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Equity, Racial Justice, and Critical Thinking: Unpacking the "How" of Educational Equity at the Classroom Level

Presenter: Colin Seale, Founder of thinkLaw

The COVID-19 pandemic and our nation's current reckoning around issues of racial justice have led to school systems across the country aiming to create more intentional strategies for educational equity. These efforts are often doomed from the start. Equity has to be at the core of all school system aspects. Nowhere is this more important than the classroom, where students are most impacted. But what does true equity look like at the classroom level? Join Colin Seale, author of Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students, for this webinar explaining why and how educators can use this book's powerful but practical framework to ensure "equity" does not become education's latest buzzword. Equity can become a guiding force to ensure students have the tools not only to navigate an unjust system, but also to question, dismantle existing barriers, and rebuild a better world.

This webinar was recorded on September 22, 2020.

Equity, Racial Justice, and Critical Thinking: Unpacking the "How" of Educational Equity at the Classroom Level from Prufrock Press on Vimeo.

About Thinking Like a Lawyer

Thinking Like a Lawyer introduces a powerful but practical framework to give teachers the tools and knowledge to teach critical thinking to all students. Using this framework, teachers will help students adopt the skills, habits, and mindsets of lawyers as they tackle 21st-century problems.

About the Presenter

Colin Seale is an educator, attorney, and critical thinking expert. He was also that kid who talked too much, “laughed too hard,” and was an all-around smart aleck who eventually suffered from #idontcaresyndrome in his high school years. He founded thinkLaw, an award-winning organization, to help educators leverage inquiry-based instructional strategies that can close the critical thinking gap and ensure they teach and reach all students. Learn more here.

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