The Southwest Center for Educational Support at Keene State College presents Mind in the Making (MITM), Thursdays in April and May (April 5 through May 24) from 4:30 to 6:30 at Rhodes Hall, KSC. Dottie Bauer and Debby Gove lead this workshop series, which consists of 8 sessions, each focusing on techniques to support one of the essential life skills in yourself and in your students. The first session will introduce the program; each subsequent session will focus on one of the seven essential skills: focus and self-control, perspective taking, communicating, making connections, critical thinking, taking on challenges, self-directed engaged learning. Participants will set personal goals to help them enhance their professional practice and promote children’s development of each of the skills.  Download flyer with full details on this series.

Mind in the Making (MITM), developed by Families and Work Institute (FWI), is an unprecedented effort to share the science of children’s learning with the general public, families and professionals who work with them. Based on Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs (HarperCollins, 2010) by Ellen Galinsky, president of FWI, its mission is to promote Executive Function Life Skills in adults and through them in children in order to keep the fire for learning burning brightly in all of us. For more information on the project, visit

Sessions will be held on Thursdays from April 5 through May 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Total Cost: $65.00 includes book, materials, and light refreshments.

Optional graduate credit available To register, contact the Continuing Education Office at 603-358-2290 or email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..