Friday, December 4, 2015
Every person is smart......
Every person is smart. I truly believe that. What makes us unique is "how we are smart". What makes our world go round is the fact that we are all intelligent in different ways. Do you ever wonder how in the world your mechanic can take a car apart and put it back together? Or why someone's cookies always taste better than yours? It's because they have a level of intelligence that you don't possess. (Frankly, I don't either. I'm lucky I haven't burned my house down baking.....but that is a story for another blogpost.)
Most people think I am smart because I have a degree in math. But frankly, I'm no smarter than anyone else. I just like numbers. They make sense to me. But ask me to write a paper and I am at a loss as to where to start. The reason I blog so little is that writing my thoughts down is just too hard sometimes. But I don't think that makes me stupid either. It is just not my strength. And that's ok.
I am a firm believer in Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. I first learned of him in graduate school but I have to say he is the one Philosophy of Education that I have fully embraced. You can see in the image above the different intelligences that he has identified and he believes there are more. If you are curious about which one is yours, you can go HERE to take a short assessment. I'm not sure how reliable the test is but I consider myself Logical-Mathematical and as a teacher I think I have good interpersonal skills so these results are pretty accurate for me. My linguistic is my lowest and that may explain my aversion to writing. :) Try the test and see where you are smart!