Multiple Intelligence Cautions
Two common mistakes teachers make when beginning to use the theory of multiple intelligences are:
- assuming a student should function primarily in his/her area of strength. In other words, all students can develop all intelligences to an adequate level of competency. Gardner (1995) suggests that the MI approach offers a number of entry points to concepts so that learning opportunities are maximized.
- creating confusion by trying to include all intelligences in one lesson.