Many educators object to the unitary view of intelligence because it tends to narrowly circumscribe the measurement of intelligence and to emphasize verbal and mathematical (and related) skills.
If by reconstructing our views of children's intelligence we can successfully teach a wider range of students, teachers should not be accused of being confused for doing just that.
The accepted view, in short, was that there was only one kind of intelligence and that, according to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, was the "ability to form concepts, solve problems, obtain information, reason, and perform other intellectual operations.
Your verbal intelligence, also known as "word smarts" and "linguistic intelligence," is the brain system responsible for everything to do with words.
Typically, we draw on less than 25% of our verbal intelligence.
Sight is such an all-encompassing aspect of our daily lives that the portion of brain matter allocated to visual intelligence outweighs that of verbal intelligence.
Action Exercises: Increase visual intelligence with eye-teasing pastimes such as jigsaw puzzles, doodling, mazes, movies, gardening, art exhibits, and photography.
Research shows that emotional intelligence may actually be significantly more important than cognitive ability and technical expertise combined.
Physicians and business management experts are now reporting that the theory of emotional intelligence answers questions they've never been able to answer before.
Once referred to as personality, "soft skills," character, or even communication skills, the scientifically based concept of emotional intelligence offers a more precise understanding of a specific kind of human talent.
Emotional intelligence refers to the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships," says Daniel Goleman in his book "Working with Emotional Intelligence" (1999).
Heather Farley, divisional president of Access Intelligence
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