Seminar Talk - Dr Thomas Armstrong
Awakening the Genius in Every Child:Discovering and Reviving the Natural Motivation that Exists in All Children at Birth
Through slides, lecture, and experiences, Dr. Armstrong shows how each child is born into this world as a natural genius (the root meaning of "genius" is "to be born").First, he describes the twelve qualities of the natural genius in children: creativity, vitality, flexibility, curiosity, playfulness, humor, imagination, wisdom, wonder, joy, flexibility, and inventiveness, Then he enumerates the neurological, developmental, and behavioral foundations of genius in kids.After that, he explains how the natural genius shuts down through influences in the home ("home-miliation"), the school ("dysteachia"), and the broader culture ("media-ocrity"). Finally, he provides practical strategies that parents or educators can use to help reawaken a child's natural genius in the classroom or the home. Suggested reading:Thomas Armstrong,Awakening Genius in the Classroom (ASCD)
Biography of Speaker
Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for the past forty years. Over one million copies of his books are in print on issues related to learning and human development.He is the author of fifteen books including:Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom 3rd Edition, In Their Own Way, Awakening Your Child’s Natural Genius, 7 Kinds of Smart, The Myth of the A.D.D. Child,and You’re Smarter Than You Think. His books have been translated into twenty-six languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, Danish, and Russian. He has written for Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle and over thirty other periodicals, journals, and edited books. He has appeared on several national and international television and radio programs, including NBC’s "The Today Show," "CBS This Morning," "CNN," the "BBC" and "The Voice of America." Articles featuring his work have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and hundreds of other newspapers and magazines around the country. Dr. Armstrong has given over 900 keynotes, workshop presentations, and lectures in 44 states and 23 countries in the past twenty-eight years. His clients have included Sesame Street, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the European Council of International Schools and the Ministry of Education in Singapore.