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Ignite your child’s mind.

Create your child’s future

Discover the power of
critical thinking science
for your children.

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"Dr. Pearlman’s revolutionary methods for teaching critical thinking finally make advanced thinking skills available to everyone in the world.” 

Ken Bain, Ph.D., President, Best Teachers Institute.

We’re Excited to Announce Our First Online Program
for Kids, Teens, Young Adults (and Parents too)!

Our first online program for kids, teen, young adults (and parents!)

“I created this program because so many of my friends, when learning I teach critical thinking around the world, asked me how to teach their children to think critically.” 

Steve Pearlman, Ph.D.

We’re Excited to Announce Our First Online Program
for Kids, Teens, Young Adults (and Parents too)!

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We’re a mission-based organization focused on bringing critical thinking skills to everyone in the world because, as Albert Einstein said,
“we cannot solve the problems of today with the same level of thinking that created them.”
So, we’ve taken the distinctive methods we’ve taught to executives, academics, and educators and, for the very first time, made them available to everyone—even children.

Inside-Out Critical Thinking Methodolgy:

We don’t teach your children how to think; we teach your children how to recognize and maximize what their brains already do when they think.

Research Based:

We don’t follow fads and catchphrases; we only build our programming from peer-reviewed research in neuroscience, psychology, learning theory, philosophy, and other disciplines.

Dialogic Instruction:

We don’t talk at your children; we use character dialogues that anticipate their questions (and get them thinking!)

Real-World Application:

Your children (and you!) learn critical thinking that applies to

✔ Real-World Decisions

✔ Education

✔ Careers

✔ Social Relationships

✔ Problem Solving

✔ Innovating

We never teach your children what to think! We teach your children (and you!) …

Why their brain thinks,

What their brains do when thinking, and

How to maximize their brain’s internal functions for real-world problem solving,
excelling in education, and living a more meaningful life.

What the Experts Are Saying

"I can tell you that critical thinking is too often missing from education, which is why The Critical Thinking Institute is a game changer.  Dr. Pearlman’s revolutionary methods for teaching critical thinking finally make advanced thinking skills available to everyone in the world.”  

Ken Bain, Ph.D., President, Best Teachers Institute.

"As the Founder of Montessori Model UN, I know that our student delegates need to solve problems in an increasingly complex world. Dr. Pearlman’s unique critical thinking instruction is one of the best chances children have for building a better future not just for themselves, but for everyone.”  

Judith Cunningham, M.Ed. Founder of Montessori Model United Nations

"The Critical Thinking Institute brings a very elegant, effective, and easy to grasp approach to understanding and applying critical thinking. Steve’s work is a breath of fresh air and absolutely brilliant!"


Randall E. Foster, Ph.D., J.D., Founder, Randall Thinking Studio, LLC

"This program from the Critical Thinking Institute is essential, accessible, and transformational for nearly every age and every person, and for every aspect of life. Dr. Pearlman is the “Steve Jobs” of critical thinking."  

Jayme Anne Goldberg, Founder Consequential Flowers & BloomRadius

"Recent research out of Stanford revealed that, on an American made test of critical thinking, Chinese first year university students outperformed their American peers. That’s just one reason why the Critical Thinking Institute is of critical importance.”  

Cornelius N. Grove, Ed.D., Ethnologist, Interculturalist, Author

"I am exceedingly pleased that Dr. Pearlman has turned his full attention to inculcating critical thinking skills as an academic discipline with methods and practice so that students can step into life, armed with ability, wisdom, and potential.”  

Dr. Timothy Kieran O’Mahony, PhD, FRGS, Founder of The Institute for Connecting Neuroscience with Teaching and Learning

"As a leader in teaching critical thinking to the U.S. Armed Forces, I can tell you that Dr. Pearlman’s work is a breakthrough that could not be more valuable.” 

William “Razz” Rasgorshek, MS MBA, Red Team U, LLC   

"We see the CTI’s unique methods as a powerful means for providing students with the critical thinking skills necessary to become the solutionaries we need to build a future that is healthy, humane, and just.”  

Zoe Weil, Cofounder & President, Institute for Humane Education

"Dr. Pearlman's program is a quantum leap forward. His groundbreaking programming and in-depth research into multiple fields—neuroscience, education, behavioural change— will empower more parents help more children fulfil their dreams."

JW Wilson, Executive Director, The Learning Code Institute


Just a Few of the Organizations that Learned our Methods

Let us unlock Inside-Out Critical Thinking skills for your children.

Brighter Minds, Better Futures wants to empower your children with the thinking skills to navigate their lives and create their futures in ways that bring them the most meaning and happiness.  

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