Below are downloadable files for some key Culture of Thinking resources. The research and theoretical basis for the Cultures of Thinking work can be found in Ron Ritchhart's book, Intellectual Character.

Cultures of Thinking principles and routines discussed in Making Thinking Visible written by Ron Ritchhart with Mark Church and Karin Morrison.

COT Connector

Skills Padlet

Principles of COT

Visible Thinking Resource Site

Thinking Routines


Routine Matrix

Core Routines

Understanding, Truth, Fairness, and Creativity Routines

Chart of Routines

What Makes You Say That?

I Used to think, but now I think...


Circle of View Points


Student Thinking Survey

Student Thinking Survey

Student Survey Breakdown