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Multiple Intelligences and Portfolios: A Window into the Learners Mind

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ISBN-13: 978-0325003634
ISBN-10: 0325003637
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About the Author

Evangeline Harris Stefanakis teaches at Lesley College and is a research associate at Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her current work, with educators and schools, focuses on assessing and teaching diverse learners in bilingual, special education, and community-based programs.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 13 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 8
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Heinemann (February 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0325003637
  • ISBN-13: 978-0325003634
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,089,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the book that teachers need to read when thinking about how to assess kids using the theory of multiple intelligences (MI theory). It provides lots of practical tips, teacher anecdotes, forms, guidelines, and examples to steer any teacher from kindergarten through high school toward documenting a child's progress in school in all subject areas in a way that celebrates their multiple intelligences. The book includes excellent contributions from Lynn Stuart, principal of the Cambridgeport School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Jill Harrison Berg, a middle-school teacher at the school, regarding how MI and assessment work together effectively in a way that honors children's lives in a public school setting. Of particular value is the CD which comes with the book, which includes examples of different student portfolios showing samples of math, reading, writing, art, and projects in science, social studies, and other areas. What I especially love about the book is its respectful and gentle attitude toward kids. Most assessment approaches in education are disempowering and alienating to children. In such cases the teacher exercises arbitrary power over the student: plucking work from the child's hands, sitting in judgement over it, and then summarily throwing it back on the child's desk. This book is quite different. It suggests that the teacher assess in the true sense of the word (assess actually means "to sit beside"), by sitting alongside of the child, going through her work, and helping her to articulate her own understandings of what she has created. The author of this book, Harvard professor Dr. Evangeline Harris Stefanakis has worked directly with the creator of the theory of multiple intelligences, Dr.Read more ›
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Fascinating and insightful....a must read!
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