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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