Category: Newsletters

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 33, No 3

November 27, 2023

Dear MI Friends, This issue of Intelligence Connections offers thoughts from two teachers who used MI while working at New City School. No surprise, their testimony and enthusiasm speaks volumes! After all, who can speak better to the power of MI than those who taught with and through various intelligences and saw their students grow? Thanks to Eileen Griffiths and Joy Poole for sharing their experiences. First, though, while noting […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 33, No 2

October 10, 2023

Dear MI Fans, What do MI teachers say? For more than 30 years, I’ve used this forum to share the power and potential of MI. Many experts have shared their thoughts and experiences, including Dr. Howard Gardner, the creator of MI. It’s hard to be more of an expert about MI than Gardner, right? Well, not totally. You see, while Howard is an expert for conceiving of MI, the teachers […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 33, No 1

August 14, 2023

Greetings! This issue of Intelligence Connections features Howard Gardner’s reflections on 40 years of Multiple Intelligences. No surprise, his insights and candor are very interesting. But first, it’s August and a new school year is upon us. Let’s begin by thinking about the implications of MI for educators. Do we all learn the same? Nope, and the obvious answer to this question makes the case for the theory of multiple […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 32, No 5

May 17, 2023

Dear MI Fans, AI & MI: Artificial Intelligence and Multiple Intelligences “What are multiple intelligences?” I asked ChatGPT, the new artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Within a few seconds it said: “Multiple intelligences are a theory of intelligence developed by Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner in 1983. It suggests that there are eight different types of intelligence: linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. Each type of intelligence is associated […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 32, No 4

March 9, 2023

Hi MI Fans, Are you ready for Spring Break? A break should be a time for some reflection and relaxation, not simply catching up on tasks, so with the gift of some extra minutes, how about stepping out of your dominant MI? Yep, why not carve a 90-minute block or two so you can engage in an intelligence that isn’t your forte? (Me? I live linguistically so I’m going to […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 32, No 3

January 14, 2023

Greetings MI Fans, This edition of Intelligence Connections features two articles, both of which highlight the value of Multiple Intelligences. The first refers to everyday use of MI and an article by Temple Grandin. The second article, “The Healthy Break: Kinesthetics in the Classroom,” that looks at the importance of exercise in learning. Margarita Mariana Falco, is by an English Language III at the EFL Teacher Training Program at Universidad […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 32, No 2

November 20, 2022

Greetings MI Fans, This newsletter presents two perspectives on MI. First, I write about the hierarchy inherent in the terms “gifted” and “talented,” and argue that we need to expand how we think about “gifted” to include all of the intelligences. Special thanks to Megan Roegner, teacher of gifted students at Lindbergh High School (MO), for helping me ponder this issue. Any errors or misinterpretations, though, are mine. The second […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 32, No 1

September 20, 2022

Greetings Fans of Multiple Intelligences, I hope that your school year has begun on a positive note. Covid hasn’t gone away but life seems getting back to normal in schools. However – and it’s a big however – our students’ scholastic progress slowed during Covid, and many educators have told me that there is a corresponding loss in students’ personal intelligences, their ability to manage themselves and relate to others. […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 31, No 5

May 9, 2022

Greetings MI Fans, Spring has finally sprung in this section of the Northern Hemisphere (MO) and it feels good to be able to use the bodily-kinesthetic intelligence outside. It’s not nearly as much fun to walk on a treadmill as to be outside. That said, years ago Howard Gardner convened the group of us who had written for his book, MI Around the World, and an educator from Norway talked […]

Multiple Intelligences Newsletter, Vol 31, No 4

February 12, 2022

Dear MI Advocates, Here’s a belated Happy 2022! Let’s hope that life is a bit more boring than it was in 2021. But things aren’t boring in education at all. Beyond the debates and inequities that the pandemic has caused, we are seeing a reconsideration of the role of standardized tests, at least in college admissions decisions. The headlines* yell significance: “Harvard Has Dropped Its SAT and ACT Admissions Requirements […]

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