“Fran is easy to work with, flexible, and well prepared.
He not only talks leadership and motivation, he walks the talk.”
Russ Simon, Senior Policy Associate
New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals, Inc.
Fran Kick’s Blog
Find out What’s KICKin’ with kids today and the many people who work with them, reach them, teach them and parent them. Fran Kick has been sharing a few quotes, a few laughs, a few ideas, a few times a year since 1986. Parents, educators, employers, everyone and anyone who interacts with today’s postmodern generation of youth (born 1980-2000 a.k.a. the Millennial Generation) will find Fran’s insight refreshingly down-to-earth.
Read Fran Kick’s blog What’s KICKin’ and find out What’s KICKin’ with kids today and the many people who work with them
Research and References
Over the years Instruction & Design Concepts has been both involved with and referenced many ongoing research projects. So many people casually use terms such as “research, surveys, studies, polls, statistics, facts, data, theory” and the like when describing kids. And when they do, rarely are their original sources cited.
In an attempt to highlight sources with proper attribution ñ professionally citing the author, the source and if appropriate the publisher or producer of the “research” here’s a list of research projects and resources that anyone who works with kids will find of interest:
Adolescence Directory On-line
American FactFinder by the U.S. Census Bureau
Association for Childhood Education International
Child Trends Data Bank
Children, Youth and Families Education Research Network
The Future of Children
Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of America’s Youth
Self-Determination Theory (SDT)