LOGO LOGO LOGO Welcome to your 8th grade YEAR PLAN This series of slides is designed to help you think about your 8th grade year; and To help you put together your thoughts in a way that you can easily share with your teachers, parents and others who might help you achieve your goals this year. LOGO Instructions for your LIFE PLAN The slides with a gray background will give you directions. LOGO When you are done with the direction you will delete the gray slide. LOGO LOGO Instructions, continued The slides that are currently white are where you will put your answers to the directions. LOGO LOGO When you delete the gray slides you will be left with the slides that will tell others about your goals for this year. Instructions, continued LOGO LOGO You may want the white slides to look different. You may change the background. You may add a school or personal logo on the side of the screen. You may add animation to words or clipart. You can add photos, clips of music or video. To change the appearance of all the slides, you will need to change the “master slide” found in “view”. (ask your teacher for help.) LOGO Instructions, continued LOGO This is just a tool. This PowerPoint presentation will LOGO LOGO Help you develop a more clear set of goals. Visually show people who you are so that they can better guide you toward the goals you have for your 8th grade year. Instructions, continued LOGO The next slides will be the first slide of your presentation. You may leave it as is or find other graphics. LOGO The slide after that will have your picture and name. Your teacher will help you with inserting your photo. LOGO My Personal Presentation LOGO LOGO LOGO LOGO Let me tell you about myself LOGO picture LOGO My name is LOGO I go to _____ High School LOGO I live in _____, ____. LOGO Introduction Picture Of School ? Interests Identifying what you currently like and dislike helps: LOGO •You know yourself better as a person and as a learner. •You set goals for yourself. •People get to know you better. LOGO Activity: •Participate in the class discussion •Complete the Individual Interest Inventory LOGO •Find pictures to represent your top three likes and dislikes for your presentation, insert them in the next two pages. Interests instructions LOGO My Interests These are things I like to do. LOGO bicycling LOGO swimming Cooking and eating LOGO My Interests These are things I’m not so crazy about. LOGO Housework Cold weather LOGO Messy things Abilities LOGO Identifying what you find easier and harder to do helps you to find a better match between what you can do and what is required of you in 8th grade: LOGO Activity: •Participate in the class discussion. •Complete the Personal Abilities Assessment. LOGO •Find pictures for your presentation that represent the top three things you find easy to do and the three things you find harder to do. Abilities instructions LOGO Things that are easy for me. LOGO LOGO Talking with my friends Shopping Knowing my directions LOGO Things that are harder for me. LOGO Listening to speeches LOGO Drawing and painting Lifting things What does this information say about me? LOGO Your likes/dislikes, the things you find easy to do, the things that you struggle with are very important clues to three things: • The way you are smart. LOGO • How you can best learn. • And how you can use this information to do better in school Activity: LOGO Keep on reading and doing the suggested activities on the next slides HOW you are SMART LOGO New brain research has determined that everyone has at least eight different kinds of “smarts”. This is called Multiple Intelligences Theory or “MI” for short. This is a new way of thinking about what it means to be “smart”. It means that there are more ways to be smart than being good at reading, writing and math. LOGO LOGO HOW you are SMART LOGO LOGO LOGO "An intelligence is the ability to solve problems, or to create products, that are valued [by others]." -- Howard Gardner, Frames of Mind, 19933. HOW you are SMART LOGO People can have more brain power in some areas of “smarts” than in other areas. This means learning occurs best when learning uses the strongest type of brain power. You can also strengthen those areas in which you are weaker. As logical as this sounds, it is a revolutionary concept. Many adults and some teachers are not aware of this new research. LOGO LOGO HOW you are SMART LOGO If you understand your “MI” you can help improve your learning at school, at work, and throughout the rest of your life. LOGO LOGO Let’s explore your MI. How