How To Be a Kid

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Resources From The Presentation

Easy to use tools that you can implement today in your classroom.

Voice Levels

Soft Start

Ready To Learn

Hand Clocks

Letter Dance

The How to Be a Kid™ Library

Enhance and improve the way you reach and teach with the resources below.

Imagine If

Imagine If . . .: Creating a Future for Us All

A call to action that pulls together all of Sir Ken Robinson’s key messages and philosophies, and that challenges and empowers readers to re-imagine our world, and our systems, for the better.

The Element

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels.

Finding Your Element

Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels.

Out of Our Minds

Out of Our Minds: The Power of Being Creative

Out of Our Minds explores creativity: its value in business, its ubiquity in children, its perceived absence in many adults and the phenomenon through which it disappears ― and offers a groundbreaking approach for getting it back.

Creative Schools

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education

At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Robinson points the way forward.

You Your Child

You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education

Dispelling many myths and tackling critical schooling options and controversies, You, Your Child, and School is a key book for parents to learn about the kind of education their children really need and what they can do to make sure they get it.

Disconnected Kids

Disconnected Kids

The proven, drug-free program to treat the cause-not just the symptoms-of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions.

Smart Moves

Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head

Neurophysiologist and educator Dr. Carla Hannaford brings the latest insights from scientific research to questions that affect learners of all ages. Examining the body's role in learning, from infancy through adulthood she presents the mounting scientific evidence that movement is crucial to learning.

Dominance Factor

The Dominance Factor: How Knowing Your Dominant Eye, Ear, Brain, Hand & Foot Can Improve Your Learning

Explores an area that has long intrigued scientists and educators: the linkages between the side of the body we favor for seeing, hearing, touching, and moving and the way we think, learn, play, and relate to others.

Brain Gym

Brain Gym: Teacher's Edition

Brain Gym Teacher's Edition details the 26 Brain Gym activities used around the world by people of all ages and abilities to make learning easier.

The Whole Brain

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children.

Spark

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

In Spark, John J. Ratey, M.D., embarks upon a fascinating and entertaining journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to aggression to menopause to Alzheimer's.

Go Wild

Go Wild: Eat Fat, Run Free, Be Social, and Follow Evolution's Other Rules for Total Health and Well-being

In Go Wild, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. This mismatch affects every area of our lives, from our general physical health to our emotional wellbeing.

Brain Rules

Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded): 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule—what scientists know for sure about how our brains work—and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.

Heartmath Solution

The HeartMath Solution: The Institute of HeartMath's Revolutionary Program for Engaging the Power of the Heart's Intelligence

Access the power of your heart's intelligence to improve your focus and creativity, elevate your emotional clarity, lower your stress and anxiety levels, strengthen your immune system, promote your body's optimal performance, and slow the aging process.

Relax Kids

Relax Kids - Aladdin's Magic Carpet: Let Snow White, The Wizard of Oz and Other Fairytale Characters Show You and Your Child how to Meditate and Relax

Using well known and loved fairy stories this is a gentle and fun way of introducing children to the world of meditation and relaxation. It is designed to counteract some of the tensions with which we are all familiar at the end of a busy day, and offer parent and children, from 3 upwards, together some quality time to relax and share.

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The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed - it needs to be transformed."

Sir Ken Robinson

Meet Crystal

Doctor, Mom and Advocate for Children's Health, Education and Well Being

The founder of How To Be A Kid™, Dr. Crystal Miller, is a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy for over 14 years and an expert in human movement. Much of her expertise lies in making the body and mind part of the human experience. Dr. Miller has worked in a multitude of environments expanding to over 12 school districts, as well as work with Broadway performers, professional athletes, dancers, children’s hospitals, hospitals, both close to home and overseas.

Dr. Miller has been a part of an elementary school Social-Emotional Learning committee and has coordinated with several school districts to help synthesize her resources to bring movement and Sensate Learning™ methods into the classroom. Dr. Miller also draws inspiration from her unique collegiate education as part of the Delta College Program, where “real life learning” was the forefront of the program. Dr. Miller’s passion for improving the quality of education comes from the love of her three incredible children as well as her supportive husband and family.