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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.

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. This office will supplement and work in coordination with the organized programs on Thinking-Based Learning (TBL) that NCTT offers to schools in Spain through its Madrid office of School-Based Programs, Viridiana Barban Manager.

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

We will celebrate the opening of this new NCTT office at the reception and talk in Alicante on the 6th of February. You will have a chance to meet Silvia at this reception. We will also announce the Spring program of Special Programs at this event. I look forward to seeing you all there.

Please visit the Special Programs website at