Important Notice: Ontario Partner Meeting

As we all prepare for the end of another school year, we wanted to thank all our partners for their commitment and collaboration. Traditionally, the annual Ontario Partner Meeting was held in June and it gave us an opportunity to celebrate our successes and also look ahead to the coming year. Recently, we surveyed a number of partners about when best to hold our annual meeting; many thanks to all those that responded! The feedback we received indicated a preference for a meeting in the fall. So, we look forward to seeing you then. Details will follow as soon as they are finalized.

We wish all our partners a positive end to the school year. May the summer months be filled with much rest and relaxation!

Come Celebrate with Us!

Come celebrate the 25-year story of The Critical Thinking Consortium! We have launched a unique website filled with history, stories, and opportunities. The website is our way of thanking you for being part of the TC² ongoing story and for continuing to work with us to nurture thinking in the classroom.

In each of the next 12 months, the TC² Anniversary website will have a different focus, so that you can explore critical, creative, and collaborative thinking from many angles. Every week, another educator will share with us their personal story about challenging their students.

And what would a celebration be without presents? Every month we’ll have new specials for resources designed to get you started and enrich your classroom.

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.

Welcome to our newest TC² Partner:

  • Kamloops Thompson Teachers' Association, Kamloops, BC
See the complete list of our current Partner organizations.

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.
Start searching now.

Acknowledging excellence

Several talented and dedicated individuals within the TC² community of Partners were recently recognized for their excellent contributions. Cynthia Nicolson was the recipient of the Karen LaRone Hidden Hero Educator Award in recognition of her thoughtful, responsible actions that inspire the best in others. Cindy Sawyer, Jenny Mulligan, Jody Blum and the Halton District School Board Collaborative Inquiry group (Katherine Compton-Morgan, Sunaina Sharma, Sydney Thatcher, Tanya Andersen, Wendy Cacilhas and Wendy Lang-Brouwers) 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. Aaron Harris and Lindsay Gibson received the L.B. Daniels Award in recognition of exemplary service in the promotion of critical thinking. Congratulations to all of the award recipients!

We are pleased to launch our 2018-2019 catalogue. This catalogue showcases our new and upcoming resources that support critical, creative, and collaborative thinking, and provides a comprehensive overview of our products and services. Check out what’s inside and build on your TC² library!

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.