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Thank you so much. It is a critical book, and foundational in the field. We will look forward to our students reading and learning from it.
Oxford Graduate School
Just to let you know, what your organization is doing is pretty remarkable. Your books and pamphlets are wonderfully readable, easy to understand, and very relevant. I use excerpts as models of critical thinking for those who are carrying out investigations or inquiries, as well as our strategic planning programs. I am constantly referring my peers, associates, and other business organizations to your website as a superb resource. And, I am planning to participate in your conference next year (when I hope to have a bit more discretionary time).
I just received and read the Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking. It is delightful! It was all good, but I particularly appreciated the Egocentric Thinking section. Thank you for making this available.
Associate Professor, Physics Department
Dear Dr. Richard Paul, I am Dr. Hani Daas, Prof. of Oral Biology and one of your followers in your great school of thinking, I am Jordanian working in Ahram Canadian University-Cairo. Next semester I will teach the dental students a critical thinking course, your book now available...I just want to express respect and gratitude to you as a great thinker shaping the 21st century.
Dear Richard W. Paul and Linda Elder: I am about half way through working through "Critical Thinking" which you both authored (and I have made a personal commitment to continue developing my critical thinking skills into the future!) I am writing this email just to express my deep gratitude for the contents of the above book. Learning how to think clearly and critically would be a much more beneficial outcome from our schooling system than just reading and writing and a bit of rote learning!!! In fact if we humans are going to still be around in a few thousand years there will need to be a lot more of this type of thinking percolating into our schools (and hence over time into all areas of society!) Keep up the good work guys!!
Thank you, David Collett, Australia
Hi, Thank You for all your support and information that you provide. I have not found another resource that I recommend as highly as your organization.
Dear Sir and or Madam,
I am attaching a lesson plan I would like to share on our teacher list serve. My name is Dr. Ann Claunch and I am the Director of Curriculum for National History Day. I have used your material for years and was especially pleased to see an historian from Harvard University use and reference your book on Critical Thinking in one of her lessons with graduate students. We have approximately three hundred practicing teachers on the list serve so it would be my hope that this attachment would generate business for your company and enhance the teaching practice of our National History Day teachers. I will await your permission before posting the lesson.
Director of Curriculum, National History Day
Dear Critical Thinking Org Representative: I teach a College Success course at Texas State Technical College in Harlingen Texas... I took my classes to your website and walked them through your definition area of your website. It was a mind opening experience for many of them to "think about their thinking". So thanks for your website. I also make use of readings from Richard Paul and Linda Elder's book, Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life. Keep up the good work in helping people improve their thinking. Have a thoughtful day!
Student Success Advisor Office of Student Success, Texas State Technical College
Ms Elder, My name is David Bloom and I recently saw one of your mini-books about questioning. It reminded me of my father Benjamin Bloom and his Taxonomy. Very effective nice work. It is such a shame that these concepts aren't part of the curriculum in American education or culture. It would quite interesting to see what would happen if questioning was part of the culture. I trust we would have a much different country. I hope that these books are selling a lot.
Best, David Bloom
Linda: I was at the San Francisco conference and really learned about CT. I have read your books, and Richards.....As I prepare for September, just wanted to thank you for clear instruction and new ideas for teaching. (I enjoyed your humor too.) I am incorporating Intellectual Standards in my grading and will be working with "Elements of Thought" through the year. I hope to spread the word at my institution.
Thanks. Kate Schiefen
Chair of Applied Technologies, Monroe Community College
Thank you so much for your help, and I hope I'll be meeting you in person some time soon.
English Instructor, Assessment Coordinator, North Country Community College
I received a copy of your critical thinking guide. IT IS A GOLDMINE. I sent your website to about 120 home economists around the world who then connect to their networks.
Great stuff! Sue L.T. McGregor PhD
Professor, Faculty of Education MSVU, Coordinator Peace and Conflict Studies Program
Good morning, this is note from an OVERJOYED high school Principal!!!
I have just received my Fedex package on materials I ordered yesterday and I am JUMPING FOR JOY!! Your materials are EXACTLY what I was looking for!!...I am ALWAYS searching for materials that are relevant, that offer rich and stimulating reading around teaching and learning and instructional strategies that are directly applicable. For the last two weeks I have been calling colleagues, researching materials to use for a Professional Development Day around using classroom discussions, developing good essential questions, focusing on fostering student thinkers…and FINALLY I have come across your materials!! YOU WILL BE HEARING MORE FROM ME AND I WILL BE BUYING MORE MATERIALS FROM YOU!!!! You cannot imagine the amount of slick, irrelevant, inappropriate, unhelpful materials that come across my desk to purchase. But you are ABSOLUTELY a gem! So I am writing to say THANK YOU!
High School Principal, Academy of the