When I was in the teaching credential program at California State University, Fullerton, one of the topics we covered the most was the concept of the seven multiple intelligences. The idea being that as educators, we need to understand that all students learn best in different ways. The seven different intelligences are Linguistic, Musical, Mathematical/Logical, Spatial, Bodily/Kinesthetic, Intrapersonal and Interpersonal. By understanding how your child learns best, you will have a better idea about the most effective way to increase learning for them.
Linguistic learners can easily express themselves through words, written or verbally. They understand grammar rules, can persuade others and enjoy reading and writing.
Musical learners enjoy a wide variety of music. They understand the basics of music, enjoy creating and performing it. They have a good sense of rhythm, pitch and have quick and accurate physical responses.
Mathematical/Logical learners are good at math and are extremely logical. They require scientific explanations for events. Often, they see themselves as future chemists, engineers, physicists, astronomers or mathematicians. They enjoy dealing with numbers and prefer answers that are either right or wrong.
Spatial learners develop clear and precise images in their minds. They have a good sense of direction, can easily put together jigsaw puzzles, recognize patterns, and can read maps easily. They are good drawers and can easily replicate the world around them in drawings. They enjoy hands on learning and can accurately measure distances.
Bodily/Kinesthetic learners are well-coordinated, are skilled in handling objects such as scissors, balls, or tools, and excel in physical activities. They enjoy working with their hands, have quick physical reflexes and find fulfillment in physical activities.
Intrapersonal learners are self aware. They understand their thoughts and feelings and are in-tune with how their emotions affect their decisions. Their inner self is their ultimate sorce of strength and they are not easily swayed by the opinions of others.
Interpersonal learners are adept at understanding the moods, values, and intentions of others. They can influence other people and prefer what they consider to be helping professions, such as teaching, politics or religious leadership. They often attempt to help others solve their problems. They are very comfortable in group settings and have a large circle of close friends.
The Multiple Intelligence Test is designed to figure out what type of a learner your child is. As tutors of The Tutoring Solution, this information allows us to teach strategies to your child in their “learning language.” By learning in their “learning language,” students are more likely to succeed in school.
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