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Core Characteristics:

  • Collaborative Skills the capability to jointly complete tasks with others
  • Cooperative Attitude the willingness to offer and accept input
  • Leadership recognition by peers as someone to follow
  • Social Influence an ability to persuade others
  • Social Empathy an awareness and concern for others
  • Social Connection a skill for meaningfully relating to others

Students with a strong interpersonal intelligence:

  • Seek the support of a group
  • Value relationships
  • Enjoy collaborative work
  • Solicit input from others
  • Enjoy sharing about themselves
  • Display a "winning" personality
  • Tend to be natural leaders

Support this intelligence in the classroom by:

  • Allowing interaction among students during learning tasks
  • Including activities where students work in groups
  • Providing opportunities for students to select their own groups
  • Forming cooperative groups wherein each member has an assigned role
  • Planning activities where students form teams to be successful
  • Allowing competition that promotes higher level achievement
  • Incorporating structured dramatic activities in which students can role play
  • Utilizing resource people to invigorate your classroom
  • Promoting interaction with other classes by participating in learning tasks together

Technologies that stimulate this intelligence:

  • Class discussion
  • Post-it notes
  • Greeting card
  • Laboratory
  • Telephone
  • Walkie-talkie
  • Intercom
  • Board games
  • Costumes
  • Collaborative projects
  • Chat
  • Message boards
  • Instant messenger