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 studied the effect of the implementation of Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory (or lack thereof) in varying types of schools (public, parochial, Waldorf and Montessori) and the corresponding effect on absenteeism, self-esteem/self-worth, love of learning and students’ openness to future career directions.

A large number of reference sources were used in the development of Kidzmet’s preference profiles and matching algorithms…and are used in the ongoing development of Kidzmet’s newsletters and course materials. The following books are referred to and cross-referenced continually to make sure we are providing our members with thoroughly researched and cross-checked content.

Personality Type

Meisgeier, C. H., & Murphy, E. (1987). MMTIC Manual: A Guide to the Development and Use of the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children. Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.

Hirsh, S., & Kise, J.. (2006). Work It Out: Using Personality Type to Improve Team Performance. Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black Publishing.

Briggs Myers, Isabel, McCaulley, Mary H., Quenk, Naomi L., & Hammer, Allen L. (1998). MBTI Manual (A guide to the development and use of the Myers Briggs type indicator) (3rd ed #6111). Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.

Lawrence, Gordon D. (2010). Finding the Zone: A Whole New Way to Maximize Mental Potential. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Dunning, Donna (2008). Introduction to Type and Learning. Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.

Hirsh, E., Hirsh, K., & Hirsh, S. (2003). Introduction to Type and Teams. Mountain View, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.

Keirsey, David, & Bates, Marilyn. (1984). Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types. Del Mar, CA: Gnosology Books Ltd.

Tieger, Paul D., & Barron-Tieger, Barbara. (1997). Nurture by Nature: Understand Your Child’s Personality Type – And Become a Better Parent. Canada: Little, Brown & Company Ltd.

Haas, Leona, & Hunziker, Mark (2011). Building Blocks of Personality Type: A Guide to Discovering the Hidden Secrets of the Personality Type Code. Temecula, CA: TypeLabs.

Tieger, Paul D., & Barron, Barbara. (2007). Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type. Canada: Little, Brown & Company Ltd.

Briggs Myers, Isabel, & Myers, Peter B. (1995). Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type. Mountain View, CA: CPP.

Kroeger, Otto, & Thuesen, Janet M. (1998). Type Talk: The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love, and Work. New York, NY: Dell Publishing.

Lawrence, Gordon (1996). People Types and Tiger Stripes: Using Psychological Type to Help Students Discover Their Unique Potential. Gainesville, FL: Center for Applications of Psychological Type, Inc.

Kemp, Anthony E. (1996). The Musical Temperament: Psychology and Personality of Musicians. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Zichy, Shoya, & Bidou, Ann (2007). Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You’ll Love to Do. New York, NY: AMACOM.

Multiple Intelligence Theory

Gardner, Howard (2006). Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Gardner, Howard (1999). Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Silver, H., Strong, R., Perini, M. (2000). So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Gardner, Howard (2006). Five Minds for the Future. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing.

Armstrong, Thomas (1999). 7 (Seven) Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing Your Multiple Intelligences. New York, NY: Penguin Group.

Armstrong, Thomas (2000). In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child’s Multiple Intelligences. New York, NY: Penguin Putnam.

Armstrong, Thomas (2003). You’re Smarter Than You Think: A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.

Brualdi, Amy C. (1996). Multiple Intelligences: Gardner’s Theory. Washington, DC: ERIC Digests.

Schmidt, Laurel (2001). Seven Times Smarter: 50 Activities, Games, and Projects to Develop the Seven Intelligences of Your Child. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.

Grosswirth, Marvin, Salny, Abbie F., Stillson, Alan (1999). Match Wits With Mensa: The Complete Quiz Book (Mensa Genius Quiz). Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books.

Bellanca, James A. (2009). 200+ Active Learning Strategies and Projects for Engaging Students’ Multiple Intelligences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Koch, Kathy (2007). How am I Smart?: A Parent’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

Cognitive Style

Fuller, Cheri (2004). Talkers, Watchers, and Doers: Unlocking Your Child’s Unique Learning Style (School Savvy Kids). Colorado Springs, CO: Pinon Press.

Tobias, Cynthia Ulrich (1994). The Way They Learn. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Willis, Mariaemma & Hodson, Victoria Kindle (1999). Discover Your Child’s Learning Style: Children Learn in Unique Ways – Here’s the Key to Every Child’s Learning Success. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.

Walsh, Brian E. (2011). VAK Self-Audit: Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Communication And Learning Styles: Exploring Patterns of How You Interact And Learn. Victoria, BC: Walsh Seminars Publishing House.

Sousa, David, et. Al. (2010). Mind, Brain, and Education: Neuroscience Implications for the Classroom (Leading Edge (Solution Tree)). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

Tokuhama-Espinosa, T. (2011). Mind, Brain, and Education Science: A Comprehensive Guide to the New Brain-Based Teaching. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Oczkus, Lori D. (2003). Reciprocal Teaching at Work: Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Hoyt, Linda (2002). Make It Real: Strategies for Success with Informational Texts. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

References We Used As We Developed Kidzmet