Teaching Instructional Strategies For Students ' Learning Style By Howard Gardener 's Theory Of Multiple Intelligences

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Standard 8: The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
This standard is focused around the concept of using various approaches to teaching instructional content that best applies to each students’ learning style. Howard Gardener’s theory of multiple intelligences asserts that there are approximately eight learning styles, in which most will be represented within a typical classroom. It is essential that educators branch out from his/her normal way of teaching in order to create meaningful learning experiences for each and every student. It is so important for pre-service teachers to understand this standard in order for us to realize that there is not one type of student that we will encounter and teach. All of our lesson plans need to address the various learning styles in order to involve all of our diverse students.
Too often when speaking with my peers I am told, “I was never taught how to study in high school. I just had to figure it out as I went along.” These are typically also the students who don’t study enough or in the most productive manner. In order to address this issue, I feel that it is important to teach my students about the various learning styles, while demonstrating them through my instructions. The lesson plan I have created in relation to this standard…

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