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Welcome to the official web site of the National Center for Teaching Thinking (NCTT), 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.

Announcing the 24th Annual 2015 Summer Institute


How to Infuse the Use of Thinking Skills into Content Instruction: Analysis, Planning, and Practice

Robert Swartz & Viridiana Barban

The National Center for Teaching Thinking

The much-acclaimed NCTT Summer Institute is in its 24th year and is designed for educational practitioners at all levels. In 2015 it will once again be offered during the weeks of July, 13 and 20, 2015, in the conference facilities of Lope de Vega School, Benidorm, Spain....Read more at

We am very happy to announce that an Office of Special Programs in Spain has been established by NCTT. The mission of this new office is to expand our offerings on teaching thinking to include a variety of programs that respond to special needs of Spanish teachers and schools regarding the role of thinking in Spanish schools, and to play a leadership role in exposing Spanish teachers and schools to new developments in the field. The Program Manager of the new office is Silvia Berenguer, a certified TBL teacher and coach with a strong administrative background in one of our TBL schools. Silvia is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the office and of all of its offerings. She is a fine addition to the NCTT staff in Spain. Silvia's email address is Please visit the Special Programs website at