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—Introduced to the world of education in 1989 by Kerry Ruef, 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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is an acclaimed, hands-on learning process and professional development program that rivets the eye and rockets the mind. PreK-20 thru life!

Accelerate critical thinking skills, creativity, literacy and scientific literacy. Build close observation skills linked to the mental muscle of thinking by analogy. Write, draw and theorize across subjects. Join us, along with millions of others. Discover new worlds.
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