Risk Taking Skills Definition

Risk Taking Skills Definition
Encourage Inquiry based learning
Invite question asking
Invite theorizing
Create context for problem solving
Demonstrate how to turn
controversial topics into research
questions
Allow opportunities for failing
Consider how you handle errors
yours and students
Create situations in which
student work is not evaluated
Create assignments that allow for
multiple drafts and nonpunitive
feedback
Show appreciation for risk taking
Teacher comments and behavior
reveal their attitudes
smile
nod
applaud
"Thank you for taking a risk!"
Show appropriate
risktaking examples from
each student's work
Create a safe learning climate
Learn and use students' names
Build trust
Do not tolerate bullying
Encourage postive
teacher/student relations
Use humor when
appropriate to ease tensions
Build appreciation for risk taking into class management
Consider ways to reward
genuine peer support for risk
taking
Be prepared with natural
consequences for unsupportive
behavior
Model risk taking
Be open minded
Introduce new teaching strategies
Discuss risk taking and
demonstrate something you have
not mastered
Try again!
Demonstrate "metateaching" by
discussing the risks you are taking
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