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INSIGHTS is tailored to children's assortment of temperaments.

INSIGHTS into Children's Temperament

location_on United States
One size fits all doesn’t work with children. Instead matching strategies to children's different personalities is much more effective. Likewise, it's never too early for children to learn that what is easy for one person can be challenging for another. INSIGHTS into Children's Temperament has three programs that teach children, parents, and teacher social and emotional skills.
Sandee McClowry, PhD, RN, FAAN, Developer of INSIGHTS into Children's Temperamen
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Sandee McClowry, PhD, RN, FAAN, Developer of INSIGHTS into Children's Temperamen


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Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Sandee McClowry on May 1st, 2021
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Updated on August 4th, 2021
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Why did you create this innovation?

In the heart of every child is a desire to be cherished and understood. INSIGHTS envisions a world where each child is recognized as a unique individual and is supported in reaching his or her optimal social, emotional, and academic development. Our mission is to support children's development and assist their parents and teachers in using responsive strategies that match each child’s temperament.

How does your innovation work in practice?

The INSIGHTS parent and teacher programs can be conducted in person or as a hybrid program with 6 self-paced lessons and 7 facilitated sessions used to apply the content to individual children. The lessons include professionally made videos with actors who demonstrate different children's temperaments and their dilemmas, handouts, interactive games, and open-ended questions. The parents and teachers learn to recognize different children's temperaments and then to apply strategies that match each child's temperament.
Teachers can be taught remotely and supported in conducting the children's program in their classroom. The children's classroom curriculum consists of ten 30-minute sessions that include puppets that represent different temperaments, videos, workbooks, and flashcards. The children learn what is easy for one puppet (or individual) is more challenging for another. They also use the puppets to help them think critically when resolving their daily dilemmas.

How has it been spreading?

INSIGHTS has been used by a variety of communities/cultures. The intervention was developed in under-resourced urban schools and has been conducted in rural communities in Nebraska and Appalachia. In addition INSIGHTS was brought to Jamaica when the developer was a Fulbright scholar.
INSIGHTS has been tested in multiple randomized clinical trials funded by the US government. The results show that INSIGHTS reduces children's behavior problems and increases their academic skills as well as enhances parenting and classroom management.
INSIGHTS is featured multiple times in the US ED Tech Expo:

If I want to try it, what should I do?

There are multiple ways to contact us if you would more information about INSIGHTS or if you
would like us to tailor a try-out that meets your needs:
-through our website:
-by phone: 1 203 546-7276
-by email: or


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May 2021
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