In 1983, Dr. Howard Gardner proposed a model for human intelligence that suggests that we learn in different ways and are intelligent in ways that cannot be assessed by standard IQ tests. This is called the theory of multiple intelligences. The eight intelligences he identifies are:
Gardner's theory argues that students do better when their teachers use different exercises and activities to reach all students, not just those who excel at linguistic and logical intelligence. So rather then teaching only through lecturing, teachers should find other ways to present the information. For example, teachers can use art based activities for students who are visually intelligent or discussions and writing assignments for those that are word smart.
Have you ever studied something and understood it right away? Have you experienced other times when no matter how hard you studied you still didn't get it? Maybe the way you were learning didn't fit your intelligence.
Do you know which intelligences you have? Here's a quiz you can take to find out! This will also help you figure out what teaching style is most beneficial to you. https://www.edutopia.org/multiple-intelligences-assessment