Teaching for Multiple Intelligences


18 CE Hours

Course Options:

  • Text Materials Shipped and Test Online
  • Materials and Test Shipped to You


This course introduces teaching practices for 8 forms of multiple intelligences. These include; verbal, mathematical, visual, kinesthetic, rhythmic, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalist. It provides insight into the diversity of learning and includes many clearly-designed examples of multiply-intelligent ways to design learning experiences. While the textbook was written for teaching children K-12, the concepts and strategies are clearly applicable to all forms of communication.

This course details:

  • ways of teaching for, with and about multiple intelligences
  • learning tools that are related to at least three intelligence types
  • key elements in each lesson synopses
  • the stages of "Lesson at a Glance" and recognize the importance of each stage
  • important items that may be included in a student's portfolio for assessment documentation
  • key elements in teaching for, with and about verbal/linguistic intelligence
  • portfolio tips and journal assessment tips for the different intelligence types
  • teaching for, with and about logical/mathematical intelligence
  • logical/mathematical strategies for the lesson palette
  • teaching for, with and about visual/spatial intelligence

For those massage therapists interested in offering massage classes, teaching at a massage school or public speaking - these techniques will help you understand how people learn in different ways. Also helpful for gaining strategies to instruct a client when in exercise or stretch 'homework'.

Course Reviews

Nancy Ward

A similar course was offered 18 years ago to the teaching staff at the massage school where I taught for 10 years. The information was as interesting, applicable, and valuable to me then as it is now. Not only can this information be used in classroom setting, it is also helpful in determining the learning intelligence of clients to best educate them with regard to self-care. Wonderful course!

Becky Sue Nielson, Stillpoint Therapuetic Massage, Bayfield, WI

I enjoyed this course immensely the questions were thought provoking. I began Planning and re-planning lessons right away and put the ideas to work immediately with my 2 year old and the under 5 yr. olds that attend my day care.

Margaret Robinson

The book, "Eight Ways of Teaching" and the test were the course materials. The author, David Lazear, masterfully translates multiple intelligence research/teaching/planning into understanding and eagerness to dive in. I wish there had been a workbook, but after completing the course, I see the book is the workbook. Thank you for this.

David Baeza

I had less than a month to read the book and complete the course to renew my license. Before I took this course, I have thought how utilizing different intelligences into teaching a subject would encapsulate all the different learning abilities of students. This course only reaffirmed that thought. I will definitely break the methods down and integrate them in teaching, as it will open up a whole new world for me and my students.

Rebecca Atwell, CMT Lemont, PA

The book was well written, clear and easy to assimilate.

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  • Text - 200 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.

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