How Are Your Students Uniquely Wired to Learn?

As new brain research permeates educational insights, we are becoming increasingly aware that engagement and affectivity – long key components of many pedagogical constructs – are now being proven to have direct links to maximizing understanding and retention. In short, affective education continues to be the most effective education.

This underscores Theodore R. Sizer’s work (late founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools)

Sizer emphasized that, for students to succeed, they must be personally known at school and have strong relationships with the people there. But Sizer is not the only one who’s talked about the importance of quality learning relationships. In fact, learning theorists and pedagogists from Piaget to Vygotsky, Myers-Briggs to Lawrence, Dewey to Comer, Sousa, Willis, and Cushman.

 

How Are Your Students Uniquely Wired to Learn?

As new brain research permeates educational insights, we are becoming increasingly aware that engagement and affectivity – long key components of many pedagogical constructs – are now being proven to have direct links to maximizing understanding and retention. In short, affective education continues to be the most effective education.

This underscores Theodore R. Sizer’s work (late founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools)

Sizer emphasized that, for students to succeed, they must be personally known at school and have strong relationships with the people there. But Sizer is not the only one who’s talked about the importance of quality learning relationships. In fact, learning theorists and pedagogists from Piaget to Vygotsky, Myers-Briggs to Lawrence, Dewey to Comer, Sousa, Willis, and Cushman.

As new brain research permeates educational insights, we are becoming increasingly aware that engagement and affectivity – long key components of many pedagogical constructs – are now being proven to have direct links to maximizing understanding and retention. In short, affective education continues to be the most effective education.

This underscores Theodore R. Sizer’s work (late founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools)

Sizer emphasized that, for students to succeed, they must be personally known at school and have strong relationships with the people there.

But Sizer is not the only one who’s talked about the importance of quality learning relationships. In fact, learning theorists and pedagogists from Piaget to Vygotsky, Myers-Briggs to Lawrence, Dewey to Comer, Sousa, Willis, and Cushman.

How Are Your Students Uniquely Wired to Learn?

As new brain research permeates educational insights, we are becoming increasingly aware that engagement and affectivity – long key components of many pedagogical constructs – are now being proven to have direct links to maximizing understanding and retention.

In short, affective education continues to be the most effective education.

This underscores Theodore R. Sizer’s work (late founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools)

Sizer emphasized that, for students to succeed, they must be personally known at school and have strong relationships with the people there. But Sizer is not the only one who’s talked about the importance of quality learning relationships. In fact, learning theorists and pedagogists from Piaget to Vygotsky, Myers-Briggs to Lawrence, Dewey to Comer, Sousa, Willis, and Cushman.

Kidzmet is Learning GPS for Teachers

We think of Kidzmet as Learning Guided by Passions and Strengths.

Like the indispensible GPS system on your smart phone or in your car, Kidzmet guides teachers toward methods and approaches that are based on who their students uniquely are… You won’t find one-size-fits-all guidelines or recommendations to help your students fit a specific mold.

As is well documented by research, a teacher’s EQ has a significant impact on his ability to positively impact two critical dimensions of educating children: (1) whetting students’ appetites for learning and (2) learning how to effectively work together in teams.

Administering Kidzmet at the beginning of the school year can help teachers create richer, stronger relationships more quickly with students because they have a greater insight into who each student is and what interests them most.

Awards & Accolades

Over the years, Kidzmet has been graced with myriad awards and accolades, including:

What Makes Kidzmet Different?

Our proprietary 90 question assessment and algorithm looks not only at Jungian personality type (the basis of Myers-Briggs), but multiple intelligences and cognitive style preferences, as well, to give teachers a well-rounded view of who each student is so that they can meet them where they are as human beings.

While our assessment may be longer than other personality quizzes you’ll find online, our goal is to be as thorough as possible, so that we can give you as accurate a “portrait” as possible. With more than 50,000 completed profiles under our belts, we’ve aligned our algorithm to stay true to the MBTI’s official estimated frequencies of type, so that you can feel confident that the results are as accurate as the answers your students provide.

With this said, it’s crucial that your students know before you administer the profile that there are no right or wrong answers to any of the questions in order to get an accurate result.

Once you upload your student names and numbers to your dashboard, you can take your students to the computer lab to complete the profile simultaneously, have them complete the profiles on tablets or laptops in class, or send them home with a private login link to complete as homework. You will find the results in your dashboard as soon as each student completes the profile.

This information can be vital during lesson planning to teachers so that their lessons are maximally engaging to this year’s classes. The campus level platform also allows for teachers to “share” students, so scholars with special needs or multiple periods don’t have to take the profile more than once. The profiles can also bridge from year to year, though we do recommend that students revisit their answers annually and update their preferences as they evolve.

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Key Team Members

Our team is passionate about helping parents unearth kids’ strengths.

Jen Lilienstein
Founder

Jen is an award-winning author and businesswoman, whose passion for honoring all types of kids compelled her to launch Kidzmet in early 2010.

Rick Schaffer
Chief Data Scientist

Rick articulates his vision of a better world with software that enhances and simplifies people’s lives, leaving more time for what really matters.

Travis Kimes
Programming / Enterprise Client Lead

Travis nimbly turns theory into practice through well-designed software. He’d like everyone to enjoy using technology as much as he does.

Client Testimonials

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Top Recommendation – North Dakota Homeschool Packet – 2016

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Brett Larson
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Best Back-to-School Tech 2012

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PTPA Reviewer

I sat there with my mouth open – floored by the amount of detail and insight, revelation about my son (which intutively I fully recognized as true!), and knowing that it could make an extreme impact on his success. It was almost revolutionary.

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This…is right on point in learning how your children process things.

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EVERY SINGLE PARENT NEEDS THIS…BEFORE THEIR CHILD STARTS SCHOOL. I think that pediatricians need to hand it out at a child’s 3 year appointment.

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If schooling has been a struggle or you’re just looking to gain more insight into your child’s learning style you need to try Kidzmet

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I believe this book is a great resource for any parent or teacher, especially those dealing with children who have learning disabilities or don’t seem to be struggling…

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The results were right on! It was amazing to see just how deeply accurate the results were. Not only did it confirm what I already knew about my child, it also gave me a deeper insight into how she processes information and situations.

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Kidzmet…laid out stuff I knew but it really helped me to read the words and not just have that gut feeling about them. These tests have really helped me get a clearer understanding of myself and really helps me understand my teen who is the total opposite of me.

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Best Back-to-School Websites 2013, HowToLearn.com

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If schooling has been a struggle or you’re just looking to gain more insight into your child’s learning style you need to try Kidzmet.

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Included with your annual membership

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$15 annual membership comes with
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Email each student’s strengths snapshot to
up to 60 student profiles parents
full class profiles (all students grouped together) caregivers
ability to batch print snapshots learning specialists
ability to email snapshots to parents administrators
tutors
If you would like to move profiles from one teacher to another and/or group students into periods, our campus platform might be a better fit. ….so that they have a better idea of how to lend a helping hand, as it relates to learning.