Why Smart Kids Do Dumb Things

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Why Smart Kids Do Dumb Things

$ 20.00

Presenters: Colin Seale
Core Area: Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Learning Environment 3.3
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

What if you could help your students use their unique teenage brains to change the world? Colin Seale, the founder of thinkLaw, believes you can. In this course, Mr. Seale walks you through how to transform the critical thinking dispositions of your students, enabling them to funnel their risk-taking tendencies into opportunities for activism, examine situations and consequences from different perspectives, and develop nuanced thinking. 

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Adolescents aren’t typically known for their critical thinking skills. But Colin Seale, the founder of thinkLaw, believes you can transform your students’ critical thinking dispositions in order to help them use their unique teenage brains to change the world.

In this course, Mr. Seale will help you do the following:

  • Examine the developmental reasons why smart kids do dumb things
  • Explore what this means for you as a teacher
  • Discover how closing the critical thinking gap can help address this important issue
Mr. Seale walks you through the following strategies for shaping your students’ critical thinking:
  • Helping students funnel risk-taking tendencies into opportunities for activism
  • Providing students with opportunities to examine situations and consequences from different perspectives
  • Enabling students to apply these concepts in different situations
You’ll come away from this course inspired and equipped to help develop a new generation of decision-makers.

Colin Seale, Esq. is an education advocate and critical thinking expert who has merged his passion and experience for education, law, and social justice into thinkLaw, an award-winning program that helps educators teach critical thinking through standards-aligned, real-life legal cases and powerful and personalized professional development to help teachers implement engaging Socratic strategies across all grades and subject areas. Colin has been recognized as the 2016 Nevada Governor’s Conference Pitch Competition First Place & People’s Choice Winner, the 2016 Las Vegas National Bar Association Community Service Award Winner, and as a recipient of the ACLU of Nevada’s Community Juvenile Justice Award for thinkLaw’s work in ensuring that critical thinking is no longer a luxury good. 

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