Supporting All Learners: Creating the Conditions for Inclusive Classrooms

This new title in our Quick Guides to Thinking Classrooms series provides some simple but powerful starting points to guide educators in taking an inclusive approach in their classrooms.

Assessing Mathematical Thinking: A Focus on Reasoning Competencies

This new title in our Quick Guides to Thinking Classrooms series 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

This new title in our Quick Guides to Thinking Classrooms series 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.

Quick Guides to Thinking Classrooms

Each title in the Quick Guides to Thinking Classrooms series focusses on a specific aspect of The Critical Thinking Consortium’s pedagogical approach to nurturing quality student thinking. This series complements and builds upon ideas from Creating Thinking Classrooms by Garfield Gini-Newman and Roland Case, a TC² resource that explores the key principles and ideas that will best shape learning in the 21st century. Each Quick Guide focuses on practical strategies, useful for both beginning and experienced teachers, for developing students’ deep understanding, real-life competencies, and thoughtful commitment. The series provides a roadmap that will inspire and reinforce critical, creative and collaborative thinking at every grade level.

What Can I Contribute to Meaningful Reconciliation?

Teaching and learning about residential schools

This unit explores the causes and consequences of residential schools in Canada and supports educators and learners in using a critical-inquiry approach to develop deep understandings of some of the complex, challenging, and painful events that have impacted the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Designed for grade six and up, the fully-developed lessons include briefing sheets, image sets, suggested resources, and blackline masters to support student thinking and learning about reconciliation.

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Teaching Historical Thinking (Revised and expanded edition)

This print resource elaborates on the six interrelated concepts central to students' ability to think about history. It offers specific suggestions for introducing the concepts to students and for applying them throughout the history curriculum.

Clichés d'histoire

Clichés d’histoire comprend des cartes qui reprennent les événements importants de l'histoire du Canada. L'ensemble peut être utilisé comme un jeu divertissant ou une ressource d'apprentissage efficace pour enseigner et évaluer la pensée historique. La série Événements importants de l’histoire du Canada comprend trois ensembles de cartes portant sur 150 événements importants de l'histoire de ce qu’est devenu le Canada, de la préhistoire à nos jours.

Snapshots in Time

Snapshots in Time are visual cards focused on significant events in history that can be used as an entertaining game or as an effective learning resource for teaching and assessing historical thinking. The Significant Events in Canadian History series consists of three sets of cards focusing on 150 significant events in the history of what became known as Canada from its pre-history to present day. Available in English and French.

Canada’s First National Internment Operations, 1914–1920

This collection of lessons was originally published in two teaching resources, Recognizing an Historic Injustice: Canada’s First National Internment Operations, 1914-1920 and Developing Understanding Through the Arts. The purpose of these lessons is to raise critical awareness among students about the largely unknown story of Canada’s first national internment operations, between 1914 and 1920.

This resource is available for free courtesy of a grant from the Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund.

Our best selling publication

Creating Thinking Classrooms separates the rhetoric from the reality associated with learning in the 21st century. Full of practical advice, this book includes a realistic approach to support leaders at school, district and system levels in their efforts to help teachers navigate the challenges of educational change.

Nurturing the tools for competency

How can we ensure that our students have the tools needed for success? The Competencies Toolkit, a teaching resource from The Critical Thinking Consortium, provides the basis for teaching tools to develop student competence to think, communicate and act.

Comprehensive online resources

The Inquiry-pacs collection is a comprehensive online resource, with print supplement options, containing detailed teaching instructions, easy-to-use student materials and visual displays. They offer inquiry-based activities to engage students in thinking critically as they master all the learning outcomes and expectations in the curriculum.

Ressources en français

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