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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Health, Literacy, Specifically Named Diseases

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

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

The website for All Kinds of Minds offers me as a parent and instuctor valuable information to support my students and my sons.I benefited most from the workshops that was offered to the community. These informational opportunities are no longer offered.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

All Kinds of Minds provides cutting edge information which is invaluable when working with students K-12 who have a variety of learning abilities and skills. The AKM email newsletter is shared with 27 teachers who teach over 300 children. By providing fresh ideas that work, and educating parents and teachers on how to be more effective with their "problem" student(s) our charter school receives comments from kids about how much more they like school! Why? Because we listen and apply the constructive ideas introduced through All Kinds of Minds. Thank you so much!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When my son started Kindergarten, he was treated awful. He was sent to the office every, just because his teacher had no clue he was nervous. It became a game! He knew what she didn't want him to do, and he would do it just to get sent to the office. They are not Doctor's and told me he needed Ritilan. Baloney! Started reading all this wonderful stull on All Kinds of Minds and was amazed. My son was not getting a F.A.P.E. Went to the School Board and told them a few things. Pulled him from the awful situation and put him in new Public surroundings. He is now a Senior in High school and doing wonderful. Thank you to All Kinds of Minds for your help!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has a helpful blog that I read faithfully! The research-based techniques have given me so many ideas to use in my classroom. I feel that these ideas have truly helped me reach each learner. I am incorporating new ideas and energy into my lessons to ensure success for all students.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

It is good to have a site that helps people know about the way kids/people learn, the existence of neurological diversity.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I write this review as a parent of two boys that have different but great minds. Through their wonderful and extensive learning database they have allowed me to understand their minds better and get specific strategies to help them succeed. It was a God sent when I first heard of AKOM. My oldest son had struggled with languange and processing since he was a toddler and I was at a loss on how to advocate for him at school. A friend suggested going to this website which at the time, was developing a parent tool kit. That was my God sent. I was finally able to focus on breakdowns and solutions that were easily understood by me and his teachers. My communication with his teachers improved as a result of using this parent tool kit. My understanding of my child and advocacy improved as I used these tools to communicate with the teachers. They started asking me "how I knew so much" and "where was I getting this information". When you have a child that presents learning issues at an early age, diagnoses and labels can be confusing. In this website, I found concrete information that did not focus on labels but freed me from them and all the stereotypes. Instead, I was able to focus on breakdowns and strategies that may work in dealing with their issues in school. I also learned the value of demystifying a child. This has proven to be extremely valuable to my children. They are learning a good lesson. The lesson is -- we are all different. The better we know ourselves, the better we will be at using our strengths and work with our weaknesses. I have never stopped going to this website since I found it. It is part of my preparation every year for my discussions with my children's teachers. I hope you support this charity because their work is amazingly valuable.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This charity - AKOM - definitely deserves recognition for the type of work they do. It is through this organization that I have gotten much information on how the brain works. I have used many of their suggestions in my own classroom and share them with my colleagues. Brain research has blossomed in the past decade or so. We all need to become aware of how we can positively affect our students, our future. While I have had no formal training through AKOM, merely receiving the information has been terrific for me and my classes. Thanks to a great group!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a school psychologist I have received valuable information from All Kinds Of Minds that has been useful to help students with learning difficulties, teachers, and parents in a very needy area in Los Angeles.