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Multiple Intelligences Survey

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It is coming to the close of another school year here in Abu Dhabi. I am finishing my initial 2 year contract, and have boldly decided to stay one more year. This past year has given me a lot to look back on and how to improve even more for the following school year.
In a previous post I showed samples from our Student Self-Assessment journal, and it was a tremendous success. Even though we had great results in student work and the quality of their learning, as a team we knew that we had to do more. One thing we wanted to work on was differentiation. Our 1st grade team already does an amazing job with differentiation, but there is always a way to expand on what is already working. 
At the beginning of the year I came up with a survey based on the Multiple Intelligences of Howard Gardner. (see below)

Given the language barrier, we can't always know as much about our kids as we would like, but one thing that is universal is visual aids. Kids see pictures and immediately understand …