The last 2 SpeechCraft classes have both been about Multiple Intelligences. We use the Birmingham Grid website online assessment, which is designed for middle school and up.
First, we take the online quiz. It tells us our preferences for Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Kinesthetic, Logical, Musical, Naturalistic, Verbal, and Visual learning. Then, we take all of the codes and look at how our class is as a whole, then just the girls, and then, just the boys. Good discussion on data gathering and interpretation!
We then talk about “self-help” tests. That they are only helpful if they really “help” us learn something about ourselves. We are allowed to disagree with the results. Some students do so with great outrage at first! Then, as we learn more about perceptions and misconceptions of what these intelligences are (particularly Interpersonal and Intrapersonal, which are sometimes seen as adversarial for some reason), we adjust our results into a ranking we can live with.
Then, off to Wordle.net. We write in our ranked intelligences, along with words to describe ourselves and our hobbies. We’ve gotten to know each other and ourselves a little better.
Our next unit is “Academic Honesty and Personal Integrity.” We will use what we’ve learned in Multiple Intelligences to decide how we want to present what we’ll learn in the new unit. Stay tuned!