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.