September 6, 2013

What Will You BE This Year?

Every school year is a fresh start. New teachers, new classes, new friends, new challenges. I asked the students what they would like to BE more of this school year:

September 4, 2013

What KIND of Smart Are You?

Did you know your brain is like your fingerprint, totally unique?!?

Howard Gardener, a psychologist and professor of neuroscience at Harvard, developed a theory to explain how different brains work. It is called Multiple Intelligence Theory. It says that there are eight (technically nine, but we're only going to focus on eight) different kinds of intelligence and that we each use the eight intelligences in different ways.

To read about each of the intelligences click here: What Are Multiple Intelligences?

During the first week of school, your job is to find out what KIND of smart you are. To take the survey click here: Take a Survey

The survey will graph your intelligences for you. What is your strength? What is your weakness? Please bring in your graph the first week of school. We will graph our results as a class. You may be surprised how many different smarts we have. (If you can't print the graph at home, don't worry, I'll give you some time during class).

Tip: My secret code is: vb46f99904. If you go to the "Results" tab and type that in, you will see my smarts.