4.86 Social: You like to develop ideas and learn from other people. You like to talk. You have good social skills. Effective techniques of enhancing your learning using your social intelligence include taking part in group discussions or discussing a topic one-to-one with another person. Find ways to build reading and writing exercises into your group activities, such as:
- Reading a dialogue or a play with other people
- Doing team learning/investigating projects
- Setting up interview questions and interviewing your family, and writing down the interview
- Writing notes to another instead of talking.
4.71 Self: You have a very good sense of self. You like to spend time by yourself and think things over. You will often take in information from another person, mull it over by yourself, and come back to that person later to discuss it. You like working on projects on your own. You often prefer to learn by trial and error. Effective techniques to enhance your learning include keeping a journal and giving yourself time to reflect on new ideas and information. More ideas:
- Go on "guided imagery" tours.
- Set aside time to reflect on new ideas and information.
- Encourage journal writing.
- Work on the computer.
- Practice breathing for relaxation.
- Use brainstorming methods before reading.
- Listen to and read "how to" tapes and books.
- Read cookbooks.
4.29 Spatial: You remember things visually, including exact sizes and shapes of objects. You like posters, charts, and graphics. You like any kind of visual clues. You enjoy drawing. Effective techniques of enhancing your learning using your spatial intelligence include creating and/or using pictures, maps, diagrams, and graphs as you learn things. Other suggestions:
- Write a language experience story and then illustrate it.
- Color code words so each syllable is a different color.
- Write a word on the blackboard with a wet finger. Visualize the word as it disappears. See if you can spell it afterwards.
- Take a survey. Put the information in a chart.
- Write words vertically.
- Cut out words from a magazine and use them in a letter.
- Visualize spelling words.
- Use colorful newspapers like USA Today.
- Use crossword puzzles.
4.14 Body Movements