How We Teach
At Paul Mitchell Schools, we believe the learning process should be fun and everyone's education should be special. That’s how we teach. We base our courses and teaching methods on multiple intelligences, the learning research pioneered by Howard Gardner at Harvard University.
We All Have Multiple Intelligences
The theory of multiple intelligences takes into account the unique talents and ways of understanding that we each possess. There are seven different intelligences, or ways that people process information. Most schools and traditional education methods deal only with verbal linguistic intelligence (reading and writing) rather than multiple intelligences. It is exciting and rewarding to identify our other natural intelligences, such as musical, math logical, body kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and spatial intelligences.
How do we apply this theory to how we teach, you ask? Unlike standard achievement tests that look solely at what we know, the theory of multiple intelligences looks at how we know. It starts with an assessment index that identifies each Future Professional's unique learning strengths. There are no right or wrong answers, only individual indications of learning talents. After Future Professionals complete the online quiz, they receive a "talent key" that outlines their dominant strengths (intelligences). By providing them with the talent key, we show students how they may best approach learning within our schools. Our Learning Leaders use the talent key to customize a curriculum and offer targeted instruction.