Is risk a good thing, or a bad thing?
The answer, of course, is that it depends. But on what? This month, Synthesis will create conditions for your students to actively explore the concept of risk.
📅 What’s coming up:
Week 1: Defining Risk
Students will generate ideas about risk and work to define the term in their own words.
Week 2: Risk Tolerance
Students will explore risk as a ladder: the higher they climb, the shakier it will get. How high is too high?
Week 3: Risk Mitigation
What looks safe might be risky, and vice versa. How students use inputs to reduce uncertainty will affect their decisions.
Week 4: Risk Analysis
Putting it all together, students will test their assumptions about risk by competing against a Synthesis bot named Athena. Which side will calculate better?
🚫 What we won’t do:
We won’t tell your student what to think about risk, we won’t decide for them how much risk is good or bad, and we won’t have them memorize definitions.
That’s because we want your student to actually experience risk-taking, to feel what it’s like to be on the edge and decide when it’s worth it — and when it’s not. More than anything, we want your student reflecting on why they feel that way, and when.
👉 What you can do:
Looking for more ways to dive deeper into risk? Explore the questions and activities outlined on our Risk: Continuing the Conversation With Your Student page.
You can also watch the webinar below to learn more about how we'll explore risk with your student.