Friend and colleague, Thomas Hoerr, notes this change in the ESSA law, too. He describes eloquently how his former school, New City School, in St. Louis uses multiple intelligences-inspired curriculum so that “our school was filled with students and teachers who were excited about learning.” New City became a model MI school that has introduced thousands of educators from around the world on the benefits of teaching with MI in mind.
“At my school…students read about the U.S. Civil War. But they also watch videos, access museum websites, touch artifacts, and visit nearby relevant locations. And although they take tests and write reports, they also build dioramas, draw timelines, develop plays with characters presenting differing points of view, and create poems or music that capture the times and tensions of that era.”
Read Tom’s inspiring article here.