Permission and Trademark


All of the electronically-transmitted pages of text, images, audio and video on this web site belong to Fran Kick and are offered by Instruction & Design Concepts for your personal use. Please honor our copyright ownership and the copyrights of others. If you do wish to reprint, repost or publish, be sure to follow these guidelines or request prior permission if necessary.

Citing sources from this site

While plagiarism is considered a form of academic malpractice, “fair use” or “fair dealing” allows brief excerpts or quotations to be made for purposes of reference, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research. We simply request that you acknowledge the original source by giving us proper attribution – professionally citing the author (Fran Kick), the source ( and if appropriate the publisher (Instruction & Design Concepts).

For example, in APA Style this page would be cited:

Kick, F. (2011, July 1). KICK IT IN® Permission and Trademark Information. Retrieved [insert date] from

In MLA Style, this page would be cited:

Kick, Fran. “KICK IT IN® Permission and Trademark Information” KICK IT IN® with Fran Kick. 1 Jul. 2011. Web. [insert date]. <>.

If you are going to use quotes from our web site, articles or books in your own writing or speaking, please remember to cite any original source material appropriately. Everything we create is professionally sourced so that you can properly attribute who said or did what. Please don’t say “Fran Kick said…” when in reality it was 7,000 students in a nationally representative study “who said it.” Now, if you want to mention that you read about the study in one of Fran Kick’s books like What Makes Kids KICK or on his web site – cool!


All posted and published materials (i.e. any text, images, audio or video), unless otherwise stated, are copyrighted under United States and International Copyright law.

Except as permitted by law, no part of this web site, whether visible or part of the underlying computer code, may be reproduced, transmitted or broadcast in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission of Fran Kick.


Certain articles are offered on this web site to you free of charge to reprint or repost, on a non-exclusive non-commercial basis, provided the bio, copyright notice, name and web site URL (with active hyperlink) are included. Feel free to use the articles in your organization newsletter, professional journal, magazine, newspaper and any other print or electronic serial publications as long as it is accompanied by the following copyright notice, name and web site link:

© [insert date] Fran Kick. Used with permission.


You will not need prior permission for linking to this web site’s home page and you are even free to link directly to any of our articles, web pages or posts.

You will need prior permission for framing, inlining, mirroring or streaming any text, images, audio or video. With the exception of our RSS feeds and YouTube videos, this includes linking directly to or embedding any QuickTime, MPEG, MP3, MP4, PDF files that reside on any of our site servers.


KICK IT IN® and Fran Kick® are registered trademarks of Instruction & Design Concepts. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Additional Copyright and Trademark Resources

When it comes to copyright and trademark law, it’s better to ask for permission than forgiveness. Here are a number of resources and references that’ll keep you legal and provide more details and information.