In Their Own Way

In Their Own Way

Discovering and Encouraging Your Child’s Multiple Intelligences

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781585420513
  • 304 Pages
  • Tarcher
  • Adult

Overview

Does your child have a favorite subject, activity, or hobby? Children learn in multiple ways, and educator Thomas Armstrong has shown hundreds of thousands of parents and teachers how to locate those unique areas in each of our children where learning and creativity seem to flow with special vigor.

In this fully updated classic on multiple intelligences, Armstrong sheds new light on the “eight ways to bloom,” or the eight kinds of “multiple intelligences.” While everyone possesses all eight intelligences, Armstrong delineates how to discover your child’s particular areas of strength among them.

The book shatters the conventional wisdom that brands our students as “underachievers,” “unmotivated,” or as suffering from “learning disabilities,” “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,” or other “learning diseases.” Armstrong explains how these flawed labels often overlook students who are in possession of a distinctive combination of multiple intelligences, and demonstrates how to help them acquire knowledge and skills according to their sometimes extraordinary aptitudes.

Filled with resources for the home and classroom, this new edition of In Their Own Way offers inspiration for every learning situation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Worksheet Wasteland
Neglecting Talents and Abilities in Our Nation’s Schools

Chapter 2: Eight Ways to Bloom
Discovering Your Child’s Multiple Intelligences

Chapter 3: Testing for Failure
The Formal Test Trap

Chapter 4: Dysteachia
The Real Reason Your Child Isn’t Thriving in School

Chapter 5: Learning in Their Own Way
Giving Children at Home What They May Not Be Getting at School

Chapter 6: Bodywise
Making Learning Physical

Chapter 7: The Inner Blackboard
Cultivating the Imagination in Learning

Chapter 8: Teaching with Feeling
Opening the Heart to Learning

Chapter 9: The Learning Network
Building Support Systems in Your Child’s Academic Life

Chapter 10: Great Expectations
Creating Positive Beliefs in Your Child and Yourself

Chapter 11: A Patient Attitude
Honoring Your Child’s Learning Rate

Chapter 12: The Doors of Perception
Helping Children Come Back to Their Senses

Chapter 13: The Ecology of Learning
Providing Your Children with a Nurturing Environment

Afterword: The Learner of the Future
A Parent’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences:
Questions Parents and Teachers Ask About Multiple Intelligences
Lesson Plans and Guidelines for Teaching Your Child Anything Through Multiple Intelligences
Teaching Your Child About Multiple Intelligences
Books for Parents
Organizations for the Eight Intelligences
Learning Materials for the Eight Intelligences
Books for Children in the Eight Intelligences
Games That Develop the Eight Intelligences
Internet Sites for Children in the Eight Intelligences
Computer Software That Develops the Eight Intelligences
Notes
Index

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