What is the Theory of Multiple Intelligences (M.I.)?

“An intelligence is the ability to solve problems, or create products, that are valued within one or more cultural settings.” Howard Gardner Frames of Mind (1983)

The following came from the cited web-page at the bottom. I want to put Learning Styles together with Multiple Intelligences so that you can see the correlation and incorporate them into your classroom with ease. I want to first have you see this simple introductory about each of the intelligences so you have a quick reference and then in latter posts I will connect them in parts so that the posts aren’t too lengthy. These are the Learning Styles I addressed in earlier posts: Visual, Social, Physical, Aural, Verbal, Solitary, and Logical.

Howard Gardner claims that all human beings have multiple intelligences. These multiple intelligences can be nurtured and strengthened, or ignored and weakened. He believes each individual has nine intelligences:

Verbal-Linguistic Intelligence — well-developed verbal skills and sensitivity to the sounds, meanings and rhythms of words

Mathematical-Logical Intelligence — ability to think conceptually and abstractly, and capacity to discern logical or numerical patterns

Musical Intelligence — ability to produce and appreciate rhythm, pitch and timber

Visual-Spatial Intelligence — capacity to think in images and pictures, to visualize accurately and abstractly

Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence — ability to control one’s body movements and to handle objects skillfully

Interpersonal Intelligence — capacity to detect and respond appropriately to the moods, motivations and desires of others.

Intrapersonal Intelligence — capacity to be self-aware and in tune with inner feelings, values, beliefs and thinking processes

Naturalist Intelligence — ability to recognize and categorize plants, animals and other objects in nature

Existential Intelligence — sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence, such as the meaning of life, why do we die, and how did we get here.

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/mi/index.html

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2 Scrabble Game Craft Projects

And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze,

Exodus 35:31-32 ESV

I have seen many pendants made from scrabble pieces and now I am seeing Christmas ornaments! So I thought I would share my Scrabble projects with you. I used the letters from two game boards to fill my board. We chose words that represent our family and things we believe in.I bought the games at a resale shop years ago to use as rainy day games in the classroom. Boggle has been more popular so I thought I would use my games in a craft project.I laid out all of the words before glueing them down so I could move the words to get in as many as possible. I just used regular clear glue, nothing special.I started with the word “family” and built from there. It started out more centered but as we found more words to add, I had to move it up and over a bit. I haven’s done anything with it other than rest it against a chair leg in the study. It looks nice where it is but Hubby suggested a shadow box frame so that we can have it on our wall of family pictures! So I am in search of the right sized frame.

This collage was done by my granddaughter! She painted all the colors on a canvas and then after it dried she went over with a top coat of sparkle paint. She wanted it to be glittery! With the leftover pieces we were able to create the words that describe her. This will be a present for Daddy and Momma at Christmas!

Enjoy and please share what you have created with Scrabble pieces!

 

 

 

 

 

22 days of gratitude starts with ….”No-spend No-vember!”

Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 5:20ESV

My Sister-in-law and her friends have started this movement in their circle. I am sure there are others out there doing similar, but I wanted to share what she is doing and maybe you will want to start this with your circle of friends too.

Here are their rules:

  • Basically, you can buy groceries and any necessities, but no Starbucks no Costco no Target (sob!)…
  • Use support, it is great and it is way more fun!
  •  We are kicking off tonight with a happy hour/ planning our meals for the next 2 months!  This week we are going to see how many meals we can come up with just what is in our pantries. To make it fun each of us will also host a dinner for the other families over the next few weeks.
  • Week 2- will be returning anything that I really don’t need and using up gift cards and all those groupons!
  • Week 3- operation clean out. Donate and craigslist everything you have that you have been dragging your feet on. We are going to help each other with one of the big problem areas in our homes.
  • Why not do a swap day with the girls? Before you list or give away; bring all of your stuff together and swap before you sell. Someone in your group may have something useful that another could use. It is also a way to “shop” for clothes and such without spending money. Kids can do a game/toy swap too!
  • Week 4- Thanksgiving. Relaxing with friends and family (since dinner will be all planned!) & really feeling grateful for all that we are blessed with…the calm before the December chaos- hopefully we will have a better attitude with what the spirit of the season is all about. 

Some extra tips:

  • Get the hubby and kids involved and on board!
  • Make your list and stick to it
  • Remind yourself of the goal every day so you don’t slip
  • Post it on your fridge or family message board, including your weekly meal plan!

Happy No-vember Blessing to you!

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