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Quick Guides to Thinking Classrooms

Supporting All Learners Quick Guide

Supporting All Learners

Through classroom strategies and examples, this resource provides guidance to help educators make everyday decisions about instruction and assessment and create inclusive learning environments for all learners.

Assessing Mathematical Thinking: A Focus on Reasoning Competencies Quick Guide

Assessing Mathematical Thinking

This resource introduces empowering assessment practices and tools designed to build student and teacher reasoning competencies needed to effectively assess and evaluate mathematical thinking in support of learning growth in math.

Teaching Students to Use Criteria Quick Guide

Teaching Students to Use Criteria

This resource explores criteria for judgment: what they are, how to support student use of criteria, when and where to best make use of criteria, and how to assess for effective student use of criteria.

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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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One of the many benefits of being a Partner of The Critical Thinking Consortium is free access to TC² online resource collections that contain exemplary teaching ideas. Access to these resources requires login to your account.

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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.