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Optimum failure 

Posted on: May 18, 2022

This clip of Angela Lee Duckworth’s TED talk on grit reminded me about the role that failure plays in a person’s success.

It is quite unlikely for anyone to enjoy any level of success without at least failing once. This is why some educators have called for us to embrace failure instead of shying from it. Examples of this might include sharing failed lessons or facilitating students’ First Attempts In Learning.

We are not talking about failing blindly. The danger of failing blindly is that the process is unfocused, demoralising, and habit-forming. Instead, educators might consider failing forward or upward by reflecting on an experiences, strategising next steps, and trying something different.

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