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

Critical thinking skills are vital for today’s students, but many don’t have the tools they need to cultivate them. In this 1-hour course presented by thinkLaw, educators will discover strategies for enhancing critical thinking and student engagement in their classrooms. As both an educator and a lawyer, Colin Seale brings a fresh perspective to this subject.


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What does being a lawyer have to do with teaching? Educator and lawyer Colin Seale says that some of the principles lawyers use in their work can also be used in the classroom to help your students build their critical thinking skills. In the course “Thinking Like a Lawyer – Powerful and Practical Strategies to Teach Critical Thinking to All Students,” educators will discover why critical thinking skills are so important for today’s students and how to cultivate them effectively. Mr. Seale presents teachers with activities and examples to help them build their critical thinking toolboxes. 

In this course, you will learn about:

  • The definition of critical thinking
  • How to prepare your students to be critical thinkers
  • Strategies for enhancing critical thinking and student engagement in your classroom
  • The Chair Case

Presenter Bio

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 standardsaligned, 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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110 reviews for Thinking Like a Lawyer – Powerful and Practical Strategies to Teach Critical Thinking to All Students

  1. Lori – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)


  2. Elizabeth – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Interesting. Enjoyed the court case scenario

  3. BERTHA – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)


  4. Norman – SOUTHWEST ISD (verified owner)

    first few minutes of audio was annoying, however, this was a small flaw in an otherwise very well done video.

  5. Kimberly – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    excellent content

  6. Jeannie – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    It was difficult to follow presenter.

  7. Tony – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Clear. Practical. concise.

  8. Martha – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Interesting to look at critical thinking through a lawyer’s lens

  9. Ginny – FAYETTE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    This course does a great job of defining critical thinking and gives a few examples of critical thinking questions teachers can use with their students.

  10. Martha – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    Great content!!! thank you!

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