Today’s guest is Jen Lilienstein, the founder of kidzmet.com. Jen did her undergraduate senior thesis in 1994 on Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligence and its effect on self-esteem, attendance rates and love of learning. Post graduation, she kept returning to her passion for non-traditional education. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of the National Afterschool Association, the Publications and Platform Committees of the NAA, the Quality Committee of the CA Afterschool Network, and advocates for Afterschool for All with the Afterschool Alliance. She is also a member of BOOST and ASCD.
Jen has a wonderful headline on her website: Learning was meant to be FUN!
We concur, of course.
And her mission at Kidzmet is: To help parents, teachers, tutors and coaches understand how to make learning FUN for each unique child.
This is a fun and enlightening interview where you’ll hear a real expert reveal:
The limits of conventional IQ Tests.
What the eight intelligences are that each child is gifted with.
The myriad ways kids learn because of their innate multiple intelligences.
Why we need to acknowledge these intelligences and realize they are elastic and change.
The damaging affects of our schools’ standardized testing regimen on your child’s multiple intelligences—and what you can do to remedy it.
Jen reveals how failure to recognize and facilitate a child’s multiple intelligences sabotages their career and later life opportunities.
Kidzmet has an on-line inventory test you can use to find where your child’s attention, key intelligences and true interests lay. And this can be used to facilitate and optimize your child’s learning and potential.
Learn why summer time activities (at school breaks) are so important . . . and much, much more.
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