should focus on 3 learning areas: Readiness, Interest, and Learning
Profile. Multiple Intelligences is a theory that was developed
by Howard Gardner and is part of a students learning profile.
Gardner states that people possess multiple intelligences that are
either cultivated or ignored.
Instead of a
teacher-centered approach where students adjust to the teaching
style, teachers can make their classrooms more student-centered by
finding out which intelligence(s) their students prefer and
differentiate to fit their preferences. In this process,
teachers should keep student interests and readiness in mind.
Concept to Classroom: Multiple Intelligences - a very
extensive resource about MI including an explanation, demonstration,
exploration, and implementation of the theory
Literacy Works: Multiple Intelligences - another extensive
site including and intro to MI, strategies for engaging the
intelligences, MI assessment tool, and links to resources
Multiple Intelligences and Teaching - article that draws
attention to the fact the MI is only part of the picture; student
interests and readiness must also be considered when differentiating
Multiple Intelligences: Assessment - great way to assess
your own MI strengths
Multiple Intelligences: A Theory for Everyone - article from
Education World about MI and how to apply it in the classroom