Taking Responsible Risks
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Slide 1 - Developing Habits of Mind
- Taking Responsible Risks
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.
Slide 3 - Taking Responsible Risks
- Please watch the video and review the reflection questions on the next slide.
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?
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
Slide 7 - Taking Responsible Risks
- Please watch the next two videos and review the reflection questions on the final slide.
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?
Slide 11 - Professional Resources:
- Elementary Action Tool that includes activities
- Secondary Action Tool that includes activities
- Novel that defines each habit in detail
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
- Thesuccesskey. (2008, June 21). Les Brown – “Be a Risk Taker” [Video file] retrived from
- (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
- (2009). Developing Habits of Mind in Elementary Schools - ASCD. Retrieved December 12, 2014, from
- "Habits of Mind: Home." 2005. 12 Dec. 2014 <http://habitsofmind.org/>
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