All Kinds of Minds

Rating: 4.75 stars   56 reviews

Issues: Education, Health

Location: 2800 Meridian Pkwy Suite 100 Durham NC 27713 USA

Mission: All Kinds of Minds is a nonprofit organization that translates groundbreaking research from neuroscience on how children learn – and vary in their learning – into a powerful framework and set of strategies that help teachers help more students learn and thrive. Our work is grounded in three core components: A learning framework – All Kinds of Minds has synthesized a framework of science-based learning “constructs” that form the mind’s ingredients for learning. This framework provides educators with a foundation of expertise about learning. Classroom applications – We promote a problem-solving model that encourages educators to use observations and other types of data – gathered from multiple sources – to help them identify students’ learning assets, passions and affinities, as well as their weaknesses. We have developed a variety of tools and processes designed to help educators apply the problem-solving model to their practice. A philosophy – We advocate a set of core beliefs about how all students should be treated, stemming from our conviction that learning differences represent variation, not deviation.
Results: Understanding how students learn is our specialty. Giving educators the knowledge to assure that students learn is our mission. Our Impact: • More than 48,000 educators trained • More than 5,000 schools • More than 1,000,000 students reached
Target demographics: Educators including teachers and administrators, education policy makers and thought leaders

2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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This site is very valuable to me as a resource in my job as special needs coordinator. Their pages help me clarify my thoughts and come up with professional language when drafting education plans for students in grades K-8. I have referred parents to this web site and directed colleagues to it.

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2011

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As the Resource Coordinator, I often refer to the All Kinds of Minds web site. It helps me clarify my thinking especially when I am struggling to come up with new classroom strategies. I often refer parents to the All Kinds of Minds site and some have told me that it helps them better understand their student.

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I often am at a lose for the "right words" for describing the student's needs to a teacher when I write RtI plans or 504 Plans. This site almost always gets me through the writer's block and provides many explanations and strategies that are new to me.

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About every week

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2010-9-01

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"All Kinds of Minds" diligently strives to humanize education for all learners by focusing on developing the cognitive/academic strengths of each and every unique individual learner whilst managing those areas of weakness. To this end, "All Kinds of Minds" promotes, wholistic, multiple-sensory/sturctured, self-paced, individualized , leveled by areas of academic/cognitive strengths and areas of weakness, differentiated by sensorial learning modalities, thematic, place/project-based facilitation tied to real-life authentic assessments. The point is, "All Kinds of Minds"promotes the concept of unique individuality in learning vis-a-vis the common good of human-kind.

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Since my training in "All Kinds of Minds," August 2006, I can assure you that I have had phenominal success in educating bright but struggling learners--and all lelarners in general.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NONE!!!!!

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When All Kinds of Minda offered individual assessments of children with learning differences, we brought our son for an evaluation. The insights we gained from this experience were vastly superior to what we had received from our own school district -- which is usually ranked #1 or #2 in our state. Our son's academic performance improved dramatically (e.g. he went from failing every spelling test to getting 100% on each for the rest of the year). Now that he is older, he is able to effectively self-advocate, based on what he learned. The emails, etc. we continue receive have been doses of reinforcement in these years since we visited. Thanks!

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the performance of my own son!

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005-5-01

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All Kinds of Minds systematically dismantles the disease model we currently have for our schools and our students. All Kinds of Minds training confirms the role of teachers as facilitators of learning, not rigid gatekeepers of answers. A healthier future is on the rise as All Kinds of Minds continues this work.

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schools, tutorial settings, families, and community services.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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The experience of the All Kinds of Minds training was life changing for our school community. Our teachers are becoming practitioners in the classroom, guided by the analytical information provided by All Kinds of Minds. This organization supports teachers in their understanding of the many facets of learning as well as the many facets of their learners. It places great importance on the strengths and affinities of students, which has resulted in an expansion of our list of extracurricular activities. All Kinds of Minds plays a key role in what we do every day as a school community.

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About every month

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2010-9-01

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I was so happy to find the All Kinds of Minds website. It has helped me understand how to tailor my teaching to my childrens unique learning styles. I have also been able to use the information by applying it in my workplace when I needed to train employees. The most surprising thing was that I finally able to pinpoint issues with my own learning hurdles. All Kinds of Minds is a great resource!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in education and the workplace.

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About every month

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2010-9-01

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I love everything that All Kinds of Minds has to offer -their website, e-newsletters, and books! Helping people understand how the brain works and how that effects how people learn is so important for everyone to understand -teacher or not.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how my daughter can learn more easily and in how the special education students that I work with can be taught to meet their learning needs.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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All Kinds of Minds is a professional resource for both educators and parents. The feedback that I was given about my own child was invaluable. The information that is presented concerning identifying learning styles can make all the difference in educating a child.

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my child.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-1-01

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All Kinds of Minds is a wonderful resource. In supporting children with learning differences, I find that All Kinds of Minds, provides me with stimulating resources to use throughout the school year. In addition facts on research in all areas of academic and social development assist with policy making and curriculum planning.

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the school setting. The on line resources are sued throughout the school system.

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About every week

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2010-9-01

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I am mother of three exceptional children and I read everything that I can in order to be helpful to my kids. This Organization's website has been a Beacon to me since most if not all the Symposiums on any of these subjets are very costly and we can not afford them. This organization posts most recent information about how to help our kids succeed and achieve in the system they are getting an education. I have gain valuable and indispensable information from their website. I am forever thankfull that there are Organizations like such that can help guide a parent thru such difficult task.

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Yes, I would dare say yes in a very possitive way. My childern can count on a more informed parent and it is due to the reading of the articles from this Organization. Also my children read and participate in their age appropriate site.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

All the important information and tips on learning. Also the kids' web sites and age appropriate activities.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Conduct semminars at no cost for families to participate so that they can in turn be empowered to help their children succeed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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