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The 11th print edition of Eric’s best-selling book of 35,000 copies, Reflections on Classroom Thinking Strategies: How to create your thinking classroom with 42 practical and engaging thinking tools, is available for order.

BULK ORDERS FOR SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES: Please contact me by email directly for discounts on bulk orders for schools, universities and bookshops.

You may notice Reflections (11th edition) is sporting a charming new front cover, featuring my beautiful 10-year-old granddaughter, Grace. She is a vibrant, proactive learner – just the kind of student we all want to nurture and support as teachers.

About this book: 

Eric’s Reflections on Classroom Thinking Strategies has sold 35,000 copies and remains a trusted and inspiring resource for teachers from Prep to University. A highly practical guide and motivational read, Reflections will help every teacher and leader feel more confident in weaving thinking tools into everyday learning to create their thinking classroom.

Everything in this book was forged and tested in the classroom. It is a book about teaching, by teachers, for teachers. It is designed to encourage passion for teaching with an eye on that important ingredient called FUN!

Reflections shares Eric’s favourite thinking tools with step-by-step guides to apply them to any classroom task and environment, no matter the subject, year level or student’ proficiency. Reflections also shares Eric’s classroom observations and advice for motivated educators, taken from his experience over 25 years working as an educational consultant in classrooms, staff rooms and workshop settings across Australia and New Zealand. Prior to his consultancy work, he worked as a history teacher for 20 years.

Eric’s Thinking Skills Framework is at the heart of his work, and in this book he shares how vital this structure is for explicit teaching and for enabling students to be proactive, independent and vibrant thinkers. Eric will show you how to embrace this Thinking Skills Framework and make it the core of your lessons. This Framework will not only help you as an educator simplify your lesson planning and assessment design, but also help your students to understand the structure of thinking (from foundation to higher-order thinking) and teach them to know when, how and why to tackle a task using the appropriate thinking tools.


“I attended Eric’s recent workshop and found that he was a very inspirational speaker. The resources and ideas he presented made it much easier to find concrete ways to translate many of the theoretical concepts like Bloom’s Taxonomy into their practical applications. In my explorations of Eric’s ‘Reflections on Classroom Thinking Strategies’ book so far, I’ve found that it is a very accessible resource that very much supports these same transitions, so I’m very excited to begin to embed these into my teaching this year, and in the future.” – Stefanie, Pre-service teacher, Queensland

“Somehow, sometimes, you forget the great strategies or don’t fully extrapolate the potential of a great strategy. Consequently, I am so glad that I read this “Reflections” book and remembered how to teach students well.” – Michaela, English – High School Teacher, Queensland

Shipping rates apply for every order.

For orders of 1 book across Australia, the flat rate for shipping is $7.

For orders of 2-5 books, the shipping rate is $15.

For orders of 6-9 books, the shipping rate is $20.

For 10+ books and for international orders, please contact us directly to confirm relevant shipping rates.

Additional information

Weight .440 kg
Dimensions 1 × 21 × 30 cm