Transforming Teaching and Learning

Tools of the Mind gives teachers the tools to ensure every child becomes a successful learner, developing the underlying cognitive, social and emotional skills needed to reach his or her highest potential.

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"In the world of Early Childhood Education, there is often a tension between rigor and developmentally appropriate practice.  Since we began implementing the Tools of the Mind curriculum three years ago, we have come to not only believe but also now strongly advocate for the idea that both of these approaches can be done well, together!"

Lauren Ellis
Principal KIPP DC: Grow Academy
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Introducing the Tools KWIP!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Kindergarten Writing Instruction Program (KWIP)! Interested in learning more about our unique instructional approach for teaching writing to kindergarten students and other beginning writers? Click here to learn more and join us for this one day training on September 20th at Rutgers University in New Jersey!

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Case Study

Long Branch Public Schools

Long Branch, a community with many strengths and opportunities, is socio-economically and culturally diverse, with approximately half the preschool student population coming to school with a native language other than English.

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Christina Seix Academy

As a new independent school that serves the needs of underserved children in the greater Trenton community, Christina Seix Academy sought an evidence-based curriculum that could provide engaging experiences for their children and a robust professional development program for their faculty.

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