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Multiple Intelligences

Learn more about Howard Gardner's groundbreaking theory and discover ways to use it in your classroom.

  • Multiple Intelligences Theory: Widely Used, Yet Misunderstood

    One of the most popular ideas in education is applied in ways that its creator never intended.
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    Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say?

    Proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983, the theory of multiple intelligences has revolutionized how we understand intelligence. Learn more about the research behind his theory.
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    Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

    With delivery of instruction, one size does not fit all. John McCarthy launches his differentiated instruction series by busting three common myths about DI.
  • How Learning Profiles Can Strengthen Your Teaching

    Here's a heretical notion: learning profiles can actually benefit students. Blogger John McCarthy shares his tips.
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    Redefining Smart: Multiple Intelligences

    Edutopia reports on the resurgent relevance of Howard Gardner's ground-breaking theory, which changed the game for students and teachers.
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    Big Thinkers: Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences

    Edutopia revisits its 1997 interview with the Harvard University professor about multiple intelligences and new forms of assessment.
  • 15+ Readiness Resources for Driving Student Success

    Students learn when ready, but not everyone reaches that point simultaneously. Discover resources to help meet the readiness needs of all your students.
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    Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3

    Most teachers differentiate their instruction intuitively because not all students are the same. For those willing to commit to DI, the next step is intentional differentiation.
  • Big Thinkers on Education

    Some of the most compelling visionaries in the world -- from Sir Ken Robinson to Jane Goodall to Martin Scorsese -- are focusing their attention on how to improve education. Get inspired by their big ideas.
  • There's No Time to Differentiate: Myth-Busting DI, Part 2

    Make time for differentiated instruction with small learning teams, daily formative assessments, and managed activities that differentiated content, process, and products.
  • 4 Paths to Engaging Authentic Purpose and Audience

    Give students a face for their audience and let them find the passion in their message through problem solving, advocacy, raising awareness, or publication.
  • Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

    Motivate reluctant readers by engaging them with the three critical elements of healthy child and youth development: connection, contribution, and competence.
  • An Interview with the Father of Multiple Intelligences

    Howard Gardner reflects on his once-radical theory.
  • An Educator's Journey Toward Multiple Intelligences

    One teacher discovers a powerful alternative to education narrowly focused on high-stakes testing.
  • Take a Deeper Look at Assessment for Understanding

    Performance assessments go beyond traditional tests and serve as an important teaching tool.

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