What Is The Gardener's Theory Of Multiple Intelligences?

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Since this class is very diverse and the students are currently being tested on their level and abilities in math, I chose to develop lesson plans that would meet the criteria for all students’ needs. Since I know that my students have the knowledge of the basic shapes, I will use this as the basic foundation for the learning tasks and materials. I will also utilize what I know about them as individuals and their position in the community. My lessons will use not just shapes, but pictures and real objects that have the same attributes of those shapes. To go even further, I will also incorporate their interests such as their favorite foods, sports, and other things in the classroom and community that they are well familiar with. I have integrated their background information and interests into the worksheets and manipulatives, such as cut outs of their favorite foods, games, and sports. Each of the lessons…show more content…
Since this class is very diverse and the students are currently being tested on their level and abilities in math, I will consider that all students learn different and have different needs. Gardener’s theory of multiple intelligences expresses the different strengths and weaknesses that everyone has. I know it is important to consider all intelligences to meet my students’ needs. With curriculum expansion in the schools, teachers should not just focus on one intelligence, but tap into all intelligences (Willingham, 2004, p.6). I will do this within my learning segment. According to Willingham (2004) the intelligences are linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist (p. 3-4). All of these intelligences will be tapped into through discussion, problem-solving, manipulations, music/video, dance, group and individual practice, and real world

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