"Knowledge is not the same as morality, but we need to understand if we are to avoid past mistakes and move in productive directions. An important part of that understanding is knowing who we are and what we can do... Ultimately, we must synthesize our understandings for ourselves" (Howard Gardner 1999: 180-181).
Discovering your strengths as an educator and those strengths of your students can be completed easily. Many online surveys exist. We like one particular one that provides a visual for students. The online tool also has text to speech capacity as well as the ability to obtain a multiple intelligence profile of your class.
What strengths do you have in your community of learners? Find out, and then take steps to plan instruction that honour the needs and intelligence of your students.
"A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension."
Oliver Wendell HolmesShirley Craig
Why should we be mindful of Multiple Intelligences theory as it relates to the students in our classrooms?
This blog and resources website has been developed through the work of various AISI coaches in PHRD. The lead collaborative teachers for the 2015/2016 school year, Cheryl Frose, Christine Quong and Tammy Tkachuk will continue to update this site. If you have resources you would like to share or would like to contribute to the blog, please contact us.
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