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Do you believe in multiple intelligences?

Do you believe in multiple intelligences?

When you think of intelligence what comes to mind, math, maybe science, an IQ test or perhaps something else.  The multiple intelligence theory has emerged from recent cognitive research.  According to Gardner (1991), students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways.  Try the survey and see in what areas you excel. Source: http://www.edutopia.org/multiple-intelligences-assessment

Learning–Relevance (and Passion) Equals Readiness

Learning–Relevance (and Passion) Equals Readiness

We learn when we are ready. My son came to me a few years ago as he was starting college, after a brief time in adult education following his entire elementary and high school education being homeschooled (actually unschooled, but that’s another post!), and he complained to me: “You never taught me how to do grammar!”. So I did what any self-respecting unschooling parent might do: I told him a story that goes like this: There were two friends—one lived…

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Increase YOUR Retention Levels!

Increase YOUR Retention Levels!

Often wonder how some people seem to remember so much?  What type of learner are you and how can you improve your learning experience? Here are a few tips that can help: During the lecture – take notes, draw, doodle, add visual material to your notes. Read for 20 minutes – take a short breaks and move around. Read along in your head while your computer reads the material back to you. Recite and demonstrate ‘to yourself’ in a mirror what you…

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