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Our Blog: December 10th, 2019

A One-of-a-Kind In-Service Day

TTRecently, we had a great in-service training day for our teachers. Everyone worked hard and learned exciting new ways to inspire and educate the children in our care! This is a very special opportunity for our teachers to become students for a day. 

At Tutor Time, our approach nurtures every aspect of a child’s development. That’s why our curriculum is inspired by Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory. The foundation of the Multiple Intelligences theory is that we are able to know the world through 8 different “intelligences” or “Smarts.” Every one of us is unique in how we use each of these intelligences and the ways in which we combine them to carry out tasks and solve problems.  

Our training focused on two significant elements of the Multiple Intelligences approach: 

  • Whole Child Learning: We give children opportunities to practice using all eight of the distinct intelligences: Visual-Spatial Intelligence, Interpersonal Intelligence, Linguistic Intelligence, Musical Intelligence, Intrapersonal Intelligence, Mathematical Intelligence, Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligences, and Naturalistic Intelligence. 
  • Inspiring Individuality: By focusing on the different ways that children learn and understand the world, teachers can help children deepen their own natural intelligences, or how they learn best. 

With these new skills, we look forward to enhancing every child’s classroom experience and to continue offering a quality education for our little ones. 

About the Author

Dr. Susan Canizares

Dr. Susan Canizares is the Chief Academic Officer at Learning Care Group, responsible for leading all aspects of the educational mission. Dr. Canizares earned her Ph.D. in language and literacy development from Fordham University and a master’s degree in special education, specializing in Early Childhood, from New York University. She has authored more than 100 nonfiction photographic titles for beginning readers. Some of her published credits include Side by Side Series: Little Raccoon Catches a Cold and A Writer’s Garden.