Dr. Thomas Armstrong believes that the theory of multiple intelligences provides eight different potential pathways to learning – alternative routes to effective learning when traditional linguistic or logical approaches (textbooks, writing assignments, formulas) fail.
A keynote presenter at the Innovative Teaching Strategies Conferences, Dr. Armstrong offers the following advice for teachers looking to branch out beyond conventional instruction methods:
“To get started, put the topic of whatever you’re interested in teaching or learning about in the center of a blank sheet of paper, and draw eight straight lines or “spokes” radiating out from this topic. Label each line with a different intelligence. Then start brainstorming ideas for teaching or learning that topic and write down ideas next to each intelligence (this is a spatial-linguistic approach of brainstorming; you might want to do this in other ways as well, using a tape-recorder, having a group brainstorming session, etc.)”
Dr. Armstrong is Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development and author of The Myth of the A.D.D. Child: 50 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion and more than 10 other popular books. Dr. Armstrong will deliver a keynote presentation entitled Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Achieve Success in School and Life at the Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference in Las Vegas. He will also present a breakout session during the main conference.
The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference provides an opportunity for teachers, administrators, curriculum directors and other educators to learn new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students PreK-12. It emphasizes evidence-based and novel instructional practices from national-exemplary programs.
(Until May 31st)
Regular Registration $425