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Door Prize Books

eBooks available from IUP Libraries

Campbell, B. (2008). Handbook of differentiated instruction using the multiple intelligences : lesson plans and more. Boston: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.    

Gardner, Howard, 1943-(2011). Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences New York: Basic Books, 2011.  

Hoerr, T.R. (2010).    Celebrating Every Learner: Activities and Strategies for Creating a Multiple Intelligences Classroom New York: Jossey-Bass.


Books available from IUP Libraries

Proulx-Schirduan, V. (2009)  Mindful education for ADHD students: Differentiating curriculum and instruction using multiple intelligences . New York : Teachers College Press . Call Number     LC4713.4 .P76 2009

Multiple intelligences around the world  (2009) San Francisco : Jossey-Bass.  Call Number BF432.3 .C43 2009

Shearer, B. Creating extra-ordinary teachers : multiple intelligences in the classroom and beyond New York, NY : Network Continuum. Call Number:       LB1025.3 .S5277 2008

Campbell, B. (2008). Handbook of differentiated instruction using the multiple intelligences: lesson plans and more.  Boston: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.    Call Number:       LB1031 

Session Handouts

Multiple Intelligences

SoTL Articles available from IUP Libraries

Adcock, P. K. (2014). The Longevity of Multiple Intelligence Theory in Education. Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, 80(4), 50-57.1­284. Available from

Crim, C. L., Kennedy, K. D., & Thornton, J. S. (2013). Differentiating for Multiple Intelligences: A Study of Students' Understandings through the Use of Aesthetic Representations. Issues in Teacher Education, 22(2), 69­91. Available from

Hofer, M. (September 14, 2015) UDL: A Systematic Approach to Supporting Diverse Learners. Faculty Focus.  Available from

Laughlin, K., & Foley, A. (2012). “Intelligences that Plants Can Pass On": Play dough, Fun and Teaching Strategies with Insights to Multiple Intelligences. Journal of Adult Education, 41(1), 22­28. Available from

McCoog, I. J. (2007). Integrated Instruction: Multiple Intelligences and Technology. The Clearing House, (1). 25. Available from

Neville, B. (2012). The Polytheistic Classroom. Educational Philosophy & Theory, 44(1), 27­40.  doi:10.1111/j.1469­5812.2010.00654.x (2), 142­147. Available from

Wares, A. (2013). An application of the theory of multiple intelligences in mathematics classrooms in the context of origami. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, 44(1), 122­131. doi:10.1080/0020739X.2012.662297  Available from

Teaching Excellence Center Resources

Learning Styles/Teaching Styles/Multiple Intelligences. Michigan State University.

Learning Styles: Multiple Modes, Multiple Teaching Methods. University of South Carolina Center for Teaching Excellence.

Learning Theory: Online Resources for Teaching and Learning. University of North Florida. Office of Faculty Enhancement

Center for Teaching Excellence at IUP

Professors often pursue college-level academic careers to pass on the excitement about learning that inspired them as students. There is no doubt that teaching, service, and scholarship are rewarding; but they can be draining as well! So, how do faculty maintain their passion for teaching and the academic life?  One of the most effective ways is by connecting with others through communities of practice.

At IUP, communities of practice are intentionally fostered through the work of the Center for Teaching Excellence and its Reflective Practice Project. This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the Center for Teaching Excellence.

IUP’s Center for Teaching Excellence was established in the fall of 1989.  Its mission is to provide constructive and developmental mechanisms for nurturing the excellence in teaching which already exists at IUP. These mechanisms will honor our differences and build on our strengths by:

  • Achieving the goals and missions of IUP, its faculty, and its students as they relate to teaching

  • Facilitating the professional and personal development of faculty through teaching excellence activities

  • Defining and providing mechanisms for enhancing and recognizing excellent teaching

  • Stimulating thinking, discussion, and research on teaching excellence

  • Effective Teaching is a reflective process that incorporates critical self-appraisal and hard work

‚ÄčDirector: Dr. Stephanie Taylor-Davis

103 Stabley Library

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Phone: 724-357-7800

Visi the CTE webpage for resources to support quality teaching and faculty development or watch an introductory video.


Refective Practice Large Group Meeting Resources