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The school we envision commits itself to fostering students' deep understanding in several core disciplines. It encourages students' use of that knowledge to solve the problems and complete the tasks that they may confront in the wider community. At the same time, the school seeks to encourage the unique blend of intelligences in each of its students, assessing their development regularly in intelligence-fair ways.
The implications of MI theory extend far beyond classroom instruction. At heart, the theory of multiple intelligences calls for nothing short of a fundamental change in the way schools are structured. It delivers to educators everywhere the strong message that students who show up for school at the beginning of each day have the right to be provided with experiences that activate and develop all of their intelligences. During the typical school day, every student should be exposed to courses, projects, or programs that focus on developing each of their intelligences, not just the standard verbal and logical abilities that for decades have been exalted above every form of human potential.
MI and the Traditional School