Planning for Critical Thinking – The Practical Tools to Avoid Disaster


Presenters: Colin Seale
Core Area: Planning 1.2, Planning 1.3, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.3, Instruction 2.5
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Have your critical thinking and deeply engaging learning activities left you feeling discouraged? Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be this way. In this 1-hour course, “Planning for Critical Thinking – The Practical Tools to Avoid Disaster,” lawyer and educator Colin Seale shares practical tools you can use to avoid a critical thinking disaster in your classroom. Discover how to use SMART goals and check for understanding in every critical thinking lesson while nurturing higher order thinking in your students.

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Many times educators go big with critical thinking, higher order thinking, and deeply engaging learning activities that leave their students both working and thinking rigorously. However, when left unstructured and without proper direction, these activities and lessons can end in disaster and leave teachers discouraged. In this 1-hour course, “Planning for Critical Thinking – The Practical Tools to Avoid Disaster,” lawyer and educator Colin Seale will help you discover ways to ensure that the objectives you develop as an instructor are clear yet ambitious and how to know what the end product should look like when it comes to critical thinking.

After taking this course you will walk away knowing:

  • SMART goals
  • How to check for understanding
  • What good engagement really looks like 

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75 reviews for Planning for Critical Thinking – The Practical Tools to Avoid Disaster

  1. Ashley – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    It’s a good course for understanding how to pace your lessons to have effective student participation and learning.

  2. Laura – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    Short and sweet. Pretty basic.

  3. Scott – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    The course makes sense. I feel that I do a lot of what he is talking about. The course does not discuss how to deal with gaps in student levels, In my classes, based on iReady pre test, my student levels are between grade 2 and grade 7, this is for an 8th grade math class. I find creating several assignments of differentiating instruction to be very difficult.

  4. Tori – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    This course encourages teachers to think more deeply about the lessons they plan so that teaching objectives are met and students are learning the intended objective.


    I would recommend it to anyone who is just starting out in teaching.

  6. Rosa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  7. Ana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was simple and informative.

  8. Patricia – HILLSBORO ISD (verified owner)

    The presenter was excellent in presenting ideas on how to keep students engaged and prepared to complete tasks effectively.

  9. Dorothy – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I have gone through Colin Seale’s trainings before and have always been pleased with his ideas. Every gifted teacher should consider his trainings.

  10. Robin – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great Ideas

  11. Ivan – HARMONY SCIENCE ACAD (EL PASO) (verified owner)

    Good course!

  12. Erin – DAYTON CITY (verified owner)

    Good information.

  13. julio – DONNA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    I like the way that SMART goals were incorporated in the development of lesson planning.

  14. Jeanette – SOUTHWEST ISD (verified owner)

    The sound quality was poor.

  15. James – Huber Heights City (verified owner)


  16. Nicole – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    Great course!

  17. Ashley – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    It was good.

  18. Jodi – MIAMI EAST LOCAL (verified owner)

    Good best practices

  19. Paulino – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    This is course is excellent in that it shares ideas in developing better lessons to help get the best out a student.

  20. Lucinda – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Good information and reminders.

  21. Ernesto – LA FERIA ISD (verified owner)

    Great Strategies for planning out lessons.

  22. Marina – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    A very good course.

  23. Maria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This was EXCELLENT. There were many good points about how to design your lessons to maximize student learning.

  24. Santos A. – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    The talk was a good review of best practices and an effective reminder of where I was falling short.

  25. Carmen – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very good points that one rarely hears!

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