Whether you’re traveling for the holidays, hanging out on the couch, or taking a break from your family get-together (no judgment here!) – we’ve rounded up our 2022 thinkLaw podcast appearances and put them all in one place for your convenience!
thinkLaw founder and CEO, Colin Seale, had some great conversations this year surrounding tangible equity and how you can make minor changes that have major impact. While you’re prioritizing rest over the break, check out these episodes to step into the new year with fresh ideas for how to use critical thinking strategies in everyday moments.
Tangible Equity in Education
In this powerful conversation with Dr. Sulla from Learning Unwrapped, Colin Seale asks, “Equity for what?” Colin’s “blessed and highly favored” K-12 educational journey is deemed an “exception to the rule”, which “normalizes, and often celebrates the inherently inequitable idea of watching the baseball game from outside of the fence.” Don’t miss this deep dive into what it means to build a new system where all students have a true shot at being exceptional.
Tangible Equity in the Online Classroom
In this episode with Natalie Conway at Adventures in Online Education, Colin Seale shares why swapping in names and holidays in math word problems in the name of culturally responsive teaching doesn’t actually create a personal connection to the learning. Instead, we should be preparing kids to answer “Who was the most significant person in the Revolutionary War by first asking kids “Who is the most significant person in your school? Your household? What is the most significant location in your community?”
Listen for more on how to unlock brilliance in our students and move beyond compliance to build psychological safety in our online classes and engage all students with critical thinking.
Tangible Equity in Education
In this episode, Colin Seale joins Scott Barry Kaufman with The Psychology Podcast to discuss tangible equity in education. At thinkLaw we believe real equity work should help reduce the predictive power of demographics on outcomes. In order to do that, we need to teach kids how to think for themselves, so they learn to question instead of comply with unfair systems. Colin shares concrete actions that educators can take to create tangible equity using their own existing sources of power and privilege.
Leveraging Student Identity, Culture, and Power to Unlock Excellence
In this episode of the NCLA podcast, Colin Seale joins host Rachael Mann to share his approach to leveraging student identity, culture, and power to unlock excellence through holistic practices. At thinkLaw it is our mission to help teachers embed culturally responsive critical thinking into their existing curriculum so it doesn’t feel like one more thing. Listen to learn more!
Finding the Funk: 3 Ways to Add Culturally Responsive Critical Thinking to Your Lessons
“Any time we give students the opportunity to not just analyze the world as it is, but use their knowledge to grapple with how the world ought to be, we explicitly permit them to not just be problem solvers, but to embrace their identity as problem finders.” In this widely shared episode with Jennifer Gonzalez, host of The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast, Colin Seale shares 3 strategies to regularly integrate culturally responsive critical thinking into the content you’re already teaching.
How Teaching Critical Thinking Can Improve Equity
In this episode with Nadja Cereghetti from the Unleash Monday podcast, Colin Seale shares how “high achieving” is not the same as being gifted. But really, the label doesn’t matter – the support matters. We know that brilliance is distributed equally but opportunity is not. What would the world look like if critical thinking wasn’t a luxury good, but something offered to ALL students? Listen in for more on how to challenge the existing inequity in your school and how you can reach and teach all students using critical thinking strategies.
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