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We all know the holidays bring drama. And who loves drama more than teenagers? Don't Be a Grinch offers FIVE Persuasive writing activities that are perfect for keeping students engaged all the way up to the start of the holiday break!. Students
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An NFL player is injured by another player during a non-play moment in the game. Is it battery? Thousands of former NFL players band together to bring a lawsuit against the NFL asking for compensation for the long-term effects of their head
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We all know the holidays bring drama. And who loves drama more than teenagers? Talking Turkey offers FIVE Persuasive writing activities that are perfect for those two short days before Thanksgiving break. Students analyze real world lawsuits -A
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A man stops to help with a car accident and is struck by a car. A woman rents a home only to fall through the floor of her outhouse into the waste below. Who is responsible for these injuries? "Not My Fault" uses high-interest, high-profile
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Are you looking for an engaging, critical-thinking lesson to help you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in your classroom? Separate is Not Equal focuses on the landmark court case Mendez V Westminster. This lesser known case paved the way for the
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The police search a man's yard by flying a plane over his house. Thermal-imaging equipment is used to try to identify lights used to grow drugs. The FBI asks Apple for help breaking into a terror suspect's I-Phone. Are these tactics permissible?
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Did you know that a monkey sued a photographer over the rights to a selfie? The monkey took the picture, so should he own the rights? What sort of implications would be created if he won? "Monkey Business" uses high-interest, high-profile court
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The attack on Nancy Kerrigan right before that National Ice Skating Championships in 1994 was one of the biggest news stories of the decade. The images of a tearful Nancy Kerrigan clutching her legs and screaming in pain after she was attacked with
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Many people think that the commercials are the best part of the Super Bowl. Advertisers pay top dollar for 30 second spots during the game. But such a big platform is accompanied by big drama. “I Only Watch the Commercials” highlights seven Super
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If there's one thing students love... it's a good debate! Right now a global conversation is happening over the following questions: Should cultural symbols be trademarked? From the United Nations to runways in New York and Paris people are
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Have you ever heard the legend of why the evergreen trees stay green? This is a fun, holiday story that you can share with your class- but what if you could share the story AND take your students to a deeper level of critical thinking? thinkLaw
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Black History month is designated as a time to celebrate and recognize African American history and achievements. This year, combine the history with critical thinking! Famous Inventions focuses on four major inventions that we use everyday that
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A man gets angry with his neighbors and creates a Halloween display using tombstones with their names and poems of how they meet their untimely demises! A fist fight ensues! The police arrive and tell the man he can take down the display or face
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thinkLaw takes the critical thinking strategies taught in law schools across the country and breaks them down in a way that makes this way of deep thinking accessible to all students! In all subjects! (Even Math!) We know more now than we ever did
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We all know Valentines Day and romance bring drama. And who loves drama more than teenagers? No Love Lost offers FIVE Persuasive writing activities that are perfect for keeping students engaged and excited!. Students analyze real world lawsuits -A
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Discussing Controversial Topics Nothing is as powerful as when young Thinkers can engage in thoughtful debate with one another. But as the teacher, this is often difficult to moderate. Young people need to be taught how to engage in critical
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Social Studies, English, Law, Mock Trial, Speech/Debate and Leadership/Counseling teachers: use this Common Core aligned lesson to teach critical thinking and reinforce important ELA skills including (1) using evidence; (2) writing arguments, and
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Use this template for your students to "tweet" responses to your questions in the same style as twitter. Each mini template provides a space for a student profile sketch, a handle name, and room for student responses. *Copy and keep the 'tweet'
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The Goal: We want ALL students to be able to write powerful, cohesive, strong, supported arguments. The Problem: They don't The Solution: Teach them how to write like a lawyer! What if you could use the SAME strategies and thinking exercises
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One of the best parts of teaching? Having holidays off! One of the hardest? The days before holiday breaks! How can you keep your students engaged and working rigorously while keeping your sanity? Check out Talking Turkey! Use REAL LIFE
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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Colin began tutoring in his Brooklyn, NY hometown as a teenager, and furthered his passion for teaching as a middle school math teacher and Teach for America corps member in Washington, D.C. after earning his B.S. in Computer Science and minor in African American Studies at Syracuse University. Colin later earned his Master’s in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and completed graduate level coursework in secondary education and economics. As a Management Analyst for Clark County, NV’s child welfare agency, Colin helped to transform the foster parent licensing process. Colin later returned to the classroom, teaching middle and high school math at the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy while attending law school at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where Colin graduated magna cum laude as a part-time evening student.

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Prior to founding thinkLaw, Colin practiced litigation and intellectual property at Greenberg Traurig where he also provided pro bono services to the Children’s Attorney Project, representing children in the foster care system. In addition to leading thinkLaw, Colin also taught Algebra 2 at Equipo Academy in Las Vegas. thinkLaw has recently release a full-length Social Justice curriculum! For more information visit www.thinklaw.us

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