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    Learning through a variety of unique experiences
    understand themselves as lifelong learners,
 and to see ho
                        knowledge and apply their skills.

   Logical/Mathematical                                  Visual/Spatial                          B

      Musical/Rhythmic                                      Naturalist

          Intrapersonal                               Verbal/Linguistic

     We must modify our teaching styles
 to better meet the ne
         School Benefits                               Student Learning
         Implementation                               Lesson Plan Guide

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                                                                     SCIENCE              GLOBAL
   HISTORY           MATHEMATICS                                          &             STUDIES
                                                                     HEALTH           GEOGRAP
 Find examples         Find unknown           Predict what will   Use the symbols        "Follow th
 where "history      quantities/entities in    happen next in a    of the Periodic      Legend" ma
 repeated itself"        a problem               story or play   Table of Elements    reading game
                                                                      in a story          exercises
   Compare &         Teach how to use a       Create an outline Find five different    Play "Guess
contrast different     calculator for         with 4 main points ways to classify a   Culture" base
periods of history    problem solving          x 4 sub points x     collection of       artifacts in
                                                four sub- sub           leaves         imaginary ti
                                                 points                                     capsule
  Ask factual,       Create number          Learn to read,        Create a goal-        Rank-order k
   process, &      sequences & have a      write, & decipher    setting chart for a     socio-econom
  higher-order       partner find the      "code language"       study of AIDS        factors that sh
questions about          pattern                                  (what I know,            a culture's
 key historical                                                 want to know, &          developme
 decisions (a la                                                   what I learn)
  Create time      Mind-map proofs for          Analyze         Learn the pattern     Predict what
sequence charts    geometric theorems       similarities &       of successful &      happen in sev
 with titles for                            differences of      reliable scientific     current-eve
 major eras of                             various pieces of       experiments             stories
     history                                   literature
Predict what the   Design classification   Use a "story grid"   Practice webbing        Learn cause
next decade will      charts for math        for creative         attributes of       effect relation
be like based on   formulas, processes,    writing activities   various systems         geography
 patterns of the       & operations                                of the body        geological ev

"Math Smart" kids, may enjoy:
 Listing or organizing facts
 Using deductive reasoning skills
 Using abstract symbols and formulas
 Solving logic and/or story problems
 Doing brainteasers
 Analyzing data
 Using graphic organizers
 Working with number sequences
 Computing or Calculating
 Deciphering codes
 Forcing relationships/Syllogisms
 Creating or finding patterns
 Hypothesizing/Conducting an experiment
Project Ideas:
 Categorize Information and facts about your topic
 Compare and/or contrast a topic using Graphs
 Create a Venn Diagram Create a Pamphlet of info
 Create and conduct an Experiment
 Create Word Puzzles for your classmates
 Create a Timeline
 Develop a Fact file
 Develop a Game about your topic
 Develop a Memory System based on numbers/patterns
 Interpret data from your topic area
 Keep a Journal on your topic
 Produce a Document in Excel
 Translate data from a variety of sources
 Make a Calendar related to your topic
 Develop and Present a Database
 Use your deductive reasoning skills
 Write a computer program or modify an existing one
 Write a Guided Visual Imagery
 Write a Poem or an Essay
 Write an Editorial Essay
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                    MATHEMATIC              LANGUAGE            SCIENCE &
  HISTORY                                                                            STUDIES &
                        S                     ARTS               HEALTH
Have imaginary        Do a survey of       Play vocabulary    Draw pictures of     Draw maps of t
talks/ interviews        student's        words "Pictionary" things seen under a   world from yo
with people from    likes/dislikes then                          microscope         visual memor
     the past        graph the results
  Make visual            Estimate           Teach "mind            Create           Study a cultur
 diagrams & flow       measurements by       mapping" as a         posters/flyers    through its visu
charts of historical   sight & by touch       note taking         showing healthy     art--painting &
       facts                                   process            eating practices       sculpture