are you smart? A guide for exploring your multiple intelligences Words Verbal/Linguistic Numbers Logical/Mathematic Pictures Visual/Spatial Body Kinesthetic Self Intrapersonal People Interpersonal (Inter-people) Music Musical/Rhythmic People are smart in different ways. This idea is called Multiple Intelligences (MI). Nature Naturalist How are you smart? Find out your strongest way you are smart. Take a fun quiz online. There are many different quizzes online to help you discover how you are smart. Take the following quiz to see how you are smart. Be sure to read the directions before you go to the web site. AFTER you complete the quiz: Print your results Minimize the quiz window to return to this presentation Go to Literacyworks.org CLICK HERE How are you smart? 1. From your printout, write your scores on your worksheet “How you Are Smart - Top Three” 2. Circle your top three scores. These are how you are most “smart”. 3. On the next slide show your three smarts by deleting all the icons except for your top three. LOGO LOGO LOGO Of 8 different ways to be smart, this is how I am most smart: Words Verbal/Linguistic Numbers Logical/Mathematic Self Intrapersonal People Interpersonal (Inter-people) Pictures Visual/Spatial Body Kinesthetic Music Musical/Rhythmic Nature Naturalist Delete all but your three strongest smarts and arrange to your liking. Delete this message when you are done. How are you smart and how do you best learn? 1. On the worksheet “ HOW you are SMART, How you BEST LEARN”, write your three top “smarts” in the left column. 2. Select three things that describe you the best from the descriptions for each of your top three “smarts”. Write those descriptions in the middle column. 3. Explore your top three “smarts”. Follow the directions on the next slide. 4. Select three suggestions from the list that you think could help you to learn better. 5. Write those suggestions in the right hand column for each “smart”. Discover the ways you can learn best Click on an icon to go to the specific “smart” page. There are two pages for each “smart”. The second page is a list of ways that kids can best learn. Select three ways you learn best to put in your chart The arrows at the bottom of the page will help you move back to this page. Words Verbal/Linguistic Numbers Logical/Mathematic Pictures Visual/Spatial Body Kinesthetic EXIT Self Intrapersonal People Interpersonal (Inter-people) Music Musical/Rhythmic Nature Naturalist Word Smart Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence (Word Smart) is the capacity to use language, your native language, and perhaps other languages, to express what's on your mind and to understand other people. Poets really specialize in linguistic intelligence, but any kind of writer, orator, speaker, lawyer, or a person for whom language is an important stock in trade, highlights linguistic intelligence. SHAKESPEARE LONGFELLOW AGATHA CHRISTIE MARGERY WILLIAMS MAYA ANGELOU HEMINGWAY ROBERT FROST MARK TWAIN STEINBECK J.K. ROWLINGS LOUISA MAY ALCOTT NEXT ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING PAGE © j. carlson-pickering 1997 M.I. Smart! Program Word Smart kids learn best by: If this is one of your “smarts” pick three ways you think you could learn best and write them on your worksheet “HOW You Are SMART. How you can BEST LEARN”. Writing letters, poems, stories, descriptions Leading an oral discussion or debate Creating audio tapes Giving an oral presentation Writing or giving a news report Developing questions for, and conducting an interview Presenting a radio drama Creating a slogan Writing their own story problems Keeping a journal or diary Writing a verbal defense Creating a word game to go along with your present topic Doing storytelling Writing all types of humor/jokes TO 8 SMARTS http://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/curriculum/MISmart/mi_smart.html#the%20intelligences Math Smart Logical/Mathematical Intelligence People with highly developed logical/mathematical intelligences (math smart) understand the underlying principles of some kind of cause and effect, the way a scientist or a logician does; or can manipulate numbers, quantities, and operations, the way a mathematician does. Archimedies Copernicus Pythagoras Sir Isaac Newton Einstein Kepler © j. carlson-pickering 1997 M.I. Smart! Program Galileo Euclid Pascal NEXT PAGE Math Smart kids, may best learn by: If this is one of your “smarts” pick three ways you think you could learn best and write them on your worksheet “HOW You Are SMART. How you can BEST