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Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligences

The Howard Gardner 8 Multiple Intelligences system (which has evolved into the “9 Multiple Intelligences”) is the inspiration for what we are now calling simply “Multiple Intelligences” or “Multi-Intelligence” for short. The original Gardner 8 Intelligences differentiated intelligence into 8 specific (primarily sensory) “modalities” rather than seeing it as dominated by a single general ability. This page is meant to function as an ever-expanding archive of open source, free-shared, and duplicable Howard Gardner 8 Multiple Intelligences inspired ideas that we expect to expand beyond the 9 Intelligences currently identified by the Howard Gardner system. As we expand this component even further we will continue to organize the information here into the primary components of the One Community Education ProgramCurriculum for LifeTeaching Strategies for LifeLearning Tools and Toys for Life, and building The Ultimate Classroom. These components are designed to be combined to create endless “Lesson Plans for Life” purposed to grow and evolve what we feel will be the most comprehensive, effective, and diversely applicable free-education program and resource archive in the world. The One Community Foundations of Teaching, Leadership, and Communicating, combined with a collaborative Evaluation and Evolution Component (Portfolio Creation and Maintenance), help us to further grow and adapt both the program and as individuals.

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Howard Gardner 8 Multiple Intelligences

If you have ideas from the Howard Gardner 8 Multiple Intelligences style of teaching that you feel should be added to this developing resource guide, please use our Education for Life Collaborative Input Page. Thus far our research into the Gardner 8 Intelligences has focused on the theory of multiple intelligences, 8 intelligences test, expanded 9 Intelligences system, and how to apply these. Our goal is to list here what we feel are the best, simplest, and most usable tools with application and benefit for all ages?

NOTE: One Community does not believe there is any one system that is the best. It is our Highest Good of All philosophy to look at all systems and all methodologies. Our goal is to learn and integrate everything we can to better inspire and create the Education for Life program as an open source and free-shared globally collaborative and accessible program available to positively contribute to the education of anyone who chooses to use it.

Here is our continually evolving list of Multi-Intelligences inspired ideas divided into the categories of the Education for Life program:

8 Intelligences Foundations of Leadership, Teaching, and Communicating

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● Be aware of the different intelligences and teach to as many simultaneously as possible
● Initiate conversation and sharing and encourage it between and with students as much as possible
● Hands on touching, smelling, etc. (ex. plants/rocks, etc. outdoors) is preferable to pictures in a book
● Use visualization to practice the steps or sequence of a task before starting the activity
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8 Intelligences Curriculum Ideas

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● Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (“Body Smart”): The capacity to manipulate objects and use a variety of physical skills. This intelligence also involves a sense of timing and the perfection of skills through mind–body union. Athletes, dancers, surgeons, and craftspeople exhibit well-developed bodily kinesthetic intelligence
● Existential Intelligence: Sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence, such as the meaning of life, who are we, why do we die, how did we get here, where is humanity heading, etc.?
● Interpersonal Intelligence (“People Smart”): The ability to understand and interact effectively with others. It involves effective verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to note distinctions among others, sensitivity to the moods and temperaments of others, and the ability to entertain multiple perspectives. Teachers, social workers, actors, and politicians all exhibit interpersonal intelligence. Young adults with this kind of intelligence are leaders among their peers, are good at communicating, and seem to understand others’ feelings and motives
● Intra-personal Intelligence (“Self Smart”): The capacity to understand oneself and one’s thoughts and feelings, and to use such knowledge in planning and directioning one’s life. Intra-personal intelligence involves not only an appreciation of the self, but also of the human condition. It is evident in psychologists, spiritual leaders, and philosophers. These young adults may be shy. They are very aware of their own feelings and are self-motivated
● Linguistic Intelligence (“Word Smart”): The ability to think in words and to use language to express and appreciate complex meanings. Linguistic intelligence allows us to understand the order and meaning of words and to apply meta-linguistic skills to reflect on our use of language. Linguistic intelligence is the most widely shared human competence and is evident in poets, novelists, journalists, and effective public speakers. Young adults with this kind of intelligence enjoy writing, reading, telling stories or doing crossword puzzles
● Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (“Number/Reasoning Smart”): The ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses, and carry out complete mathematical operations. It enables us to perceive relationships and connections and to use abstract, symbolic thought; sequential reasoning skills; and inductive and deductive thinking patterns. Logical intelligence is usually well developed in mathematicians, scientists, and detectives. Young adults with lots of logical intelligence are interested in patterns, categories, and relationships. They are drawn to arithmetic problems, strategy games, and experiments
● Musical Intelligence (“Musical Smart”): The capacity to discern pitch, rhythm, timbre, and tone. This intelligence enables us to recognize, create, reproduce, and reflect on music, as demonstrated by composers, conductors, musicians, vocalist, and sensitive listeners. There is often an affective connection between music and the emotions; and mathematical and musical intelligences may share common thinking processes. Young adults with this kind of intelligence are usually singing or drumming to themselves. They are usually quite aware of sounds others may miss
● Naturalist Intelligence (“Nature Smart”): Designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations). This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef. It is also speculated that much of our consumer society exploits the naturalist intelligence
● Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”): The ability to think in three dimensions. Core capacities include mental imagery, spatial reasoning, image manipulation, graphic and artistic skills, and an active imagination. Sailors, pilots, sculptors, painters, and architects all exhibit spatial intelligence. Young adults with this kind of intelligence may be fascinated with mazes or jigsaw puzzles, or spend free time drawing or daydreaming
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8 Intelligences Teaching Strategies

