Workshop - Dr Thomas Armstrong
8 Kinds of Smart: Building on a Child's Assets for Success in School and Life
This presentation shows how Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences provides a powerful tool through which all children’s abilities can be highlighted and worked with to improve motivation, self-esteem, and academic achievement. The presentation includes interactive experiences, a PowerPoint presentation connecting theory to practice, a hands-on demonstration, and a practical lesson planning tool educators or parents can use to tailor instructional strategies linked to specific academic outcomes. Suggested reading: Thomas Armstrong, In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child’s Multiple Intelligences (Tarcher/Penguin).
Biography of Speaker
Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for the past forty years. Over one million copies of his books are in print on issues related to learning and human development. He is the author of fifteen books including: Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom 3rd Edition, In Their Own Way, Awakening Your Child’s Natural Genius, 7 Kinds of Smart, The Myth of the A.D.D. Child, and You’re Smarter Than You Think. His books have been translated into twenty-six languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, Danish, and Russian. He has written for Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle and over thirty other periodicals, journals, and edited books. He has appeared on several national and international television and radio programs, including NBC’s "The Today Show," "CBS This Morning," "CNN," the "BBC" and "The Voice of America." Articles featuring his work have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and hundreds of other newspapers and magazines around the country. Dr. Armstrong has given over 900 keynotes, workshop presentations, and lectures in 44 states and 23 countries in the past twenty-eight years. His clients have included Sesame Street, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the European Council of International Schools and the Ministry of Education in Singapore.