“Schools must inquire deeper into their own practices, explore new ways to motivate their learners, make use of learning styles, introduce multiple intelligences, integrate learning, and teach thinking, and in the process discover the passion and moral purpose that makes teaching exciting and effective.”
– Michael Fullan
The Nativity School embraces a pedagogy based on the multiple intelligences approach to learning. This philosophy stems from the multiple intelligence research of Dr. Howard Gardner. We each have ways in which we learn best. These nine ways of showing intelligence have been categorized through Dr. Gardner’s extensive brain-based research:
Each intellectual area has a specific part of the brain which is activated during the learning process. HOW a student learns is an important part of teaching. Our teachers use a multitude of learning styles and strategies that incorporate these intelligences, allowing students to learn in their most preferred way for success. Challenges are given when learning out of our preferred intelligence. These activities, though more challenging, allow the brain to grow in areas that need to be developed to have a broad-based spectrum for learning success. Stretching our brains to grow and learn in a variety of ways sets the path to motivate inquisitive and discovery based learning.
The Nativity School
6309 El Apajo Road
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067