View an interview with Dr. Swartz shot while training at Colegio Montserrat in Barcelona Spain!

Welcome to the official web site of the National Center for Teaching Thinking, a non-profit service organization for educators with offices in the United States and Spain. NCTT is dedicated to providing programs of excellence for K - 12 schools and colleges in the US and around the world. We offer programs on teaching and assessing skillful thinking infused into standard content instruction with an emphasis on teaching and assessing the skills of critical and creative thinking.

The National Center for Teaching Thinking has a NEW NAME, a NEW LOGO, and a NEW WEBSITE!

We have changed our name to Center for Teaching Thinking! We decided to drop 'National" as it is official that we work with educators from all over the world. We have managers that cover every region of the globe from Asia to South America. Please visit our contact page to see who you can contact for your region!

We also have a new logo which we hope will represent Center for Teaching Thinking wherever you see it! Our new logo was developed through a painstakingly long process which many people had a hand in and we feel the end result really represents our energy, enthusiasm, and creativity that we bring to what we do as well as well as our faith and belief in what we teach. We hope you like it and that when you see it you will think of Bob Swartz and the rest of the team at the Center for Teaching Thinking.

CTT's New Logo

And, last but definitely not least, we have a new website located at

The current website located at is still up and functioning and will stay this way while we work with the new site to get it perfect prior to taking these down. At the moment everything you can get on one site you will be able to get on the other, or you will be informed where you can find what might be different. We are currently working on getting our calendar of events and registration system up and running on the new site so that you can register online easily and seamlessly. If you feel there is something missing that you are trying to find on one site or the other, please contadt Jennifer at!

For us, these are changes we are proud of and we hope you can see the growth and spread of TBL around the world. We hope to come to your school one day, please contact us at for more information on how you can bring TBL to your students!