 Imagine going           Add, subtract,     Draw picture of            Create      Make maps out
back in time--see      multiply, & divide the different stages   montages/collages    clay & show
 what it was like        using various      of a story you're    on science topics    geographical
   "back then"           manipulatives           reading          (e.g. mammals)         features
  Paint a mural         Imagine using a      Learn to read,         Draw visual    Make decor for
about a period of        math process      write, & decipher        patterns that    classroom on
     history           successfully, then    code language         appear in the     culture you ar
                          really do it                             natural world,        studying
                                                                   including the
 Imagine & draw           Learn metric       Use highlight        Pretend you are   Use a map to g
what you think the       measurements          markers to        microscopic & can      around an
future will be like      through visual    "colorize" parts of      travel in the  unfamiliar place
                           equivalents      a story or poem         bloodstream          location

"Art Smart" kids may enjoy:

   Creating charts, posters, graphs, or diagrams

   Creating a Web page or PowerPoint project

   Making a videotape or film

   Creating pie charts, bar graphs, etc.

   Making a photo album

   Creating a collage

   Making a mobile or sculpture

   Designing a mindmap
  Making a map

  Using color and shape

  Developing or using Guided Imagery

  Understanding Color Schemes

  Pretending to be someone else, or something else

Project Ideas:
 Build a sculpture

 Color Code a Process or Flowchart

 Comic Strip

 Create a bulletin board for your topic

 Create a colorful mural

 Create a Power Point presentation

 Create an Animated film

 Create a Photo Essay

 Create a Video Production

 Create Graphics for a Multi-Media Presentation

 Create Costumes for a production

 Draw illustrations
 Draw a Map or Chart

 Create a Comic Strip/Book

 Outline and build a Web page

 Make a Video or Visual Collage

 Make a Project Cube

 Use multi-media equipment to present info

 Use clay to create a sculpture

 Write a Guided Visual Imagery

 Write a Picture Book on your topic

 Write a Rebus Storybook

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                                                              SCIENCE &
  HISTORY          MATHEMATICS             LANGUAGE                                 STUDIES &
 Perform and/or    Use different parts    Play "The Parts   Role play the parts      Learn folk
 create dramas     of the body to as a    of a Sentence"    & dynamics of the     dances/dramas
from a period of   "rule" to measure         charades          life of a cell      a culture being
     history        different things                                                   studied

Re-enact great      Add & subtract        "Embody" (act     Create the rotation   Create gestures
    scenes or        members to & from   out) the meaning     of planets with the      represent the
 moments from         a group to learn    of vocabulary        class as the solar    legend of a ma
history for today     about fractions          words                system

Hold an historical  Invent something     Act out a story or   Become & act out        Play "physica
period costume &       that requires     play that you are    the different states      movement
     food day         applying math          studying              of matter           games" from
                         concepts                                                     another cultur
    Play "Great     Create & act out a       Learn the        Conduct a series of    Simulate "goin
  Moments from      play in which the     alphabet and/or        "hands-on"          shopping" usin
     the Past"        characters are     spelling through      scientific/health      currency from
     charades      geometric shapes or   body movements          experiments         another countr
                        other math          & physical
                         concepts             gestures
   Learn dances         Make up a        Make up a "Parts     Study & try various       Study "body
  from previous     playground game       of Speech" folk        "biofeedback"        language" from
periods of history    that uses math           dance          techniques/methods     different cultur
 (e.g. the minuet, concepts/operations                                                   situations
    waltz, etc.)

"Body Smart" kids may enjoy:

