Understanding Intrapersonal Intelligence

Spread the love Intrapersonal intelligence is one of the eight multiple intelligences coined by Howard Gardner. The Multiple Intelligence Theory suggests that there are eight “modalities of intelligence,” which challenges the belief that intelligence only has to do with having a certain IQ score. The eight multiple intelligences are spatial, linguistic, naturalist, musical, bodily-kinesthetic,logical-mathematical, interpersonal … Read more

How to Teach Kids with Interpersonal Intelligence

Spread the love When we talk about “intelligence” most of the time, we think about kids and adults who spend a lot of time in lecture halls and libraries quietly studying. Over the years, the concept of intelligence has evolved.  Developmental psychologist Howard Gardner came up with the concept ofmultiple intelligences, which challenges the traditional … Read more

A Teacher’s Guide to the Concrete Operational Stage

Spread the love A phase in which kids develop logical reasoning skills and the capacity to comprehend conversations and can use these skills effectively in contexts and situations familiar to them. The concrete operational stage is the third stage in the theory of cognitive development. This stage spans the time of middle childhood—it starts around … Read more

Healing Through Co-Regulation

Spread the love Over the past few years, topics like self-regulation, trauma, attachment have been widely discussed in schools, counseling centers, and families. Moreover, people are starting to acknowledge the pain, trauma, anxiety, and other personal struggles of students. We live in strange times, and it has been affecting young people. Some have been struggling … Read more

A Guide to Externalizing Disorders

Spread the love Externalizing is a psychiatric term associated with a problem with self-control. People with externalizing disorders have difficulty controlling emotions, impulses. Whereas internalizing manifests in directing emotions inwardly, externalizing manifests in “acting out”–in antisocial and aggressive behaviors that may violate the boundary and safety of others. To ordinary people, they may come across … Read more

A Guide to Expressive Language Disorder

Spread the love Expressive language is a child’s way to communicate their thoughts and feelings through the use of words, sentences, and phrases. It is a significant indicator of child development. Parents and teachers sometimes use expressive language as the basis to determine whether a child needs accommodations and special assistance. Elements of Expressive Language … Read more

Motivate Your Class Through Group Contingency

Spread the love Group contingency is a set of techniques based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which can be used for groups of children and adults. In ABA, these are used for individuals, but professionals and educators have found ways to adapt this to groups. Group contingency aims to reinforce target behavior in a group … Read more

Dealing with Problem Behaviors in a Positive Way

Spread the love Handling children that exhibit problem behaviors is a common concern for parents and teachers. There are different ways to correct these behaviors. Some factors to consider are severity, frequency, and end goal. It’s tempting to punish behaviors like tantrums and aggression, but it is not always the best solution. Choosing punishment might … Read more

Naturalistic Intervention: Changing Behaviors in the Learner’s Regular Setting

Spread the love Naturalistic intervention (NI) is a set of practices, techniques, and strategies designed to bring out a target behavior. This is done in the learner’s normal environment while following their daily routines, hence the term “naturalistic.” It is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Naturalistic Intervention for Learners with Communication … Read more

Intrinsic Motivation: The Drive from Within

Spread the love Intrinsic motivation is defined as the act of performing behaviors without the need for external rewards or validation. To put it simply, it’s doing something regardless of a reward or punishment. You do something because you want to. Intrinsic Motivation vs. Extrinsic Motivation If you find yourself doing yoga (or some form … Read more