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February's Learner Profile Trait: Risk Taker

The Learner Profile focus for February is Risk Taker. Students who are risk takers are willing to try new things. They try to solve problems in a lot of ways. They have the bravery to stand up for what they think is right. 

How can parents develop students who are risk takers at home? 

  • If your child is feeling uneasy about trying something, encourage them to attempt it and then reflect on both whether they liked the activity and how it felt to try something new
  • Your child might want to set some short-term goals. Consider activities that make him/her nervous.  What are realistic goals for the week?  Your child might set a goal to:
    • offer an opinion in class 
    • spend one recess with someone they might not usually play with 
    • order something different from the lunch menu
    • try an activity they haven’t tried before
  • Be careful to explain to your child the difference between being a risk taker by trying new things and doing dangerous things 
  • Read books with your child and discuss the ways the characters were being risk taker. Here are some books you can look for at the library 

Join us for the February Student of the Month Assembly celebrating the many ways the York students were risk takers this month. The MYP assembly will be held on Friday, February 22nd at 8:30 in the gym. The PYP assembly will be held on Wednesday, February 27th at 2:35 PM in the gym.