Goals for MI Inspired Teaching
Howard Gardner describes four important ways that the Multiple Intelligences can be used to enhance instruction and education.
Goal 1: Personalize Instruction – this involves taking serious the differences in learning. The emphasis is on recognizing and activating MI strengths in the service of new learning
Goal 2: Teach with a Variety: Use several different intelligences to teach an important skill / concept or content.
Goal 3: Classroom & Community Connections: Build bridges between the home / community and classroom activities. This includes guiding students to valued community roles and careers matched with their MI strengths.
Goal 4: A philosophical discussion regarding the purpose of schooling: Answer the “Why?” question for students. “Why should I know this? Why should I be able to do this?” These answers will provide a larger and practical context for using the new knowledge or skill.