  Creating a dance or movement sequence
  Role Playing
  Using physical gestures to communicate an idea
  Performing a skit or play
  Making manipulatives
  Building a model
  Performing Martial Arts
  Making a board or floor game
  Putting together a puzzle
  Creating and/or participating in a scavenger hunt
  Performing a pantomime
  Demonstrating sports games
Project Ideas:
 Build or Construct a Model
 Choreograph a dance to explain something
 Conduct a class demonstration
 Conduct an Experiment
 Create a Board game
 Develop a Memory System based on Movements
 Devise a scavenger hunt on your topic of study
 Develop a television program
 Explain something using only movement
 Invent a floor game for your class
 Perform a SkitPresent your info using sign language
 Role Play an interpretation of your topic
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                     MATHEMATIC           LANGUAGE              SCIENCE &
   HISTORY                                                                          STUDIES &
                         S                  ARTS                 HEALTH
Analyze different           Learn        Learn Morse Code       Learn to use         Listen to &
historical periods     mathematical         & practice         music, rhythm,     analyze differen
  through their          operations       communicating           sound, &         kinds of music
      music           through songs,          with it           vibrations to      from different
                         jingles, &                             reduce stress         cultures
                      rhythmic beats
Create a series of    Learn addition,      Use different         Listen to the     Play musical &
  key dates in          subtraction,     kinds of music for   sound & rhythmic       percussion
 history "raps"      multiplication, &   different kinds of     patterns of the   instruments from
                     division through         writing            environment      around the world
                        drum beats                            (humanly-created
                                                                  & nature)
  Teach/learn          Break a set of     Create song/raps       Try various       Learn the key
songs/music that       tones and/or      to teach grammar,    humming patterns    characteristics o
 were popular in     rhythmic patterns    syntax, phonetics    to see how they    music & rhythmi
previous eras (e.g.     into various   semantics, & other        can alter your      patterns from
 Gregorian chant,     groups to learn  language concepts            mood &         different culture
   WWII songs)        division tables                              awareness
  Make musical      Play the "Rhythm Learn & practice          Experiment with          Create a
instruments from      Game" to learn        "phonetic            the effects of    sound/tonal-base
    the past &      times tables (slap punctuation" (a la      vibration on sand    legend for a map
 compose a piece thighs, clap hands,     Victor Borge)          in a metal plate
    using them         snap fingers)
Watch films about Make up sounds           Illustrate a        Assign sounds to      Learn & sing
 the past & focus   for different math  story/poem with        systems you are        songs from
 on the sounds of      operations &        appropriate         studying such as    nations/countrie
      history            processes       sounds, music,           the nervous        being studied
                                           rhythms, &                system,
                                            vibrations             circulatory
                                                                 systems, etc.

   Find unknown quantities/entities in a problem
   each how to use a calculator for problem solving
   Create number sequences & have a partner find the pattern
   Mind-map proofs for geometric theorems
   Design classification charts for math formulas, processes, & operations
 Language Arts
   Predict what will happen next in a story or play
   Create an outline with 4 main points x 4 sub points x four sub- sub points
   Learn to read, write, & decipher "code language"
   Analyze similarities & differences of various pieces of literature
   Use a "story grid" for creative writing activities
"Music Smart" kids may enjoy:

  Writing or singing a curriculum song in the content area
  Developing and/or using rhythmic patterns as learning aids
  Composing a melody
  Changing the words to a song
  Finding song titles that help explain content
  Creating a musical game or collage
  Identifying music that helps students study
  Using musical vocabulary as metaphors
  Creating, designing, and building a musical instrument
  Incorporating environmental sounds into a project or presentatio
  Using percussion vibrations
  Showing or explaining tonal patterns
Project Ideas:

 Change words to an existing song so that it teaches something a
 Create a Musical Game
 Create a Music Collage
 Create a Radio Program
 Find a new use for Music Technology
 Lead a Choral Reading
 Make an Audio Tape
 Sing or Rap a song that explains your topic
 Write a short musical about your topic
 Write song lyrics for your content area
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                    MATHEMATIC             LANGUAGE               SCIENCE &
  HISTORY                                                                               STUDIES &
                        S                    ARTS                  HEALTH
  Recognize &          Work story          Nature scene re-     Classify different     Environmental
    interpret        problems with       creation/simulations   foods for healthy    representations f
historical trends   patterns in nature      for literature &      diet planning       different culture
 (e.g. Toynbee)                                  poetry
Understand how       Use of "nature       Poetic/descriptive     Experience past       Grow, taste, &
"natural events"    manipulatives" in    essay writing based        scientific       learn to recogniz
have influenced      math problem-             on nature        experiments "first        food from
     history            solving               experiences       hand" (do them!)      different culture
 Create analogies    Graph positive &      Learn & practice      Keep a diary of          Study the
between historical        negative             using the           the natural          influence of
 events & events     influences on the    vocabulary, idiom,    processes of your    climate/geograph
    in nature          environment       jargon, & vernacular       own body             on cultural
                                          of the nature & the                           development
    Study how        Understand the           Understand         Use of various       Recreate multi-
   animals have       mathematical           influences of         "naturalist       media experienc
effected history &    patterns of the    climate/environment    taxonomies" on         of the natural
 historical trends   natural world &      on various authors    nature field trips    environments o
                       environment                                                   different parts o
                                                                                          the world
Study the lives of    Create & work        Creative story-       Use cognitive       Study animals &
famous naturalists      calculation      writing using animal     organizers to         insects from
& their impact on     problems based      characters & their       explore &         different parts o
     history         on nature/natural      characteristics        understand             the world
                         processes                              natural scientific

