Welcome to The Critical Thinking Consortium
TC² is a non-profit organization of Partner groups and Individual Members.
Each year we support many thousands of educators through a range of face-to-face, online and print resources and services developed around a classroom-proven approach to embedding critical thinking. Our aim is to help students learn to think and think to learn.
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New at TC²
The December issue of The Thinking Teacher is now available for Partners and Individual Members. In this issue, see the Our Hidden Heroes program in action through a video clip of students developing comic book superheroes based on their own personal heroes. The lesson and resource links will help students develop criteria for acts of kindness and explore policies and real-life conditions related to immigration. Check out the tip sheet describing “Eight Great” Tools for Thought that are useful across the curriculum.
New in Stories from the Classroom: Dorothy MacDonald, an instructional designer at WestJet, tells how critical inquiry transformed a training course for airline workers in Taking critical thinking "below the wings."
A new article has been posted in Critical Discussions. In The unfortunate consequences of Bloom's taxonomy, Roland Case describes Bloom's theory as one of the most destructive in education and suggests a better way forward.
New in Tips for Teachers (Making use of our resources): Check out Online teaching resources from TC², a PowerPoint describing the resource collections available through partnership and individual membership with TC².
That’s a good question!
What is the difference between partnership and membership?
Partners are organizations like schools and school districts who have joined TC². Educational leaders within these groups often work with TC² staff to provide professional learning programs for their teachers. Employees of these groups enjoy benefits such as free access to our three main online resource collections, discounts on all TC² resources and access to the library of professional resources.
Is my school or district a Partner? Check out our list of current Partners.
If your district, school or faculty is not a TC² partner, you can obtain the benefits of partnership by becoming an Individual Member.
Please contact our administrator if you have any questions.
What resources are available for free?
- Partners and Individual Members have free access to our three main online resource collections: Tools for Thought, Critical Challenges and Source Docs.
- Everyone may download free samples from each collection.
- Each print publication also has a free lesson sample.
- Many free resources are also available in the following collections:
Quelles sont les ressources disponible en français?
Notre quartier français offre diverses initiatives en ligne issues du TC². Ces ressources pédagogiques s’ajoutent au catalogue de publications de TC² réalisées à titre d’éditeur ou pour le compte d’autres organisations.