OUR approach

The thinkLaw difference

thinkLaw exists to create a world where critical thinking is no longer a luxury good. We help educators teach critical thinking to all students, not just the highest achieving ones at the most exclusive schools. Rote memorization and spoon-fed learning will not prepare young people for the rapidly changing workforce that awaits them. This is why thinkLaw increases educational equity by giving all students access to critical thinking. We do this through our award-winning curriculum that uses real-life legal cases in upper grades and fairy tales and nursery rhymes in lower grades as a hook to unleash the critical thinking potential of all students and powerful professional development that helps educators apply rigorous inquiry strategies that help them transform from asking “what” and “how to” to “why” and “what if.

our approach – the thinklaw method

 

1.     We make it easy. We are always willing to do the hard work on our end if it’s going to make someone’s work easier on the other side.

2.    We make it engaging. We work hard to make sure our work is received with tears, hell yeahs, this is unacceptables, gasps, are you freaking kidding mes, and laughter because we understand that the emotional connection that comes from engaging our partners and community members.

3.    We ground our work in critical thinking. We consider multiple perspectives, we use evidence to back up our decision-making, and we are committed to continuous improvement of our thinking around every aspect of what we do.

4.    We err on the side of fairness and justice, always. We consider equity, not equality in deciding what is needed for our team, our partners, and our work. We understand that what is legal is not always just and what is acceptable is not always fair, and actively seek to be the hammer that helps to bend the arc of history towards justice.

our vision

A world where critical thinking is taught by all teachers and to all students, leveling the playing field for 21st century success.

OUR mission

We help educators teach critical thinking to ALL students.

OUR core values

 

Communication

We listen to understand, speak to be understood, and demonstrate the courage to tackle the tough but necessary conversations across lines of difference.

Imagination

We dream big, create boldly, and dare to improve our world dramatically, approaching our work with creativity and an endless set of possibility.

Making a Difference

Our bottom line is impact, so we prioritize our actions and our inactions through the lens of maximizing this bottom line.

Interested in thinkLaw?

To order thinkLaw now, please call (702) 318-7512. Or if you'd like to discuss launching thinkLaw at your school or organization, schedule a brief appointment.