Welcome to Dovetail Learning

Dovetail Learning is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening children’s innate capacity for resilience, self-mastery, and empathy for others through its TOOLBOX curriculum, practices, and methods.

Our work dovetails perfectly with all efforts to foster healthy development and well-being for the “whole child” and the entire school community.


Our next 1 day TOOLBOX™ Training for individuals and school teams will be held on January 22, 2016 in Corte Madera, California. For more information or to register please click here.

Check out this article on TOOLBOX in California Magazine!

Our next 1 day TOOLBOX™ training for individuals or school teams will be held in January in Northern California. To receive an email update when our sign-up page opens, please contact us here.

We have just a few 2015 fall training dates still available for school or district TOOLBOX™ Trainings! Contact us here to receive a cost estimate for implementation and to schedule your school or district training.


More videos: TOOLBOX additional films


TOOLBOX is a research-based, community-tested, social-emotional learning (SEL) program.

Experience the collective and personal impact of using the 12 Tools on the lives of children by watching the brief introductory film to the right.


Building Resilience, Self-Mastery, & Empathy for Others

TOOLBOX gives children, teachers, parents, and schools 
a common language and the Tools necessary to form
a cohesive, collaborative, non-violent, and caring community,
which leads to hope for a meaningful and positive future.