When I first did this assessment, I was in 2nd session of grad. school, Sept. 2010, had never heard the term "Multiple Intelligences" and kept scoring highest in "Bodily Kinesthetic". My facilitators were as confused as I was. Found out during my portfolio review at the end of the semester, I had questions for test A but answer sheet for test B. Only time in my life I was rated higher than average for anything physical. It did change the way I thought of myself-lost weight, exercised more and watched the empty calories. For Christmas that year, I was in a size 0 or 2 and had the time of my life going out and feeling a little hot - just one more time! Funny how the brain tricks you into believing something based on pencil scratches on a piece of paper!
This was the teaching tool that gave me the cutting edge with my students. Not one other teacher was willing develop variations of the lessons they had been doing the past 100 years! Our special ed.,, school psych, principal, etc... all thought I was going a little crazy because I had a lesson for each one of the intelligences and further directed it to the student's style of learning by creating 3 levels within each discipline. That year was the best I ever had as a teacher. Kids did not want to miss school, we had so little negative behavior since everyone was engaged, we always had time for community building activities, creative opportunities, and just time to play. I felt like what I was doing mattered. It is hard to go 12+ years and not getting to do what I know is best for kids. I wish I lived in TX-would be applying at one of the schools listed in "Edutopia" daily. They'd get so tired of me interrupting lunch, hanging out in the office, or would be so impressed at my persistence, the principals would be offering a contract. haha....This site has given me a ton of inspiration and the proof I need to see if my team would be willing to even just do one subject next fall and then re-evaluate.
Good luck to all of the teachers, staff, administration and STUDENTS as you begin the adventure of learning/teaching in an environment that is "best for kids". Way to go!