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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. 

What Does Learning From Mistakes Do To Your Brain?

The Role of Mistakes in the Classroom | Edutopia

My Favorite No: Learning From Mistakes - Classroom Warm-Up Routine: Math Class Warm-Up

The Nerdy Teacher: Too Big To Fail?

I Call Mulligan | Upside Down Education

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

STEM Students Must be Taught to Fail

Fishtree Blog Vulnerability As The Birthplace Of Innovation - Embrace the Failure Revolution

What do kids really learn from failure?

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

Audri's Rube Goldberg Monster Trap - YouTube (role of failure in learning)

My You Matter page - #youmatter

"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)

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.


Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes | Video on

Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong | Video on

The Necessity of Failure and why we need to embrace it | Starr Sackstein

Famous Failures - YouTube

Failure is Perfectly Fine - Brad Currie

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

Finding Success Through Failure
Vroom. Fueling Education

Mistakes Improve Children's Learning  Psychology Today

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

Learning from Mistakes: Helping Kids See the Good Side of Getting Things Wrong

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

Michael Jordan "Failure" Nike Commercial - YouTube

Why being wrong is good for you -

The necessity of failure | Connected Principals

Getting up from a Fall | Learning is Growing


Failure is an Option: Helping Students Learn from Mistakes

The Importance of Failing Well

The Value of Failure Mr. Oldfield's Math Class

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

iTeach: I learned by failing

Three Responses to Failure

5 Questions To Figure Out How Well You Manage Mistakes

7 Wonderful TED Talks on Learning from Failure

9 Reasons Why Failure Is Not Fatal :: Articles :: The 99 Percent

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

How to learn from your mistakes Scott Berkun

Make school a safe place for taking risks and making mistakes

Connect with Kids : Weekly News Stories : "Living from the Inside Out...Mistakes Students Should Make"

How can you change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset?

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