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.


We’re hiring! Dovetail Learning is looking for a Fund Development and Communications Manager with a passion for education and social and emotional learning! 

New Toolbox Schools in 2014: We are pleased to announce that the City of Berkeley, CA now has Toolbox in all 11 elementary schools and 3 middle schools (6th gr. classes) this fall. more…

Expansion: Dovetail Learning is now in over 100 schools, bringing The Toolbox Project to 41 school districts in Northern California. more…


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.