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Natalie Berry

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Intrapersonal (75%)
Naturalistic (67%)
Linguistic (58%)
Interpersonal (56%)
Musical (56%)
Bodily-Kinesthetic (50%)
Visual-Spatial (42%)
Logical-Mathematical (31%)

According to Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory, Intrapersonal people are
particularly determined and can work well with personal deadlines and goals. They may
sometime shy away from others and find it easier to work alone and quietly, but it is likely that
they will be strong in one or two more intelligences. If you are intrapersonal then you are really
good at knowing how you are feeling and how you may react to certain situations in the near
future. If you are intrapersonal you are pretty independent and are happy spending time alone.
You may find it easier to learn by thinking and working quietly on your own somewhere. Some
people might think you can be quite shy sometimes. You are also a determined character who
might not be as at risk to peer pressure, and you probably have a good idea of your own strengths
and weaknesses and what you would like to be when you’re older. Perhaps you like to set
yourself personal goals, or you might have a hobby that you like to keep to yourself. Maybe
you’re interested in religion, or use art, drama, music or writing a diary or online-Blog to express
your inner feelings
(http://www.multipleintelligencetheory.co.uk/SW50cmFwZXJzb25hbA==.aspx)
According to an article written by Thomas Armstrong and published by the Association for
Supervision and Curriculum Development, student with strongly developed intrapersonal
intelligence most likely have an introverted personality. Intense social atmospheres can be
intimidating so spending six hours a day in a classroom can be claustrophobic. Thomas states,
“teachers need to build in frequent opportunities during the day for students to experience
themselves as autonomous beings with unique life histories and a sense of deep individuality. He
goes on to list a couple of strategies that can be used in the classroom:

One-Minute Reflection Periods during lectures, discussions, project work, and other
activities. It allows the student to digest the information and connect to happenings in
their own lives
 Using personal connections by continually making connections between what is being
taught and the personal lives of their students.
 Giving students choices about their learning experiences
 Having goal setting sessions and showing students different ways of representing those
goals
http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/books/scherer2010_sample7.pdf
Choice boards are a great way to implicate differentiated instruction into the classroom. Here is a
template that I found of a choice board…

http://mrsestblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/differentiated-instruction-choice.html?m=1
I would love to do a unit on personality and “getting to know yourself” I would have my students
take a test similar to this so that they know what kind of learner they are. I think it would boost
students’ self esteem to know that they are all unique individuals and it is important for them to
know that everybody learns differently.
Here is a great activity sheet that I found that could be used as part of this unit..

http://www.starrspangledplanner.com/2014/06/end-of-year-favorites.html