Familiar Risk-Taking Turf
In a recent blog post, we wrote about some of the risks that teachers often deliberate about taking IN their classrooms. Risks in ways to teach a concept or present a lesson are risks that feel familiar to many teachers. It’s also fairly safe. As a teacher, if you opt to teach a concept in a new way and it doesn’t work, you can quickly rectify the situation with your students and make a fast course correction without causing too many waves.
Even if others, including your students, recognize that you took a teaching risk that didn’t work, the experience can become a rich, teachable moment. When teachers share with students that risks don’t always work out the first time, teachers can Continue reading “Putting Your Best Teacher Image Forward, Part 1”