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How do multiple intelligences work together?

Multiple Intelligences work together

Thomas Armstrong stresses in his book “Multiple Intelligences: In the Classroom”, that none of the multiple intelligences work alone in an individual except in the case of savants. People use multiple intelligences together to complete most tasks in life. This means that each person has multiple intelligences. One intelligence is usually stronger than another.

A good example of multiple intelligences working together is a person playing the game of soccer. It is obvious to most that know the origininal multiple intelligences by Dr. Howard Gardner that kicking, running and shooting is kinesthetic intelligence but lets look at the game a soccer in more detail to try to find more multiple intelligences being used. Players need to communicate to others on the field. The sweeper will direct the closest defender to push an offender to one side or another in order to trap them in a specific defendable position that is less likely to allow the offender to shoot at the goal. This is both logical intelligence as well as linguistic intelligence. It is logical intelligence because they need to think quickly about the best course of action. It is linguistic intelligence because their directions must be clear and concise in order to be effective. As the ball moves around the field, players need to position themselves in the propper areas on the field. They need to know what the best use of space is. They need to know where they should be before the pass is made. These needs of the game excercise both logical intelligence and spatial intelligence. Players also need to depend on others and trust their own skills so both interpersonal intelligence and intrapersonal intelligence are used. In order to play the game of soccer a player must use many multiple intelligences together.

So when teachers decide to differentiate instruction in the classroom, they should remember that activities can use many different multiple intelligences. If a teacher offers four options of activities, they should be able to offer at least 6 of the 7 original multiple intelligences to their students. Using multiple intelligences to differentiate instruction will increase the interest of students.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico/Category/Activity-Templates-and-Rubrics offers many multiple intelligence activities to differentiate instruction

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What is the difference between the interpersonal learning style and the intrapersonal learning style?

interpersonal and intrapersonal learning styles

People with an intrapersonal learning styleoften enjoy working by themselves because they trust themselves due to the fact that they know themselves so well. They are often intrinsically motivated and hard workers. Where as people with an interpersonal learning style enjoy working with others in partners and groups. They are encouraged by others.

Deciding which of these learning styles you  or a student is can be confusing because they can overlap, as with any other intelligence. Just because you have an intrapersonal learning style doesn’t mean you don’t also have an interpersonal learning style to tack onto it. If you have both, you will feel comfortable in both settings but may prefer one over the other. I think of myself as having an intrapersonal learning style but I do work well with others when I need to. I prefer to work alone but do fine when working with others. I created a free multiple intelligence test, located at the link below, in order to help people find out which multiple intelligence they have and thus learning style.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico/Category/Activity-Templates-and-Rubrics offers many activities based on the interpersonal learning style and the intrapersonal learning style

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What are learning styles?

Learning Styles

Learning styles are based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory by Dr. Howard Gardner. Learning styles are the way a student learns based on their type of intelligence. It is their preferred way to receive information. Students respond differently to the way information is presented. When teaching a mini-lesson several learning styles should be used to help keep the attention and interest of more students in the class. The following go together:

  • Kinesthetic Intelligence – Physical learning style
  • Intrapersonal Intelligence – Solitary learning style
  • Interpersonal Intelligence – Social learning style
  • Logical-Mathematical Intelligence – Logical learning style
  • Linguistic Intelligence – Verbal learning style
  • Musical Intelligence – Aural learning style
  • Spatial Intelligence-Visual learning style

I created a multiple intelligence test that can help people find out their learning style. This is located at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico for free. Finding out which types of learning styles students have can be useful to teachers who are planning a lesson. They are extremely helpful when differentiating instruction. I often go through and try to include as many of the learning styles in my mini-lessons and activity options for work sessions as I can. Learning styles keep my lessons interesting and meaningful to my students.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico/Category/Activity-Templates-and-Rubrics offers many activities that are based on different learning styles.

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What careers are good for people with an intrapersonal learning style?

Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa had Intrapersonal Learning Styles

If you have ever wondered what careers are good for those of your students with an intrapersonal learning style, I have some answers for you. Interpersonal grouping has been such a focus lately in schools that we forget that the intrapersonal learning style also need to be nourished. They hold just as much importance in professions as those who enjoy to work with others.

Just because intrapersonal learning styles prefer to work alone, doesn’t mean there is something wrong with them. It means that they trust themselves and how could that possibly be a bad thing? Don’t we want our students to have self confidence and be able to depend on themselves? There will be times when groups are not an option as many of the following professions show.

Entrepreneurs, like myself, are usually considered to have an intrapersonal learning style. I started my own business because I like to work alone. I enjoy creating differentiated lesson plans. I enjoy writing and I enjoy doing research. Each of these is done by myself. Don’t get me wrong, I like to work with others too, on things that are not connected to my business like the ARMY FRG and soccer teams, but I feel like I can depend on myself more to do things correctly for my own business. I don’t like waiting for others to finish or worse, having to check over and then fix what they’ve done. Many entrepreneurs, myself included, create their own businesses to work by themselves because they want to have more freedom to do things their own way. If you can’t tell by now, many of those with the intrapersonal learning style are perfectionists and goals setters. They feel that their ideas are good. They trust themselves enough to invest their time and money into their businesses. If someone doesn’t have an intrapersonal learning style, they should NEVER open their own business.

Clergy members have an intrapersonal learning style. Many of them work alone creating their sermons and taking care of  the church. They will do research on the church and learn the bible by themselves. This may be surprising to some but it is because they know themselves so well they can relate easily to others and help those in need. This is the same for psychologists and social workers.

Writers, philosophers, theorists and artists don’t work in groups either. They come up with their own ideas and then create, sometimes, masterpieces.

Architects, computer engineers, graphic designers, computer programmers, are some other professionals that have the intrapersonal learning style.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico/Category/Activity-Templates-and-Rubrics offers many intrapersonal learning style activities. Check it out!

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Kasha Mastrodomenico

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Do you need examples of intrapersonal learning activities?

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.

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Kasha Mastrodomenico

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