This is part of a series of inquiry-based provocations for essential elements of the PYP and the Learner Profile. For more, click here.
Risk-taker has always been my favorite of the PYP learner profiles. It seemed the most natural of conversations in the classroom as it connected to any new venture on which we embarked. After all, authentic learning takes a large degree of courage. But do how often do we really dive into naming and investigating what it really means to be a risk-taker as a learner? This provocation is designed to help students ponder more the what and why of risk-taking.
Resource #1: The Courage to Invent: A NASA Roboticist Tells Her Story by NPR via The Kid Should See This
Resource #2: Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
Resource #3: (for a touch of playfulness) Don’t Put Any Coins In This Cardboard Coin Box via The Kid Should See This
Resource #4: Piper short by Pixar
Resource #5: Picture Books: I’m Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton; Jubari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall; The Dark by Lemony Snicket & Jon Klassen
- What is the connection between risk-taking and creativity?
- How do we know we are really taking a risk?
- What’s the difference between positive risk-taking and negative risk-taking?
- What are the perspectives on risk-taking? Does that perspective change for people over their lifetimes?
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