Characteristics of Tools of the Mind

Tools is a comprehensive curriculum, including content that meets all state and national standards.  Content is presented in an integrated, developmental way so that instruction forms a coherent whole.

Instructional strategies used in Tools are a combination of child-initiated activities, teacher scaffolding and on-going use of asessement data to tailor interactions to meet individual needs.  Progress is monitored daily, weekly, and monthly.

The instruction formats and activities in Tools are research based.