The Private Eye - looking closely and thinking by analogy with jeweler's loupes and inquiry method for hands-on interdisciplinary science, art, writing, math, and more

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—Introduced to the world of education in 1989 by Kerry Ruef. By far the best of its kind, the loupe is an almost magical, magnification tool. With The Private Eye process, the loupe is a metaphor for magnifiying thought.

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The Private Eye
is an acclaimed, hands-on learning process and professional development program that rivets the eye and rockets the mind. PreK-20 thru life!

Hands on, investigative, The Private Eye - using everyday objects, a jeweler's loupe, and simple questions - accelerates science, writing, art, math and social studies, and more. Write, draw and theorize across subjects. Discover new worlds. Magnify minds.
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“The Private Eye Program stresses interdisciplinary and connected thinking. The three-dimensional instruction and learning called for in the Next Generation Science Standards is the premise of The Private Eye. Focused, coherent, and engaging instruction allows for problem solving, decision making, explaining real world phenomena and integrating new ideas.”
 - Carol Biskupic Knight,  Director of the STEM Teachers Academy for The Portland Metro STEM Partnership

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"A really exciting set of tools... to bring out the gifted in everyone."
  — Joseph Renzulli, Director, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented

"The Private Eye is a wonderful contribution to literacy, poetry and ecological awareness."
  — Robert Hass, U.S. Poet Laureate and Professor, University of California at Berkeley

"The Private Eye is fabulous for adults.  It gives people an immediate experience of the creative process."
 — Bonnie Zimmerman, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical School
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"Analogy is the interstate freeway system of cognition."
— Douglas Hofstadter
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