Multiple Intelligences Resources
Allen, David, ed. with foreword by Howard Gardner. ASSESSING STUDENT LEARNING: FROM GRADING TO UNDERSTANDING. NY: Teachers College Press, 1998.
Leading educators advocate new assessment methods that shift the focus from raw test scores to authentic student work. Suggestions for strategies and activities, such as visual work, portfolios, etc., to implement collaborative and reflective examination are provided for elementary through high school levels.
Armstrong, Thomas. AWAKENING YOUR CHILD'S NATURAL GENIUS. NY: St. Martin's Press, 1991.
For parents of children aged 3 to 12, this book argues that every child is a genius.
Armstrong, Thomas. AWAKENING GENIUS IN THE CLASSROOM. VA: ASDC, 1998.
This publication includes Thomas' 12 qualities of genius: curiosity, playfulness, imagination, creativity, wonder, wisdom, inventiveness, vitality, sensitivity, flexibility, humor, and joy.
Armstrong, Thomas. MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES IN THE CLASSROOM. VA: ASDC, 1994.
This is Thomas' guide for teachers on multiple intelligences.
Caine, R.N., and G. Caine. EDUCATION ON THE EDGE OF POSSIBILITY. VA: ASCD, 1997.
This book presents a theory of learning that integrates brain-based and traditional approaches to classroom instruction.
Caine, R.N., and G. Cain. MAKING CONNECTIONS: TEACHING AND THE HUMAN BRAIN. Addison-Wesley, 1991.
This book discusses the impact of health, stress and teaching approaches on the neuropsychological function of the brain during learning.
Campbell, Linda, Bruce Campbell, and Dee Dickinson. TEACHING AND LEARNING THROUGH MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES. MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1996.
This book presents an extensive review of Howard Gardner's M.I. Theory, along with effective M.I. strategies that emphasize team teaching, student strengths, curriculum, and assessment. In addition, pedagogical implications, community interaction, and classroom diversity are also discussed.
CELEBRATING MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES and SUCCEEDING WITH MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES. MO: New City School, 1994.
Developed for pre-school (age three) through sixth grade students, this resource presents lesson plans designed to promote diversity, communication with parents, and genuine understanding, as well as implement M.I. in the classroom. It offers portfolios and rubrics for linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligences.
Chapman, Carolyn. IF THE SHOE FITS . . . : DEVELOPING MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES IN THE CLASSROOM. Skylight Training and Publishing, Inc., 1993.
Chapman translates Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences into practical teaching methods.
Chapman, Carolyn. MULTIPLE ASSESSMENTS FOR MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES. Skylight Training and Publishing, Inc.
In this book, Chapman illustrates how to use assessment strategies for specific intelligences.
Chapman, Carolyn, and Lynn Freeman. MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES CENTERS AND PROJECTS. Skylight Training and Publishing, Inc.
This is a good resource of materials for classroom activities. It includes blacklines and materials lists that target each intelligence.
Gardner, Howard. CREATING MINDS: AN ANATOMY OF CREATIVITY SEEN THROUGH THE LIVES OF FREUD, EINSTEIN, PICASSO, STRAVINSKY, ELIOT, GRAHAM, AND GANDHI. NY: BasicBooks, 1994.
Howard Gardner illustrates the potential for human creativity and its underlying processes through portraits of historical figures and their achievements.
Gardner, Howard. FRAMES OF MIND: THE THEORY OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES. NY: BasicBooks, 1983.
Howard Gardner challenges the traditional concept as of intelligence as defined by a one-dimensional, general measure of mental ability. Gardner presents evidence for a variety of multiple intelligences inherent in every individual. Originally published in 1983, this edition also reviews recent developments in the field of multiple intelligences.
Gardner, Howard, Mindy L. Kornhaber, and Warren K. Wake. INTELLIGENCE: MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES. Harcourt Brace College Publishers.
This book traces the history of intelligence research from the earliest philosophical roots to current findings in the fields of anthropology, computer science, and neuroscience. The authors also examine the educational, societal, and political implications of intelligence research.
