I've really been thinking recently about adventure mindset and how it connects to our current circumstances in education. In reading blogs, listening to podcasts, and considering my own mindset, I've come to the conclusion that this mindset is what many of us need in order to move forward and innovate so that we are able to impact and engage today's learners.
It's not a secret that I love words and I love to know what they mean and how they should be used. Adventure is defined as "an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity." Upon reading the definition, I immediately thought, "That doesn't sound like a good idea." It was the word 'hazardous' that was causing concern. That word can stir up fear or concern for those of us in education. We are not looking to be a part of hazardous situations and tend to prefer the antonyms to the word such as safe and secure. However, as I continued to explore the words, I found that hazardous actually means 'risky'. And, let's be honest, risky is what we need right now.