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Multiple Intelligences Terri Sigler, Director of Curriculum/Gifted Coordinator Laura Rorrer, Middle School Gifted Program Coordinator Sally Murphy, Gifted Intervention Specialist

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Multiple Intelligences. Terri Sigler, Director of Curriculum/Gifted Coordinator Laura Rorrer, Middle School Gifted Program Coordinator Sally Murphy, Gifted Intervention Specialist. What intelligences do you have?. How do You Eat an Oreo?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Multiple IntelligencesTerri Sigler, Director of Curriculum/Gifted CoordinatorLaura Rorrer, Middle School Gifted Program CoordinatorSally Murphy, Gifted Intervention Specialist

What intelligences do you have?

How do You Eat an Oreo?

What Does Eating an Oreo have to do with Multiple Intelligences? Nothing really. It just provided a good excuse to eat Oreos with you

Actually, that previous slide isnt true.Lets look closer at the Oreo eating styles after learning about Howard Gardners eight Multiple Intelligences.

Howard GardnerBegan studying psychology at Harvard under the influence of Erickson (a developmental psychologist), who became his tutor.

He believes that people have different kinds of intelligences. People excel in different areas such as music, art, sports, languages, mathematics etc.

His multiple intelligences theory is widely accepted in the field of education.

Linguistic IntelligenceThe ability to learn and use language to accomplish certain goals.

This intelligence includes an individuals ability to use language either rhetorically or poetically to his/her advantage and as a way to remember information.

Writers, speakers, poets, and lawyers tend to have high linguistic intelligence.

Logical/Mathematical IntelligenceThe ability to analyze problems logically, carry out mathematical operations, and investigate issues scientifically.

According to Gardner, this means the ability to see patterns, use logic and deductive reasoning to process and understand concepts.

Scientists and mathematicians have high logical/mathematical intelligence

Musical IntelligenceInvolves skills in performing, composing music, and an appreciation of musical patterns.

The ability to recognize musical pitches, tones, and rhythms.

Musicians, choral directors, and conductors must have high musical intelligence.

Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence

Very high command of bodily motions and fine motor skills.

The ability to manipulate tools along with the body to solve problems.

The ability to watch a demonstration/performance and replicate it easily.

Usually have a high sense of direction and timing.

Dancers, surgeons, athletes usually have a high sense of this intelligence.

Visual/Spatial IntelligenceA sensitivity to the relationship between line, color, shape, space and form.

Have the ability to use the minds eye to picture, rotate and manipulate objects well.

Have the ability to manipulate and understand the components of displays.

Graphic artists, architects, map makers are examples of people who excel in this intelligence.

Interpersonal IntelligenceThis intelligence includes an individuals desires to understand other people.

Includes the ability to work well and cooperatively with others.

Being in-tune with the needs of others and using that information to respond to those needs by modifying behavior.

Salespeople, educators, religious and political leaders have high interpersonal intelligence.Intrapersonal IntelligenceDeep understanding of self.

Understands and appreciates ones own feelings, fears and motivations.

Have the ability to analyze strengths and weaknesses

Writers, philosophers, theorists all have heightened intrapersonal intelligence.

Naturalistic IntelligenceHeightened sensitivity to changes in environment.

In tune with nature and interested in exploring and learning about nature and elements associated with nature.

Biologists, conservationists, gardeners usually have high levels of naturalistic intelligence.

The following chart lists some ways to utilize your intelligence for educational purposes.Intelligence TypeTeacher CenteredStudent CenteredVerbal/LinguisticPresent content verbally Ask questions aloud and look for student feedback Interviews Student Presents Material Students read content and prepare a presentation for his/her classmates Students debate over an issue Logical/MathematicalProvide brain teasers or challenging questions to begin lessons. Make logical connections between the subject matter and authentic situations to answer the question "why?" Students categorize information in logical sequences for organization. Students create graphs or charts to explain written info. Students participate in webquests associated with the content Bodily/KinestheticUse props during lecture Provide tangible items pertaining to content for students to examine Review using sports related examples (throw a ball to someone to answer a question) Students use computers to research subject matter. Students create props of their own explaining subject matter (shadow boxes, mobiles, etc...) Students create review games.

Intelligence TypeTeacher CenteredStudent CenteredVisual/SpatialWhen presenting the information, use visuals to explain content: PowerPoint Slides, Charts, Graphs, cartoons, videos, overheads, smartboards Have students work individually or in groups to create visuals pertaining to the information: Posters; timelines; models; powerpoint slides; maps; illustrations, charts; concept mapping MusicalPlay music in the classroom during reflection periods Show examples or create musical rhythms for students to remember things Create a song or melody with the content embedded for memory Use well known songs to memorize formulas, skills, or test content InterpersonalBe aware of body language and facial expressions Offer assistance whenever needed Encourage classroom discussion Encourage collaboration among peers Group work strengthens interpersonal connections Peer feedback and peer tutoring Students present to the class Encourage group editing IntrapersonalEncourage journaling as a positive outlet for expression Introduce web logging (blogs) Make individual questions welcome Create a positive environment. Journaling Individual research on content Students create personal portfolios of work NaturalisticTake students outside to enjoy nature while in learning process (lecture) Compare authentic subject matter to natural occurrences. Relate subject matter to stages that occur in nature (plants, weather, etc)

Students organize thoughts using natural cycles Students make relationships among content and the natural environment (how has nature had an impact?) Students perform community service

Now lets look closer at the Oreo eating styles and Howard Garners Multiple Intelligences. How are they alike?

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