Gardner, Howard. INTELLIGENCE REFRAMED: MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE FOR THE 21 st CENTURY. NY: Basic Books, 1999.
In his newest publication, Gardner reports on the evolution and revisions of the theory of multiple intelligence.
Gardner, Howard. MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES: THE THEORY IN PRACTICE. NY: BasicBooks, 1993.
This resource reviews current and previously published research by Howard Gardner and Project Zero in order to examine and assess educational applications of M.I. theory.
Gardner, Howard. THE UNSCHOOLED MIND: HOW CHILDREN THINK & HOW SCHOOLS SHOULD TEACH. NY: BasicBooks, 1991.
This sequel to FRAMES OF MIND and THE MIND'S NEW SCIENCE, examines why children are failing to maximize their potential and learn. Gardner demonstrates how current educational practices do not correspond to our natural patterns of thinking and learning, and calls for a restructuring of our schools.
Goodrich, Heidi, Thomas Hatch, Gwynne Wiatrowski, and Chris Unger. TEACHING THROUGH PROJECTS: CREATING EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS. Addison Wesley Longman.
Designed for grades 3-6, this resource presents a model for integrated learning through student projects, with focus on helping students to take charge of their own learning.
Gould, Stephen Jay. FULL HOUSE: THE SPREAD OF EXCELLENCE FROM PLATO TO DARWIN. Harmony Books, 1996.
In this book, Gould argues for biological intelligence.
Gould, Stephen Jay. THE MISMEASURE OF MAN. W. W. Norton, 1996.
In Gould's discussion of the Bell Curve, in his best-known book, he sees biology as destiny.
Gould, Stephen Jay. THE PANDA'S THUMB. W. W. Norton, 1992.
Gould's books on evolution and natural history. Haggarty, Brian. NURTURING INTELLIGENCES. Addison-Wesley. This book presents a general introduction to Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences and its application in the classroom, focusing on a grades 4-12 literature curriculum, designed to accommodate diverse learning styles.
Hirsch Jr., E.D. CULTURAL LITERACY. Vintage Books, 1988.
Hirsch argues against the theory of Multiple Intelligences.
Ritchhart, Ron. MAKING NUMBERS MAKE SENSE: A SOURCEBOOK FOR DEVELOPING NUMERACY. Addison-Wesley Longman.
Developed for elementary and middle school students, these lesson plans are designed to motivate students by emphasizing real-world relevance through connections between math and other subject areas.
Sternberg, Robert J. BEYOND IQ: A TRIARCHIC THEORY OF INTELLIGENCE. NY: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Sternberg's Triarchic Theory of Intelligence is complementary to M.I. This is his book in the area of cognitive psychology.
Weber, Ellen. ROUNDTABLE LEARNING: BUILDING UNDERSTANDING THROUGH ENHANCED M.I. STRATEGIES. AZ: Zephyr Press, 1997.
This book presents ways to implement MITA (Multiple Intelligence Teaching Approach) in all classroom levels, but with emphasis on grades 6 and above. It integrates constructivist theories developed by Vigotsky and Gardner into the curriculum design.
Weber, Ellen. STUDENT ASSESSMENT THAT WORKS: A PRACTICAL APPROACH. MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1999.
Designed for teachers and parents, this book provides hands-on resource material and tools to implement M.I. across various disciplines and subjects. It also presents "how-to" activities such as asking probing questions, creating rubrics for alternative and performance-based authentic assessments, and other educational applications of M.I.
Weber, Ellen. CREATIVE LEARNING FROM INSIDE OUT. Vancouver, British Columbia: EduServ Inc., 1995.
This book presents the MITA (Multiple Intelligence Teaching Approach) model for implementation of M.I. across the curriculum in the higher grades.
Gardner, Howard, and Hatch, Thomas. "Multiple Intelligences Go to School" CTE Technical Report Issue No. 4 (March 1990)
This article presents a general overview of M.I. theory and its applications in the classroom.
Gardner, Howard, and Hirsch Jr., E.D., "Two Views on How to Get Johnny to Read and Think." New York Times (September 11, 1999).
Howard Gardner and E.D. Hirsch share their views on the state of education today.
