According to Dr. Markova, there are six thinking patterns. They are:
“The Leaders of the Pack”. They are natural powerhouses who learn by teaching others. They tend to have difficulty learning how to read and write though they have extensive speaking vocabularies.
“Movers and Groovers”. They use their bodies in order to learn. They are athletes and are labeled to be hyperactive. Reading and writing may be so difficult for them.
Show and Tellers”. They learn best through reading and light up when telling stories. They are natural persuaders, good students but shy away from sports.
“Seer/Feelers”. They prefer working in groups. They are empathetic children who learn best by doing what they are shown and asking endless questions.
“Verbal Gymnasts”. They love facts, history and idea of all kinds who have to talk in order to understand. They are effective and articulate communicators whose words pour out in logical order. But sports may be difficult for them.
“Wandering Wonderers”. They learn best in solitude and are so called quiet Einsteins. They can learn physical tasks easily without verbal instruction. They can also become overwhelmed by listening.
Based on the above patterns, which one best describe your child or even you?
Aside from knowing those thinking patterns, I also like the book because of the quotations in every chapter. Here are some quotations I like.
“We are all so different largely because we all have different combinations of intelligences. If we recognize this, I think we will have at least a better chance of dealing appropriately with the many problems that we face in the world.” By Howard Gardner.
“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they’re capable of doing.” By Goethe.
“The real teacher, in fact, lets nothing else be learned than- learning.” By Martin Heidegger.
“Education is not filling a vessel, but lighting a fire.” By Carl Jung.