Inspired by Dr. Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences, I use the following file to help my students identify their strongest “smart”. I use the included survey to help students narrow their strengths down. I like my students to see how they are smart in more than one way and that being smart is not just based on their grades.
I use the data I collect from this activity to plan my lessons. I try to make sure to meet the needs of my students based on their preferred learning styles. It helps to build a classroom community where students feel their needs are met with respect and understanding.
Included in this file:
-2 page survey for students to take to determine their strongest “smart”.
-8 posters explaining the different types of smart: People, Word, Nature, Art, Self, Body, Logic, and Music
-Stars to use to display students names under, above, or along each poster
-Bulletin Board Letters spelling, “What kind of Smart are you?”
-Suggested Set up for Bulletin Board.
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