The idea of genius might intimidate learners in our schools. How do we better instill an idea of risk-taking and struggle in students? How do we do a better job of encouraging their failures rather than punishing them? How can we better humanize success and show that it’s a matter of diligence rather than talent? Today at #whatisschool we discuss how we can normalise struggle and encourage risk-taking in a safe learning environment.
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Questions #whatisschool, November 9, 2017 6PM EDT
1) How do you bring out the ‘genius’ in every student in a school setting?
2) What culture does the word ‘genius’ encourage? Why?
3) How do you encourage risk taking in your class/school?
4) How do you encourage mistakes for learning?
5) How do you encourage diligence in your staff/students?
6) What does this look like in action? Share examples from your class/school.