Information about our new publication

Learning, Knowing, Sharing:
Celebrating Successes in K-12 Aboriginal Education
in British Columbia

is available here.

creative-thinking-classroomsTHIS BOOK HAS SOLD OUT.

Creating Thinking Classrooms: Leading educational change for a 21st century world is a book from The Critical Thinking Consortium and co-sponsored by the BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association.

By Garfield Gini-Newman and Roland Case.

Some reviews:

“Education is becoming ever more complex. Here is a book that takes this complexity and, while not oversimplifying the demands, provides a coherent approach to responding to these demands, and in an inspiring way.” —Kandace Jordan, Deputy Superintendent, Golden Hills School Division, Alberta

“Educational reform is indeed daunting. As teachers and leaders strive to create more powerful learning for students, they will find many ideas and tools in this book to encourage and support their challenging work.” —Carol Rolheiser, Professor, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (OISE), University of Toronto

“Creating thinking classrooms identifies the key contradictions and paradoxes and offers clear directions and a comprehensive road map to bring about meaningful change in schools to meet the demands of the 21st century ‘renovation.’ Gini-Newman and Case offer a coherent response to the demands facing teachers and administrators and provide sound and timely advice, in a cogent and persuasive manner.” —Dr. Avis Glaze, Edu-quest International Inc., Former Chief Student Achievement Officer of Ontario


Spirals of Inquiry • Eighth Printing is NOW SOLD OUT • 

Spirals of Inquiry, by Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser, is a handbook organized to provide you with specific inquiry tools, research evidence and examples from practice in BC schools. You will read arguments for the importance of considering and combining wise, strong and new approaches to inquiry and learning. You will be introduced to a set of questions that can shift thinking and practice. You will explore the key stages in the spiral of inquiry and you will consider ways to incorporate current knowledge into your designs for professional learning. We hope you will feel better equipped to create the kinds of inquiry learning communities required to get the outcomes for young people that we both want and need.

Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Aboriginal Enhancement Schools Network Provincial Fund, with those funds to be distributed to support inquiry-based learning initiatives. In all, more than $60,000 has already been donated.