"Nature Smart" kids may enjoy:

  Categorizing species of plants and animals
  Developing an outdoor classroom
  Collecting objects from nature
  Making celestial observations
  Using scientific equipment for observing nature
  Initiating projects on the Food chain, Water Cycle, or environme
  Predicting problems in nature related to human habitation
  Joining an environmental/wildlife protection group
  Finding/Reporting/Researching local/global environmental conce
  Building and labeling collections of natural objects from a variety
Project Ideas:

  Create a display/visual with objects from Nature
  Find problems in nature related to you subject
 Find examples of things in Nature related to your topic
 Observe and/or categorize a species of
 Observe and/or categorize the behaviors of
 Plan an Outdoor Classroom
 Teach your classmates about a scientific tool
 Find Global Concerns related to your topic
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                                           Lesson starters to jump start your creative
                                                on how to incorporate into daily lesson
                      MATHEMATIC             LANGUAGE             SCIENCE &
   HISTORY                                                                               STUDIES &
                          S                    ARTS                HEALTH
 Do an historical      Solve complex     Experiment with      Discuss "Saying             Assume the
 period "jigsaw"      story problems in joint story-writing- No to Drugs" &             perspective o
 (each one learns           a group       -one starts then    create Say NO"          another culture
  part & teaches                              pass it on         strategies            discuss a curre
      others)                                                                             news item
    Role-play a           Conduct an        Analyze the         Assign group         Find the relation
conversation with "interviewing
 oth message or moral research projects--            geography/clim
an historical figure     ers" research    of a story with a  groups design and        to customs/valu
                     project & calculate   group--reach a     implement their
                           results as        consensus         research plans

 Imagine "passing      "Each one teach        Use a "human       Use lab teams for   Create scenarios
  over" into other      one" new math          graph" to see          science        "culture shock"
    times/lives--         processes/          where a group       experiments &        analyze for it
   describe their         operations        stands on an issue       exercises             causes
feelings, thoughts,
   beliefs, values
  Make a case for          Describe         Read poetry from         Discuss           Brainstorm &
      different       everything you do          different        controversial      prioritize ways
  perspectives on     to solve a problem    perspectives & in    health topics &      overcome "ug
the Revolutionary         to a partner       different moods       write team          Americanism
        War                                                      positions papers
Discuss the impact     Have teams     Conduct language        Describe the         Learn to read
 of key historical construct problems drill exercises with "before & after" of   different kinds
   decisions on    linking many math a partner (make it       key scientific     maps, then tea
  today's world      operations, then     into a game)       paradigm shifts      another how t
                       solve them                                                understand the
"People Smart" kids may enjoy:
  Giving feedback to the teacher or to classmates

