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Core Characteristics:

  • Affective Awareness the knowledge of one's feelings, attitudes and outlook
  • Ethical Awareness the setting of one's principles and moral priorities
  • Self-Regulation monitoring one's thoughts, actions and behavior
  • Metacognition the awareness of one's thought processes

Students with a strong intrapersonal intelligence:

  • Are comfortable with themselves
  • Express strong like or dislike of particular activities
  • Communicate their feelings
  • Sense their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Show confidence in their abilities
  • Set realistic goals
  • Make appropriate choices
  • Follow their instincts
  • Express a sense of justice and fairness
  • Relate to others based on their sense of self

Support this intelligence in the classroom by:

  • Differentiating instruction
  • Using analogies in making comparisons
  • Providing activities which offer learner choices
  • Having students set goals for themselves in the classroom
  • Including daily journal writing in your classroom routine
  • Providing opportunities for learners to express their feelings on a topic
  • Allowing opportunities for student reflection on learning
  • Examining current events in terms of social justice
  • Including student self-assessment in classroom assessment strategies
  • Utilizing interest inventories, questionnaires, interviews and other approaches to measuring student growth

Technologies that stimulate this intelligence:

  • Journals
  • Diaries
  • Surveys
  • Voting machines
  • Learning centers
  • Children's literature
  • Class discussion
  • Real time projects
  • Online surveys
  • Online forms
  • Digital portfolios
  • Self-assessments