Educating All Kinds of Minds: A Non-Labeling Approach to Understanding Differences in Learning

Program Description, Agenda and Goals

The program will be based on Dr. Levine’s work as Director of the Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning at the University of North Carolina and as founder of the non-profit institute All Kinds of Minds and the Schools Attuned Program.


In this special day-long seminar, teachers and child-development professionals will

learn about principles, knowledge and tools that translate complex research on the

brain and how students learn into a practical system that can be used within the

context and resources of mainstream classrooms, clinics and homes.


Using new research, Dr. Levine will offer a practical model for learning that takes into account a wide spectrum of abilities.  Topics, including developing control over attention, acquiring motor mastery, and producing and communicating ideas, will present neurodevelopmental constructs and describe how they interact differently in each individual brain to present a “learning profile”.


Educators and child-development professionals who work with children and young adults who have learning, developmental and/or behavioral problems will gain knowledge of scientifically-supported solutions to individual learning challenges.  Participants will find out how brain functions affect learning, will be able to identify learning differences without applying labels, and will approach the process of addressing children’s individual challenges with optimism and understanding.


Workshop attendees will:

  • Become more knowledgeable in their observations of learning differences

  • Identify more easily specific strengths, weaknesses and variations of children at school

  • Learn the kinds of functions that need to operate in concert as children acquire skills in reading, mathematics, written output and overall approaches to tasks