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The Last Jedi spoiler and lesson

Posted on: December 17, 2017

My family and I watched The Last Jedi last Wednesday night. As enthralling as the movie was, I could not switch off the learner in me.

To share so early is to spoil the movie. So fair warning: Spoiler ahead!

Yoda appeared as a Force ghost to Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi. One of the things the wise Jedi master said was: The greatest teacher, failure is.

The greatest teacher, failure is. -- Yoda

Another spoiler ahead.

The rebel forces made plans, but failed in practically every one. They were almost decimated, but they pushed on.

Lesson ahead.

While Star Wars is a work of science fiction, it is an opportunity to talk about the incidence, importance, and impact of failure.

We cannot really design for failure because it is going to happen anyway. It is fundamental to learning and avoided in teaching. (It might be unethical to intentionally design for ensured failure.)

What we can design for is how to deal with failure when it happens. Do we ignore it, fear it, or learn from it? If we are to learn from failure, how do we guide such learning? How does such an approach guide expectations and shape evaluation?

But I am getting ahead of myself. How prepared are teachers to do this?

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