sep 28, 2018: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Critical thinking is the key to 21st century learning and college and career readiness. But how often do we consider critical thinking as a solution when faced with serious threats to a positive school culture such as chronic disciplinary issues or bullying? Because critical thinking is often treated like a luxury reserved for only the highest achieving students, some students who struggle to make positive behavior choices are denied the benefits of analyzing different perspectives or thinking critically through the root causes of problems. Critical thinking skills improve empathy and enhance decision-making skills that contribute to a more positive school culture. Join Colin Seale, Esq. for an interactive session to learn more about why social-emotional learning vs. academic rigor presents a false choice. In this interactive session, we'll consider restorative justice as an alternative to out-of-school suspension programs and you'll leave equipped with practical tools to support the daily application of critical thinking and social-emotional learning in all subject areas and resources to enhance your advisory or homeroom classes.