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  • In 1983, American psychologist, Howard Gardner published a book [Frames of Mind] with a theory that there are nine types of intelligence.

  • To understand this theory, let's consider the problem of the council of Newtown, who wants to build a bridge over the dangerous railroad tracks.

  • But there is strong opposition from some citizens who don't like change.

  • Despite the demonstrations, the council agrees to go ahead and then hires a team of 9 experts from Smarts & Co. to get the job done.

  • Let's introduce each one of them: Miss Picture Smart played a lot of hide and seek when she was young.

  • And she loved puzzles.

  • She has lots of imagination and ideas about shapes.

  • Her job in the project is to create the plans, make the designs and build a prototype.

  • Mr. Nature Smart loves trees and he has great ideas of how to minimize the impact of a bridge on the environment.

  • He started thinking of these issues ever since the first time he went summer camping with dad.

  • He developed a passion for all living beings.

  • Mrs. Number Smart is a nerd.

  • She always was.

  • In the playground, she was already calculating the sand buckets needed to build the biggest castle.

  • In high-school, she was the Chess-master and everyone was so proud of her.

  • She will calculate the costs, study workers safety issues and estimate the raw materials needed.

  • Her concerns are the budget, resources and risks.

  • Mrs. People Smart arranges a town meeting and goes out to invite all the citizens to come.

  • She was always good with people.

  • As a kid, she spent most of the time outside with her neighbours.

  • As a teenager, her mom explained to her that most people mean well, even if they have trouble showing their feelings.

  • Today, everyone loves her and she does a great job convincing everyone, even the most outspoken opponents.

  • Miss Word Smart has been keeping a diary since she was young.

  • In math class, she wrote poems and during field trips she didn't talk to others but instead studied the travel guide.

  • For the big town hall meeting, she writes a convincing speech, filled with hard facts, big feelings and good metaphors.

  • Ever since he was young, Jimmy Life Smart knew how to talk and entertain.

  • Today he shows his skills on the stage.

  • He starts his speech with a personal story about his cat that once got lost on the train tracks.

  • Then he delivers all the arguments with so much passion, that all citizens can only agree with the plan.

  • Ms. Word Smart is delighted to see the impact of her work.

  • Now, as construction starts, Mr. Body Smart gets ready to get things done.

  • Even the children are inspired by his power and want to help.

  • During the breaks, he plays football with his team, which is fun and teaches him balance skills he later can use high up in the sky.

  • Madame Self Smart knows a lot about feelings: our fears, joys and angers.

  • She learned this from her own past where she started to reflect on herself.

  • But she also reads a lot about feelings and talks to her friends about their emotions.

  • During the construction, she is the positive force, motivates those that feel down, and solves tensions that can come up when we collaborate.

  • While everyone is busy finishing the bridge, Mrs. Music Smart writes a song for the grand opening.

  • She has loved music ever since started playing piano.

  • Later she moved on to Hip Hop and Jazz-Dance.

  • At the opening ceremony of the bridge, she and her band perform the song.

  • It was a fantastic team effort from all 9 of the Smart and Co.

  • In 2016, Gardner said that he is considering adding pedagogical intelligence, orteach smart.”

  • What do you think?

  • Is he right or wrong about these types, or are IQ, EQ or other forms of intelligence better classifications?

  • Please be teach smart, and tell us what you think about intelligence theory in the comments below.

In 1983, American psychologist, Howard Gardner published a book [Frames of Mind] with a theory that there are nine types of intelligence.

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