The CTS faculty is made up skilled educators who have several years experience infusing skillful thinking practices within their own classrooms. Though each possesses a different area of expertise, collectively they strive to assist teachers and schools in moving away from the old paradigms of rote learning as the dominant style of instruction to those that promote student centered, active thinking-based instruction. CTS trainers and coaches base their practical work, and the educational techniques they promote, on well-researched educational ideas and well-honed educational practices.
Meet the Director
teaching and learning with good thinking in mind!
initiative to establish the school as a "model school for teaching thinking". Realizing that the explicit teaching of thinking was the essential piece in the 21st Century Skills movement, she began presenting at conferences and summer seminars. Having experienced the profound impact thinking-based learning had on both teachers and students, Sheryl was determined to share what she learned with other teachers and schools throughout the US. Since that time, she has been leading similar initiatives in schools throughout the southeast. She currently serves as a presenter and coach, guiding educators and pre-service teachers to infuse skillful thinking practices into their lessons and curriculum.
Sheryl Dwyer is a veteran educator of 18 years. She has served as a teacher and curriculum coordinator in both public and private schools. Nine years ago, while teaching at a small independent school, she helped launch a school wide