Intelligence – Is it the same for everyone?

This week we are looking at intelligence.  How do we judge students, and if they are doing poorly in our classes do we look at them differently?  Do we label them as stupid?  It may be that the student is brilliant, but may be in the wrong field of study.

In the following article we look at Howard Earl Gardner’s “seven intelligences.”  It is interesting to note that only 2 of the 7 intelligences on the list are valued in school.

Comic showing animals that need to take "climb that tree" exam

For a fair selection everybody has to take the same exam: Please climb that tree

Click on the picture above or this link to get to the article.
https://www.quora.com/What-did-Albert-Einstein-mean-when-he-said-Everybody-is-a-genius-But-if-you-judge-a-fish-by-its-ability-to-climb-a-tree-it-will-live-its-whole-life-believing-that-it-is-stupid

As faculty lets help each other to remember to be less judgmental based on schoolwork.  We need to give students every chance to discover where their talents lie.  Look for brilliance outside of their classwork and help them discover their true intelligence.

Have a great weekend!!

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