LEARN”. Listing or organizing facts Using deductive reasoning skills Using abstract symbols and formulas Solving logic and/or story problems Doing brainteasers Analyzing data Using graphic organizers Working with number sequences Computing or Calculating Deciphering codes Forcing relationships/Syllogisms Creating or finding patterns Hypothesizing/Conducting an experiment TO 8 SMARTS http://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/curriculum/MISmart/mi_smart.html#the%20intelligences Visual/Spatial Intelligence Spatial intelligence refers to the ability to represent the space in your mind – the way a sailor or airplane pilot navigates the large spatial world, or the way a chess player or sculptor understands issues of placement in a space. Spatial intelligence can be used in the arts or in the sciences. If you are spatially intelligent and oriented toward the arts, you are more likely to become a painter or sculptor or architect than, say a musician or a writer. Similarly, certain sciences like anatomy or topology emphasize spatial intelligence. Michelangelo Van Gogh Rembrandt I.M. Pei Picasso Leonardo Da Vinci Monet Diane Arbus Frank Lloyd Wright Steven Spielberg Annie Liebovitz Mary Cassatt Grandma Moses Meryl Streep Georgia O'Keefe © j. carlson-pickering 1997 M.I. Smart! Program NEXT PAGE Visual Smart kids may learn best by: If this is one of your “smarts” pick three ways you think you could learn best and write them on your worksheet “HOW You Are SMART. How you can BEST LEARN”. Creating charts, posters, graphs, or diagrams Creating a Web page or PowerPoint project Making a videotape or film Creating pie charts, bar graphs, etc. Making a photo album Creating a collage Making a mobile or sculpture Designing a mindmap Making a map Using color and shape Developing or using Guided Imagery Understanding color schemes Pretending to be someone else, or something else. TO 8 SMARTS http://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/curriculum/MISmart/mi_smart.html#the%20intelligences Body Smart Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence Bodily/Kinesthetic intelligence, (body smart) is the capacity to use your whole body or parts of your body: (your hands, your fingers, your arms), to solve a problem, make something, or put on some kind of production. The most evident examples are people in athletics or the performing arts, particularly when dancing or acting. Barishnakov Cathy Rigby Michael Jordan David Copperfield Marceau Harry Houdini © j. carlson-pickering 1997 M.I. Smart! Program Tiger Woods Charlie Chaplin Marcel Mia Hamm NEXT PAGE Body Smart kids may best learn by: If this is one of your “smarts” pick three ways you think you could learn best and write them on your worksheet “HOW You Are SMART. How you can BEST LEARN”. Creating a dance or movement sequence Role Playing Using physical gestures to communicate an idea Performing a skit or play Making manipulatives Building a model Performing Martial Arts Making a board or floor game Putting together a puzzle Creating and/or participating in a scavenger hunt Performing a pantomime Demonstrating sports games TO 8 SMARTS http://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/curriculum/MISmart/mi_smart.html#the%20intelligences Self Smart Intrapersonal Intelligence Intrapersonal intelligence, (self smart) refers to having an understanding of yourself, of knowing who you are, what you can do, what you want to do, how you react to things, which things to avoid, and which things to gravitate toward. We are drawn to people who have a good understanding of themselves because those people tend not to screw up. They tend to know what they can do. They tend to know what they can’t do. And they tend to know where to go if they need help. NEIL ARMSTRONG CHARLES LINDBERGH SIR EDMOND HIlLARY HELEN KELLER JOAN OF ARC CLARA BARTON © j. carlson-pickering 1997 M.I. Smart! Program COLUMBUS CLEOPATRA LEIF ERICSSON NEXT PAGE Self Smart kids may best learn by: If this is one of your “smarts” pick three ways you think you could learn best and write them on your worksheet “HOW You Are SMART. How you can BEST LEARN”. Keeping a journal or diary Setting short/long-term goals Learning why and how the content under study is important in real life Describing his/her feelings about a subject Evaluating his/her own work Describing his/her personal strengths Carrying out an independent project Writing or drawing a personal history of his/her work Creating his/her own schedule and environment for completing classwork Having silent reflection