themillcenter

THE MILL CENTER

We activate
critical thinkers

Transforming how people think and communicate with one
another about important, controversial, and sensitive topics.

What is The Mill Center ?

We teach the critical thinking skills that foster constructive engagement and build a stronger and
more compassionate society.

What drives us

Divisions in modern society have become a cause for concern to many people. Echo chambers and siloes have made it difficult to build bridges across ideological divides. Too many people surround themselves with ideas that affirm their beliefs by carefully selecting media, scholarship, and communities that shield them from contrasting perspectives. People are now more prone than ever to dismiss divergent ideas as wrong-headed or ill-intentioned.

But this is not how to improve society or generate new solutions to complex problems.

Developing stronger and more compassionate communities requires us to understand the perspectives and underlying logic of others’ opinions, even those with whom we disagree. It requires us to be willing and able to challenge our own deeply held beliefs. In order to build better solutions to our global challenges, we need a diversity of thought, ideas, and approaches. We need people who can think in ways that are creative, constructive, surprising, and brave.

We work to activate these kinds of thinkers.

Developing stronger and more compassionate communities requires us to understand the perspectives and underlying logic of others’ opinions, even those with whom we disagree. It requires us to be willing and able to challenge our own deeply held beliefs. In order to build better solutions to our global challenges, we need a diversity of thought, ideas, and approaches. We need people who can think in ways that are creative, constructive, surprising, and brave.

We work to activate these kinds of thinkers.

What we offer

Learning Sessions and
Facilitated Conversations

Workshops designed to teach critical thinking to a wide range of education audiences.

Critical
Thinking Resources

Starting points for helping educators and students broaden conversations on sensitive topics by asking questions and thinking critically.

Coaching for Educators
and Education Leaders

1:1 coaching for teachers and education leaders who want to help students develop their critical thinking capacities.

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