We all are brilliant; we just have to figure out how each of our brilliant brains perceives this world. Once we understand that, we can teach to that perception
Howard Gardner and his distinct intelligences provide a widely accepted understanding of how children learn, remember, perform and understand. Most of us have a predominant manner in which we experience this world.
Teaching to these multiple intelligences requires a panoramic approach, one that our American schools clearly cannot fulfill. Through no fault of their own, school administrators are locked into a very narrow approach, that being “linguistic” or “logic” based instruction. Budgets and common core restrictions make it nearly impossible to garner education to those brilliant children that understand their world in other ways - spatial, kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal or naturalistic.
If you learn predominantly through your hands, how can you succeed when all material is presented in speech, words and numbers?