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The University of Mississippi

When completing National Board portfolio components, you will be expected to demonstrate your ability to use research based practices and theories. Below you will find a list of theorists and their theories.

Howard Gardner, Multiple Intelligences

Jean Piaget, Developmental Theory

Abraham Maslow, Hierarchy of Needs

B.R. Skinner, Operant Conditioning 

William Kritsonis, Realms of Meaning (excellent for Language Arts candidates)

Lev Vygotsky – Zone of Proximal Development, Scaffolding, Social Interaction