Taking Responsible Risks

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Taking Responsible Risks

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  1. Developing Habits of Mind

    Slide 1 - Developing Habits of Mind

    • Taking Responsible Risks
  2. Objective:

    Slide 2 - Objective:

    • The mentor will be able to explain the habit of taking responsible risks and use the action tool to introduce a lesson to the mentees.
  3. Taking Responsible Risks

    Slide 3 - Taking Responsible Risks

    • Please watch the video and review the reflection questions on the next slide.
  4. Taking Responsible Risks

    Slide 5 - Taking Responsible Risks

    • Reflection Questions:
    • Think of one of your failures that eventually led to success.
    • How could you use this video with your students?
  5. Taking Responsible Risks

    Slide 6 - Taking Responsible Risks

    • Risk Takers:
    • Have an urge to go beyond established limits to take educated risks
    • Are uneasy about comfort, so they live on the edge
    • Place themselves in situation in which they don’t know what the outcome will be
    • They accept confusion, uncertainty, and the risk of failure as necessary, challenging, and rewarding
    • Learn to view setbacks as interesting, challenging, and growth producing
  6. Taking Responsible Risks

    Slide 7 - Taking Responsible Risks

    • Please watch the next two videos and review the reflection questions on the final slide.
  7. Taking Responsible Risks

    Slide 10 - Taking Responsible Risks

    • Reflection Questions:
    • Why do you believe that most people are not prone to be risk takers?
    • What take-aways did you get from the videos?
    • How will you use this information to inspire your students?
  8. Professional Resources:

    Slide 11 - Professional Resources:

    • Elementary Action Tool that includes activities
    • Secondary Action Tool that includes activities
    • Novel that defines each habit in detail
  9. Citation Page

    Slide 12 - Citation Page

    • Wecell4you. (2010, October 29). One of the BEST Motivational Videos I've ever seen! [Video file] retrieved from
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzBCI13rJmA. . (2008, June 28). Les Brown – Why People Give UP [Video file] retrieved from
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4yNVNsAck4.
    • Thesuccesskey. (2008, June 21). Les Brown – “Be a Risk Taker” [Video file] retrived from
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ3mjZAqhkA.
    • (2012). ASCD Book: Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 ... Retrieved December 12, 2014, from http://www.ascd.org/Publications/Books/Overview/Learning-and-Leading-with-Habits-of-Mind.aspx.
    • (2009). Developing Habits of Mind in Secondary Schools - ASCD. Retrieved December 12, 2014, from
    • http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/109108.aspx.
    • (2009). Developing Habits of Mind in Elementary Schools - ASCD. Retrieved December 12, 2014, from
    • http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/108015.aspx.
    • "Habits of Mind: Home." 2005. 12 Dec. 2014 <http://habitsofmind.org/>
  10. AASI Mentorship Program Reminders

    Slide 13 - AASI Mentorship Program Reminders

    • Tier 2 AA students
    • up to 2 mentors per campus
    • 15 students maximum per mentor
    • bi-monthly (twice per month) meetings held outside of contract hours
    • $ 250 stipend per semester
    • model the Habits of Mind behaviors using the action tool provided
    • monitor students’ attendance, grades, and disciplinary records
    • maintain all documentation in a binder
    • attend quarterly meetings and trainings
    • contact parents monthly to provide progress updates
    • conduct a service project with mentees