Howard Gardner s theory of multiple intelligences has revolutionized the way we think about being smart. Written by an award-winning expert on the topic, this book introduces the theory, explains the different types of intelligences (like Word Smart, Self Smart, Body Smart), and helps kids identify their own learning strengths and use their special skills at school, at home, and in life. As kids read the book, they stop asking How smart am I? and start asking How am I smart? This powerful learning tool is recommended for all kids and all adults committed to helping young people do and be their best. Resources describe related books, software, games, and organizations. This revised and updated edition includes information on a newly researched ninth intelligence, Life Smart thinking about and asking questions about life, the universe, and spirituality.
Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and speaker with 40 years of teaching experience and over 1 million copies of his books in print. He has authored 15 books, including M ultiple Intelligences in the Classroom ; written numerous articles for Parenting, Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle, and other periodicals; and appeared on several national and international television and radio programs, from NBC s the Today show to the BBC. He lives in Sonoma County, California.