When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices. This is one of many lessons we will be sharing on teaching Judaic content, lesson planning, models of teaching, differentiated and individualized instruction and learning activities designed to transform the classroom into a Jewish community of cooperative learners. The title of this lesson is “How can a teacher discover the multiple intelligences preferences of his or her students”? Since there are 13 elements in each lesson plan we will divide this lesson plan into five parts. Here are the first and second parts of this lesson on how a teacher can discover the multiple intelligence preferences of their students. The third part of this lesson follows.
3. The teacher conducts a classroom discussion on the seven types of 'smarts’ or more formally, the seven 'multiple intelligences'. During the class discussion the teacher distributes and explains this handout on the seven multiple intelligences of Howard Gardner (1983). See the two handouts at the top of this post.
 Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. New York, NY: Basic Books.
In the next post we will share the fourth part of a five part lesson on what a teacher can do to discover the multiple intelligences preferences of his or her students.