  Intuiting other's feelings

  Empathy practices

  Establishing a Division of Labor

  Person-to-person communication

  Cooperative learning strategies

  Collaborative skills

  Receiving feedback

  Sensing other's motives

  Group projects

  Teaching someone else something new

  Learning from someone outside of school

  Other points of view

  Creating group rules

  Acting in a play or simulation
 Conducting an interview

 Creating "phone buddies" for homework

Project Ideas:
 Contact group members via email/snail mailConduct a Press Confer

 Create Classroom Learning Centers

 Create a Culture gram

 Develop and Implement Group Rules

 Lead a Press Conference

 Run a Debate

 Set up an email listserv

 Solve a problem with a partner

 Use Conflict Management skills

 Use email to contact

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                                              LANGUAGE          SCIENCE &
  HISTORY          MATHEMATICS                                                    STUDIES &
                                                ARTS             HEALTH
 Keep a journal:      Track different            Write an          Design,         Try using
"Questions from    thinking patterns for     autobiographical   implement, and   "awareness"
life history might   different kinds of    essay entitled:      evaluate a one-      "consciousne
be able to answer"    math problems       "My Life to Date"       month "Be        raising" techni
                                                               Healthy" project    from other cult
  Do a "pluses,          Bridge math             Write an         Reflect on      List criteria of
   minuses, &         concepts beyond       autobiographical    pictures of the           "ideal
   interesting"    school into "real life"    essay entitled:   solar system &    geography/clim
    analysis of    (what? so what? now       "My Life in the   your own life on     -find it on a m
famous historical           what?                Future"             earth
 Reflect on: "If I  Use guided imagery Analyze literature Write about "If I       Discuss: "How
  could be any         to see & solve       for "connections     could be any     be different if
historical figure,     complex story       to our lives today"    animal what    grown up in an
who would I be &          problems                               would I be &          culture"
       why                                                           why"
 Write an essay         Evaluate your      Write a new poem Lead a series of "I    Learn "focus
  on: "Mistakes    strengths/weaknesses       each day for a    Become What I     techniques" fr
 from the past I      in understanding       week on "Who      Behold" exercises  different cultu
  won't repeat"        math--plan new       am I?" & "Where      (imagine you        (methods fo
                   strategies for success     Am I Going?"      ARE an object,      concentratio
                                                                  animal, etc.)

 Imagine people    Watch your mood         Imagine being a         Practice         Keep a "feeli
  from the past   shifts/changes as you     character in a     techniques for      diary" as you r
giving you advice do math problems--      story/novel--what       achieving       about current e
 for living today      note causes          would you do        relaxation &
                                          differently or the   reducing stress
                                                 same             (e.g. deep
"Self Smart" kids may enjoy:
  Keeping a journal or diary

  Setting short/long-term goals

  Learning why and how the content under study is important in real

  Describing his/her feelings about a subject

  Evaluating his/her own work
 Describing his/her personal strengths

 Carrying out an independent project

 Writing or drawing a personal history of his/her work

 Creating his/her own schedule and environment for completing cla

 Having silent reflection time

 Being allowed to emotionally process information

 Using metacognition techniques

 Using Focusing and/or Concentration skills

 Using higher-order reasoning skills

 Complex guided imagery

 "Centering" practices

 Thinking strategies

Project Ideas:
 Create a Bulletin Board

 Create a collection

 Create a Comic Strip

 Create a personal analogy for...

 Create a timeline

 Describe qualities you have that would help you...
 Explain why you want to study...

 Evaluate your own work on...

 Explore Career Opportunities in the field of...

 Pretend you are...

 Set a Goal for yourself about

 Use Self Directed learning to help yourself...

 Work on a problem by yourself

 Write a Journal about ...

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                                       Lesson starters to jump start your creative
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                    MATHEMATIC          LANGUAGE            SCIENCE &
  HISTORY                                                                        STUDIES &
                        S                 ARTS               HEALTH
Play "What's My      Write a series of   Teach "concept     Write a humorous     Read & learn
  Line?" with         story problems     mapping" to help story using science stories, myths, &
  figures from      for others to solve remember content vocabulary/formulas poetry from othe
      history                                                                       cultures
Debate important      Explain how to         Write a         Create a diary on Hold a "Countrie
    issues &         work a problem        sequel/next      "The Life of a Red   of the World"
 decisions from       to others while   episode to a story Blood Cell" (from       spelling &
     the past       they follow along        or play             the cell's    pronunciation be
                          doing it                             perspective!)
Create limericks       Make up puns     Create crossword Write steps used in Keep an "Insigh
    about key           using math        puzzles/word       an experiment so     from other
historical events       vocabulary,        jumbles for     someone else can do Cultures for Us
                     terms, concepts, vocabulary words               it                log
                       & operations
  Study poetry        Solve problems      Play "New Word         Make up an       Study a road ma
 from different       with a partner--      for the Day"--       imaginary          & give verbal
periods of history   one solves & one     learn a new word      conversation      instructions to g
                       explains the            & use it       between different       someplace
                          process         frequently during   parts of the body
                                                the day
 Compile a note        Create poems            Practice       Give a speech on       Learn basic
 book of history      telling when to         impromptu        "Ten steps for      conversation in
     jokes           use different math      speaking &       healthful living"    several foreign
                         operations             writing                               languages
"Word Smart" kids may enjoy:

