For the first time ever, New Kinds of Smart brings together all the main strands of research about intelligence in one book and explains these new ideas to practising teachers and educators. Each chapter presents practical examples, tools and templates so that each new strand of thinking can be woven into their work as teachers and into their lives as learners.
"New Kinds of Smart is an intelligent book about intelligence, the many things that go into it, and how educators can help students to get more of the cornucopia" Water Stones
In Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, Thomas Armstrong describes how educators can bring Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences into the classroom every day. Combining clear explanations and practical advice, Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom is an excellent guide to identifying, nurturing, and supporting the unique capabilities of evey student.
Any conversation about effective teaching must begin with a consideration of how students learn. Yet instructors who want to investigate the mechanisms and conditions that promote student learning may find themselves caught between two kinds of resources: Research articles with technical discussions of learning, or books and Web sites with concrete
Education has never had so many tools at its disposal to improve the teaching and learning processes. These are exciting times for everyone in the discipline. Neuroscience and psychology nurture our understanding of how the brain learns and help us identify the best teaching practices possible. Although the tools of the
Girls need your support, as there is so much in their lives that works against them to succeed academically especially in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses. They may not ever want to continue in these courses into college, but they should be given the chance to do well.
This title is in no way meant to condemn those who direct our collegiate experiences. The realities are that we may well have studied these topics and earned a good grade on a test over the theoretical aspects of this information but had no classroom experience on which to hook the
To live intelligently and effectively, we need to become non-consciously adept at a large number of complex activities rather than having constantly to stop and expend the kind of mental energies that require ‘fresh horses’ and lots of extra effort.
When it comes to being intelligent it is clear that there is much more than simply what we can do as an individual; how we interact with others is a crucial element of how smart we are in the real world.
Practical learning is not just for those who are not ‘bright enough’ to take the academic route. It should be part of every student’s learning diet.