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Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 29, No 1

August 14, 2019

Happy New School Year! Hi MI Fans, It’s the time of year when schools are embedded in enthusiasm. Everywhere (at least in the Northern hemisphere!), teachers, principals, and students are anticipating the start of another school year. Remember, educators, the kids are as nervous about day #1 as are you! Thinking about the role that MI can play in how classrooms are presented and how the year begins can start […]

Tom Co-Teaching UMSL Graduate Seminar

May 29, 2019

Tom and Dr. Mindy Bier, Associate Director for the UMSL Center for Character and Citizenship, are creating and co-teaching a course this summer, EDUC 6408 Graduate Seminar: Cultivating Virtue in Leaders. It is designed to give K-12 administrators the knowledge and tools to implement character education and SEL in their schools. The classes will be interactive, drawing from students’ experiences and perceptions, and supporting collegial growth. Students will respond to […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 28, No 8

May 23, 2019

Greetings MI Fans! We typically think of MI as a tool to help preschool and K-12 students learn, and that makes a lot of sense. What could be more logical than enabling students to learn through their intelligence-strengths? Yes, students need to master the 3 R’s, but capitalizing on their MI offers them more ways to learn. But the power of MI is just as valid with adults. Our MI […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 28, No 7

March 1, 2019

Greetings! I hope that your school year is going well and that you’re looking at students through all the facets of their intelligences potential. Having an MI perspective means recognizing that people learn differently and have different intelligence-strengths because of their MI Profile. The proof for MI is all around us. Simply look at how others learn and consider what learning approach works best for you. Some people learn linguistically […]

Steve Barkley Podcast: Student Success Skills Pt. 1

January 23, 2019

In January, Tom joined Steve Barkley on an episode of the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud podcast to discuss the five skills needed to create student learning and success.   Listen Now

What Should Be in a Library? An MI Expert Explains

January 17, 2019

In August 2018, MI Expert Dr. Thomas R. Hoerr, Emeritus Head of School at New City School and Scholar In Residence, UMSL College of Education in St. Louis, MO, wrote an article about the questions that informed the design of the Learning Library at the New City School. Below, the article is printed in full and prefaced by a brief comment from Dr. Howard Gardner. If you are over fifty, […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 28, No 6

January 13, 2019

Welcome Readers, I hope that your 2019 has begun in a positive MI way. I hope that you are working to find ways for your kids to use all of their intelligences in learning. Regardless of your day job (or whether you even have a day job), I also hope that you are using the intelligences that give you flow. And, of course, I must ask if you are venturing […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 28, No 5

December 1, 2018

Greetings, MI Fans! Will you be using your Naturalist Intelligence in the near future? Howard Gardner states that intelligence is the ability to solve problems or to create products that are valued within one or more cultural settings, and my experience is that today people give less attention to the Naturalist than other intelligences. This lack of cultural recognition is a reflection of the times in which we live. After […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 28, No 4

November 1, 2018

Hi to MI Fans, What are your strongest intelligences??? A few folks contacted me after the last Intelligence Connections issue when I initially raised the question, and shared their strongest intelligences. The lingustic, logical-mathematical, and interpersonal intelligences were mentioned most often. (Perhaps that is logical since most of the readers are educators?!?) L to R: Armstrong, Hoerr, Shearer, Gardner. Some folks said that they don’t know because they’ve not had […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 28, No 3

October 1, 2018

Greetings MI Fans, What’s your strongest intelligence? If you’re like most people, two or three possibilities come to mind. You may even say, “Well, there are a couple that are equally strong.” While we each have a unique MI profile – some of our intelligences are stronger than others – we all have a few areas of MI strengths. The fact that we possesses strengths in different intelligences has implications […]

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