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What is an example of an intrapersonal learning activity?

Intrapersonal Learning Style

When I was teaching American History, I had a seventh grade girl who loved to help others and be involved in as many different conflicts as possible in her social group. I know what your thinking, ‘a 7th grade girl? You’re kidding!’. Ah sarcasm. Anyhow, I knew enough about people with an intrapersonal learning style to know that they are often the mediators, the conflict resolvers, the social workers and psychologists of their friends and eventually sometimes society as a whole. This is possible because those with an intrapersonal learning style know themselves so well they can usually find someway to relate to others.

This little girl was not interested in my subject whatsoever. So I thought I should try to intrigue her using her intrapersonal learning style. The content was the social structure of the South before the Civil War. I created an activity that was a set of problems that a person in each social class may have encountered. She had to come up with solutions to how each of them could solve their problems. She loved the activity and was really flattered that I had created it around her intrapersonal learning style.

I was able to present the content she needed through the use of intrapersonal teaching methods throughout the rest of the year. When teachers can differentiate instruction by using the intrapersonal learning style, in my experience, students will be more interested in the subject.

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Kasha Mastrodomenico

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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.

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Kasha Mastrodomenico

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What is the intrapersonal learning style?

Intrapersonal Learning Style

The idea of an intrapersonal learning stylecomes from one of Howard Gardners original seven multiple intelligences; intrapersonal intelligence. Learning styles refer to how a student learns best. Intrapersonal learning stylelearns best when working alone. They are considered to be “self-smart”. They know themselves well. They are comfortable by themselves. They have self-confidence. They know how to plan and execute a task and trust themselves to get it done correctly. They depend on themselves and do not enjoy depending on others. Intrapersonal learners prefer to work alone.

Many times if the intrapersonal learner is put in a group activity they will be frustrated because they will take over the task, but everyone will get the credit. They will see this as unfair. They may also get frustrated with others who do actually do part of the assignment because their performance was not up to their standard of excellence.

There are many careers where the intrapersonal learning style is key. There will always be instances where people must lean on others for certain things or go to meetings to decide what is best, but for the most part many people in business work alone. Most paperwork is done alone. The more computers are used the more we are going to see a need for the intrapersonal learning style.

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

 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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