From the head of the New City School in St. Louis, MO, where multiple intelligences (MI) has been implemented since 1988, comes a valuable laminated reference guide that presents a practical overview of MI. Thomas Hoerr, Ph.D., author of Becoming A Multiple Intelligences School (ASCD Press, 2000) and columnist for Educational Leadership gives examples and suggestions on how MI can be used to help students learn and teachers succeed.
By incorporating MI into teaching, students’ opportunities to learn are increased, and teachers find teaching more interesting and rewarding. Particular attention is given to assessment through PEP’s (Projects, Exhibitions, Presentations), and to the personal intelligences. Use of student portfolios, the distributed intelligence, and ways to educate students’ parents about MI will also be addressed.