Alex, the Music SMART Maestro – A book about Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelliences

Alex, the Music SMART Maestro
40 Pages
ISBN 9781985654075

Alex, the Music SMART Maestro is the 3rd book in Dr. Massey's SMART Parts series, introducing to children and their parents Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Alex is one of the characters from the award-winning series introductory book, Ellie Rae Discovers Eight Ways to be SMART.

Alex is Music SMART and loves to sing, play instruments, and listen to many different types of music. In this rhyming, early childhood story, we see Alex using her Music SMART abilities to enhance some of her other multiple intelligences or SMART parts.

As children learn about their SMART arts, they are fortified in their sense of self by better understanding their strengths, valuing the strengths of others, and discovering how to work together to grow and learn.

Mary R. Massey, Ed.D.

About Mary R. Massey, Ed.D. (Tallahassee, Florida Author)

Mary R. Massey, Ed.D.

Dr. Mary Massey is a lifelong learner who believes all children are SMART, they’re just SMART in different ways! She believes building confidence and self-assurance in children provides for them a firm foundation upon which to grow and learn throughout their lives. Mary has researched Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) and uses it as a foundation for instruction, as a college professor. She also designs and conducts MI professional development programs for teachers.

Mary was raised in South Bend, IN, moved to Foley, AL in high school and is an alum of Troy (State) University (BME), Troy, AL and Nova Southeastern University (MS & EdD), Fort Lauderdale, FL. She now lives in Tallahassee, Florida with George, her husband of nearly 39 years. She is the Mama of two adult children, William (wife, Natalie) and Alexandra and the Nana of two adorable granddogs, Sadie Mae and Macallan.

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