Tonight was our annual Science Fair, one of my most absolute favorite events throughout the school year. The only difference is, this year I took a risk with my students.
Instead of the traditional Science Fair Project, I jumped on the NASA/ Glogster bandwagon and decided to have my students reinvent an item or object in their everyday lives to present through the Engineering Design Process. I cannot say with enough enthusiasm that they did so extremely well! I am tremendously proud of what my students accomplished and their eagerness to embrace something new.
In light of this risk taking venture, it made me question why I’m so hesitant to take risks in my personal life? I teach my students that learning occurs even from our mistakes, and even from failure. So why is it then, that I’m so afraid to practice what I teach? I understand the saying, If you want big rewards, you gotta take big risks, and with my current level of awareness, I’m going to push myself to try things outside of my comfort zone.