YES, WE ARE ALL "SMART"!! The theory of Multiple Intelligences was developed by Dr. Howard Gardner in 1983. Dr. Gardner suggested that there are eight different types of intelligence, which include Verbal-Linguistic, Logical-Mathematical, Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Musical, Naturalist, Bodily-Kinesthetic, and Visual-Spatial intelligences.
People with a strong Verbal-Linguistic intelligence enjoy reading books, writing stories, and working with words and language. These people are "word smart".
Individuals who enjoy working with numbers and reasoning problems have a strong Logical-Mathematical intelligence. These people are "number/reasoning smart".
Dr. Gardner suggested that schools and culture focus most of their attention on linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligences. However, he said that we should also place equal attention on individuals with other types of intelligences: artists, architects, musicians, zookeepers, fashion designers, dancers, and others who make the world such a wonderful place to live (Armstrong, 2000).
So what can you take from this?? Everyone has their own areas of being "smart"... Everyone has their own gifts, talents and abilities... so everyone has something to share. How are you "SMART"? Try some of the links below for each of the M.I. categories... and strengthen your "Smarts". Remember if one particular area is not one of your strengths, then you should consider practicing more of those activities.
Learn About History with Music... Visit History for Music Lovers Channel "Bad Romance" and the French Revolution, "Tainted Love" and the Trojan War, "Shayla" and Shakespeare "Can't Get You Out of My Head" and Greek Philosophers