What is the true measure of success?
As a parent, I try to explore and recognize the different forms of intelligence that will help my child achieve the most success. We must understand that success is not just based on academic performance but in the ability of being good at other things - being sociable, helpful, body smart, kind, and God-fearing.
Last March 26, Progress Pre-School Gold recognized this country's young multi-achievers at the Multiple Intelligence Recognition Day at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. Among them are:
- Sofia Pablo, whose excellence in academics is complemented only by equally impressive achievements in dance and sports
- Cedric Rafael Uson, whose potential for leadership and the arts are notable
- Sean Clarence Cai, who consistently impresses others with his propensity for numbers and excellent interpersonal skills at such a young age
- Luis Raphael Danao, whose academic achievements are rivaled only by his passion and excellence in sports
- Ciara Russegger, whose athleticism and academic inclinations prove that a seamless integration of brain, body and people smart is possible with the right support.
|Young Filipino Multi-achievers|
Progress Pre-school GOLD’s multiple intelligence advocacy has the opportunity to transform development approaches simply by highlighting the fact that various facets of intelligence combine to create a balanced and successful child that can potentially change the world.
As a means to further promote multiple intelligence, Wyeth is partnering with the Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP), a non-government organization committed to improve all aspects of the national reading programs and teaching procedures through teacher-training and research.
RAP calls educators to embrace a comprehensive curriculum to promote students' maximum participation for overall development. It educates school teachers using proven progressive methods to teach kids to learn to read and enhance comprehension — thus, facilitate a better learning environment to help students to progress into multi-achievers.
"We continue to seek ways for parents and educators to recognize that developing multiple intelligence is just as relevant as academic performance, giving kids today the chance to develop their inherent skills in a motivated and well-rounded environment. Multiple intelligence can spark multiple achievements – it is the edge that this new generation will have.” - Rhea Villareal, Senior Product Manager, Progress Pre-School GOLD.