Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom

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ASCD, 2009 - Education - 246 pages
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"To respect the many differences between people"--this is what Howard Gardner says is the purpose of learning about multiple intelligences (MI) theory, which holds that the human mind is composed of eight intelligences--linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic--plus a possible ninth (existential). This updated 3rd edition of Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, Thomas Armstrong's bestselling practical guide for educators, includes two new chapters that address the worldwide reach of MI and rebut some common criticisms of the theory.

This new edition includes updated information and resources throughout the text to help educators at all levels apply MI theory to curriculum development, lesson planning, assessment, special education, cognitive skills, educational technology, career development, educational policy, and more. The book includes dozens of practical tips, strategies, and examples from real schools and districts. Armstrong provides tools, resources, and ideas that educators can immediately use to help students of all ages achieve their fullest potential in life.


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This is an excellent resource for masters level students pursuing courses such as curriculum development. It provides cutting edge information on the Multiple Intelligence theory and its many applications. One of the strengths of this book is its menu of ideas and activities that are straight forward and easy to implement. It caters well to eduators at all levels of the education system. An excellent resource for your library at home and in the office. 


1The Foundations of MI Theory
2MI Theory and Personal Development
3Describing Intelligences in Students
4Teaching Students about MI Theory
5MI Theory and Curriculum Development
6MI Theory and Teaching Strategies
7MI Theory and the Classroom Environment
8MI Theory and Classroom Management
13Other Applications of MI Theory
14MI Theory and Existential Intelligence
15MI Theory and Its Critics
16MI Theory Around the Globe
Appendix ARelated MI Resources
Appendix B Related Bookson MI Teaching
Appendix C Examples of MI Lessons and Programs

9The MI School
10MI Theory and Assessment
11MI Theory and Special Education
12MI Theory and Cognitive Skills
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Thomas M. Armstrong is a veteran of the early 1960s civil rights movement in his native Mississippi. He was at the forefront of early protests led by black Southerners for voting rights and equal public accommodations from 1958-1961, resulting in threats that had him running for his life. Mr. Armstrong moved to Chicago where he has resided since 1964. He remains closely allied with other former Freedom Riders and civil rights workers around the country and often speaks at schools and civic organizations such as the African American Leadership Roundtable in Chicago. He has been the subject of scholarly research by respected academics, sought after for major media interviews, and featured in print from critically acclaimed books to a Forbes magazine publication. The documentary "Freedom Riders" will be broadcast nationally on PBS in May 2011 and has been pre-screened at locations around the country from New York to Denver to Los Angeles. The movie is receiving rave reviews and Mr. Armstrong will be a featured panelist at well-publicized events where he will promote his memoir Autobiography of a Freedom Rider.

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