Hunter College Great Thinkers Series

Howard Gardner spoke on February 6, 2015, in New York City at Hunter College’s Creative Writing Center as a part of the Great Thinkers Series. Delivering his talk “Beyond Wit and Grit,” Gardner spoke about the importance of directing our energies towards positive ends. View the full talk below.

“Beyond Wit and Grit” at the HGSE Campaign Launch

As part of the Bold Ideas & Critical Conversations event held during the Harvard Graduate School of Education campaign launch on September 19, 2014, Howard Gardner spoke on the topic of “Beyond Wit and Grit,” synthesizing his life’s work from Multiple Intelligences to the Good Project and coming to the conclusion that wits (intellectual capacities) and grit (work ethic and perseverance), directed towards “good” aims, will have a positive impact on society.

Watch the video of this lecture on YouTube below!

To view the other seven talks by HGSE faculty, click here.

The Literati Scene

Howard Gardner speaks to Smoki Bacon on the local Boston program “The Literati Scene” about his work on The App Generation in this video from August 2014. 

The Traditional College Experience

Howard Gardner and Project Zero researcher Wendy Fischman have been working on a new project on the traditional college experience.

In June 2014, Gardner traveled to Aspen, Colorado, to attend the annual Aspen Ideas Festival. While there, he participated in a recorded interview with The Atlantic concerning the future of STEM education and of four-year residential university education. Excerpts from the interview are featured on The Atlantic’s website in videos titled “What Will a Liberal Arts Education Look Like in 50 Years?” and “What Letter Should We Add To STEM?”

Gardner’s words represent a couple points of current thinking that have emerged from his current research project.

The Dalton School

On May 14, 2014, Howard Gardner spent an hour with students at the Dalton School in New York City, discussing his work and the field of social science. View his presentation below, or visit the Project Zero YouTube channel. You can also read Gardner’s reflections on this event in a blog post he wrote in reaction to student responses to the talk.

Learning & Mind Series


Into the Classroom Media is proud to announce the release of Howard Gardner’s 3-DVD series! In LEARNING & MIND, decades of research culminate in Gardner’s definitive treatise on the theory of multiple intelligences, what we know about learning and understanding, and which intellectual capacities will matter most in a rapidly changing world.

To learn more about this exclusive DVD series, please view the video below. To order your copy today, visit the Into the Classroom Media website

Leadership: A Master Class

Howard Gardner is featured in Daniel Goleman’s inaugural video series, LEADERSHIP: A MASTER CLASS, which examines the best practices of top-performing executives. Visit Amazon to learn more about this video series and to purchase Goleman’s exclusive interview with Gardner. 






Duke Colloquium

A series of lectures Howard Gardner presented at The Duke Colloquium in April 2012 is available online via The Duke Colloquium YouTube channel. Click below to watch the playlist.


Aspen Ideas Festival

While at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival, Howard Gardner was interviewed by genConnect. In this interview, Gardner discusses how the individualization of the education system can help improve our country.


Extraordinary Minds Series

In 2011, Howard Gardner conducted a series of interviews, exploring the most extraordinary minds of our time. In this series, Gardner interviewed five revolutionary individuals who have used their brilliance to shape the world. All five interviews can be purchased on DVD from Amazon. Browse the following links to learn more:

Jacques d’Amboise
Noam Chomsky
Jared Diamond
Yo-Yo Ma
Zainab Salbi

Into the Classroom Media Productions

MI: Intelligence, Understanding, and the Mind

MI_Intelligence Understanding and the Mind

In this video, Howard Gardner sets his presentation within a sweeping history of changing ideas about the human brain and the nature of ‘mental representations.’ Gardner powerfully contrasts new views in two critical area of thought: ‘intelligence’ and ‘understanding.’ From the first I.Q. test to B.F. Skinner, from psychometric testing to the publication of The Bell Curve, Gardner illustrates how outmoded views of the human mind continue to dominate our ideas about learning, teaching, and intelligence. Gardner proposes techniques to ‘teach for understanding’ and explains the role of ‘understanding-performances’ in learning assessment. He wraps this extraordinary presentation with a stirring call for the appropriate matching of technologies and MI perspectives with the differing needs and intelligences of children.


Creativity & Leadership

Creativity Leadership

In this video, drawing conclusions from the lives of extraordinary individuals like Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, and Virginia Woolf, Howard Gardner presents a revolutionary new psychology of creativity and leadership. Here, in this dynamic presentation for the classroom, discover where leaders and creators come from. Gardner shatters long held misconceptions and draws profound new lessons about the intelligences, childhoods, and lives of extraordinary minds, and about what is at stake for education, parenting, and society.


MI: Millenium


First, Howard Gardner revolutionized how we think about ‘intelligence’ and ‘understanding.’ Now, with this video, Gardner expands and builds upon the foundations of MI theory, bringing twenty years of research and the history of intelligence theory into a timely new focus. In this dynamic presentation for the classroom, Gardner reveals entirely new dimensions of MI, including a verified eighth intelligence and the possibility of a ninth intelligence; new ideas about ‘entry points’ to disciplinary understanding; what happens to the intelligences as we grow older; and the nature of good work.


Flow: Psychology, Creativity, & Optimal Experience


Csikszentmihalyi’s theory of Flow and his seminal work on creativity have revolutionized modern psychology, the social sciences, and even corporate management. Now, for the first time on video, Howard Gardner leads the audience on an intellectual journey through the life and mind of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.