Beyond Full Potential: Reconsidering What Success Means for Gifted Children, with Colin Seale

Potential is a word used frequently when discussing the educational path for gifted children. But what does it really mean?

Join Colin Seale, founder of thinkLaw and GiftedNYS Advisory Board Member, Wednesday, November 3rd, 7:30 pm (ET) for his virtual presentation, Beyond Full Potential: Reconsidering What Success Means for Gifted Children.

“All parents and educators want their students to be successful, states Seale. “With gifted students, there is often even greater pressure to unleash their “full potential.” This webinar will provide powerful yet practical tools to understand the harms of the “full potential” myth and move towards a more healthy, hopeful, and happy path to help gifted children excel.”

Afterward, Colin will answer audience questions and raffle off a signed copy of his book, Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students.

FREE for current GiftedNYS members; $25 for non-members. To become a member follow the link.

About Colin Seale

Colin Seale was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where struggles in his upbringing gave birth to his passion for educational equity. Tracked early into gifted and talented programs, Colin was afforded opportunities his neighborhood peers were not. Using lessons from his experience as a math teacher, later as an attorney, and now as a keynote speaker, a contributor to Forbes, The 74, and Education Post, and author of Thinking Like a Lawyer: A Framework for Teaching Critical Thinking to All Students (Prufrock Press, 2020), Colin founded thinkLaw, a multi-award-winning organization to help educators leverage inquiry-based instructional strategies to close the critical thinking gap and ensure they teach and REACH all students, regardless of race, zip code or what side of the poverty line they are born into. When he’s not serving as the world’s most fervent critical thinking advocate, Colin proudly serves as the world’s greatest entertainer to his two young children.