What is this seminar about?
When you ask your students "Did you know you've got
Eight Kinds of Smart which are already inside of
you?" they will be enthralled. It comes as a new and exciting
self-knowledge. Their self-esteem is boosted. Their esteem for their
fellow classmates is raised. They suddenly can become advocates for
their own learning. They become more active and responsible learners.
This seminar focuses on the "how tos" of teaching students about
multiple intelligences as part of their regular school experience. It
also deals with how to help parents more fully understand the theory
and practice of multiple intelligences. The seminar demonstrates the
process for creating curriculum-based learning exercises to help
students "get to know themselves intellectually" and techniques for
activating the full spectrum of their own eight intelligences in
school and beyond school.
How will I benefit?
Learn how get your students "hooked" on learning about how they learn.
You can create intelligence learning exercises which easily fit in
with what you're already teaching, but which also leads students to
more fully understand and appreciate their own Eight Kinds
• You'll be able to plan activities which lead students deeply
into recognizing the eight intelligences in themselves and their
• You'll know how to recognize "where students are" in their
understanding of their own multiple intelligences and how to lead them
to deeper levels.
• You'll learn 20 mini-exercises which teach about the intelligences
and over 150 specific adaptations of the exercises for use with the
• You'll discover a process for helping parents understand the
Eight Kinds of Smart in themselves and their children and how
the intelligences can be used at home.
What will I learn?
The seminar provides a model for incorporating "meta-intelligence" -
teaching ABOUT multiple intelligence - into your regular daily
instruction in such a way that it is natural and not an "add on" to
the curriculum. Specifically you'll learn:
1. Four "meta-intelligence" levels. Learn about four
levels of teaching students about the Eight Kinds of Smart and how to
move them from a basic awareness of multiple intelligence to its
strategic use in school and beyond.
2. Exploration and discovery exercises. Experiment
with mini-exercises you can use to help students' understanding of
their own intelligences and to develop respect for the different kinds
of smarts in their classmates.
3. Designing and Using a "Parallel Curriculum". Learn
how to create an multiple intelligence-curriculum in tandem with the
academic curriculum so students continue learning about the eight
intelligences in and through their learning of the required curricular
4. Teaching parents about multiple intelligences.
Learn how to share the information on multiple intelligences with
parents including ideas for parents' training workshops dealing with
how to "nurture" the intelligences in their children at home.
5. MI implementation planning. Evaluate the progress you're
making in your own classroom, school, and district and create plans
for encouraging a more extensive implementation of MI at all levels of
your classroom, school, and district.
The format of this
workshop is a "practicum", and therefore, it is a "working session" in
which participants actually experience a wide range of learning
activities for helping students understand and appreciate their own
multiple intelligences. The practicum provides an opportunity to
create an ongoing, parallel curriculum for teaching students about
their own intelligence while they are learning and studying the
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