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 through a community building activity”? Since there are 13 elements in each lesson plan we will divide this lesson plan into five parts. Here are the first, second, third and fourth parts of this lesson on how a teacher can discover the multiple intelligence preferences of their students. The fifth part of this lesson follows.
Independent Activities: (Students practice new skill/s or strengthen previously learned skills outside of the class.)
Students individually practice applying (a) the four methods to determine a student's learning styles and multiple intelligence preferences and (b) the four sample learning style assessment questions. Students can record their comments on the first handout at the top of this post.
Closure: (Activity that summarizes and ends the lesson)
Summarize the lesson by completing the second handout at the top of this post.
In the next post we will discuss other interventions a teacher can implement to reach all of his or her students.