Risk-Taking "Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think i...

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Risk-Taking "Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. " Cadet Maxim by Mind Map: Risk-Taking                   "Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. "        Cadet Maxim

1. Corn Flakes

2. Microwave Oven

3. Silly Putty

4. Post-It Notes

5. Saccharin

6. Slinky

7. Potato Chips

8. Fireworks

9. Play-doh

10. Beginning Levels

10.1. Encourage student to take a risk at trying something new from the lunch menu.

10.2. Provide opportunities for students to take a risk with sharing something new in class.

10.3. Encourage risk taking through providing opportunities for students to ask a new friend to play during recess.

10.4. Provide opportunities for taking turns while playing a group game in class.

11. Medium Levels

11.1. Use mathematics class or economics class to have a Stock-Market simulation in which students' must learn to take-risks with their money.

11.2. Take risks using persuasive writing to request something from someone.

11.3. Providing opportunities for students to read to perform a task and completing the task.

11.4. Providing opportunities for student to write to inform of how to do something they know how to do and put it into the form of a "How-to" book.

12. Challenging Levels

12.1. Encourage students to sign-up for a sport or after-school activity that is new to them and remain committed for at least 8 weeks.

12.2. Assign a new tool within technology to be used for a classroom presentation

12.3. Provide opportunities for students to explore a math concept using 2 different strategies and to explain their thinking.

12.4. Reading a book and orally retelling the story in sequence.

12.5. Have students share projects/presentations to other classes.

13. Use the images of the 'accidental discoveries' above to discuss how risk-taking has successfully impacted our world today.