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A is for All Kinds Of Minds: Enabling All Students To Learn

All Kinds Of Minds is dedicated to enabling all students to learn. Is has a clear philosophy that it has translated into practical tools. It says:

All Kinds Of Minds has articulated a set of five beliefs that support the kind of learning environment that enables all kinds of learners to thrive, succeed, and reach their full potential. They are:

> Inspire optimism in the face of learning challenges

> Discover and treasure unique learning profiles

> Eliminate humiliation, blaming, and labeling of students

> Leverage strengths and affinities

> Empower students to find success

Below are excerpts from its website. You can discover more via the following link.

http://www.allkindsofminds.org/

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Welcome To The Learning Revolution

It’s time to remind ourselves that what we want for education is this simple: All students learn.

We’re not saying that the problems in education today are simple to fix – they aren’t – or that there is, in fact, some magic wand we can wave – there isn’t. 

But unless we think about learning and teaching differently, unless we change the conversations about education reform to focus on learning – truly helping all students learn and thrive – our efforts to make things better will miss the mark.

Changing the conversation from “how can we improve education?” to “how can we ensure learning for all students?” means framing the problem differently.

And it means applying some revolutionary thinking to how we’re doing education now.

The Science Of Learning Can Help

We all know that everyone has different talents and different interests.

We celebrate personal uniqueness in so many places, and yet our schools still follow a factory model that forces both teachers and students into routines that engage and reward certain learners while marginalizing others.

The fact is that recent research from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and related fields has uncovered that each of us has a range of strengths and weaknesses among the numerous brain functions that influence learning, as well particular subjects, ideas, and pursuits we’re drawn to – our affinities.

Collectively, these strengths, weaknesses and affinities shape both how we learn and what engages us – which in turn both influence how much we actually learn and thrive in a given situation.

Research also shows that when educators develop greater knowledge of how students learn, how to figure out the learning needs of individual students, and how to use this insight to help an individual student learn, revolutionary things can happen.

Teachers find they have insight into solving perplexing learning issues in their classrooms. Students find self-confidence and greater interest in school. 

How We Can Help

All Kinds of Minds partners with all who have a stake in the teaching profession – schools, districts, states, higher education, foundations, and other organizations – to advance the understanding and use of the science of learning in classrooms and schools. 

Join us as we work to “Spark the Learning Revolution.” 

Spreading the Knowledge

We share this knowledge in various ways. 

Each of the programs and resources we’ve created are founded upon our research-based learning framework, our decade of hands-on work with students, families, and teachers and our philosophy about working with students.

Educators can explore our content through …

Our free online modules exploring key constructs in our learning framework: Attention, Language, and Memory.

Our book, Schools for All Kinds of Minds: Boosting Student Success by Embracing Learning Variation, and related online extras to help teachers and school leaders apply what they’ve learned.

The All Kinds of Minds blog, a forum to share ideas about learning, learning variation, education reform, and other related topics.

http://akomblog.org/

Professional development programs based on the All Kinds of Minds approach, delivered through our network of providers.

Online resources such as our Learning Library, which includes a vast collection of articles and strategies around common learning challenges.

You can also discover more on its Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/AllKindsofMinds

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