Sunday, August 10, 2008

If at first you don't fail, try, try again.

  • How can we create a growth mindset in our students and our teachers so that we are not afraid of failure, but rather embrace it and seek it out?
  • How do we create places of learning that support and encourage us to fall down in order to rise up?

Here are some of my ideas:

  • Focus on the learner's progress and strategies, not outcomes.
  • Create teams of learners that support and encourage each other.
  • Leaders/teachers share their own failures (not just their successes).
  • Place people on both sides of the wall, some to catch you if you fall, others to help you over and take you to the next wall.
  • Encourage learners to ask questions, lots of questions.
  • Try, try again.
  • Laugh a lot!
What do you think?

(Yes, that is me)
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