Fran Kick




Fran Kick is an author, educational consultant and professional speaker who knows What Makes Kids KICK! He is the creator and presenter of KICK IT IN® a series of self-motivational personal leadership presentations and materials. Since taking an educational leave of absence from teaching, he has developed his part-time speaking adventure into a full-time mission. Today, Fran presents over one hundred programs every year across the U.S. and Canada to thousands of college/university, high school, junior high/middle school students, plus the many people who work with them. In addition, he works with association, convention and corporate organizations who are actively engaged in teaching and reaching today’s kids. Fran speaks at many state, regional & national conferences about What Makes Kids KICK and how they can KICK IT IN & TAKE THE LEAD. He has his B.A. in Education and a M.A. in Educational Psychology. From fifth-grade students to Fortune 500 professionals Fran Kick always KICKs IT IN!

What to do when a student just doesn’t seem to care?

Everyone feels “off” sometimes. In this article, Fran Kick shares his tips for handling situations in which students seem to be having an “off” day.

Bringing more emotion to music by visually inspiring your mind’s eye

Fran Kick encourages readers to engage visual learning in the music classroom.

Are you better today than you were yesterday?

Fran Kick shares methods for making sure that students are getting better each day on their journey toward self improvement.

What we believe when it comes to developing student leadership: What Do YOU Believe?

Fran Kick shares the beliefs of the Music for All Summer Symposium leadership program and encourages readers to identify and understand their own beliefs about leadership.

Early Lessons In Leadership

Fran Kick shares how our early experiences with leadership can set our frame of reference for life.

What Makes Kids KICK IT IN and TAKE THE LEAD

Fran Kick writes on how different generations of students experience and portray leadership differently than those who came before them.

Kickin’ It In with words and action!

Fran Kick writes on the important roles that both words AND actions play in leadership.

Developing the Self-Motivation to Kick It In….when you’re tired of the carrot and stick approach!

Fran Kick helps readers understand the meaning of “motivation,” the different kinds of motivation, and how to help students move away from a“what’s in it for me?” attitude.