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Theory Multiple Intelligences

Corporate Reform - A Scary Fable

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.24.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

Once upon a time there was a nation that believed body weight was the most accurate and comprehensive way to assess ability. It had always been thus, and no one ever questioned the validity of the standard.

Assessing Our Children to Death

Steve Nelson | Posted 04.16.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

Imagine a world where a poem was judged by the number of characters per line or the font in which it was published, or a violin concerto reviewed in terms of its precise conformance to metronomic beats or the posture of the violinist. This is what we are doing to education: Trying to measure beauty with a ruler.

What We Know, What We Do -- A Contradiction

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.17.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

For kids who are intelligent in different ways, who develop more slowly, or who are sensitive or quirky, the educational system has been especially ineffective. Many such folks find their way outside of, or in spite of, school, but the system has always served them poorly.

Want to Reform Education? Let Teachers Teach.

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

Real education reform will come when, and only when, we address poverty, fund schools properly and honor the teaching profession with good pay and the respect teachers deserve. America's teachers will do the rest - if we leave them alone to love and teach their children.

Finland Adopts the Common Core

John M. Eger | Posted 05.27.2015 | Home
John M. Eger

All right, it's not the Common Core per se, but it sure looks like it. And it helps confirm what most people in the U.S. are saying about the Common Core: "This could be the holy grail of education reform."

Deck Chairs on the Titanic Failure of American Education

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Steve Nelson

The shift from the wrong-headed policies of No Child Left Behind to the new Common Core and its tests is nothing more than rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic failure of education in America.

Recognizing and Assessing Multiple Intelligences

Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA

Intelligence is a measure of one's ability to learn. Everyone, by definition, possesses a level of intelligence. That said, each of us learns in different ways and at different rates.

Living Legends: An Interview With Howard Gardner, Part II

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.12.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Part II of my interview with Howard Gardner, in which he discussed his famed theory of multiple intelligences, in addition to some of his other theories and concepts.

Living Legends: An Interview With Howard Gardner, Part I

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.10.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Harvard professor and author Howard Gardner's most celebrated accomplishment is the development of the theory of multiple intelligences. His contributions to the field of education inspired me to become a professor.