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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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Kasha Mastrodomenico

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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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Kasha Mastrodomenico

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What is the spatial learning style?

What is the spatial learning style?

The spatial learning style is a style of learning based on the multiple intelligence theory by Dr. Howard Gardner. One of the multiple intelligences is spatial intelligence. The people who have a spatial learning style are visual learners. They learn best by seeing or creating visuals. People with a spatial learning style see the end product unlike those with a logical learning style who see steps. This learning style can be used often in classes like science and social studies to differentiate instruction in both mini-lessons and activities or work sessions. When studying, a mnemonic roman room might work well to remember content. When students with the spatial learning style read and write they visualize the events. This helps make the content much more meaningful and interesting for them. When learning content, those with the spatial learning style, appreciate things like diagrams, pictures, cartoons and other visuals.

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

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Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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