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Multiple Intelligences Leader Workshops

Multiple Intelligences Workshop Content Overview

 by Linda Lee Ratto, EdM 

                                       (Contact LLR for short MI Video Clip by Linda Lee Ratto)

                                               Seven Multiple Intelligences™ 

Definitions via Linda Lee Ratto’s “SuperSmarts™”                                                                                                               -- State Approved Professional Development Course 

In observing children or adult behavior, one can see often easily, especially when specifically tasked in noticing and reflecting, that certain key gifts and preferred ways of solving problems and creating things are patterns in any person. In learning settings - work, educational and play -- it is highly practical and beneficial to the students' lifelong learning success and the circles or teams in which we work, to note, share and use the following:


Definition of intelligence: the ability to solve problems or fashion products; approach to a situation in which a goal is to be obtained and to locate an appropriate route to that goal

Strengths – Preferred ways of approaching and successfully accomplishing tasks, problems and creative projects


Lesser Strengths – Least preferred, not observed was of approaching tasks, problems and inventing/creating projects; typically labeled: disability or deficiency


  • Multiple Intelligences List, original 7 © Howard Gardner, PhD,Harvard University and Project Zero 


  • Musical – excellent perceiver and producer of music


  • Bodily-Kinesthetic – ability to use one's body to express emotion (dance), to play a game (sport) and/or create an invention/product


  • Logical-Mathematical – process of problem is often remarkably rapid; solutions understood before shared or worked out physically; the scientific method is easily understood and used internally


  • Linguistic – Language understanding and use


  • Spatial – ease in navigating physically and use of space as in maps, visual arts; visualizing an object seen from a different angle and also playing games such as chess


  • Interpersonal - understands and works effectively with others


  • Intrapersonal – has an effective inner model of self; understands and works effectively with self



Emotional Intelligence – balances thinking with feelings 
                            From Emotional Intelligence © by Daniel Goleman, PhD


                                                       © Linda Lee Ratto, EdM / SuperSmarts ™


State Certified Workshop Overview:   
SuperSmarts™  ~  Keys to Unlocking Intelligences


          In fulfilling the ADA Laws, naming and utilizing the Multiple Intelligences (MIs) plus Emotional Intelligence (EI) in school-age students, for the last 25 years, has proven to be a highly practical and effective way to boost learning, self-esteem and building skills in children throughout the world. Identifying children's strengths and their lesser strengths (disabilities), then matching these with others' intelligences boosts the learning levels and cooperation of all in the learning setting, both children and their adult leaders.  This course begins the process of understanding and using the MI+EI in the after school program and/or public/private school classroom. (See the 25 year classic educational material on Multiple Intelligences:, and Emotional Intelligence:



by the

Georgia Early Care and Education Professional Development System - Registry & Training Approval

The Georgia Center for Continuing Education

1197 South Lumpkin Street, Suite 150 - Athens, GA 30602-3603


Trainer Name:       LINDA  LEE RATTO, EdM

Trainer Code:       TR-BFTS -  4538

Training Type:      Face-to-Face, Interactive Workshop format (Teleclasses + Online Available)


A. TITLE:                   SuperSmarts™  ~  Keys to Unlocking Intelligences


B. CLOCK HOURS:  2 hours


C. DESCRIPTION: Multiple Intelligences* and EMotional Intelligence are used to lead participants into identifying their own, 

and their students' strengths and lesser strengths (disabilities) culminating in developing 1-2 lesson activity plans.     


* 25 year Lifework of Harvard Prof. Howard Gardner, PhD: "Multiple Intelligences (MI)"

** Lifework of Daniel Goleman, PhD: "Emotional Intelligence (EI)"


D. TARGET AUDIENCE LEVEL: Beginning Level training for:

1) after school caregivers

2) classroom teachers and

3) private or public school administrators


E. TRAINING FOCI:   Leaders, Teachers, and Administrators of School Age or Adults in:

  • Center/Classroom/After School Settings                   

  • Children ages 4-6           

  • Children ages 7-9  

  • Youth ages 10+

  • Special Needs 

  • College & Professional Adults


F. COMPETENCY GOAL, State of Georgia:


Beginning (Beg) Level Content, ECE 6 and SAC 6:  

To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to each individual child's needs.

G. Price:            $195 per person; staff groups and teacher team group rates available; outside Metro Atlanta travel & lodging added; class size 10-20H. Location:      Your school or learning program location


I. To Reserve:        Contact Linda to reserve a date:




State of Georgia



ECE 6 and SAC 6:  To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to each individual's needs.


SuperSmarts™ Course has 4 Learning Objectives for Beginning Level Leadership Training:


Objective 1 - The participants will identify the 7 + 1 Intelligences. 


Objective 2 - Participants will identify key characteristics of strong abilities and lesser strengths via the Multiple Intelligences List.


Objective 3 – The participants will list one (1) strong ability and one (1) lesser strength or disability for themselves and match their MIs with each of their learners.


Obective 4 - The participants will plan two 2 different class activities utilizing children's intelligences together, matching strengths with lesser strengths.



SuperSmarts™ by Linda Lee Ratto, EdM


2 Texts, included in the workshop price:

  • Gardner, Howard, PhD (2006, 1993). Multiple Intelligences™: The Theory in Practice and revised 2006: Multiple Intelligences™: New Horizons.  BasicBooks: Perseus Books, LLC,


  • Ratto, Linda Lee, EdM (2004, 1990-91). (dis) ABILITY – 2-Volumes: Being Disabled + Having a Brother or Sister with a Disability. Atlanta, GA/New York,NY:  Power Press (2004), Rosen Publishing: (1990-91)


Additional Resource Books:

  • Goleman, Daniel, PhD (1997). Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ.  NY:NY: Bantam Books

  • Spady, Wm. G, PhD (2002) Total Leaders. Lanham, MDL Scarecrow Press, Inc / Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

  • HeartLight Education (2005, rev: 2006) HeartLight Steps Manual/, revised: SNS Steps Manual, "Personal Profile". Atlanta: SNS Press.


Website Resources  (Course Detail has specific webpages for articles):




  • Education Resources Information Center : "ERIC" is the world's largest digital library of education literature





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