time Being allowed to emotionally process information Tracking the steps used to reach a conclusion Using focusing and/or concentration skills Using higher-order reasoning skills Complex guided imagery TO 8 "Centering" practices Thinking strategies SMARTS http://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/curriculum/MISmart/mi_smart.html#the%20intelligences People Smart Interpersonal Intelligence Interpersonal intelligence, (people smart) is understanding other people. It’s an ability we all need, but is at a premium if you are a teacher, clinician, salesperson, or a politician. Anybody who deals with other people has to be skilled in the interpersonal sphere. Abraham Lincoln Dr. Joyce Brothers Martin Luther King Jesse Jackson George Washington Oprah Winfrey Rev. Billy Graham Ghandi © j. carlson-pickering 1997 M.I. Smart! Program NEXT PAGE People Smart kids may best learn by: If this is one of your “smarts” pick three ways you think you could learn best and write them on your worksheet “HOW You Are SMART. How you can BEST LEARN”. Creating group rules Group projects Acting in a play or simulation Conducting an interview Creating "phone buddies" for homework Person-to-person communication Cooperative learning strategies (working in small groups) Collaborative skills (teamwork) Giving and/or receiving feedback Teaching someone else something new Learning from someone outside of school Seeking other points of view Sensing other's motives Intuiting other's feelings TO 8 Empathy practices SMARTS Establishing a division of labor http://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/curriculum/MISmart/mi_smart.html#the%20intelligences Music Smart Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence Musical Rhythmic Intelligence, (music smart), is the capacity to think in music, to be able to hear patterns, recognize them, and perhaps manipulate them. People who have strong musical intelligence don't just remember music easily - they can't get it out of their minds, it's ever present. Mozart Gershwin John Lennon Carole King Bach Haydn Stevie Wonder John Williams Beethoven Debussy Tchaikovsky Chopin Burt Bacharach Carlos Santana © j. carlson-pickering 1997 M.I. Smart! Program NEXT PAGE Music Smart kids may best learn by: If this is one of your “smarts” pick three ways you think you could learn best and write them on your worksheet “HOW You Are SMART. How you can BEST LEARN”. Writing or singing a curriculum song in the content area Developing and/or using rhythmic patterns as learning aids Composing a melody Changing the words to a song Finding song titles that help explain content Creating a musical game or collage Identifying music that helps students study Using musical vocabulary as metaphors Creating, designing, and building a musical instrument Incorporating environmental sounds into a project or presentation Using percussion vibrations TO 8 Showing or explaining tonal patterns SMARTS http://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/curriculum/MISmart/mi_smart.html#the%20intelligences Nature Smart Naturalist Intelligence Naturalist intelligence is the human ability to differentiate among living things (plants, animals) as well as a sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations). It also is used to distinguish differences in everyday things like cars, sneakers, and kinds of makeup. Certain kinds of sciences use this kind of intelligence to recognize patterns. This ability is obviously important as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it is also important in such roles as botanist or chef. Galileo Lewis & Clark Diana Fossey Rachael Carson Jane Goodall John Muir John Audubon Jacques Costeau Sacajawea © j. carlson-pickering 1997 M.I. Smart! Program NEXT PAGE Nature Smart kids may learn best by: If this is one of your “smarts” pick three ways you think you could learn best and write them on your worksheet “HOW You Are SMART. How you can BEST LEARN”. Categorizing species of plants and animals Developing an outdoor classroom Collecting objects from nature Making celestial observations Using scientific equipment for observing nature Initiating projects on the food chain, water cycle, or environmental issues Predicting problems in nature related to human habitation Joining an environmental/wildlife protection group Finding/reporting/researching local/global environmental concerns Building and labeling collections of natural objects from a variety of sources TO 8 SMARTS http://www.chariho.k12.ri.us/curriculum/MISmart/mi_smart.html#the%20intelligences