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The "Top 10" Resources for MI  and other "brain-based" models

Intelligence Reframed
by Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner details the modern history of intelligence and the development of MI, responds to the myths about MI, and handles FAQs about the theory and its application. He also restates his ideal educational plan which emphasizes deep understanding of subjects from a variety of instructional approaches. Most excitingly, Gardner discusses the possibility for three more intelligences.

Frames of Mind
by Howard Gardner

This tenth anniversary edition of Gardner's ground-breaking research on multiple intelligences features a new introduction that explores the theory's development over the last decade. The book challenges the widely help notion that intelligence is a single general capacity possessed by every individual to a greater or lesser extent . Gardner posits the existence of a number of intelligences that ultimately yield a unique cognitive profile for each person.

 

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (2nd Edition)
by Thomas Armstrong

This revised and expanded book encourages all types of teachers, be they special education teachers, regular classroom teachers, or teachers of students identified as intellectually exceptional, to show a more holistic view that validates students for who they truly are. Armstrong's insights for teaching and learning, recent case studies and research on the effective uses of MI theory represents a welcomed update to his initial 1994 book of the same title.

The Myth of
the ADD Child
by Thomas Armstrong

This book challenges the current diagnoses of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and shows how to deal with hyperactivity and short attention spans through practical strategies for making the most of a child's vitality and creativity. If you have a child (or work with children) who is inattentive and has a hard time sitting still, this book helps you help your, probably very bright, child without the use of drugs and harsh discipline.

If the Shoe Fits
by Carolyn Chapman


This resource translates Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences theory into practical methods for classroom use. It offers teachers information and advice on how to identify and develop student strengths. The rich selection of sample lessons and ideas inspires teachers to apply these ideas in the classroom and motivates teachers to create activities of their own.

Becoming a Multiple
Intelligences School
by Thomas Hoerr

Thomas Hoerr relates a decade's worth of multiple intelligence experiences at St. Louis' New City School. We learn about the staff's initial exposure to MI theory, the many activities (some more successful than others) that were undertaken by faculty. Great emphasis was placed on developing collegiality among staff during this courageous journey.

Teaching & Learning
Through Multiple Intelligences
by Dee Dickensen,
Bruce & Linda Campbell

This resource offers the practical "how tos" of extend the theory of multiple intelligences into effective classroom practice. It describes implications for pedagogy, team teaching, student strengths, curriculum, assessment, community involvement, and diverse classroom models.

Multiple Intelligences
& Student Achievement
by Bruce & Linda Campbell

Campbell and Campbell have put together a book that describes how six schools across the United States have provoked change within their educational systems using the theory of multiple intelligences (MI). It brings us closer to realizing the tremendous potential of teaching with MI.

Begin with the Brain
by Martha Kaufeldt

This book guides you every step of the way to orchestrate and maintain a harmonious classroom. You'll come away with priceless techniques that master teachers discover only through years of teaching. Make your students feel like a part of the team with these no-fuss ways to get rid of distractions that inhibit learning.

Brain Matters
by Pat Wolfe

Everyone agrees that what we do in schools should be based on what we know about how the brain learns. In this book (and audio tape) you have a "minute textbook" on brain functioning, its anatomy, and how it processes information. It examines practical applications of brain-compatible strategies and how to match instruction to how the brain actually learns best.

 

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