We believe that good thinking is as much a matter of disposition as it is of skill. Motivations, attitudes, values, and habits of mind all play key roles in good thinking, and in large part, these elements determine whether people use their thinking skills when it counts. Learning is a consequence of thinking, and developing a culture of thinking is critical if we want to produce the feelings, energy, and even joy that can propel learning forward and motivate learners to do what at times can be hard and challenging mental work.


  • What are the ingredients of good thinking?
  • Can good thinking be taught? How?
  • What does good thinking have to do with good learning?


  • Learning as a consequence of thinking.
  • Thinking as visible.
  • Thinking as dispositional.
  • Thinking as distributed.




The Thinking Classroom: Learning and Teaching in a Culture of Thinking

A resource from Visible Thinking

Smart Schools: Better Thinking and Learning for Every Child

A resource from

Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence...

A resource from Visible Thinking

Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools

A resource from Cultures of Thinking

Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation

A resource from The Open Canopy (formerly known as Out of Eden Learn)