How you are SMART LOGO LOGO Knowing how you are most “smart” can help teachers. It can help teachers select ways for you to learn that best match how you are smart. Activity: •Participate in the class discussion •Look at your answers in the third column of your “How you are smart” worksheet. LOGO •Select 5 ways you think you could best learn. Select words and/or pictures for the next slide of your presentation. Personality traits instructions LOGO This means that I could best learn by: Making a video or film Working in small groups LOGO Learning to a rhythm beat Acting out a skit LOGO Making charts to explain things Personality Traits/Characteristics LOGO LOGO People describe you with words that set you apart from other people. Some of these words are often used for references and recommendations for a job or for post-secondary education. What words would be used if someone wrote a recommendation for you? Activity: •Participate in the class discussion •Complete the Personality Profile Worksheet. LOGO •Select 5 words to put in your presentation that you feel best describe you. Personality traits instructions LOGO LOGO LOGO This is how people describe me Procrastinator Out-going LOGO LOGO LOGO Now let’s talk about school School: Strengths LOGO School Strengths How you are doing in school now will influence what you will need to do to get what you want in the future. What do you think are your strengths in school right now? (Think about some of those words that people use to describe you. Do they apply to how you do in school?) •Do you follow instructions, complete assignments? LOGO •Do you pay attention to detail and make sure that you do your very best? Do you work at something until its done? •Are you better in some subjects than others? Do you listen/read/speak/write well, present ideas successfully, use the computer effectively, have nice handwriting, sing, play a musical instrument, draw, build or play sports well? LOGO Activity: •Complete the Functional Skills Worksheet •For your presentation find words and/or pictures to represent the things you do well in school. LOGO Things that I do well in school Working with others LOGO Computers LOGO Completing assignments on time School LOGO School improvement instructions School is a time to improve your skills. What do you think are your weaknesses in school right now? •Do you struggle in any particular area such as reading, writing, speaking or math? •Do you have trouble staying out of disagreements? •Do you obey rules and follow instructions? LOGO •Do you come to school regularly? •Do you pay attention to doing your best? •Is there an area you would like to know more about or to become more skilled at? Activity: LOGO •Use the results from the Functional Skills Worksheet •For your presentation find words and/or pictures to represent the things you think you need to improve at school. Things I could improve while in school: LOGO Follow a list of instructions LOGO Write papers LOGO Calculate large numbers My objectives for this year LOGO LOGO Objectives instructions Goals are achieved by setting and reaching a series of smaller objectives. Objectives become the steps toward your goals. What are the steps you can take that will start you on your path to your goals? •Are there certain classes that will help you? •Are there specific academic skills that you need to work on? •Are there specific personal or social skills that you need to improve upon? Activity: LOGO •For your presentation find words and/or pictures that represent four of the objectives you have for next year. For 2009-10, I want to LOGO Take a science class Get a part-time job in a related area LOGO Get my driver’s license LOGO Improve my writing skills I will work hard this year LOGO Commitment to next year Every goal begins with a first step. Now is the time for you to make a commitment to that first step for this school year. Review your objectives. Then summarize what you will be willing to do to meet your objectives. This is a promise to make things happen that will be important to meeting your goals. Your promise should be related to the objectives you identified in the previous slide. LOGO Activity: LOGO • Think about what you have to do this year to reach your goals. • Talk your ideas over with someone. • Place your promises on the next slide. LOGO I will work hard this year by… Take a science class Getting a part time job LOGO Passing English LOGO • Work harder on reading • Work harder on writing LOGO LOGO LOGO Thank you all for coming! Thanks for your attention!