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Do teachers need energy to teach? Do students need energy to learn? And is how we process information central to our educational success?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, know that psychological type, the framework popularized through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, is key to great teaching and learning. Experience the different neuroscience-based ways of processing information, understand how type concepts help educators share and improve practices, and work with strategies that improve learning for students whose needs aren’t always met in “regular” schools.


“We were extremely fortunate to have Dr. Kise facilitate a two-day workshop at the Minnesota Department of Education. Attended by nearly one hundred K-12 teachers, administrators, GTE, special education and ELL specialists, the workshop provided an excellent balance of theory, hands-on exercises, and classroom application information. Participants were actively engaged and commented on the applicability of their learning to the needs of their students. Dr. Kise clearly has an in-depth knowledge of her subject, yet breaks it down into teacher-friendly, practical language and knowledge that can easily be adapted into any educational setting.” —Wendy Behrens, Gifted and Talented Specialist; Bonnie Houck; Reading Specialist


As with many skills-based services, the most straight-forward way to talk about price is with that hated phrase, “it depends.”

For differentiated instruction, it depends on the extent to which I tailor consulting or professional development, the number of coaches or teachers involved, and the cost of books, assessment tools or other resources.

The bottom line, though, is meeting your needs. Let’s talk to discern the kind of engagement that will match your goals, make the most of available resources, and foster impactful learning for sustainable change.


Workshop versions/opportunities

Common Core for All Using a Two-Step Differentiation Process
The Common Core State Standards are broad, complex and daunting for teachers and learners alike, yet several key practices and themes, if attended to, can smooth implementation and increase student success. Practices such as close reading, requiring explanation and justification, and other complex strategies, though, are more natural for some teachers (and some students) than others. In this workshop, educators will use the framework of Jungian personality type to understand their own strengths and stretches with the Common Core, the needs of diverse students, and how to deliver content and ensure the high-level thinking the CCSS were designed to develop in all students.

Making the Common Core Mathematical Practices Work for All Teachers and Students
Students are different! They differ in how they use numbers, manipulatives, and diagrams. They have different needs for practice. They have very different needs as to when (and whether!) they ask questions. All of these factors can be made sense of, and planned for, through the framework of Jungian, or psychological, type and the most recent research on how neuroscience and type inform instruction. This two-day workshop will introduce mathematics educators to the theory of personality type, focusing on how to use the framework for differentiating mathematics classroom instruction and interventions for struggling students.

Differentiation Through Personality Types
Students’ learning styles are as unique as their personalities. As a result, the most successful teachers are often those who understand how to adjust their educational techniques to honor students of all intelligences and backgrounds. Seminar participants will learn to use personality type to achieve success in today’s differentiated classroom. A custom version of this workshop is available for urban schools.


Books about differentiated instruction

Book cover for Differentiation Through Personality TypesDifferentiation Through Personality Types: A Framework for Instruction, Assessment, and Classroom Management
This comprehensive resource presents a usable, understandable framework that assists K–12 teachers in achieving success in today’s differentiated classroom. From easy-to-implement techniques to templates for planning lengthy curriculum units, teachers receive clear direction, examples and practical ideas for appealing to the learning personalities in their diverse classrooms.
Purchase Differentiation Through Personality Types

Book cover for Creating a Coaching CultureCreating a Coaching Culture for Professional Learning Communities
“Learning by doing” is a great slogan for PLCs–and this book helps teachers learn to collaborate as they focus on meeting student needs. You’ll find exercises for examining student work, creating assessments, observing each other’s classrooms, and listening to each other’s ideas to understand differences in how adults and children learn.
Purchase Creating a Coaching Culture for Professional Learning Communities

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