I’m a nerd who finds things like personality types and learning styles immensely fascinating. If you’ve never heard of multiple intelligences, it’s the theory that there are numerous (nine, in fact) types of intelligences. Each of us have all of these types, but in differing strengths. The theory defines intelligence as:
- the ability to create a product or offer a service that is valued;
- a set of skills that make it possible to solve problems in life; and
- the ability to gather new knowledge to find solutions for problems.
To me, the most interesting thing about this is how useless standard intelligence tests are because they only measure certain types of intelligences, and people who are not strong in certain types will test poorly even though they may be ridiculously brilliant. Learning more about these multiple intelligences can help us work with and appreciate our kids’ strengths, even if those strengths are less than conventional.
How to get your free ebook:
From today (July 22) through July 31, Great Homeschool Conventions will be giving away a digital copy of How Am I Smart? A Parent’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences – by Dr. Kathy Koch. This ebook (a $13.99 value) is available to subscribers only: click this link to subscribe so you can receive your free ebook. I’ve heard wonderful things about Dr. Koch, and I’m looking forward to reading this myself!