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Intrapersonal: Possible Careers

It's never too early to start helping your kids figure out what they want to be when they grow up! But don't try to match your kids' talents to specific careers too early.

Instead, help your kids see the array of occupations that are related to each of their intelligence areas. The best way to do this is by having adults talk with your kids about their career choices and by going on lots of field trips. Then children can begin making their own decisions about what feels right.

Of course, virtually every job consists of a variety of responsibilities that touch on several intelligences. So when you talk about careers with your kids, make sure you also point out that many different talents are required for each job -- and that it's important to develop and nurture all of our intelligences.

Career Ideas

  • Psychologist
  • Member of the Clergy
  • Psychology teacher
  • Therapist
  • Counselor
  • Theologian
  • Program planner
  • Entrepreneur

Brought to you by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Source: Thomas Armstrong's Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (ASCD 1994)

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