Homeschool Help: Multiple Intelligences

Have you heard of the theory of multiple intelligences by Howard Gardner? He states that there are a number of ways by which students learn and develop. Knowing these intelligences can help us teach our children more effectively. There are 8 dominant learning styles:

  1. Visual Spatial – they think in terms of space. They like jigsaw puzzles, draw, read maps and daydream. They can be taught through drawings, visuals and physical imager
  2. Bodily Kinesthetic – they use the body very effectively. They like movement, making things, touching, They learn best through role-playing and hands-on learning.
  3. Musical -they are sensitive to sound in the environment. They appreciate musical instruments, music and can learn by turning lessons into lyrics.
  4. Interpersonal – they often interact with others. They thrive in group activities and workshops. They need time and attention from the instructor.
  5. Intrapersonal – they have a deep understanding of their own goal and interests. They are usually in tune with their feelings, and have strong opinions. They thrive in self-study and they like journaling, books and creative materials.
  6. Linguistic – they use words effectively. They are auditory learners and enjoy word games, making up stories or poetry. They learn through read alouds and lectures.
  7. Logical-Mathematical – they excel in reasoning and calculating. They can think abstractly and see patterns easily. They love mystery games, investigations and logic games.
  8. Naturalistic – they learn best with an experience in the natural world. They love to be outside and learn as they get their hands dirty. They are naturally curious about their environment and surroundings and ask endless questions.

 

The Issue Of Race Continues To Haunt America

Despite the progress made in the last one hundred years, there continues to be a sharp divide in race relations in the United States and in fact all over the world. Race equality is an often dreamed of possibility and it seems that we always take one step forward and two steps back. Just when we think racism and dead and gone, something happens and we see it in full force right in front of our face. While this can be discouraging, it’s important to keep this issue front and center.

For all sincere, well-meaning people who dream of race equality, racial equality articles serve an important purpose of enlightenment and hope. These articles range from simple stories depicting the way that race affects the life of those in our society. The articles themselves are as diverse as the number of races in the United States.

A good article is going to maintain a few standards. First of all, it will be an objective account of an incident that touches upon racial equality. There will be very little opinion in these articles because the incident itself will emphasize racism at play in the events. With very little help from the author, the events spring to life and speak for themselves.

Other articles CAN inject some opinion about the incidents at hand, but they will still play by some objective rules. For example, they won’t be overly emotional or make strong appeals to conscience. They will simply state the opinion of the person without necessarily trying to change behavior. Emotional appeals are also a valid way to communicate but they will likely not venture into the realm of more news-related articles. When you’re reporting news, it’s best to stay away from strong opinion.

The biggest hallmark of good articles is that they have a clear agenda at the beginning of the article and they stick to that. If they’re reporting news, it will be more objective. If it’s an opinion piece, they’ll state the opinion clearly and not flip flop. Finally, if it’s a strong, passionate plea for change, it will say so in the beginning and not try to manipulate actual events to achieve its objective. There are many great articles about race relations in the United States and everywhere all over the world. All you have to do is look for them.

Five Qualities to Look for in a Baby’s Play Mat

A crib, a changing table, a baby carrier and a high chair are just a few things on the list of items parents get for their baby. A baby play mat is another familiar item on that list. Babies can use this type of mat for tummy time, napping, exploration and more. It’s important to […]

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Taking Care of Your Neurological Wellness with Online Resources

Autism is now being accepted more among mainstream society. People are beginning to understand that others who suffer an autism spectrum disorder cannot help their symptoms and are not to blame for their behaviors. When you or your child suffers from a neurological condition like autism, you may want to start therapy immediately. You can […]

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Chimney Sweep

There are few things better than sitting by a fire during a cold winter evening, but have you ever thought about what the smoke and soot from a wood-burning fireplace does to your chimney? While your chimney is obviously a vital part of your fireplace, having one too many fires can cause a lot of […]

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