Understanding Multiple Intelligence and Knowing the Real Measure of Success

By Mommy Donna and Kib - April 10, 2015

As you know, I have a Master’s degree in education and a licensed teacher in the Philippines.  I learned about multiple intelligence in one of my subjects in graduate school and I do strongly believe that each and every person is gifted.  If you have met my son Kib, you will say that he is highly gifted in interacting with other people.  He can easily make new friends and can interact to both adults and children. 

I am so happy to learn that there are companies who believe in each individual’s gifts.  One of them is Progress Pre-School Gold.

Ms. Tessa Valdes-Prieto, the host of the event

Rhea Villareal, Senior Product Manager of Progress Pre-School Gold, said that the company is continuously seeking ways for parents and educators to recognize that developing multiple intelligence is as just as relevant as academic performance, giving kids today the chance to develop their inherent skills in a motivated and well-rounded environment.  Moreover, multiple intelligence can spark multiple achievements.

During the Progress Pre-School Gold’s Multiple Intelligence Recognition Day held last March 26, 2015 at RCBC Plaza, Makati City, several of the country’s young multi-achievers were given recognition for their achievements in their respective schools.  The following were Progress Pre-School Gold’s multi-achievers:

  • ·      Sofia Pablo – Best in Math, Best in Freestyle Swimming, Star Scout Team Leader
  • ·      Cedric Rafael Uson – Best in Literary Recital, Taekwondo Gold Medalist, Red Cross Member
  • ·      Sean Clarence Cai – Consistent Honor Student, Taekwondo Champion, Class President
  • ·      Luis Raphael Danao – Consistent Top 3 Student, Basketball Varsity Bronze Medalist, Student Council Officer
  • ·      Ciara Russeger – Spelling Bee Champ, Soccer Juniors League Player, Animal Rights Advocate

Kim Atienza, the keynote speaker of the event, also shared his experiences as a multi-achiever. 

To further promote multiple intelligence, Wyeth partnered with Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP), a non-government organization committed to improve all aspects of the national reading programs and teaching procedures through teacher-training and research. 

Wyeth gave RAP a symbol of their partnership

RAP calls educators to embrace a comprehensive curriculum to promote students’ maximum participation for overall development.  It educates school teachers using proven progressive methods to teach kids to learn to read and enhance comprehension – thus, facilitate a better learning environment to help students to progress into multi-achievers.

Multiple Intelligence advocates Jenni Epperson and Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez were also given recognition during the event.  They encouraged Filipino moms to move up to a more progressive approach to parenting as experts prove that young minds gain knowledge through play, direct experience and social interaction.

Everyone who attended the event were given Achievers’ Kit.  This aims to encourage moms to reward the different achievements of their child.  The rewards are focused on three main categories, namely: Body Smart, Brain Smart, People Smart.  This promotes the recognition of not only intellectual intelligence, but also physical and social intelligences.  The holistic development acknowledges more opportunities among this generation’s children to drive advancement for this county.

The Achievers’ Kit is a wonderful way of encouraging your children to always to their best in everything they do.

Parents should always be there to support their children on his/her chosen field.  Children shine when parents let them shine.  Words of encouragement and affirmation should be given to the children on every achievements they get, no matter how big or small it is. 

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