Message from Colin Seale, thinkLaw’s Founder and CEO
Almost every school system’s mission or vision statement refers to positive outcomes for all students. My first book, which is available for pre-order in December through Prufrock Press, has the subtitle A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students. And most education equity conversations revolve around the idea that “all means all.” But after attending amazing sessions at last weekend’s Arizona Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents annual conference in Tucson, AZ, I’m inspired by the idea of shifting from all to each.
If we truly wish to create a world where critical thinking is no longer a luxury good, each student’s potential must be realized. This means we should question the common practice of teaching to the imaginary middle. We should also recognize and value the unique assets our students bring to the table. And we should accept the obvious, but underappreciated idea that teaching all students means little if we do not ensure each student is actually learning. Let thinkLaw help you through this journey by requesting a quote for our curriculum or PD, checking out some of our exciting holiday resources, and continuing to stay connected to thinkLaw’s critical thinking revolution!