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Intra- and Interpersonal Intelligences

This is one of the final posts in our series about Multiple Intelligences. Read about the other types: Body/Kinesthetic, Musical, Mathematical, Visual/Spatial, Verbal The prefixes inter and intra look pretty similar, but they have very different meanings. Inter means “between”

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Posted in For Coaches and Teachers, For Parents, Multiple Intelligences

Elements of Storytelling: Themes

For many of our triathletes, not to mention their parents, the P.A.R.T.Y. in a Box skits are the highlight of every USAT Meet. Coming up with an idea, figuring out a story, making all of the props and costumes, and

Posted in Elements of Storytelling, For Coaches and Teachers, For Kids

In Case You Missed It: Face-Off Tips

It may surprise you to hear that the purpose of the Face-Off round of a US Academic Triathlon Meet isn’t to test knowledge; instead, we want to reward curiosity. Many of the questions we ask could be picked up by

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In Case You Missed It: SCAMPER Technique

SCAMPER is a valuable technique for students as they approach USAT challenges. Mind Sprints often are centered on brain-storming activities, or at least have a bonus round that requires quick thinking and fast answers. SCAMPER is a great way to

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In Case You Missed It: P.A.R.T.Y. in a Box Tips

Help your students get off to a great start this year with our tips for making P.A.R.T.Y. in a Box performances the best they can be. Theater Etiquette Getting students prepared to be attentive audience members and think about what

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