My top three forms of intelligence:
Language: You enjoy enjoy saying, hearing, and seeing words. You like telling stories. You are motivated by books, records, dramas, opportunities for writing. Effective techniques of enhancing your learning using your language intelligence include reading aloud, especially plays and poetry. Another idea is to write down reflections on what you’ve read. You may also enjoy exploring and developing your love of words, i.e., meanings of words, origin of words and idioms, names. Use different kinds of dictionaries. Other ideas:
- Keep a journal
- Use a tape recorder to tape stories and write them down
- Read together, i.e., choral reading
- Read a section, then explain what you’ve read
- Read a piece with different emotional tones or viewpoints — one angry, one happy, etc.
- Trade tall tales, attend story-telling events and workshops
- Research your name
Self: You have a very good sense of self. You like to spend time by yourself and think things over. You will often take in information from another person, mull it over by yourself, and come back to that person later to discuss it. You like working on projects on your own. You often prefer to learn by trial and error. Effective techniques to enhance your learning include keeping a journal and giving yourself time to reflect on new ideas and information. More ideas:
- Go on “guided imagery” tours.
- Set aside time to reflect on new ideas and information.
- Encourage journal writing.
- Work on the computer.
- Practice breathing for relaxation.
- Use brainstorming methods before reading.
- Listen to and read “how to” tapes and books.
- Read cookbooks.
Social: You like to develop ideas and learn from other people. You like to talk. You have good social skills. Effective techniques of enhancing your learning using your social intelligence include taking part in group discussions or discussing a topic one-to-one with another person. Find ways to build reading and writing exercises into your group activities, such as:
- Reading a dialogue or a play with other people
- Doing team learning/investigating projects
- Setting up interview questions and interviewing your family, and writing down the interview
- Writing notes to another instead of talking.