What Ifs in Education #IMMOOCB2

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What if you knew you wouldn’t fail?

What would you do? In your life? In your classroom? In your school building? In your school district?

Why haven’t you done it yet?

No. Seriously. Why?

What’s the worst thing that could happen if you did it?

Go ahead. Write it down. Make a list of all the things that could go wrong.

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Now, what’s the best thing that could happen if you did it?

Again, write it down.

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Now, let’s look at the two lists. 

Just how scary are the “worst things”?

I bet now that you’ve written them down on paper they aren’t so scary. I bet that you’ve already started brainstorming a list of ways to deal with the possible “worst things”.

Now the “best things”.

Do they outweigh your apprehensions about the that other list?

Oh, they do?

What if you acknowledged the truths on both lists and powered ahead to complete the idea you’ve been too afraid to try?

What if?

Want to know what inspired this blog post? Check it out here.