I’ve been learning a lot in my new side role as support for learning technologies. One of the many takeaways is there is no reward without risk. Can I learn this new technology? Can it be applied effectively in a new project? Will students be engaged? Can I convince them to share their work with a greater audience? Can we buck tradition and replace a final exam with a project/event that better showcases their learning? If we build it, will they come?
With each question is an inherent possibility of failure. But what is also true is that risk can carry excitement. A contagious excitement.
Ben Bishop (@bensbishop) is a Learning Leader at Branton School. His wife and daughters reluctantly tolerate his unbridled passion for the Ottawa Senators.