Mosaica School Design
The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University. He suggests that the traditional concept of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is too limited. Instead, Dr. Gardner proposes eight different intelligences identifying a broader range of human potential. These intelligences are: * Linguistic intelligence (“word smart”) * Logical-mathematical intelligence (“number/reasoning smart”) * Spatial intelligence (“picture smart”) * Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence (“body smart”) * Musical intelligence (“music smart”) * Interpersonal intelligence (“people smart”) * Intrapersonal intelligence (“self smart”) * Naturalist intelligence (“nature smart”) Dr. Gardner believes that we should also place equal attention on individuals who show gifts in diverse intelligences: the artists, architects, musicians, naturalists, designers, dancers, therapists, entrepreneurs, and others who enrich the world in which we live. Unfortunately, many children who have these gifts don’t receive much reinforcement for them in school. Many students end up being labeled as underachievers when their unique ways of thinking and learning aren’t addressed in a traditional classroom. TPAAK teachers are trained to present their lessons in a variety of ways using music, cooperative learning, art activities, role play, multimedia, inner reflection, and much more to maximize student achievement.