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

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

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

References We Used As We Developed Kidzmet

References We Used As We Developed Kidzmet

Genesis of Kidzmet While we started building the current version of Kidzmet in late 2010, the inspiration for the idea actually came from Jen Lilienstein’s undergraduate senior thesis in 1994. Under the direction of Dr. Francesca Cancian at UCI, Jen

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

The 8 Elementary Personality Types – An Introduction

The 8 Elementary Personality Types – An Introduction

article originally written for Lesson Planet by Jen Lilienstein Focusing on personality type in lesson planning increases classroom engagement and learning. When planning lessons for your class, what types of insights do you use to differentiate and personalize instruction for

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

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

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