Multiple Intelligences:

A Three-Part Series

Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences (MI) explains the natural strengths people possess. Intelligences are best viewed as potentials that are either realized or not realized, depending on the context in which they are found. So, once you identify your students' abilities, you can create a learning environment to maximize their potential.

Teaching to children's strengths goes a long way toward creating a learning environment that increases the possibilities for success. On the MI Activities page, you will find a comprehensive listing of all of the projects in the last two articles that correspond to all eight of the intelligences.

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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), World Teacher's Day (10/5), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. (Not to mention the candy, of course!) Take advantage of their enthusiasm with classroom connections and fun activities.