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"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out."
Benjamin Franklin

FAIL = First Attempt In Learning!


Let your FAILs turn into SAILS Second Attempt In Learning Successes!

How Teachers Can Help Students Embrace the Role of Failure in Learning BAMRadio!
@coolcatteacher @NancyFlanagan, @ECEPolicyWorks, @stumpteacher @bodymindchild @bamradionetwork

Teacher Notes

Have students write about a mistake they learned from during the week.
(This came from a chat on Twitter)

My students' homework when I gave a test back was to write the question and correct answer to each one that they got wrong. 

Too Big To Fail? @thenerdyteacher

How Failure Can Lead to Long-Lasting Knowledge | Special English | Learning English

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

STEM Students Must be Taught to Fail

What do kids really learn from failure?

How To Help Your Students Embrace Failure through Game-based Learning

My You Matter page - #youmatter

My Risk-Taking and Innovation page

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." ~ Albert Einstein

To err and learn, is far better than never to err at all. 

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."
Sir Winston Churchill

"I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." Michael Jordan

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes." - John Wooden

"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change can be." John Wooden

The shortest errors are always the best. (Charron)

Even the wisest of the wise may err. (Aeschylus)


Teacher Notes
Create an environment in your classroom and school where children and staff are allowed to be risk takers and innovators.  Make sure that they understand it is okay to fail but to learn from their mistakes.

The Necessity of Failure and why we need to embrace it | @mssackstein

Modeling Mistakes to Develop Mastery - Finding Common Ground - Education Week - @mssackstein

Famous Failures - YouTube

Failure is Perfectly Fine - @bradmcurrie

Want Students to Succeed? Let Them Fail - Education - GOOD

Finding Success Through Failure - @Vroom6

BBC News - 'Failure week' at top girls' school to build resilience

Adventures with the Lower Level: Failures, Mistakes and Other Learning Tools

The Value of Failure Mr. Oldfield's Math Class

Lets Talk About Failure My Takeaways From Regina Dugans #TED Talk techieMusings

Three Responses to Failure

7 Wonderful TED Talks on Learning from Failure

10 Ways to Lower the Number of Ds and Fs in Your Class | Tips For New Teachers and Student Teachers

Intentional Failure...I'm not a Lifetime Learner, I'm a Lifetime Failure

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage.  You have to fail in order to practice being brave. (Mary Tyler Moore)

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. (Elbert Hubbard)

If you don't make mistakes, you don't make anything.