From hand raising to popsicle sticks, clickers to smartphones, classroom polling is an effective way to gauge students understanding of the material, to generate classroom discussion, or even to give one shy student an opportunity to voice their opinion.
While the technology has evolved from coloured popsicle sticks to Classroom Response Systems, the pedagogical principles of student polling have remained the same. Instructors today have many options for gauging understanding on the fly in the classroom. Continue reading
Dr. Howard Gardner speaks about The Multiple Intelligence Theory in the videos below. A few highlights of these
Human beings have very different kinds of strengths and it is important in how we learn. We can assess and teach people in different ways to enhance their learning experience. Teaching one way to all students is looked upon as an unfair education.
Everything can be taught in more than one way. There are 8 intelligences but that does not mean we need to teach in 8 different ways, but rather that there are multiple ways to teach and instructors and students can benefit from trying different teaching approaches.