Do you teach your students how they are smart in many ways? Sharing Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory with them is a great way to start the year and allow students to discover their own unique abilities. If you decided to tackle that challenge, you’ll find this kid-friendly survey to be an excellent way to get started. You can download this MI Survey for Kids from my Teaching Resources website where you’ll find other resources for teaching MI theory.
It’s actually very easy to use, but because it appears a bit confusing, I created this slidecast tutorial that explains exactly what to do and where to find additional resources on this topic. Before you use this with kids, you might even want to try it yourself! You might be surprised with the results!
This survey is something I developed to use in my own 5th grade classroom, so I won’t claim that it’s research-based. But it is a useful tool when presented as a fun activity rather than a true assessment. Teaching your students how people are smart in many ways can be very empowering, and most students enjoy the process of discovering how they learn best.
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