- How intelligent are you?
- How are you intelligent are you?
The second question I believe is far more valid. Howard Gardner developed the multiple intelligences theory. This takes a far more broad view on intelligence, with eight intelligence areas having been identified:
Just because a student struggles in one area, it does mean that he/she is not intelligent. As teacher we need to recognise the many ways in which children demonstrate intelligence, which will in turn make them more engaged students at with their learning.