The Gift of Failure


This is a great little (big) resource from Lisa Chesser in informEd. It gives 50 tips for teaching students how to fail well. I think in reality its ’50 vital tips to help your students suceed’

Tip #7 backs up much of what I have discussed previously about being honest with the learner, building trust and rapport.

“Admitting that you’ve failed yourself means your human. So, despite the way many teachers enjoy standing on their pedestal and announcing their superiority. Confessions bring your students closure to you and ensure that they will follow you the whole way through”

Be true to your students, get off your pedestal…Can students really ‘fail’ if they haven’t yet had the chance to learn?


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