Hoerr, T., ed. "Intelligent Connections: Newsletter of the ASCD Network Teaching for Multiple Intelligences." New City School, 5209 Waterman Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.
Hyland, Aine., ed. "M.I. Bulletin." Dublin, Ireland: University College Cork.
Newsletter on the Multiple Intelligences, Curriculum and Assessment Project.
Morris, C., ed. M.I.-News. Available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email newsletter from Multiple Intelligences Research and Consulting.
"Using Multiple Intelligences in Middle School Reading." FASTBACK 411.CS: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation (1997)
This article addresses the problems of illiteracy and other learning difficulties among middle school children. Following a review of brain-based theories of learning, thinking and reading styles as well as the principles of M.I., the authors' conclusions point to a M.I. curriculum that accommodates a variety of learning styles to enhance and promote reading.
Proust, Marcel. REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST.
Weber, Ellen. "Curriculum for Success."
Professor Ellen Weber of Houghton College, NY examines the implementation of the multiple intelligences model.
ALPS: Active Learning Practices for Schools
Project Zero's site about implementing ideas into classroom practice.
Library of Congress's collection of over fifty extensive multimedia collections available to students for study and use.
Banded Peak Elementary (Alberta, Canada)
Capitol School, The (Alabama)
The Chariho Regional School District (Rhode Island)
On this site, parents test their child's intelligence. Results are informative and concise.
Harvard Project Zero
This site provides information about Project Zero, an educational research group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, led by Howard Gardner and his colleagues. Project Zero seeks to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels.
Key Elementary School and Key Renaissance School (Indianapolis)
Mesa Elementary School (New Mexico)
Jane Carlson-Pickering's page of M.I. lists links, articles, Web sites, and books.
M.I. Smart! Program
Linked to the Sands of the World site, this site illustrates all nine of the intelligences.
MITA (Multiple Intelligence Teaching Approach)
This site presents Ellen Weber's MITA for school reform for high school as well as higher education, including a lesson bank and assessment tasks.
A helpful graphic on Jane Carlson-Pickering's M.I. Smart! Program Web site that clarifies all of the multiple intelligences.
The National Educational Technology Standards
A writing team composed of classroom teachers and representatives from each of the professional organizations.
The New City School (Missouri)
Report to the President on the Use of Technology to Strengthen K-12 Education in the United States
The Ross School (New York)
San Jose Elementary School (Florida)
Sands of the World
This site presents an example of M.I. application in the classroom through a specific learning task about sand from all over the world. The site was created along with her fourth grade class. The M.I. Smart Web site, which illustrates all seven of the intelligences, is linked to this page.
Teaching to the Seven Multiple Intelligences and Lesson Plans
Educators will likely be eager to assess their own learning preferences. Interactive quizzes for adults and students give both groups an opportunity to discover which of the intelligences they use the most.
A yearly competition for teams of students led by teacher/coaches. The competition offers exciting awards in many categories. It is divided into two flights: grades 4-7 and grades 8-12.
ABC News: "Common Miracles: The New American Revolution in Learning" (1993).
Peter Jennings and Bill Blakemore go into schools to interview teachers, parents, administrators, and students to talk about new options in education. ABC News MPI Home Video. Available through IRI Skylight Publishing, Inc. Arlington Heights, Illinios.
Connections. A Spiral Pictures and The Ross Institute production.
For information about this and other productions of the Ross School, visit their Web site.
Shop PBS for Teachers
Go beyond the classroom to take learning to a higher level. PBS' rich educational video resources allow students to explore content from different points of entry. Visit PBS Teachers to find lesson plans that integrate PBS video.
TeacherNet: Inquiry into Sharks, a production of Thirteen/WNET Educational Resources Center. 1999.
Bright Ideas. What a Bright Idea, Inc., P.O. Box 1034, Concord, MA 01742.
In-home educational software.
This educational CD-ROM based on the theory of multiple intelligences develops children's problem-solving skills.
Exploring Our Multiple Intelligences. Produced by Marcia D'Arcangelo and Kathy Checkly. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714.
Educational CD-ROM about multiple intelligences.
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