Resource 2: Qualities of a Fearless Classroom


Qualities of a Fearless Classroom

A fearless classroom is a place where each and every student...

  1. Knows why his or her perspective is important.
  2. Feels like an expert in something and has opportunities to express that expertise.
  3. Has the chance to surprise people about what they know and can do.
  4. Believes their peers have valuable perspectives to offer.
  5. Remains open to changing their mind about another person.
  6. Can push beyond their comfort level without being punished or ridiculed.
  7. Discovers a first step or entry point to develop their voice.
  8. Hopes that everyone else will be able to improve their ability to speak up.
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