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Why do most students excel in so few subject areas? Traditional education and performance indicators rely heavily on math and language, which can lead to low self-esteem and poor academic performance for struggling students. Learn how to boost every student’s confidence and strengthen all intelligences using multiple intelligences theory.

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  • 1. Whats in Common? Martin Luther King Jr. Mozart Jane Goodall Oprah Winfrey Frank Lloyd Wright Michael Jordan
  • 2. History and Background
  • 3. What is Multiple Intelligence (MI)?Each of us has preferred ways to understandand express information and ideas. 1983 - Howard Gardner Potential varies by nature and experience Can be measured individually Typically used in combinations
  • 4. How were the intelligences determined?Specific criteria must be met to identify an intelligence: 1. Potential isolation by brain damage 2. Place in evolutionary history 3. Presence of core operations 4. Susceptibility to encoding (symbolic expression) 5. Distinct developmental progression 6. Existence of savants, prodigies and other exceptional people 7. Support from experimental psychology findings 8. Support from psychometric findingsSource: Gardner, H. (1999) Intelligence Reframed: Multiple intelligences for the 21st century. NY: Basic Books.
  • 5. Benefits of Addressing MI Goes beyond traditional academic focus Allows more individuals to find their strengths Does not focus on a grade or score Validates that students learn or express things differently a variety of techniques/methods must be used Compatible with other current methodologies E.g. flipped teaching, cooperative learning, formative assessment, personalized learning, etc.
  • 6. The Nine Intelligences
  • 7. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence Ability to: Career examples: move and manipulate professional athlete your body and objects mechanic within an environment in gymnast a fine-tuned, baker coordinated manner locksmith coordinate the mind and body to control muscle magician groups painter perform and remember tailor body movements
  • 8. Existential Intelligence Ability to: Career examples: view the big picture of philosopher how the world works theologist ask questions that go archeologist beyond our normal astrologer sensory experience chemist make connections mathematician between broad concepts and minute details researcher physicist
  • 9. Interpersonal Intelligence Ability to: Career examples: understand and work manager with people school principal establish and maintain social worker personal relationships barber see the world from demonstrator anothers perspective editor communicate well (verbally and non-verbally) historian co-operate in a group executive assistant influence others
  • 10. Intrapersonal Intelligence Ability to: Career examples: understand oneself artist law enforcement objectively reflect upon athlete your own thoughts and creative writer behavior fashion model seek future counselor self-improvement judge establish self-confidence politician
  • 11. Linguistic Intelligence Ability to: Career examples: understand and use translator language effectively wedding consultant using reading, writing, teacher speaking, sign language, call center agent Braille, etc. computer programmer recognize and use humor early childhood educator create verbal images historian understand language journalist patterns and relationships
  • 12. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence Ability to: Career examples: reason inductively engineer reason deductively insurance agent find relationships forensic scientist between abstract ideas valuator recognize logical technical writer sequences and patterns plumber identify & solve inspector problems judge
  • 13. Musical Intelligence Ability to: Career examples: play an instrument or sing composer create melodies and record producer rhythms singer enjoy and analyze music musician recognize and distinguish dance teacher tones, tonal patterns, art director rhythms, beats A/V recording technician understand musical interpreter structures
  • 14. Naturalist Intelligence Ability to: Career examples: recognize, appreciate zoologist and classify elements of botanist an environment geologist see connections within an taxidermist environment naturopath recognize when landscaper environmental changes occur metallurgist understand the impact of chemist environmental changes
  • 15. Spatial Intelligence Ability to: Career examples: perceive objects architect accurately pilot transform and recreate photographer images art instructor recognize how shapes carpenter and objects relate to tattoo artist each other optometrist land surveyor
  • 16. MI AdvantageAssessment - Report - Careers
  • 17. The Story of Will
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  • 22. ... who became a Wont
  • 23. How does MI make a difference?Project Spect