES:
1. Linguistic Intelligence: the capacity to use language to express what's on your mind and to understand other people. Any kind of writer, orator, speaker, lawyer, or other person for whom language is an important stock in trade has great linguistic intelligence.
2. Logical/Mathematical Intelligence: the capacity to understand the underlying principles of some kind of causal system, the way a scientist or a logician does; or to manipulate numbers, quantities, and operations, the way a mathematician does.
3. Musical Rhythmic Intelligence: the capacity to think in music; to be able to hear patterns, recognize them, and perhaps manipulate them. People who have strong musical intelligence don't just remember music easily, they can't get it out of their minds, it's so omnipresent.
4. Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence: the capacity to use your whole body or parts of your body (your hands, your fingers, your arms) to solve a problem, make something, or put on some kind of production. The most evident examples are people in athletics or the performing arts, particularly dancing or acting.
5. Spatial Intelligence: the ability to represent the spatial world internally in your mind -- the way a sailor or airplane pilot navigates the large spatial world, or the way a chess player or sculptor represents a more circumscribed spatial world. Spatial intelligence can be used in the arts or in the sciences.
6. Naturalist Intelligence: the ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) and sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations). This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef.
7. Intrapersonal Intelligence: having an understanding of yourself; knowing who you are, what you can do, what you want to do, how you react to things, which things to avoid, and which things to gravitate toward. We are drawn to people who have a good understanding of themselves. They tend to know what they can and can't do, and to know where to go if they need help.
8. Interpersonal Intelligence: the ability to understand other people. It's an ability we all need, but is especially important for teachers, clinicians, salespersons, or politicians -- anybody who deals with other people.
9. Existential Intelligence: the ability and proclivity to pose (and ponder) questions about life, death, and ultimate realities.
Some come naturally. Others need stimulation to function efficiently. If encouraged and guided properly, children have the capacity for all of them.
· Concerned with reasoning, planning, parts of speech and movement, emotions, and problem-solving.
· Concerned with perception of stimuli related to touch, pressure, temperature and pain.
· Concerned with perception and recognition of auditory stimuli (hearing) and memory.
· Concerned with many aspects of vision.
CONSIDER THIS! 12/10/2009
Children who have been read to everyday from birth to 5 years old are more likely to graduate from high school in good standing and graduate from college in less than five years.
Lower achieving children will be inspired by higher achieving children with whom they interact with on a regular basis.
Intact families who are generally aware of developmental milestones for children, prepare their children to read by 4 years old. For the average child, this simply means learning the ABC's, identifying each letter and the sound that it makes, blending together consonants and vowels (c-a-t), and memorizing basic site words.
Signs of an intact family include respect, trust, understanding, education, communication, and love.
Those who show affection for family members (hugs, kisses, endearing compliments) have little to hide from themselves.
Communication is not only the key, but it is a vital piece of the combination needed to unlock the doors of a successful, productive, and loving relationship.
What "FAMILY " Means to Me 12/09/2009