Synopses & Reviews
Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences has revolutionized the way we think about being smart. Teachers are using multiple intelligences curricula in their classrooms. Multiple intelligences schools have opened in several states. But it’s not enough for adults to know about multiple intelligences. In true Free Spirit style, this new book helps kids understand Gardner’s theory, what it means to them, and how to make the most of their own abilities and potential.
In clear, simple language, Thomas Armstrong introduces the theory, explains the eight intelligences, and describes ways to develop each one. He tells young readers how to use all eight intelligences in school, build them at home, and draw on them to plan for the future. Resources describe related books, software, games, and organizations.
As kids read the book, try Tom’s ideas, and check out the resources, they stop asking “How smart am I?” and start asking “How am I smart?” This powerful learning tool is recommended for all kids—and all adults committed to helping young people do and be their best.
“Clear, concise, and fun to peruse.” —School Library Journal
“Strongly recommended.”—Voice of Youth Advocates
AEP Awards Program/Golden Lamp Finalist
Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences has revolutionized the way we think about being smart. Written by an award-winning author and leading expert on multiple intelligences, this book helps kids make the most of their own learning strengths. In clear, kid-friendly language, Thomas Armstrong introduces Gardner's theory, explains the eight intelligences, and describes 22 ways to develop each one. Kids learn how to use the intelligences in school, strengthen them at home, and draw on them to plan for the future.
About the Author
Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and speaker with 30 years of teaching experience and over one million copies of his books in print. He has authored 11 books, including Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom; written numerous articles for Parenting, Ladies’ Home Journal, Family Circle, and other periodicals; and appeared on several national and international television and radio programs, from NBC’s the Today show to the BBC.