Differentiation via gardner’s multiple intelligences

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Differentiation via gardner’s multiple intelligences

  1. 1. Differentiation via Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Martha López Coleman May 15, 2009 Anyway you want it - Journey
  2. 2. What is differentiation? • Simply put it’s choice for the students • According to Carol Ann Tomlinson (2005) differentiating instruction means students have multiple options for instruction and assessments but the same objectives.
  3. 3. Why use differentiation? • Students with choices are usually happier and work harder. • Teacher is busy facilitating but is working with smaller groups which allows for built- in remediation. • Because even you get tried of worksheets!
  4. 4. How do I do differentiate? • Tomlinson (2005) says you should start with one strategy. Get comfortable with one and then add more. • I say MI is the perfect jumping off point.
  5. 5. What are multiple intelligences? • Gardner (Campbell & Campbell, 1999) describes intelligence as “the ability to solve problems, to make culturally relevant contributions to one’s community and to identify new challenges to pursue.” • So according to the theory of MI, the mind’s problem solving abilities are multi- faceted. (Campbell & Campbell, 1999)
  6. 6. 9 Multiple Intelligences • Linguistic – Word Smart • Logical – Number Smart • Visual-spatial – Picture Smart • Kinesthetic – Body Smart • Musical – Music Smart • Interpersonal – People Smart • Intrapersonal – Myself Smart • Naturalist – Nature Smart • Existential – Big Picture Smart Excellent chart found @ http://www.afterschoolnetwork.org/files/Multiple_Intelligences_chart.pdf
  7. 7. Finding your MI • www.bgfl.org/multipleintelligences All of the following MI charts were made using the above website. Other site to use: • http://literacyworks.org/mi/assessment/findyou
  8. 8. My MI Chart No Myth – Michael Penn
  9. 9. My husband’s chart
  10. 10. “W’s” Chart
  11. 11. “L’s” Chart
  12. 12. “S’s” Chart
  13. 13. Whole Class
  14. 14. M.I. Thematic Unit Example Assignment Intelligence Complete and share a research paper Verbal/Linguistic Develop a chart or graph relating to your topic Logical/Mathematical Organize/participate in walking/biking field trip Body/Kinesthetic Create a music slide show or music video relating to the environment Musical/Rhythmic Act as a reader for other student’s papers Interpersonal Environmental Ethics Unit Adapted from Multiple Intelligences (1996)
  15. 15. Questions for M.I. Apple • Linguistic: How does the apple look? • Bodily: How does the apple feel? • Logical: What shape is the apple? • Interpersonal: Compare your apple to your neighbor’s apple. • Musical: Write a song about your apple. Adapted from Multiple Intelligences (1996)
  16. 16. Questions?
  17. 17. Works Cited Campbell, L. and Campbell, B. (1999). Multiple Intelligences and Student Achievement: Success stories from six schools. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development: Alexandria, VA Multiple Intelligence. (1996). National Education Association of the United States. Tomlinson, C.A. (2001). How to Differentiate Instruction in a Mixed-Ability Classrooms 2nd Ed. Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ.

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