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Intrapersonal Learning Activities

 

Intrapersonal is a term that is used in education usually when referring to multiple intelligences. Intrapersonal intelligence or intrapersonal learning style is one of Howard Gardner’s original seven multiple intelligences. It represents the student that knows them self. Intrapersonal learners know how they work best and are usually self-motivated people.

There has been a push for the last 10-15 years or so for group work or interpersonal work. Don’t let that push deter you from offering intrapersonal learning activities as well. There is great value in a student being “self-smart”. In the adult world there will be an increasing number of people who work mostly alone, especially in the line of computer based businesses. Most of my work is done by myself. I research by myself, I write by myself and I create by myself.

If your school insists on interpersonal learning activities, perhaps you can use differentiated instruction and offer the same assignment using flexible grouping i.e. offer the same assignment in group work, partners and self work. The students with the intrapersonal learning style will appreciate it.

Students with the intrapersonal learning style will sometimes get very frustrated working with others because they understand the task, they have already made a plan to complete that task by themselves and will usually take over the project if placed in a group. They will resent working in a group because, even though they have offered to take the assignment on by themselves, the whole group gets credit for their work. It can be quite frustrating for them. Below is a list of intrapersonal learning activities that you can offer to your students.

Intrapersonal learning activities:

  • advertisement for magazine
  • board game developer
  • brochure
  • cause and effect chart
  • children’s storybook
  • chronological timeline
  • comic strip
  • crossword puzzle
  • diary entry
  • diorama
  • drawing
  • epitaph
  • eulogy
  • joke writer
  • lego
  • license plate
  • maze
  • metaphor
  • mnemonic acronym
  • mnemonic roman room
  • monologue
  • news article
  • news article comparison
  • nonfiction rhyming poem
  • obituary
  • obstacle course designer
  • persuasive letter
  • persuasive speech
  • play-doh
  • political cartoon
  • post card
  • propaganda poster
  • puppet show
  • schedule
  • simile
  • song
  • super hero story
  • super villain story
  • tattoo artist
  • theme party planner
  • tongue twister
  • wanted poster

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico/Category/Activity-Templates-and-Rubrics has all of these intrapersonal learning activities available. This site can help you differentiate instruction to include all of the multiple intelligences by offering choices to your students. All of the learning activities come with rubrics.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

Why does the US need a National Curriculum?

I know that this blog is dedicated to differentiated instruction but this is an issue that I feel very strongly about it so I’m going to write about it anyway.

A national curriculum in the United States is probably never going to happen due to education being a reserved state right but maybe the states should consider giving this one up. At the time the Constitution was written people mostly stayed where they were. Families stuck together. With the increase of globalization, more and more Americans are moving to where the jobs are instead of staying put with their extended families.

Besides families affiliated with corporate America, the military is moved constantly. Already, my son, who is in 2nd grade has seen 4 schools! I feel that if Ms. Obama really has the military family as her interest then this is where the First Lady should start. If there are to be no Department of Defense schools at a post, then the schools getting funding to host our military children, should have to offer a national curriculum. They should graduate with a national diploma. That way our children aren’t repeating some material and missing gaps in their education. There is a reason why home schooling in the military families is increasing!

With all of the funds for raising state education standards being handed out with programs like race to the top and no child left behind, why doesn’t the national government just set up a curriculum with high standards and issue the same standardized test for states to follow in order to get that funding? Funding pressures have worked before i.e. the drinking age.

Take a look at the state of GA’s social studies standards compared to NY. GA doesn’t even touch data based question essays unless a student is in an AP class in highschool. In NY they have to write one in fifth grade! That is a huge gap in expectations.

In my view, the national government needs to take a look at all 50 states expectations and create a national curriculum that includes all of the highest expectations for our children. They will rise to the challenge!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico helps social studies teachers differentiate instruction

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico