How Kids Learn

Resources for parents and other caregivers

Topics relating to learning, including your children’s learning styles, movement and learning, the body-brain connection, special needs, non-traditional learners, relationships with your children’s teachers, homework, and other school-related issues.

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Articles, handouts, and blogs

9 Ways to Encourage Your Children’s Individuality
10 Myths about Autism
The Animal School
Basic Brain Gym Exercises: Ways to wake up the brain
Bloom’s Taxonomy Applied
Conditions with ADHD “Look-Alike” Symptoms
Dream Big! Encouraging your children’s fantasies—and their future!
Fear, Stress, and Learning: Obstacles to the learning process
The “Ideal” Student: The students we were taught to teach
I’m Hyperactive, You’re Hyperactive: Implications for a diagnosis
Literacy: What’s Movement Got to Do with It?
Multiple Intelligences: Many ways to be “smart”
Myers-Briggs Personality Types
Myers-Briggs Scales and Categories
Should Classrooms Ban Water Bottles?
Some Kids (Really Do) Study Better When…
Stress and the Brain: The impact of stress on learning and behavior
Stressful or Painful School Experiences: Events that can compromise emotional safety and learning
Survey: Is Your School an Emotionally Safe Place?
Understanding Schools in Context
Water and the Body: The benefits of water for learning, behavior, and health
Ways to Reach More Students: Accommodating a variety of learners
Working with Different Modality Strengths and Limitations: Characteristics and strategies
Why Teachers Quit
Your Personal Learning Preferences

Making Homework Work
Is Your Child’s Homework Worth Doing
Synthesis of Research Findings on Homework
Taking a Stand Against Homework
What About Homework?
Is Homework a Headache in Your House?
Homework Rating Scale


Book: Creating Emotionally Safe Schools
Book: High School’s Not Forever
Book: Listas Para Padres: Qué Hacer Y Qué No
Book: The Parent’s Little Book of Lists: Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Parenting
Book: Mentors, Masters and Mrs. MacGregor: Stories of Teachers Making a Difference

Articles: Individual article reprints for educators, counselors, parents, and general interest.

Stationery Item: Elementary Booster Shots free reproducible black-line masters for elementary kids
Stationery Item: Secondary Booster Shots free reproducible black-line masters for secondary kids

Free download: “Pads” on the Back Templates in multiple languages


The Adversity Connection with Dan Deigan
Ending the Homework Wars with Susan Fitzell
The Fragile Learner with Dr. Hanoch McCarty
Movement and Learning with Dr. Aili Pogust
Real-World Job Readiness with Carol Smith
The Saber-Tooth Curriculum Revisited with Dr. Richard Biffle
Technology and Special Needs with Don and Gracie Tillman
Theater and Autism Spectrum with Brian Haney
Why Teach Music? The importance and benefits of music education with Julie Rombach-Kendall


Creating Emotionally Safe Schools: Is Your School an Emotionally Safe Place?
The ‘I-Can’ Classroom: Building for Success and Achievement for ALL Students 
“My Brain Doesn’t Work Like That”: Creating Success with Non-Traditional Learners by Accommodating Learning Differences

Other resources for parents

Please Note: Some resource include material originally developed for educators with content that is equally applicable for parents and caregivers.

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