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Celebrating Every Learner. Activities and Strategies for Creating a Multiple Intelligences Classroom. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 2209394
  • Book
  • September 2010
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Howard Gardner's groundbreaking theory applied for classroom use

This important book offers a practical guide to understanding how Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) can be used in the classroom. Gardner identified eight different types of intelligence: linguistic, logical, spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, naturalist, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Celebrating Every Learner describes the characteristics of each type of intelligence and follows up with ready-to-use lesson plans and activities that teachers can use to incorporate MI in their pre-K through 6 classrooms.

  • Offers a treasury of easily implemented activities for engaging all students' multiple intelligences, from the New City School, a leading elementary school at the forefront of MI education
  • Provides ready-to-use lesson plans that teachers can use to incorporate MI in any elementary classroom
  • Includes valuable essays on how and why to integrate MI in the classroom
  • Hoerr is the author of a bi-monthly column for Educational Leadership as well as the editor of the "Intelligence Connections" e-newsletter
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Acknowledgments v

Foreword by Howard Gardner xiii

Introduction by Thomas R. Hoerr 1

Part 1. The Multiple Intelligences

CHAPTER 1 The Interpersonal Intelligence

Web of the Interpersonal Intelligence 8

The Interpersonal Intelligence by Laurie Falk 9

Lesson Plans:

Picture This! 12

The House We Built 15

Making Museums 16

Getting to Know You 18

Masai Jewelry 19

Rainforest Simulation 21

Gold Rush Inventions 27

Unfairness on Purpose: A Problem-Solving Mind-Set 29

Activities to Support the Interpersonal Intelligence 31

Identifying the Interpersonal Intelligence in Your Students 32

Children’s Resources 36

Teachers’ Resources 39

CHAPTER 2 The Intrapersonal Intelligence

Web of the Intrapersonal Intelligence 42

Intrapersonal Is the Key to Success by Thomas R. Hoerr 43

Lesson Plans:

Me Bags 48

I Am . . . 50

Content of Their Character 51

Goal Setting 53

Autobiography: My Story 55

Letter to Myself 57

What I Believe 59

Simile for Me 61

Activities to Support the Intrapersonal Intelligence 65

Identifying the Intrapersonal Intelligence in Your Students 66

Children’s Resources 68

Teachers’ Resources 72

CHAPTER 3 The Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence

Web of the Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence 76

The B-K Everyday by Pat Nuernberger, Tommi Rogers, and Lauren

McKenna 77

Lesson Plans:

Everybody’s Moving 81

Express Yourself 83

Continental Twister 85

Sensing Our Bodies 86

Literature Live 88

Prepositional Charades 90

Disabilities Simulation 92

Living Museum 96

Activities to Support the Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence 99

Identifying the Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence in Your Students 100

Children’s Resources 101

Teachers’ Resources 103

CHAPTER 4 The Linguistic Intelligence

Web of the Linguistic Intelligence 106

The Multiple Intelligences Library by Joe Corbett and Jessica Brod-Millner 107

Lesson Plans:

Word Work 111

Poetry 113

Spanish Scavenger Hunt 115

Book Reports the MI Way 117

Sincerely Yours: Parts of a Letter 119

Living History 120

Extra, Extra, Read All About It 122

Literature Responses 124

Activities to Support the Linguistic Intelligence 126

Identifying the Linguistic Intelligence in Your Students 127

Children’s Resources 130

Teachers’ Resources 135

CHAPTER 5 The Logical-Mathematical Intelligence

Web of the Logical-Mathematical Intelligence 138

The Logical-Mathematical Intelligence: Identifi cation and Implementation by Chanaya Jacobs and Claire Reinbold 139

Lesson Plans:

Numbers 143

Measurement Drawing 146

Scaling the Miles 148

Mathematical Masterpieces 150

Civil War Mural and Timeline 154

Speed Demons 156

Everything and the Net 158

Restaurant Project 160

Activities to Support the Logical-Mathematical Intelligence 162

Identifying the Logical-Mathematical Intelligence in Your Students 163

Children’s Resources 165

Teachers’ Resources 169

CHAPTER 6 The Musical Intelligence

Web of the Musical Intelligence 172

Minding the Music by Ben Griffi ths 173

Lesson Plans:

Digestion in the Human Body 176

Caterpillars to Butterfl ies 178

Human Rhythm 180

Making Music 181

Poetry in Sounds 183

Literary Soundtrack 184

A Record of Time 186

Get the Beat 187

Activities to Support the Musical Intelligence 189

Identifying the Musical Intelligence in Your Students 190

Children’s Resources 192

Teachers’ Resources 195

CHAPTER 7 The Spatial Intelligence

Web of the Spatial Intelligence 198

Spatial Intelligence: Through the Mind’s Eye by Monette Gooch-Smith 199

Lesson Plans:

Painting the O’Keeffe Way 203

Aurora Borealis 205

Dream On! Designing Your Ideal Room 207

Shrink Me 209

Self-Portrait: I See Me, You See Me 210

Native American Storyteller Dolls 212

Shadow Puppets 214

Colonial Portraits 216

Activities to Support the Spatial Intelligence 218

Identifying the Spatial Intelligence in Your Students 219

Children’s Resources 221

Teachers’ Resources 224

CHAPTER 8 The Naturalist Intelligence

Web of the Naturalist Intelligence 226

MI, Science, and the Naturalist Intelligence by Eric Eskelsen 227

Lesson Plans:

Shadows 233

A Closer Look at Trees 236

Pollination 237

Taping the Bison 239

Un-Natural Hike 240

Get It Done! 241

Mystery Photos 243

Sun Shines over Me 245

Activities to Support the Naturalist Intelligence 247

Identifying the Natural Intelligence in Your Students 248

Children’s Resources 249

Teachers’ Resources 252

Part 2. Putting It All Together with the Multiple Intelligences

CHAPTER 9 Different Intelligences Are an Aspect of Diversity by Sheryl Reardon 257

CHAPTER 10 Learning Through Simulations by Susie Burge 261

CHAPTER 11 Assessing Through PEPs (Projects, Exhibitions, Presentations) by Julie Stevens 267

CHAPTER 12 Assessment at New City School by Pat Nuernberger 271

CHAPTER 13 Learning Centers in the Kindergarten Classroom by Mary Daly 281

CHAPTER 14 Genuine Understanding by Thomas R. Hoerr 285

Part 3. Multiple Intelligences, Parents, and Teachers

CHAPTER 15 Communicating About MI by Betsy Blankenship 291

CHAPTER 16 Getting Started in the Classroom with MI by Christine Wallach 297

Bibliography 303

About the Authors 306

The New City School 312

Index 314

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Thomas R. Hoerr
Sally Boggeman
Christine Wallach
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