Each of us has a primary, secondary, and tertiary form of intelligence. Dr. Howard says each of us have all nine. However, we all have some which are stronger. This is important because the more we engage in activities and practices which spark our brains the better we think and are prepared to learn new information.
The following Multiple Intelligence Inventory is designed to help you tap into your top three intellectual bents and begin to use them to help you empower your brain to engage.
Understanding one’s intellectual bent is of utmost importance. Learning especially in childhood is the primary function of life. It affects our comprehension of information and the ability to put it into use.
Parents need to know how their teen’s brain engages best. This is important on several fronts. First of all, what parenting is the training of teens to become fully functioning adults requires the trainer (parent) know the best way to impart learning. This is seriously needed when trying to teach right from wrong, setting boundaries, and instituting expectations. A child whose brain is engaged through reading might get a better understanding of these things through a parental letter or a book on the topic. However, a child who brain engages through music might get it better if the parent puts it in a rap or has the teens put the expectations into a song. Also, it allows parents to set up the home to promote all kinds of learning for their teens.
Secondly, in helping the child to become more self-aware, knowing their own brain engagement will help teens especially older ones to set up homework, or learning times in a way which is best for them. For instance, someone who brain is at its best through naturalistic means might have a higher learning curve studding outdoors, or with a cd of nature sounds in the background.
Third, and perhaps just as important as the others maybe more is explaining to the child’s teacher how she can set up the classroom to meet the intellectual bent of your child; allowing both the home and the school environment to support the principles life-long learning.
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