Welcome to our newest TC² Partner:

  • Seven Oaks School Division, Winnipeg, MB
See the complete list of our current Partner organizations.

Acknowledging excellence

Several talented and dedicated individuals within the TC² community of Partners were recently recognized for their excellent contributions. Amy Yeung & Zorica Prekajski, Donita Duplisea, Erica Brocco & Michael Storey, Chantal Van Santen, Dana Jordan & Sean Giesbrecht, Teresa Rogers, Pino Buffone, Marni MacDonald, France Goulard, Teresa Belisle, Jocelynn Foxon, and Monica Biggar received the Class ACT Award in recognition of their achievements in embedding critical thinking into their own practice and furthering critical thinking with their students or colleagues. Xiang Zhang, Khoi Tran, Riley Waite, Kyle Jacobsen, Rahaf Nasr, Valerio Sorgini, Kunal & Chitra Shah, Kara Zutz, and Warren Woytuck were the recipients of the Karen LaRone Hidden Hero Award in recognition of their thoughtful, responsible actions that inspire the best in others. Congratulations to all of the award recipients!

Thank you for celebrating with us

As the 25th anniversary celebration of The Critical Thinking Consortium comes to a close, I thank you for joining us in celebrating everyone involved in TC²: the founders who had a vision; our past and present leadership teams; the facilitators who work every day to inspire educators; those of you who contribute to our resources and who are constantly grappling with how to best support teachers and students; the educators who bring the TC² dream to life in the classroom; and the learners who grow into adults who question. Thank you for being a part of the TC² story. Here’s to the next 25 years and beyond!

-Usha James, Executive Director

Scaffolding Powerful and Meaningful Inquiries

This recording of a webinar presented by Maria Vamvalis provides an opportunity for educators to learn more about the "cascading" approach to critical inquiry that is featured in the Inquiry-pac resources, and specifically in the Ontario Geography 7A: Physical Patterns in a Changing World unit. Teachers will learn more about overarching inquiry questions, critical challenges, and how the Inquiry-pac units help to explicitly and intentionally scaffold the intellectual tools of quality thinking. Watch the recording.

Coaching in critical inquiry

TC² offers a 16-session online certification program to develop educators’ ability to coach teachers in critical inquiry. The program is designed to:

  • deepen understanding of the TC² approach to critical inquiry
  • enhance ability to undertake ongoing professional critical inquiry
  • nurture abilities to provide practical and meaningful instructional leadership
Learn more.

We are pleased to announce a new professional learning opportunity!

Led by Laura Gini-Newman, this certification program is designed to develop a rich understanding of the diverse role of critical thinking in math classrooms.

View our brochure or visit this page to learn more about this exciting new program.

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.

View our flyer to learn more or visit this page to download the free resource.

Your feedback matters and we are listening

Check out the newly improved search feature on our website and quickly discover a world of resources to help nurture critical thinking that engages students and enhances learning.
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Snapshots in Time in the news

Lindsay Gibson recently spoke with CBC radio and the University of Alberta about the Snapshots in Time cards.

Click here to listen to his interview with CBC Edmonton.

Click here to listen to his interview with CBC Radio West.

Click here to read his interview with the University of Alberta.

Teaching kids to think critically is crucial for their future

In this era of increased automation, where virtually everything is Googleable, teaching kids to think critically is more important than ever.

Read the complete article in the Toronto Star, published June 4th, 2017.