Has a child (or student) come to you asking, "Am I smart?" or has a teen you influence ever
wanted to know, "How smart am I?" Dr. Kathy Koch wants children to ask an even more important
question: "How am I smart?" When children know
how they are smart, they can live more fulfilling lives.
They may choose to stay in school, take it more seriously, and dream more positive dreams for their future.
When parents and teachers understand ways children are smart, they will better meet children's
Kids, parent, and teachers are
very encouraged when they recognize themselves as being smart in ways they did not even know existed. Dr. Kathy
stresses how people can use their "smarts" for their own benefit while learning and studying and how they can serve
others through their unique design. She discusses how paralysis of intelligences occurs and what to do about it.
Dr. Kathy's practical and solution-focused instruction also reveals roots of behavior struggles and relationship
conflicts, and their possible solutions.
"I just finished reading How Am I Smart. I'm so glad I bought the book - the seminar was
eye-opening, but the book was even more so. Not only has it helped me understand my kids better (quite
the combination in them, too!). Now I also understand myself, my husband, and my parents better! Thanks
so much, Kathy."
- A mom from the midwest
Knowing which smarts are our strengths helps us make informed decisions
about how to be more successful in all of life and at school. We'll have new ways of listening, studying, and
memorizing. We'll also learn how to enhance relationships, our career, what to do in our spare time, and how to
lift depression. We also can choose to strengthen our weakest intelligences, which will improve our
How many of the
above emphases are included in Dr. Kathy's presentation depends upon your goal for hiring her, her audience, and
how much time she is given to speak. She'll happily discuss your options.
Dr. Koch describes these eight
Word Smart - thinking with words
Logic Smart - thinking with questions
Picture Smart - thinking with visuals
Music Smart - thinking with rhythms and melodies
Body Smart - thinking with movement and touch
Nature Smart - thinking with patterns
People Smart - thinking with other people
Self Smart - thinking with reflection
(For more information on Multiple
Intelligences go here)
Audiences: public school teachers, Christian school
teachers, parents, grandparents, volunteers who work with children/teens in any setting, social workers,
counselors/therapists, children/teens in school or church, families.
Format: half-day, full-day, 90-minute overview, 60-75 minutes when children
are present with their parents, 30-60 minutes for school assembly or chapel.