 Writing letters, poems, stories, descriptions

 Leading an oral discussion or debate

 Creating audio tapes

 Giving an oral presentation

 Writing or giving a news report

 Developing questions for, and conducting an interview

 Presenting a radio drama

 Creating a slogan

 Writing their own story problems

 Keeping a journal or diary

 Writing a verbal defense

 Creating a word game to go along with your present topic
 Doing Storytelling or writing all types of Humor/Jokes

Project Ideas:

 Compare/Discuss a Story

 Conduct an Interview

 Create a Booklet

 Create a Slogan

 Develop a Dictionary of new terms

 Develop a Petition

 Lead a Class Discussion

 Lead a Press Conference

 Participate in a Debate

 Write and/or Tell a Story

 Write a creative Advertisement

 Write a Poem

 Write a Script to a TV Production

 Write Text for a Power Point Presentation

 Write Text for a Web page

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What are some benefits of using the multiple intelligences ap
 You may come to regard intellectual ability more broadly. Drawing a picture, co
     watching a performance -- these activities can be a vital door to learning -- a
     Studies show that many students who perform poorly on traditional tests are
     experiences incorporate artistic, athletic, and musical activities.
 You will provide opportunities for authentic learning based on your students' ne
     intelligence classroom acts like the "real" world: the author and the illustrato
     creators. Students become more active, involved learners.
 Parent and community involvement in your school may increase. This happens
     panels and audiences. Activities involving apprenticeship learning bring me
     learning process.
 Students will be able to demonstrate and share their strengths. Building strength
     "specialist." This can in turn lead to increased self-esteem.
 When you "teach for understanding," your students accumulate positive educatio
     creating solutions to problems in life.
How can applying M.I. theory help students learn better?
 Students begin to understand how they are intelligent. In Gardner's view, learnin
    process. When students understand the balance of their own multiple intellig

  To manage their own learning
  To value their individual strengths
 Teachers understand how students are intelligent as well as how intelligent they
    potential for strong interpersonal intelligence, for example, will help you cre
    be fostered in others. However, multiple intelligence theory is not intended
    labels for their students.
 Students approach understanding from different angles. The problem, "What is s
    musical, and geographic points of entry.
 Students that exhibit comprehension through rubrics, portfolios, or demonstratio
    understanding of achievement. The accomplishment of the lawyer is in winn
    persuasive argument, more than in having passed the bar exam.
 Students become balanced individuals who can function as members of their cul
    the intelligences foster deep understanding about the essential questions of l
    What's the world made of? What have humans achieved? What can we achie
 Classroom activities frequently activate and utilize more than one of the multipl
     would add to and interpret the items on the following list:

  Group discussion - Verbal-Linguistic; Interpersonal
  Journal writing - Intrapersonal; Verbal/Linguistic
  Choreography - Musical-Rhythmic; Verbal-Linguistic; Interpersonal
  Constructing timelines - Logical-Mathematical; Visual-Spatial
  Putting on a play - Musical-Rhythmic; Verbal/Linguistic; Interpersonal; Visua
  Making a video - Logical-Mathematical, Musical-Rhythmic; Verbal/Linguistic
  Writing a report or essay - Verbal-Linguistic
  Making graphs - Logical-Mathematical; Visual-Spatial
  Designing posters - Verbal-Linguistic, Visual-Spatial
  Communicating with peers or experts online - Verbal-Linguistic; Interperson
  Hands-on experimentation - Kinesthetic; Logical/Mathematical
  Composing a song - Musical/Rhythmic; Verbal-Linguistic
  Building a model or 3-D displays - Kinesthetic; Logical-Mathematical
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Multiple Intelligence
                             Incorporated into Subject Matter             Way o
Verbal-Linguistic            Books, stories, poetry, speeches, author     Writin

