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What do M.I. lesson plans look like?

Lesson plans are the blueprints of teaching. On them excellent schools are built. Examine these two M.I. lesson plans for the thinking that M.I. practitioners have put into them.

After we help you learn how M.I. lessons are developed (Exploration section), you have the opportunity to create your own (Implementation section).

Judicious and effective use of M.I. in your teaching may involve pairing two intelligences or grouping three in a lesson. There is no innate benefit to be gained by striving to include more than three intelligences in an activity.

M.I. Expert Lesson Plan Examples

Following are two lesson plans. They are examples from a vast body of possibilities. While there are principles that good teachers follow when creating lesson plans, experience reveals that it is what the implementor makes of the plan, not the plan itself, that is most important.

In both examples, M.I. techniques and subject matter enhance and enrich a lesson in a particular subject. Veteran teachers often revisit and revise favorite lesson plans many times as new inspiration strikes them. Sometimes brilliant lesson plans take fire from the spark of a colleague's plan, sometimes from a deep empathy for the subject.

Neither plan is meant to be perfect for everyone. Both are meant to be critiqued, to inspire, and to provide a path to excellent teaching. Share your reactions and ideas with your colleagues. Let others know what you would add or change in the lesson plans.

Elementary (3-6) Middle & HighSchool(7-12)
Following is a three-part lesson plan for use with elementary school children. The following lesson plan consists of five lessons for a secondary school unit on world religions
Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3 Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4Lesson 5
Developed by
Werner Liepolt
Technology Education Coordinator
Consultant (Education & Entertainment)
Developed by
Dr. Ellen Weber
Director of Secondary Education, Houghton College




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