Sunday, August 18, 2013

Me at a Glance

In the past when I've done learning style and multiple intelligence surveys I end up making an ISN page for them and then find that they don't really get mentioned again.  

Last year I didn't even do them because I knew they never got referred to. It just so happened that I discussed learning styles with kids last year more than ever before.  When working 1 on 1 with kids I am fairly good at assessing learning styles myself just by seeing how they work.  So last year I had a couple kids that didn't realize they were extremely auditory and when I explained this to them it actually made a huge difference in getting them to process better and be aware of the way that their minds work. So this year I want to spend the time to get back to doing this type of stuff, but I'd like to try to do a better job of it.

So I created a sheet to put on the inside covers of their notebook to kind of sum up the way they work.


This is designed to accompany three surveys in particular that I will be using.  You can find them here:

I do want to have more information than just the survey results, so each section has a line that says "for more info, see ISN page ____".  When we put the pages in, they'll fill that out so they know where to refer to.  

At the moment, having this on the inside cover is for my own benefit.  When I'm working with a kid individually, I can glance quickly and then explain things in a way that best suits them. I think it's extremely important to make this transparent to the kids too though, so they know how they can then best help themselves when I'm not around.

I'm also very interested to see how the personality colors thing works out mainly because I took the quiz myself and it is amazingly spot on.  I am gold to a tee.  I found the section on how to tell when a particular color is stressed and how to talk to colors to be very interesting.

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Fonts you will need are Miserably Lose, KG The Fighter, DK Wayang, KG Seven Sisters, and Ventura Edding.  They're all free and should be easy enough to find if you search for them. I download fonts from dafont.com most frequently so look there.

13 comments:

  1. Hello Sarah! I just wanted to say I am a huge fan of your blog! Love, love, love it! I am so inspired and love how succinct the foldables make the content. Is there any other way to access your foldables other than scribd? Would you be willing to email them to me? I will be teaching HSPA prep to ninth graders this year and feel that ISN's would be a great addition.

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    1. Aw thanks so much :) Which documents are you looking for? I actually went through yesterday and switched everything over from scribd to box which you don't need an account for.

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    2. Anything and everything! Lol I would love any of the foldables! I saw a huge bunch of documents on scribd that looked awesome! Honestly, I'm not that tech savvy. Is there a way to access the whole bunch of them? Thank you so much for your reply!!

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  2. Sarah, you're awesome! I am loving all of your resources and the fact that you are so willing to share! I have done these personality test in the past, but the kids and I forget and they are never referred to again. I'm adding this to my student notebooks and a different personality test each day during the first week of school. Thanks again for being so willing to share!
    ~Kim @ Confessions of a Multitasker

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  3. Thank you for generously sharing your materials. I totally LOVE the visually graphic summary of the different individual characteristics. I am definitely going to use these!!!!

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  4. Do you reinforce their INB's with clear tape? What does that help/prevent?

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  5. I just discovered your blog this evening and I am in love. I, too, am entering my 8th year of teaching (middle school ELA) and just started using Interactive Notebooks this school year (as a matter of fact, my first lesson is tomorrow)! I will DEFINITELY be back!!

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  6. What exactly is the ISN and how do you use it?

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    1. If you click the tab at the top that says Interactive Notebook there's tons of information on them

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  7. HI Sarah, I'm having quite the time trying to print off your MI sheets. They print in blobs or they print words, but they are so light you can't read them. Is there any other way to get these? Your help is much appreciated.
    Thanks!

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    1. I'm not really sure why that happens but it happens to me too. It's usually only on certain computers though, maybe try a different computer?

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  8. I'm really interested in using this form with my students, but I'm curious what pages you give to your students for the reference pages--the "for more information, see ISN page ___." Thanks!

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    1. Those are the pages where I put the surveys. If you search for them here you should be able to find them.

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