Mathematical-Logical         Exercises, drills, problem solving           Count

Musical                      Tapes, CD's, concert going                   Perfor

Visual-Spatial               Posters, art work, slides, charts, graphs,   Drawi
                             video tapes, laser disks, CD-ROMs and        design
                             DVDs, museum visits                          photog

Bodily-Kinesthetic           Movies, animations, exercises,               Dance
                             physicalizing concepts, rhythm exercises     compe
Interpersonal                 Teams, group work, specialist roles             Plays,

Intrapersonal                 Reflection time, meditation exercises           Journa

Naturalist                    Terrariums, aquariums, class pets, farm,        Collec
                              botanical garden and zoo visits, nature         nature
                              walks, museum visits

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                                    Three Types of Implementation Exe
The following three types of classroom teaching strategies have their own comple
conducive to tapping into the multiple intelligences of your students. Learning Ce
pack of projects and ideas. Simulations are powerful models of teaching because t
and learn to be effective in pursuing goals. And finally, with presentations, the stu
being presented, but to whom it's being presented, and apply different presentation

Learning Centers
Learning Centers, also called "Learning Stations", are situations around the
students to work in either small group or individual activities. Each of these c
work well together and give students the tools to complete activities and mini
three students or individually. 
 How can you nurture student understanding
centers? What types of learning centers are appropriate? Classroom size, stu
you determine your decision. 
 NOTE: Although learning centers are typicall
middle school classrooms, this technique has been found to be effective with h

Some great learning centers you may want to consider:

 (for encouraging students' Verbal/Linguisti
     Interpersonal Intelligences)
  Fiction and non-fiction books on a variety of topics, in many genres
  Illustrated books
 Books on tape with related book in hard copy
 Books, articles, and papers written by students
 Cushions for quiet reading or for group discussion
 Word games (Boggle, Wheel of Fortune, Scrabble, Password)
 Creative writing tools (variety of pens, paper, etc.); tape recorder; magazines th
           books and cards
 Yellow pages; other address resource books
 List of addresses and phone numbers of relevant organizations
 Computer with color printer: concept mapping software, word processor, e-mai
 Multimedia presentation tools (e.g. HyperStudio, PowerPoint etc.)
 (for encouraging stud
 Canvas or drop cloth
 Painting (acrylics, watercolors, poster paints, finger paints) and drawing materi
 Easel, bulletin board, chalk board, drawing boards or tables
 Flat file storage
 Props for still lifes
 Variety of clip-on flood lights, flashlight, colored gels
 Cameras (35mm, disposable, digital)
 Computer with color printer and scanner: e-mail and Internet connection
 (for encouraging students' Logical/Ma
 Field guides and science resource books
 Popular science magazines
 Biographies of scientists and inventors
 Exploration and experimentation tools
 Magnifying glass, microscope, telescope, or binoculars
 Megaphones, cones and microphones
 Measurement devices (rulers, graduated cylinders, etc.)
 Bug jars and boxes, plastic containers for collecting specimens (botanical, ento
 Teacher-written index card challenges "What happens if you..." (students make
 Computer with color printer: probe-ware, robotics, spreadsheets, and time-liner
           Voyage of the Mimi (Sunburst), The Great Space Rescue (Tom Snyde
 (for encouraging students' Musical, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Int
 Mat on the floor
 Cassette or CD player with headphones (optional: jack so that two students can
 instruments from a variety of multicultural backgrounds
 Books about famous composers and musicians
 Books of poems and stories that students can set to music
 Books of collected lyrics
 Computer with microphone, speakers, and earphones plus MIDI connector and
           CD-ROMs designed for music study, CDs for incorporating sound into
 (for encouraging students' Logical/Mathematical, Bodily-K
 Puzzles and games that involve logical thinking (looking for patterns, sequence
 Arithmetic and graphing calculators with instructions on how to solve common
           averages, etc.)
 Maps, charts, timelines, Web sites -- vivid examples of how math and logical th
           and language arts
 "Math manipulatives," such as Unifix cubes, pattern blocks, Cuisenaire rods, an
 Computer with color printer and links to download data from graphing calculat
           geometry programs
 (for encouraging students' Visual/Spatial, B
    Logical/Mathematical Intelligences)
 Materials for attaching things to other things (glue, staplers, sewing materials, n
 Wood, metal, Styrofoam, recycled containers, bottles, cardboard, and tools to w
 Various types and colors of paper and cardboard (for creating a homemade boa
 Variety of writing implements (markers, crayons)
 Variety of fabric scraps
 Modeling clay
 Large rolls of mural paper for scenery backdrops for performances
 Computer with color printer: developmental level design software (younger stu
           use Roller Coaster Builder; older students need CAD-CAM (computer
           manufacturing) software and Internet connection
 (for encouraging students' Visual/Spatial, Bodil
 Wigs, costumes, shoes
 Washable makeup
 Cassette or CD-player for background music
  Stage area
Simulation Activities help develop students' intelligences by allowing them to
Such activities obviously have practical value. Before boarding an airplane, f
comfortable knowing that the pilot had successfully completed many "simula
In the younger grades, the line between play and work is often blurred. In or
a child will often "play" with it. In the older grades, too often teachers forget
educative tool. Rather than hearing about how to do a behavior, students will
understanding if that behavior is learned via experience. Simulation activities
they are learning.
To supplement classroom work, consider using some of these simula

