“Academic Self-Competence” is the general category for all our grades in January. When my 4th grade teachers were asked what topic within this they were most interested in their students receiving, many said they wanted their students to learn about their personal strengths. It seemed like the PERFECT time to do a lesson on multiple intelligences!
Fourth grade Life Skills lessons are divided into 2 sessions, each 20-25 minutes. Here’s what part 1 looked like:
- If someone is really good at math but is a terrible writer, are they still smart?
- Imagine someone who lives in a small village in Africa and can’t read or write, but is really great at hunting and finding food
for their family. Are they smart?
- Do smart people always get good grades?
- What smarts do you think were most important 100 years ago?
- Do you think there might be other smarts? What would they be?
- Quick poll of students predicting their own “smarts”?