01 November 2004

From the bookshelf:7 Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing Your Multiple Intelligences by Thomas Armstrong

Non-Fiction. Paperback from Plume Books. Published 1999. Purchased from amazon.com.

This book is a great reminder that there is more to being "smart" than just being good at book learning. Taking to heart that there are many types of intelligence is a great way to encourage the kids (and myself)! Being aware of something besides our mental intelligence is a good reminder to work on developing other areas as well. Remembering that there are many ways that intelligence expresses itself can also be a boost when those inevitable feelings of failure come along .

Publisher's summary:
Based on psychologist Howard Gardner's pioneering theory of "multiple intelligences," the original edition of 7 Kinds of Smart identified seven distinct ways of being smart, including "word smart," "music smart," "logic smart," and "people smart." Now, with the addition of two new kinds of smart--"naturalist" and "existential"--7 Kinds of Smart offers even more interesting information about how the human psyche functions. Complete with checklists for determining one's strongest and weakest intelligences, exercises, practical tips for developing each type of smart, a revised bibliography for further reading, and a guide to related Internet sites, this book continues to be an essential resource, offering cutting-edge research for general consumption.

"At last, thanks to Thomas Armstrong, we have a book that introduces the theory of multiple intelligences to the general public. As an extra dividend, it helps people to discover and unleash their own intellectual strengths."--Howard Gardner, Ph.D., author of Frames of Mind

To buy from amazon.co.uk, click here:Seven Kinds of Smart
from amazon.com, here: 7 Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing Your Multiple Intelligences

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That book also helped me (I remember reading it when you first checked it out of the library) figure out how to teach myself. I also think it really helps you teach all of us, because you can recognize (more fully?) our individual methods for learning.

^_^ Lynne