Street Law approaches all trainings of civic and legal educators with one ultimate goal in mind: to increase student participation and engagement in their communities and societies. In the same way that lecturing students about the legal principles and economic facts does not empower them to engage in their communities, talking at teachers about interactive pedagogy does not prepare them to actually use those participatory teaching methods.
To break these habits, our trainings demonstrate first-hand the techniques that we promote. If you walk into a Street Law training, you won’t find participants sitting in rows quietly taking notes. Everybody is up and moving,