Getting Ready for Back to School – Tortoise and Hare Style

Getting Ready for Back to School – Tortoise and Hare Style

article originally written for FamilyShare by Jen Lilienstein Did you know there are two different ways to get organized for back to school? It depends on whether your child is like Aesop’s fabled tortoise or hare! One is not necessarily

Nurturing Leadership Qualities in Your Introverted Child

Nurturing Leadership Qualities in Your Introverted Child

article originally written for KSL.com by Jen Lilienstein According to the Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT), introverts represent approximately half (47-55 percent) of the U.S. population, even though “the population seems to be about 70 percent extraverted,” according

Women’s Many Paths to the History Books

Women’s Many Paths to the History Books

Article originally written by Jen Lilienstein and published on LessonPlanet. As we celebrate Women’s History Month in our classrooms, it’s important to show young women not only that various female historical figures paved different ways to the history books, but

Who Are You and What Have You Done With My Child?

As a parent, have you ever felt this way about your kids? The “Jekyll” child you’re used to around the house suddenly becomes Hyde and turns the whole household dynamic on its ear for awhile. Or you sit down at

Using Personality Type to Enhance Music Education

Using Personality Type to Enhance Music Education

Bonnie TeVelde wasn't always a music school director—she started as an accountant and business operations consultant that helped clients develop their businesses. She was frustrated and started a music education on the side to fill her soul in a way

Effective Breakout Groups for Practice Lessons

Effective Breakout Groups for Practice Lessons

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." Albert Einstein MBTI Manual, p32 Break by Multiple Intelligence FIRST Place at

Effective Breakout Groups for Long-Term Projects

Effective Breakout Groups for Long-Term Projects

Break Apart by Multiple Intelligence FIRST Place at least one child with a parallel preference in each of your breakout groups. E.g., for a history lesson, place a child with and intra- or interpersonal preference in each breakout group; for

Project Based Learning, Personality Type, and the 16 Habits of Mind

Project Based Learning, Personality Type, and the 16 Habits of Mind

This article was written by Jen Lilienstein and originally published on LessonPlanet 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

Top 5 Reasons Why Personality Tests Are Important

Top 5 Reasons Why Personality Tests Are Important

original article written for HowToLearn.com by Jen Lilienstein In high school and adulthood, we often look to personality tests for information about who we are or how a loved one or colleague acts, but there are many reasons why learning