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● Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (“Body Smart”): Developing agility through playing catch or jumping from rock to rock across water
● Existential Intelligence: Ability to watch births, listen to people who have experienced being in a coma or watch documentaries on these subjects
Interpersonal Intelligence (People Smart”): Sharing is a way for young children to learn from each other and use their interpersonal intelligence
● Intra-personal Intelligence (“Self Smart”): Understanding of one’s self and the ability to act according to this knowledge. This is accomplished by modeling true-felt emotions with young children, creating a setting where expressing emotions is encouraged and children are allowed to observe the range of emotions of others
● Linguistic Intelligence (“Word Smart”): Provide time for book reading and encourage story telling
● Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (“Number/Reasoning Smart”): Categorization is developmentally appropriate for young children to adopt mathematical intelligence by learning how to identify similarities and differences in all things, no matter how unrelated, and then categorizing them
● Musical Intelligence (“Musical Smart”): Listening to music each day (kids lie down & listen) – the next step is to re-create different sounds, pitch, and tones heard
● Naturalist Intelligence (“Nature Smart”): Study the natural world as to be a farmer, geologist, scientist by touching, seeing, and smelling plants/rocks, etc outdoors rather than looking at pictures in a book. Using a book is still a critical learning ability, but not the only way, and for some, not the best way
● Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”): Allow yourself to be voice guided, using your imagination to see the story being told, then take time to draw what you visualized. Grow spatial intelligence when learning a choreographed dance. Watch the steps, visualize the dance, then practice the movement. This act of learning dance combines spatial, bodily, mathematical, and musical intelligences
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8 Intelligences Tearning Tools and Toys

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● Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (“Body Smart”): The use of manipulatives in teaching math is an excellent example of the combination of Body-Kinesthetic and Logical-mathematical
● Existential Intelligence: “Presencing” with any object – consider its history, meaning, and existence at every level in relation to you and everything else
● Interpersonal Intelligence (“People Smart”): A good way to grow interpersonal intelligence is to train to be an Eastern Health Care Practitioner. One diagnoses by listening to another, looking: seeing colors of another’s skin or face, smelling smells of another, palpitating, asking questions. Re-phrase what you were told by the recipient back to the recipient to make sure you understood correctly, if so the team can move forward
● Intra-personal Intelligence (“Self Smart”): Daily yoga, meditation or whatever title you desire to call ‘time to self focus’ but with a mentor to be there if questions arise from within
● Linguistic Intelligence (“Word Smart”): Computer program ‘game’, provide the list of words (for ex) that you are to memorize spelling and definition, the computer generates a ‘game’ out of your content to which you can ‘play’ to learn
● Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (“Number/Reasoning Smart”): Can use a computer program to create/output architecture when input geometrical equations, therefore you can immediately ‘see’ the equation workable or not. Another tool for learning logical intelligence in a more rural environment is to give a child money to use to purchase food for X amount of people, go with them but in silence through a farmers market, allow them to make decisions, when back home discuss what they decided and provide any other thoughts that could have worked out better, if there is any.  They will begin to think with logical/mathematical intelligence
● Musical Intelligence (“Musical Smart”): Using songs for counting, colors, names, and other aspects of learning that need to be memorized
● Naturalist Intelligence (“Nature Smart”): Caretaking animals, having a pet, milking a goat~ making cheese, camping outdoors, gathering food for dinner (farm to mouth)… all examples that create a deep appreciation of nature, therefore initiating a way to learn about natural intelligence
● Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”): Interactive computer simulated video creation program, enables one to create outlines, skeletons, plans, completed work with graphics, art, colors, sound, motion, 3D instantaneously. Rather than only to participate in solving a jigsaw puzzle, now you can create one
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8 Intelligences Classroom Design

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● Nature area for taking care of plants and animals
● Mini construction site to learn geometry & design
● Classroom kitchen set up to learn chemistry and math
● Group circles on the floor for learning math and other traditionally structured subjects
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Montessori   ●   Waldorf   ●   Orff   ●   Reggio   ●   Bloom’s Taxonomy   ●   Study Tech

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You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called."
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