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Multiple Intelligence Adrienne Santiago EDU120 Stephanie Pardee May 6, 2013

Multiple Intelligence

Multiple Intelligence With an understanding of Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, teachers, school administrators, and parents can better understand the learners in their midst. They can allow students to safely explore and learn in many ways, and they can help students direct their own learning (Guignon, 2010). Gardners theories explore the differences in how the learner learns. It is important to understand these theories and to consider using them as we develop lesson plans and learning activities to reach all students. The following lesson is an example of developing a lesson plan and learning activities that can engage all learners. Lesson: Converting Up and Down the Metric System of Measurement Learning Outcome: Upon success completion of this lesson: 1. The student will understand the metric system units for volume, weight, and length. 2. 3. 4. Be able to convert between each unit in each metric system. Develop skills to convert within each metric system using a calculator. Develop skills to convert within each metric system by moving the decimal. Learning Activities and how the activities and presentation incorporate the learning intelligences: 1. I plan to teach my student how to use a calculator to convert up and down the metric system scales. I will give each student a ruler so they can reference metric length. This will help students with strengths in bodily-kinesthetic intelligence as these learners enjoy working with objects, both those that involve the fine motor movements of one's fingers and hands. 2. I will be demonstrating by using a metric system chart and helping the students create a visual image of how the order of the metric chart is formed. This will help student with

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strengths is spatial intelligence as these students enjoy creating mental images like to use visual images to help them retain information. Students who have strength in music intelligence may also enjoy the chart as they like to think if forms of patterns. 3. I am teaching this lesson using a power point presentation. This incorporates a visual image for the learners and it makes the lesson aesthetically pleasing. I have some animations placed on my power point to give the student a visual of each one of the metric system units, volume, weight, and length. 4. I am teaching a math subject in a step process to engage the students who have strength in logical/mathematical intelligence. These students will enjoy working out mathematical problems such as the examples in the power point.

5. I have practice problems where I have given the students the opportunity to work in groups or alone to solve the problems. This method will help students with intrapersonal intelligence as these students enjoy analyzing theories and critical thinking. They may do this alone or with a group. Students who show strengths in interpersonal intelligence will enjoy working in the group and are very good at both verbal and non-verbal communication. They may enjoy helping others learn the materials which in turn helps them learn as well.

The learning activities in this lesson incorporate many of the intelligences identified by Howard Gardener, written in Guenon article. While it would be extremely challenging to create a lesson plan for each learning intelligence, being aware of the learning styles of our students, we can create a lesson that incorporates many of the learning style found throughout our students.

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References

Guignon, A. (2010). Multiple intelligences: A theory for everyone. Retrieved from http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr054.shtml