We have all heard the old adage “we learn by our mistakes”. Unfortunately “learning from our mistakes” is not a given. John Dewey noted “we don’t learn from our experiences, but from reflecting on or processing our experiences.” Learning for both teachers and students is greatly enhanced when we provide opportunities for reflection and support self-awareness and perservance.
Most of us have witnessed time and again that practice, grit and going the distance wins in the end (the turtle wins the race). The prize often does not go to the one with the most talent, but to the one who stayed the course. Research tells us that when we foster these skills in students, they perform better in the classroom and in life.
Come to the THE POWER OF YOU Conference and join other educators exploring sessions focused on the strand: Learning To Fail. Click here for more information.