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Discussing Controversy Without Becoming the Controversy

  • April 20, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom

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PD WEBINAR SERIES, April 20, 2021, 6:00 pm CT

Discussing Controversy Without Becoming the Controversy


Gifted learners are often motivated most by issues of fairness and justice. But in a time when adults struggle to engage in civil discussion, how can educators ensure that they can discuss controversial topics in school without it going so sideways that they become the controversy? Join thinkLaw’s Founder and CEO Colin Seale for practical tools, including: 1) Tips for helping students disagree without being disagreeable 2) Frameworks for productive group discussions 3) Tips for seamlessly integrating these strategies into standards-aligned instruction to avoid backlash, allegations of indoctrination, and other unintended consequences of making learning real for our students.

Colin Seale was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where struggles in his upbringing gave birth to his passion for educational equity. Tracked early into gifted and talented programs, Colin was afforded opportunities his neighborhood peers were not. Using lessons from his experience as a math teacher, later an attorney and now a keynote speaker, contributor to Forbes, The 74, and Education Post and author of Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students (Prufrock Press, 2020), Colin founded thinkLaw, a multi-award-winning organization to help educators leverage inquiry-based instructional strategies to close the critical thinking gap and ensure they teach and REACH all students, regardless of race, zip code or what side of the poverty line they are born into. When he’s not serving as the world’s most fervent critical thinking advocate, Colin proudly serves as the world’s greatest entertainer to his two young children.  colin@thinklaw.us 

Topic: PD Webinar Series-Colin Seale

Time: Apr 20, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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