Fail More

I read this tweet the other day,

FAIL = First Attempt In Learning

Think about it. How are we ever going to move forward in our professional practice if we don’t fail every now and then. Not colossal failures, more like disappointments, or things that didn’t quite work out the way we expected. When you think about it we really don’t learn that much from our successes. If it worked, why not keep doing the same thing. Now we risk entering a complacent state where we just keep doing the same thing because it’s always worked.

That thinking should be like kryptonite for all teachers. It’s a bit of a paradox to think that the more we fail, the more we learn. The more we learn the stronger our practice becomes.

When was your last failure and what did you learn from it? Just as important, what are you going to do with this new learning?

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