Risk aversion=death of ideas

Risk aversion=death of ideas (Via The Thinking Stick.) I’ve said it before, but I love these amazingly simple yet effective graphics. This one depicts a process that makes me sad all too often… especially when it relates to educational technology.

How will our organizations, and the people in them, over come this? As we consider teaching risk taking as a skill to our students, we’d best also consider how to practice it in our educational institutions. Some failure, and some “re-playability” has to be ok; as un-politically correct as it is to say, we must experiment with our schools if we hope to improve.