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The MIIS Mission
Our mission is to foster the holistic development of students and their multiple intelligences, through meaningful learning and a culture fo respect, to enable them to be leaders in the 21st century and global citizens who will use their intelligences to make a difference.
What is an MI Student?
The ideal MI student should embody:
Competence in various discipline areas by demonstrating the ability to think critically, innovate, problem-solve, and embody and entrepreneurial mindset.
Character to act ethically and morally in the service of others by reflecting the pillars of character.
Leadership in the community
Leadership in the community by being a good global citizen and steward for the environment.
Multiple Intelligences used for good work
Multiple intelligences used for good work by using one’s intlligences to make a difference.
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Howard Gardner of Harvard has identified seven distinct intelligences. This theory has emerged from recent cognitive research and “documents the extent to which students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways,” according to Gardner (1991).
According to this theory, “we are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solve problems or to make things, an understanding of other individuals, and an understanding of ourselves.
Where individuals differ is in the strength of these intelligences – the so-called profile of intelligences – and in the ways in which such intelligences are invoked and combined to carry out different tasks, solve diverse problems, and progress in various domains.”
Music-smart kids how sensitivity to rhythm and sound. They love music, but they are also sensitive to sounds in their environments. They may study better with music in the background.
Picture-smart learners think in terms of physical space, as do architects and sailors. Very aware of their environments. They like to draw, do jigsaw puzzles, read maps, daydream. They can be taught through drawings, verbal and physical imagery.
These learners have highly developed auditory skills and often think in words. They like reading, playing word games, making up poetry or stories. They can be taught by encouraging them to say and see words, read books together.
Think conceptually, abstractly and are able to see and explore patterns and relationships. They like to experiment, solve puzzles, ask cosmic questions.
Body smart kids have a keen sense of body awareness. They like movement, making things, touching. They communicate well through body language and be taught through physical activity, hands-on learning, acting out, role playing.
These students learn through interaction. They have many friends, empathy for others, street smarts. They can be taught through group activities, seminars, dialogues.
These learners tend to shy away from others. They’re in tune with their inner feelings; they have wisdom, intuition and motivation, as well as a strong will, confidence and opinions. They can be taught through independent study and introspection.
People with nature smarts learn best when they are able to explore their natural environment. They learn well through outdoor activities, learning and classifying things, and watching science and nature videos.
Organizational Linkages and Affiliations
Below are just some of the international communities that MIIS is proud to be a part of.
See what our parents have to say about the MIIS community.
Now that we have come back to India, we are going to miss MI. But we are glad that the school has added value to our kids’ educational background and our Philippines too! While studying in MI, our kids never failed to surprise us! They know everything that was mentioned in their weekly schedules, and they learned to work independently and in groups as well!
As educators, we are so impressed with the MI community. The administrators have always gone above and beyond in responding to our needs and concerns. The kuyas and ates have been so attentive to the well-being and safety of our girls. And, of course, the teachers have shown incredible dedication to the educational experience and personal needs and interests of our daughters.
To my classmates and teachers from MI, I miss you guys. To my teachers, thank you for the hard work. I remember about Camp, Linggo ng Wika, Portfolio Night, and Iron Chef. One thing I learned from MI is to be responsible. To my friends and classmates, thanks for the laughter and I just wanted to say good luck to all of you….I’m proud to be an Mi student!
My attitude and perspective changed because my high school life has been a life changing experience. MI makes me want to go to school. it is a place where I found people I could rely on for the rest of my life. Thank you MI for helping me discover the leader in me. I am grateful that you have given me the opportunity to find myself, be confident, and influence others in a positive way.
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