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In the last post of this series about Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, we learned how to identify characteristics of the interpersonal intelligence. Now we’ll look at some activities you can do at home to strengthen your child’s people-smarts. Remember, regardless of how each person is most inclined to learn, everyone is gifted […]

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Let’s get real: Kids are not wired to sit still. Boys in particular.  Forgive me while I vent for a moment. Hasn’t it occurred to enough adults by now that perhaps it’s not the students who are the problem here? That maybe, just maybe, a system that tries to force boys out of developmentally appropriate […]

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Does your child notice how other people are feeling? Is he empathetic, and can he relate to others easily? Does she have strong communication skills? In this installment of my series on Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, we’re going to explore the interpersonal intelligence and how to identify it in yourself and others. Interpersonal, meaning […]

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In the last post of this series about Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, we learned how to identify characteristics of the musical intelligence. Now we’ll look at some activities you can do at home to strengthen your child’s music-smarts. Remember, regardless of how each person is most inclined to learn, everyone is gifted […]

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Resilience is an important characteristic to have as an adult. Being able to cope with mistakes and failures, bounce back and continue to do our best is a necessary life skill that every parent and teacher I know wants to instill in children. This, of course, takes time – no one I know particularly enjoys […]

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In this installment of my series on Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, we’re going to explore the musical intelligence and how to identify it in yourself and others. Ask yourself the following questions: Is it easier for you or your child to remember things when they are sung to a tune? Is it easier to […]

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