It's important for students to learn risk taking skills. But how do schools do that without taking some big risks themselves?


Let's face it. We are of two minds when it comes to how we feel about kids and risk taking. We know that the teenage brain is wired to ignore consequences and to take risks without any adult encouragement, so parents spend a lot of time trying to keep their kids from doing stupid things like drinking and driving or having unprotected sex.

In the classroom, however, risk taking is often viewed as a good thing. We educators tend to praise...

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  • About the Author:

    Trevor Shaw has worked as an ed-tech leader, speaker, writer, consultant, and classroom teacher for more than 20 years. He is the founder of the educational consulting firm, Genesis Learning and is currently the director of technology at the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, N.J. He can be reached on Twitter at @gen_learn.