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Risk-Taking by Mind Map: Risk-Taking
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Risk-Taking

Give students opportunities to experience both success and failure.

Allow second chances and do-overs.

Build in opportunities for reflection on how/why things went well or poorly

Make sure students understand how to use available tools.

Make high-quality, appropriate tools available.

Give opportunites for meaningful, low-stakes practice.

Each student needs to understand her/his strenghts as a learner.

Give opportunities to operate within and outside comfort zones.

Teachers and other staff must model risk-taking

Step outside what's comfortable

Show students your learning process

Re-define "mistake"

Encourage generating multiple solutions to a problem

Reflect and refine

Make it a game.

Student may take a more positive spin on an assignment if they if there is an element of fun to it

Encourage laughter

Show students that it's okay to laugh at yourselves when you've tried something new and it doesn't work out quite the way you thought

Reduce destructive competition

Create win-win situations

Teach and model how to give good feedback.

Teach risk assessment skills