Risk-takersRisk-takers are people who approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.Making the IB Connection at School
The students explored being a risk-takers in a unique learning experience. Grade levels met at one time to create more of a "risky" environment. Students were given real-life situations that involve us stepping out of our comfort zones and being courageous to broaden our horizons. Risk-taking opportunities included joining a large group, speaking & singing in front of the group, eating unfamiliar foods, trusting others for guidance, and learning to stand up for what's right, even if you have to stand alone. While these situation can be risky for some, our students showed EXTREME courage, and managed these real-life situations with ease! All grade levels reached the highest level on the Courage-O-Meter!
Making the IB Connection at Home
* When your child is feeling uneasy about trying something new encourage them to attempt it and then reflect on the experience: What was hard? What was easy? How did they work to do it? What could they try next time?
* Explain the difference between being a risk-taker by trying new things and doing dangerous things.