 Role-Playing - To understand the various sides of an event (whether presented i
    useful to let students research the issue from a particular viewpoint, then be
    must speak from that point-of-view. Another form of role-playing is allowin
    person from history and present a short lecture to other students, then answe
 Debating - Debates and panel discussions encourage students to think of topics
    create visual aids to support their arguments (lists, charts, illustrations, etc.).
    imaginary case and decide if a fictional defendant is innocent or guilty.
 Simulation Software - Popular CD-ROM programs such as SimCity present co
    situations that students frequently have to use many of their intelligences to
    environment where chromosomes, genes, and observable traits can be manip
    Virtus WalkThrough and similar programs present environments for people
Presentations are most commonly thought of as speaking in public with the h
the presentation room having learned something new. But the benefit to the a
To perform a successful presentation the student must understand the subjec
audience, different presentation strategies, and how to organize the informat
manner. Presentation formats range from simply talking in front of the class
computer-based information systems to be delivered through the Internet.
Always consider what is developmentally appropriate for your students. Whi
presenting information, report writing is generally mastered in middle schoo
prepare a legal brief or a piece of journalistic reporting.
The following list of methods of assessing student understanding is
students can:

  short plays
  legal briefs
  song lyrics
  newspaper or newsletter
  letters (or email) to experts
  an original advertisement
  new ending for story or song
  "what if..." thought experiment
  paintings (with explanations similar to museum exhibits)
  board game
  concept maps
  multimedia presentations
  solutions to problems in your school or community
  math formulas to explain a problem, or pose a solution
  categorization method for some plants or animals in your area based on careful
            homemade "museum")
  a plan for a scavenger hunt
  a treasure hunt (in which clues involve vocabulary from the topic)
  collect objects in nature
  the night sky, food chain, water cycle, or other science topic
  local, national, or international environmental concern
  create simulations
  a play
  a concert
  role-play lecture (such as a well-known person from history)
  a dance based on literature or historical event
  collected songs about a topic or from an era
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Step-by-step M.I. Lesson Plan Guide
 The Topic
  What is the subject matter you are teaching?
  Do your students have any previous experience with this topic?
  How motivated are your students to learn about this topic?
  What connections can you make to the students' lives to help motivate them ab
 Your Goals and Objectives
  What do students want to learn about the topic?
  What do students need to learn based on state or national curriculum goals?
 Available Time
  The amount of time you have to devote to this subject affects how much you w
          goal of M.I. theory is to help cultivate students' understanding, it is wo
          lessons meaningful experiences that connect to other things students ha
  Longer blocks of time (i.e., double periods) are instrumental to more in-depth w
  How will you know if students have an understanding of the subject matter?
  To supplement traditional testing methods (paper tests), what other options can
  What are some ways in which students can present their knowledge to others?
  Will you prepare rubrics for students to help them set reasonable goals and take
          their own work? Rubrics may assist students in a public speaking cour
          components of a comprehensive report.
  You might want to complete this section after you have figured out the scope o
 Topic Introduction
  How will you introduce the subject matter to students? Some examples are gro
          brainstorm relevant questions, etc.

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