Howard Gardner's groundbreaking theory applied for classroom use...
This important book offers a practical guide to understanding how Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) can be used in the classroom. Gardner identified eight different types of intelligence: linguistic, logical, spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, naturalist, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Celebrating Every Learner describes the characteristics of each type of intelligence and follows up with ready-to-use lesson plans and activities that teachers can use to incorporate MI in their pre-K through 6 classrooms.
Hoerr is the author of a bi-monthly column for Educational Leadership as well as the editor of the "Intelligence Connections" e-newsletter.
Would you try another book written by the authors or narrated by Traber Burns?
As an audiobook, not at all. As a written work, I doubt it would stand up as a meaningful work either.
What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
The book itself was almost purely descriptive with almost no reference to empirical research (apart from citing the occasional big name without explaining what they have done research wise, and thus how they reached their conclusions), nor application of theory to practice (and vice versa). Instead a series chapters were consistently set with a very weak overview of the type of 'intelligence' covered, then a list a possible school activities were hastily and repeatably covered with little explanation of how these activities would be applied to and strengthen any particular intelligence set. I also got the uncomfortable impression this book was a not-so-hidden advertisement for their multiple-intelligences school (which failed dismally).
How did the narrator detract from the book?
By accepting the contract in the first place. Truth be told, I do not blame the narrator, but he should be more picky in what he presents in the future.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
none I can think of
Any additional comments?
After listening to over 30 audiobooks in the last year or so, this is the first time I've been motivated to write a review, and I solely write it to suggest that you should not waste your money on this book.