Sunday, March 19, 2017

Risk Takers Wanted! - IMMOOC Week 3 - Post 3

What if we promoted risk-taking to our staff and students and modeled it openly as administrators? 

One of my favorite administrators used to tell the staff, "Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."  That inspired me to try new things and see what happened.  Now as a instructional technology specialist I am continually looking for teachers that will take a risk with me.  

It is sometimes hard to find those risk takers when the focus is on test scores, or the pressure exists to not stray from the prescribed lesson plan and time frame.  I try to publicly celebrate those that are willing to take the risks with me, brag on what they were willing to try in order to encourage others to take a risk as well. I am encouraged to keep taking those risks that put students in the forefront and make learning more relevant.


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