Colin is honored to receive this award for the work we are doing with thinkLaw.Thank you to the City of Las Vegas for recognizing the work we are doing with thinkLaw to help educators teach critical thinking using real-life legal cases. I believe there are two requirements that all educators, and all people who care about education must have. First, we need to have a sincere belief that all children can succeed. Second, we need to believe that it is our job to make this happen. These mindsets, put together, are more powerful than any educational innovation, any technology tools, any funding increase, and any policy change can ever be.
So I challenge you to hold fast to this pair of core beliefs: all children can succeed, and it is our job to make it happen, because the most revolutionary thing we can do is create a world where equitable educational opportunity exists for all students.
Thanks, again for this great honor!
thinkLaw is an award-winning educational program that helps educators teach critical thinking to all students through real-life legal cases. We prioritize critical thinking because although this is key to 21st century learning and college readiness, most educators only teach critical thinking at elite schools or to elite students. thinkLaw closes this gap through our standards-aligned program of teacher guides, student workbooks, and virtual coaching designed to help classroom teachers deliver engaging law-based lessons in under 20 minutes of prep time. thinkLaw has been recognized as a Teach for America Social Innovation Award Finalist, an Echoing Green Finalist, and as a recipient of the ACLU of Nevada’s Community Juvenile Justice Award for our work in ensuring that critical thinking is no longer a luxury good.