Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles Pt.5

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, Proverbs 1:5 ESV

Multiple Intelligences tap into interests of students. It is the realm of which they think and can best display their learning.

Many teachers try to incorporate M.I. into every lesson and that can be an exhausting task. May I suggest starting slowly with a few lessons at a time that you find easier to bring in M.I. options? The more you practice these types of lessons, the easier it will be to offer options in other areas of learning.

By allowing students to work within their Learning Styles and offering M.I. options with some lessons those particular tasks are going to let the student show their best work. Soon you will find yourself wanting to incorporate M.I. into many lessons throughout the year. There are web-sites that show some menus of lessons that you can offer to students. I did get a bit side tracked in my list because there are so many great sites and resources for teachers within these sites. Enjoy!

  • This site has a nice menu. You need to subscribe to Scribd in order to print or download it, but you can take a look at what she did for some ideas if you would rather not subscribe. She also has freebies and is part of a community of blogging teachers that share many of their ideas and lessons. (You can see them on her freebies page).
  • What a great site to hear and see what other teachers are doing in their classrooms. If you want inspiration, follow this site. There is a treasure trove found here. I also follow them on pinterest so I can pick and choose some of the things that interest me most. You can also follow teachers teaching the same grade level as you. (This is my side track site)     But here is a link to some differentiation menus
  •  This is from the ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)   and it has an excellent article that explains parts of a lesson for using M.I. It also offers some ideas for using an M.I. menu. It is an older article but still has relevance today. There is plenty more if you click on the menu tabs including some interesting professional development course. You can also subscribe to their many podcast and webcast through iTunes.
  • This lists so many resources for educators. It is from the University of Georgia. It includes links to learning theories and Bloom’s Taxonomy (new version with links), M.I. and Learning Styles, PBL and other learning strategies, teaching tools and direct teaching strategies. Many of them are articles with good information and many include charts that are printable. This page should be a definite bookmark on your computer.
  • These are actual lessons share by the teachers who created them. There are many subjects and grade levels to search through. You can sign up for a free 10day trial and then it is about $60/yr to get access to all of the lessons plans and worksheets. You can even add your lesson to this list.
  •  Here you will find a great graphic organizer for creating a lesson plan using the multiple intelligences.
I hope you find these helpful. I am taking a bit of an education break and am going to post some fun crafty kinds of things in the next few posts!
Blessings to you,

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