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Teaching Students to Use Criteria Assessing Mathematical Thinking

Two new resources in our Quick Guides series

Teaching Students to Use Criteria uses numerous examples that range across grade levels and subject areas to provide teachers with practical tools and strategies to guide students in the use of criteria. In addition to demonstrating the importance of criteria in critical thinking, this resource includes numerous templates and access to online support documents that teachers can use and adapt.

Assessing Mathematical Thinking: A Focus on Reasoning Competencies presents a reasoning-focussed framework for assessing thinking in math. This resource will empower both teachers and students with the capacities to gather and use on-going evidence of learning to support student success.

Roland Case

Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal

TC² founder, Dr. Roland Case, has been awarded the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal. Meritorious Service Decorations recognize great Canadians for exceptional deeds accomplished over a limited period of time that bring honour to our country. Roland’s work in re-imagining teaching and learning to focus on nurturing thinking in all students has had a transformative impact on education in every province and territory in Canada. Read more about the award and Roland's contributions to teaching and learning in Canada or read the media release.

FREE pre-recorded webinar: Scaffolding powerful and meaningful inquiries

Watch this powerful pre-recorded webinar and discover how the Inquiry-pac resources frame a very comprehensive critical inquiry that includes larger inquiry questions as well as smaller critical challenges that support students in becoming good decision makers and good critical thinkers.

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Educators and students as transformative agents of change.

Educators and students as transformative agents of change

We are thrilled to have the TC² approach to nurturing quality thinking highlighted in an article written by Maria Vamvalis and posted on the new Learning Portal of UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning. As you'll discover in the article, Maria believes that educators and students truly are transformative agents of change who will lead ways towards preferred futures grounded in justice & sustainability.

Read the article.

Inspiring wonder through learning and thinking

Watch TC² facilitator and author, Garfield Gini-Newman speak on Inspiring wonder through learning and thinking, a Tedx Talk given in Kitchener, ON. You yourself will be inspired to learn how TC² can support you in nurturing wonder-full thinking in your students. Book one of our skilled facilitators now.

Critical thinking for all

This powerful video captures the essence of a thinking classroom through the experiences of Maria Vamvalis, TC² facilitator and professional learning coordinator, and her students. The students’ insightful and passionate responses as they explore the topics of Inquiry-pac unit 7A through the TC² approach shows the positive impact of teaching critical, creative and collaborative thinking skills that are meaningful and engaging to all.