When Smarts Frustrate: Body Smart

I will never forget the time one of the students who waited in line to talk with me after an assembly said, “Thank you. I never knew I moved well

Explaining Our Smarts Part 5 – Body Smart

Every Wednesday, I’ll post about multiple intelligences so we can better understand children and why they do what they do. — Each of our smarts, or intelligences, is born into us, but

Studying With All 8 Smarts

Every Wednesday, I’ll post about multiple intelligences so we can better understand children and why they do what they do. — As the semester continues, are you hearing more complaints from your

The Music Will Live On

Every Wednesday, I’ll post about multiple intelligences so we can better understand children and why they do what they do. — The brain is like other muscles. Once stretched, it never goes

How Can We Help Children and Teens Use Their Smarts? (Part 2)

Two weeks ago, we looked at affirmations for the word, logic, and picture smarts. Today, we’ll look at ways of affirming three more smarts. Complimenting their specific use encourages and empowers children to believe they are smart.

Compliments might sound like this:

“Pull With Your Back” – A Lesson in Security

“Pull with your back.”

My initial reaction was disbelief. I heard myself wonder, “What?” but I was pretty sure I had just thought it and not actually asked it.